DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you decide to call an appliance repair in Bryan for help, you should be able to keep your household appliances running correctly with some of the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A gross odor in a washing machine can defeat the purpose of owning the appliance! If you are in the process of attempting to wash your clothes so they are fresh and clean, but your appliance is not cooperating, run an empty cycle in warm water and pour in two cups of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to eliminate the unpleasant smell. This issue commonly happens in front-loading washers. To prevent future odors, crack the door open in between cycles to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A room-temperature refrigerator in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely won’t keep drinks cold, and the food inside of it could also be on the verge of spoiling! In many cases, your refrigerator will not be in need of repair; instead it might just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the rear of the unit require cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and pull it away from the wall before cleaning the refrigerator coils. If you can’t see cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to hire a professional appliance repair service in Bryan for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas-powered oven continues to click and the burner won’t light, inspect to be certain the burner cap is in place and correctly aligned. You could also notice this if you have recently had a boil over or spill on your stove top.

Otherwise, the reason is likely to be a clogged igniter. To clean , first remove the burner top and wipe away any loose debris. You can also use a pin to pick debris from the grooves of the igniter. If that does not resolve the issue, it’s smart not to take a lighter apart unless you have the proper training; call on a professional appliance repairman to investigate the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal comes with self-protection with its own overload trip. If it is clogged, overheats, grinds for too much time, or has another problem, your disposal might just need to be reset instead of repaired. First, make sure the switch is OFF. Next, find the reset button on the disposal unit beneath the sink and then press the button. If the switch will not stay pushed in, just wait ten minutes and then try again. Now, turn on the water from the faucet and press the button on.

If the disposal in the kitchen sink is filled up with food and you only hear a humming sound rather than waste grinding, you may need to manually turn the disposal blades with a hex key tool to clear the clog. Next, press the reset switch to get the garbage disposal working again. If the previous tips do not get the disposal working like it is supposed to, do not allow the urge to push your hands down in the system to investigate. Be safe and schedule an appointment for appliance repair.

5. No Power from Outlet

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

If it doesn’t, or if you are trying a standard outlet, make sure that a breaker hasn’t tripped in the circuit breaker box. If you’re uncertain if a circuit breaker was tripped, switch it to the OFF position and back to the ON position. Remember, safety around electricity is a must. If you have any doubts, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer will often create quite a obnoxious banging and isn’t a ideal way to wash laundry. If your washing machine starts shaking around, the unit could be broken. To repair this problem, turn the legs on the machine to lift or lower all corners until it’s straightened out. Another possible situation is the unit is not leveled. Lift open the top and arrange the clothes so that they are more dispersed within the drum of the appliance.

Trying this can help your washing machine not need to work quite as hard. If you try to arrange the laundry a couple of times to no avail, do not ignore the problem. You might have a loosened drum or motor mount, which can be easy for a professional technician to repair. But if you continue to use the washing machine with this issue might break other components and cause a more costly repair later.

Call for Help

If these suggestions fix your problems, you will want to schedule service from Triumph Appliance Repair!


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