DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you pick up the phone to call an appliance repair Midlothian for assistance, you should be able to keep your appliances running smoothly with the help of the tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A bad odor in your washing machine can defeat the entire reason for owning the appliance! If you’re trying to get your clothes so they’re clean and fresh, but the unit won’t cooperate, run an cycle with no clothes/laundry in warm water with 2 cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to eliminate the odor. This problem commonly occurs in front-loading washing machines. To prevent smells in the future, prop the door open following washes to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A lukewarm fridge in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely won’t keep beverages cold, and the food inside might also be close to becoming spoiled! In most cases, your refrigerator will not need repair; instead interior could just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the rear of the unit need cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and pull it out from the wall prior to cleaning the refrigerator coils. If you don’t notice cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to contact a professional appliance repair company in Midlothian.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven clicks and clicks and the burner won’t light, check to be sure the burner lid is on tight and correctly aligned. You may also notice this issue if you’ve recently had a boil over or spill on the top of the stove.

If that is not the case, the reason is probably a dirty igniter. To clean , take off the burner cap and dust off any particles. You can use a pin to scrape dirt from the grooves of the igniter. If that does not resolve the issue, it is smart not to take a lighter apart for anyone without training; in this case call on a professional appliance repair company to determine the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal includes self-protection with its own overload trip switch. If it gets filled up, overheats, is left on for too much time, or has a different problem, the garbage disposal might simply need to be reset instead of replaced. Be sure the power switch is OFF. Then, find the reset switch on the disposal unit beneath the sink and press the button. If the switch won’t stay pushed in, just wait ten minutes and press it again. Turn on the water from the faucet and then press the button on.

If the disposal in the sink is filled with waste and you only hear a humming sound and not waste grinding, you could need to twist the disposal blades using a hex key tool to remove the jam. Then, push in the reset switch to get the garbage disposal working again. If the tips above don’t get the garbage disposal working like it should, don’t succumb to the temptation to shove one of your hands down in the disposal to investigate. Be safe and schedule service with a professional appliance service in Midlothian.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the kitchen or bathroom, your outlets need to be installed with GFCI switches in order to protect people from harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI outlet isn’t generating power, push in the red “reset” button to see if it restores juice.

If it doesn’t, or if you’re trying on a typical outlet, be sure that a breaker has not been tripped in the home’s breaker panel. If you are unsure if a circuit breaker was tripped, switch it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back into the ON position. Remember, safety near electrical outlets is critical. Should you have any concerns, call a professional repairman.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washing machine can create quite a startling racket and isn’t a ideal way to wash laundry. If your washer starts knocking, the appliance might be broken down. In order to repair this problem, turn the legs of the machine to lift or lower each corner until it’s balanced. Another likely case is that the appliance is not balanced. Lift open the lid and move around the clothing items so that they are more evenly dispersed inside of the drum of the washing machine.

Doing this will help the washing machine not need to work quite as hard. If you attempt to arrange the laundry a couple of times to no avail, do not ignore the issue. You could have a loose motor or drum mount, which is easy for a professional technician to repair. But continuing to operate your washing machine with this problem might ruin some of the other components and lead to a more significant repair down the road.

Call for Help

If these tips can solve your issues, it is time to schedule service from Hi-Tech Midlothian Appliance Repair!


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