DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you decide to hire an appliance repair Orlando for assistance, you might be able to keep your household appliances running properly with the tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a gross smell in your washer defeats the entire point of owning the appliance! If you’re attempting to wash your clothes so they are clean and fresh, but your machine is not cooperating, run an empty cycle in warm water with two cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to remove the odor. This problem commonly occurs in front-loading washers. To prevent smells in the future, prop the door open following washes so it will dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A warm fridge in the kitchen is never a good sign. A warm refrigerator will not keep beverages cool or refreshing, and the food on the inside might also be in danger of becoming spoiled! In a lot of cases, your refrigerator might not require professional repair; interior could just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back of the refrigerator require cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and move it far from the kitchen wall prior to wiping down the refrigerator coils. If you don’t notice cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to contact a professional appliance repair company in Orlando for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered stove clicks and clicks and the burner will not light, look to be certain your burner top is in place and properly aligned. You may also experience this problem if you have recently had a boil over or liquid spill on your stove top.

If that is not the case, the source is probably a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter, take off the burner cap and dust off any particles. You can use a clothes pin to pick dirt from the grooves of the igniter. If that doesn’t eliminate the issue, it’s safest to not disassemble a lighter without right training; in this case call on a professional appliance repair company to determine the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A sink’s garbage disposal includes self-protection with its own overload trip. If it gets clogged, overheats, is left on for too much time, or has another issue, your disposal could simply have to be reset instead of replaced. Be sure the power switch is turned OFF. Then, locate the button on the disposal beneath the kitchen sink and then press the switch. If the button doesn’t stay in, wait a few minutes and press it again. Next, turn on the water and then turn the switch on.

If the disposal is filled with food and you only hear a humming sound rather than the grinding of food, you could need to manually unwind the blades with a hex key to remove the clog. Then, press the reset button to get the disposal working again. If these tips do not get the garbage disposal working like it should, please do not succumb to the urge to put one of your hands down into the blades to investigate. Be smart and schedule service with a professional appliance service in Orlando.

5. No Power from Outlet

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

If not, or if you are trying a typical electrical outlet, be certain that a breaker has not tripped in your home’s breaker panel. If you’re not sure if a breaker has been tripped, switch it to the OFF position and then flip it back to the ON position. Please remember, safety by wiring is critical. If you have concerns, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washing machine will produce quite a obnoxious racket and is not a good method to wash laundry. If yours is suddenly banging around, the appliance could be broken. In order to repair this problem, turn the legs of the appliance to lift or lower each corner until it’s balanced. One other likely scenario is the appliance is not leveled. Crack open the lid and rearrange the shirts and pants so they’re more evenly dispersed in the drum of the appliance.

Trying this could help your washing machine not need to work as hard. If you do attempt to move around the laundry a few times without luck, do not ignore the issue. You may have a loose drum or motor mount to repair, which is easy for a professional technician to repair. But if you continue to use the washer when it has this issue could damage other components and cause a more significant repair down the road.

Call for Help

If these quick fixes fix your issues, you will want to schedule service from Solis Appliance Repair!


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