DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you get the itch to call an appliance repair Washington for help, you might be able to keep your appliances in good condition with the tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a foul odor in your washer can defeat the entire purpose of the appliance! If you’re attempting to get your clothes so that they are clean and fresh, but your washing machine will not cooperate, run an empty cycle in warm water and pour in two cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to get rid of the unpleasant smell. This problem often happens in front-loading washers. To prevent smells in the future, prop the door open between cycles so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A lukewarm refrigerator is not a good sign. A warm refrigerator definitely won’t keep drinks cold or refreshing, and the food inside might also be close to becoming spoiled! In some cases, your refrigerator might not require repair; it might just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back of the refrigerator are in need of cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and move it away from the kitchen wall prior to wiping down the coils. If you can’t see instant cooling improvement, it’s best to hire a professional appliance repair company in Washington for a diagnosis.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas-powered stove continues to click and the burner will not light, inspect to make sure the burner lid is in place and correctly aligned. You might experience this if you’ve had a recent boil over or spill on the top of your stove.

If that is not the case, the source is probably a dirty igniter. To clean , take off the burner lid and wipe off any loose particles. You can also use a pin to pick dirt from the grooves of the igniter. If that does not repair the issue, it’s best not to disassemble a lighter unless you have the proper training; hire a professional appliance repair service to diagnose the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal has self-protection in the form of an overload trip switch. If it gets filled up, overheats, runs for too much time, or has some other problem, your disposal might simply need to be reset rather than fixed. You should be sure the power switch is turned OFF. Then, find the reset switch on the disposal beneath the sink and then press the button. If the button does not stay pushed in, wait 10 minutes and then press it again. Next, turn on the water and then turn the switch on.

If the disposal is filled with waste and you the only sound you hear is a humming noise instead of the grinding of food, you might need to manually twist the disposal blades with a hex key tool to remove the jam. Then, push in the reset switch to get the disposal grinding again. If the tips above don’t get the disposal working like normal, please don’t give in to the urge to shove your hands down in the system to investigate. Be smart and set up an appointment with a professional appliance service in Washington.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the kitchen or bathroom, your outlets need to be equipped with GFCI switches to protect homeowners against harm in wet environments. If a GFCI outlet isn’t generating power, push the red “reset” switch to see if it will restore power.

If it doesn’t, or if you’re trying on a typical outlet, be certain that a breaker has not tripped in the home’s breaker panel. If you’re not sure if a breaker was tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back into the ON position. But remember, safety near electrical outlets is critical. Should you have any doubts, call a professional.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer will produce a startling banging and is not a productive process to get clean clothes. If your washing machine starts banging around, the unit may be in trouble. To repair this issue, turn the legs of the machine to lower or lift all corners until it is straightened out. Another likely case is that the washing machine is not leveled. Crack open the lid and arrange the shirts and pants so that they are more evenly dispersed in the drum of the washer.

Trying this should help the washing machine not need to work as hard. If you do attempt to rearrange the clothes a few times without success, don’t ignore the problem. You could have a loosened drum or motor mount to fix, which is easy for a professional technician to repair. But continuing to run your washing machine when it has this issue could ruin some of the other components and cause a more significant repair down the road.

Call for Help

If none of these quick fixes fix your issues, it’s time to schedule service from Accel Appliance Repair!


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