DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you decide to call an appliance repair Alexandria for assistance, you might be able to keep your appliances running properly with the help of the tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a gross smell in a washer defeats the entire reason for owning the appliance! If you are in the process of attempting to get your clothes so that they are fresh and clean, but your washing machine won’t cooperate, run an cycle with no clothes/laundry in hot water with 2 cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to get rid of the unpleasant odor. This issue frequently happens in front-loading machines. To eliminate future odors, leave the door open in between cycles so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool fridge in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely will not keep drinks cold, and the food inside of it might also be on the verge of going rotten! In most cases, your refrigerator might not need repair; it could just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back panel of the appliance need cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and drag it out from the wall before vacuuming the coils. If you don’t see instant cooling improvement, it’s best to reach out to a professional appliance repair company in Alexandria for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas oven clicks nonstop and the burner doesn’t light, check to make certain your burner lid is tightened and correctly aligned. You might possibly experience this if you’ve recently had a boil over or spill on the top of your stove.

If that is not the case, the source is likely to be a dirty igniter. To clean the igniter, take off the burner lid and clear off any particles. You can use a metal pin to pick debris from the grooves. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, it’s safest to not disassemble a lighter unless you have the right training; in this case call a professional appliance repair company to investigate the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal has self-protection with its own overload trip switch. If it is clogged, overheats, is left on for too much time, or has another problem, the garbage disposal may just have to be reset rather than repaired. You should be sure the switch is OFF. Next, find the switch on the disposal beneath the kitchen sink and press the switch. If the button won’t stay in, wait 10 minutes and then attempt it again. Turn on the water and press the switch on.

If the garbage disposal in the sink is filled up with debris and you the only sound you hear is a humming noise rather than food grinding, you might need to unwind the blades using a hex key to remove the clog. Next, push in the reset switch to get the disposal working again. If the previous tips fail to get the appliance working like it should, please don’t allow the temptation to shove one of your hands down in the blades to investigate. Be safe and schedule service with a professional appliance repairman in Alexandria.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a home’s bathroom or kitchen, the outlets must be installed with GFCI switches in order to protect homeowners against harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI electrical outlet isn’t generating power, push in the red “reset” switch to see if that restores juice.

If not, or if you are trying on a standard outlet, be sure that a breaker hasn’t been tripped in your circuit breaker panel. If you are unsure if a circuit breaker was tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back to the ON position. Remember, safety near electricity is critical. Should you have any doubts, call a professional repairman.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washing machine will produce a loud banging and isn’t a good process to get clean clothes. If your washing machine is suddenly knocking, the machine might be in trouble. In order to fix this issue, turn the legs on the washing machine to lift or lower each of the corners until it is level. One other likely scenario is that the appliance is off balance. Lift open the top and arrange the clothes so they are more evenly dispersed in the drum of the appliance.

Doing this can help your washing machine not have to work quite as hard. If you attempt to move around the clothing once or twice to no avail, don’t ignore the problem. You may have a loose motor or drum mount to repair, which should be easy for a professional to repair. But if you continue to operate your washing machine with this problem could damage other components and lead to a more significant repair later.

Call for Help

If none of these suggestions can fix your broken appliance, you can schedule an appointment from Noble Alexandria Appliance Repair!

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