DIY APPLIANCE REPAIR TIPS

Wait! Before you pick up the phone to call an appliance repair Indio for assistance, you should be able to keep your appliances running properly with the help of the tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a unpleasant odor in your washing machine defeats the entire reason for owning the appliance! If you are attempting to get your clothes so that they’re fresh and clean, but the washer is not cooperating, run an empty cycle in hot water with two cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to eliminate the unpleasant odor. This problem often occurs in front-loading washers. To prevent smells in the future, leave the door open between cycles to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool refrigerator in the kitchen is not a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep beverages cool or refreshing, and the food on the inside might also be on the verge of rotting! In most cases, your refrigerator won’t need professional repair; instead it might just need to be cleaned out. Or the coils on the back of the unit require cleaning.

Unplug it and move it away from the kitchen wall before cleaning the coils. If you don’t see cooling improvement, it’s best to call a professional appliance repair technician in Indio for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas stove continues to click and the burner will not light, check to make certain your burner cap is in place and correctly aligned. You may possibly notice this if you’ve had a recent boil over or spill on the top of your stove.

Otherwise, the cause is probably a dirty igniter. To clean , first take off the burner lid and wipe off any loose debris. You can also use a metal clothes pin to scrape dirt from the grooves. If that doesn’t fix the issue, it’s best not to take a lighter apart unless you have right training; enlist a professional appliance repair service to determine the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal has self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it is clogged, overheats, grinds for too much time, or has another problem, your garbage disposal could simply have to be reset instead of repaired. First, make sure the power switch is turned OFF. Then, locate the reset switch on the disposal unit under the sink and press the button. If the button will not stay pushed in, just wait ten minutes and attempt itagain. Next, turn on the water and then turn the button on.

If the disposal is filled up with waste and you hear nothing but a humming noise instead of food grinding, you might need to twist the blades using a hex key tool to remove the jam. Now, press the reset switch to get the garbage disposal working again. If these tips are unable to get the disposal working like it should, do not succumb tothe urge to push one of your arms down into the disposal to troubleshoot. Be smart and set up service with a professional appliance company in Indio.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a bathroom or kitchen, the outlets need to be equipped with GFCI switches in order to protect homeowners from harm in wet areas. If a GFCI electrical outlet is not generating power, push in the red “reset” switch to see if that restores power.

If it does not, or if you’re trying on a standard outlet, be sure that a breaker has not been tripped in the breaker panel. If you’re unsure if a breaker is tripped, switch it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back to the ON position. Just remember, safety near wiring is critical. If you have doubts, call a professional repairman.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer {can|will create quite a obnoxious racket and is not a good process to get wash laundry. If your washing machine is suddenly banging, the machine may be in trouble. In order to repair this issue, rotate the legs of the washer to lower or lift all corners until it’s straightened out. One other possible case is the washer is not balanced. Open the top and rearrange the shirts and pants so they are more evenly dispersed inside of the drum{| of the appliance.

Trying this will help the washing machine not have to work quite as hard. If you try to arrange the clothes a few times without luck, do not ignore the problem. You may have a loose drum or motor mount to repair, which can be easy for a professional to repair. But if you continue to run the washer with this problem could break some of the other components and cause a worse repair over time.

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If these quick fixes can solve your broken appliance, you will want to schedule service from Victory Indio Appliance Repair!

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