DIY APPLIANCE REPAIR TIPS

Wait! Before you call an appliance repair Glendale for assistance, you should be able to keep your household appliances running correctly with a lot of the tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a gross odor in a washer defeats the entire reason for the appliance! If you are trying to wash your laundry items so that they are clean and fresh, but your washer isn’t cooperating, run an cycle with no clothes/laundry in hot water with 2 cups of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to remove the smell. This problem often occurs in front-loading washers. To eliminate odors in the future, crack the door open after cycles to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A room-temperature refrigerator in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator will not keep liquids cool, and the food inside could also be close to going rotten! In many cases, your refrigerator will not require repair; interior could just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back panel of the unit are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and drag it away from the kitchen wall before wiping down the refrigerator coils. If you cannot notice immediate cooling improvement, it is a good idea to contact a professional appliance repair service in Glendale for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas stove continues to click and the burner doesn’t light, check to be certain your burner lid is tightened and properly aligned. You might experience this issue if you’ve recently had a boil over or liquid spill on the stove top.

If that is not the case, the source is probably a dirty igniter. To clean the igniter, first remove the burner lid and dust away any loose debris. You can also use a metal clothes pin to scrape dirt from the grooves. If that does not resolve the issue, it is smart to not disassemble a lighter unless you have training; in this case enlist a professional appliance repairman to diagnose the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal has self-protection in the form of an overload trip switch. If it becomes clogged, overheats, runs for too much time, or has another issue, your garbage disposal could simply need to be reset instead of fixed. You should be sure the power switch is OFF. Next, locate the reset button on the disposal unit beneath the sink and then press the switch. If the switch doesn’t stay in, wait 10 minutes and then attempt itagain. Turn on the water from the faucet and press the button on.

If the disposal is filled with debris and you hear nothing but a humming noise and not the grinding of food, you may need to manually unwind the disposal blades with a hex key tool to clear the clog. Then, press the reset button to get the disposal grinding again. If these tips don’t get the garbage disposal working like normal, do not allow the temptation to stick your hands down into the disposal to solve the issue. Be smart and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance company in Glendale.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the kitchen or bathroom, your electrical outlets must be equipped with GFCI capabilities to protect homeowners against harm in wet areas. If a GFCI electrical outlet is not generating power, push in the red reset switch to see if it will restore power.

If it does not, or if you’re trying a basic electrical outlet, be sure that a breaker hasn’t tripped in the home’s circuit breaker box. If you’re unsure if a breaker has been tripped, flip it to the OFF position and back to the ON position. Just remember, safety near electrical outlets is critical. If you have any doubts, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine {can|will produce quite a obnoxious banging and isn’t a great way to get clean clothes. If your washing machine starts shaking around, the machine might be broken. In order to repair this problem, turn the legs of the appliance to lift or lower each corner until it’s level. One other possible case is that the washing machine is off balance. Lift open the lid and move around the clothes so they are more evenly dispersed within the drum{| of the appliance.

Trying this can help the washing machine not have to work quite as hard. If you attempt to move around the clothing once or twice without luck, don’t ignore the problem. You might have a loose drum or motor mountto deal with, which should be easy enough for a professional to repair. But continuing to operate your washer with this issue might ruin some of the other components and lead to a more significant repair later.

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If these quick fixes are able to solve your broken appliance, you can schedule an appointment from Key Glendale Appliance Repair!

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