Common Appliance Issues that Seem More Serious than They Are
Any homeowner knows that eventually, something is going to go wrong with one of your appliances. Even if you’re meticulous about upkeep and cleaning, there’s going to be something that happens. While appliance issues can seem stressful, sometimes they are quite easy and inexpensive to fix. Here are some of the top appliance that may seem serious, but actually have a quick and easy fix.
Dishwasher and Food Disposal
The dishwasher and food disposal are two appliances that are notorious for having issues. Fortunately, the most common issues in these appliances are quite simple to fix at home. If your dishwasher isn’t draining properly, more than likely there’s just a clog at the bottom of your dishwasher. You can use a wet vacuum to clear out any food and debris from your dishwasher filter and drain.
Fixing a clogged food disposal is just as easy. When the food disposal becomes clogged, it will usually automatically shut off for safety reasons. These disposals are designed to shut down after a clog because the first thing people do when their disposal is clogged is to reach down into the drain to try to fix the clog. The disposal automatically shutting down is an important safety feature.
When that happens, look underneath the disposal for a switch or button that’s been reset. When you press the button or flip the switch, the disposal will be ready to work again. If it still is clogged after resetting, use an Allen wrench in the slot on the bottom of the disposal. That will manually turn the blades, which can help clear the disposal of food and debris.
If your refrigerator is struggling to keep your food cool, don’t panic. The top cause of refrigeration issues is a clogged coil. Simply remove the front or side plate at the bottom of your refrigerator to expose the coils that keep your refrigerator cool. More than likely you’ll see a massive build-up of dirt, debris, and hair if you have pets.
This build-up is by far the most common cause of refrigeration issues and is incredibly simple to fix. All you need to do is brush out or vacuum away the debris on your coils to prevent them from overheating. Save time and money on a service call with this simple refrigeration tip.
Clothes Washer and Dryer
When your clothes washer starts to make loud noises when it’s running, more than likely the washer itself isn’t level with the ground. This causes the spin mechanisms to become off-balance, which causes the noise. Grab a level to make sure that your washer is level with the ground. If it isn’t, most models have easily adjustable legs – a few simple twists will extend or shorten the leg, allowing for a quick and easy adjustment.
A common issue with dryers is when your clothes come out damp – if you’re not checking your lint filter regularly, that’s more than likely the cause. It’s an obvious suggestion, but you’d be surprised how many service calls end up with simply cleaning out the lint filter.
Domestic Appliance Repair
These are just a few of the most common household appliance issues – while these can be simple to fix by yourself, that’s not always the case. If these simple fixes don’t work, it may be time to call a professional repair service. The team at Domestic Appliance Repair is ready to help with all of your appliance problems. Our expert team can save you thousands by efficiently repairing your appliance, which means you don’t have to replace it. To schedule your appliance repair, contact the team today.