DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you hire an appliance repair in Clarksville for help, you should be able to keep your appliances running smoothly with the tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a gross smell in your washer can defeat the entire reason for the appliance! If you’re attempting to get your clothing items so they’re fresh and clean, but your washing machine won’t cooperate, run an empty cycle in hot water with two cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to get rid of the unpleasant odor. This issue often occurs in front-loading machines. To prevent smells in the future, crack the door open in between washes to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A room-temperature refrigerator in the kitchen is not a good sign. A warm refrigerator will not keep liquids cold or refreshing, and the food inside could also be on the verge of spoiling! In most cases, your refrigerator won’t be in need of professional repair; the inside might just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back of the refrigerator are in need of cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and pull it away from the wall prior to wiping down the coils. If you cannot see immediate cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to call an appliance repair service.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven continues to click and the burner doesn’t light, look to make certain the burner cap is in place and properly aligned. You might possibly experience this problem if you’ve had a recent boil over or liquid spill on the top of your stove.

If that’s not the case, the reason is probably a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter, first take off the burner lid and clear away any loose dirt. You can use a pin to pick dirt from the grooves. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, it is best not to disassemble a lighter unless you have proper training; in this case call a professional appliance repair company to diagnose 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 long, or has a different problem, the garbage disposal could simply have to be reset rather than fixed. Be sure the power switch is OFF. Then, locate the button on the disposal beneath the kitchen sink and then press the button. If the button doesn’t stay pushed in, just wait 10 minutes and then press it again. Next, turn on the water and then turn the switch on.

If the garbage disposal in the kitchen sink is filled with food and you the only noise you hear is a humming sound instead of waste grinding, you could need to turn the disposal blades with a hex key to clear the jam. Now, press the reset switch to get the garbage disposal working again. If these tips don’t get the appliance working like normal, please do not succumb to the temptation to put one of your hands down in the system to solve the problem. Be smart and set up an appointment with a professional appliance company.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, your electrical outlets should be installed with GFCI switches to protect people from harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI outlet isn’t providing power, push in the red switch to see if that will restore juice.

If not, or if you are trying a basic outlet, be sure that a breaker has not been tripped in your home’s circuit breaker box. If you are not sure if a circuit breaker was tripped, switch it so it is in the OFF position and back into the ON position. Just remember, safety by wiring is a must. Should you have any concerns, call a professional repairman.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer will often produce quite a loud banging and isn’t a productive way to get wash clothing. If your washing machine is abruptly banging, the washing machine could be in trouble. To repair this problem, rotate the legs on the washer to lower or lift each corner until it’s level. One other possible situation is that the appliance is off balance. Lift open the lid and move around the clothing items so that they are more evenly dispersed within the drum of the washing machine.

Doing this can help the washer to not need to work quite as hard. If you do attempt to arrange the laundry a few times to no avail, do not ignore the issue. You could have a loose motor or drum mount, which can be easy for a professional to repair. But if you continue to use the washer when it has this problem could destroy other parts and cause a worse repair in the future.

Call for Help

If these tips can solve your broken appliance, you will want to schedule an appointment from Warner Appliance Repair!

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