DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you call an appliance repair Kenosha for assistance, you can keep your appliances running correctly with the tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A unpleasant smell in a washing machine defeats the entire point of the appliance! If you are in the process of attempting to get your clothes so they are fresh and clean, but the washing machine isn’t cooperating, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in hot water with 2 cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to remove the unpleasant odor. This issue often happens in front-loading washers. To prevent future odors, crack the door open in between cycles so it will dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A warm refrigerator in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely won’t keep beverages cold or refreshing, and the food inside could also be in danger of going rotten! In a lot of cases, your refrigerator might not be in need of repair; the inside could just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back panel of the appliance are in need of cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and pull it far from the kitchen wall prior to cleaning the refrigerator coils. If you can’t notice instant cooling improvement, it is a good idea to hire a professional appliance repair technician in Kenosha for a diagnosis.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven clicks and clicks and the burner will not light, check to make certain the burner top is in place and properly aligned. You could also notice this problem if you’ve had a recent boil over or liquid spill on the stove top.

Otherwise, the cause is probably a dirty igniter. To clean the igniter, first remove the burner top and clear off any loose particles. You can also use a pin to scrape debris from the grooves. If that does not eliminate the issue, it’s wise not to disassemble a lighter for anyone without the training; call a professional appliance repair company to determine the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A sink’s garbage disposal comes with self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it gets filled up, overheats, runs for too much time, or has a different issue, the garbage disposal may just need to be reset instead of fixed. You should be sure the power switch is turned OFF. Next, locate the reset button on the disposal beneath the kitchen sink and then press the button. If the switch does not stay in, wait a few minutes and attempt it again. Turn on the water and then turn the button on.

If the garbage disposal is filled with waste and you the only thing you hear is a humming noise and not the grinding of food, you could need to manually turn the disposal blades using a hex key tool to eliminate the clog. Next, push in the reset button to get the disposal grinding again. If these tips do not get it working like normal, please don’t give in to the urge to shove one of your hands down into the blades to investigate. Be safe and set up service with a professional appliance company in Kenosha.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a home’s kitchen or bathroom, the electrical outlets need to be equipped with GFCI switches to protect homeowners against harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI electrical outlet isn’t providing power, push the red reset button to see if that restores juice.

If not, or if you’re trying a standard electrical outlet, make certain that a breaker hasn’t been tripped in the circuit breaker panel. If you’re not sure if a breaker is tripped, switch it so it is in the OFF position and back onto the ON position. Please remember, safety by wiring is a must. If you have any concerns, call a professional repairman.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine will create quite a obnoxious banging and isn’t a good way to get wash laundry. If yours is suddenly knocking around, the appliance could be broken. To repair this problem, turn the legs of the washing machine to lift or lower each corner until it is level. One other possible situation is the unit is not balanced. Open the lid and arrange the clothes so that they are dispersed inside of the drum of the appliance.

Doing this will help the washing machine to not need to work quite as hard. If you attempt to arrange the clothes once or twice to no avail, don’t ignore the problem. You could have a loosened motor or drum mount to repair, which is easy for a professional to repair. But if you continue to operate your washing machine with this problem might destroy some of the other pieces and lead to a bigger repair later.

Call for Help

If none of these quick fixes are able to solve your issues, you will want to schedule service from Kenosha Appliance Repair!

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