DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you pick up the phone to call an appliance repair Missouri for help, you can keep your appliances running smoothly with the help of a lot of the tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a foul odor in your washing machine defeats the purpose of the appliance! If you’re attempting to wash your clothing items so they’re clean and fresh, but the unit will not cooperate, run an empty cycle in hot water and pour in two cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to remove the unpleasant odor. This problem often occurs in front-loading washing machines. To ensure no more smells in the future, leave the door open in between cycles to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A lukewarm refrigerator is not a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely will not keep beverages cool, and the food on the inside might also be on the verge of rotting! In many cases, your refrigerator will not need professional repair; the inside could just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the rear of the refrigerator are in need of cleaning.

Unplug it and drag it away from the kitchen wall prior to cleaning the coils. If you don’t see cooling improvement, it’s time to contact a professional appliance repair service in Missouri.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven clicks nonstop and the burner doesn’t light, look to be sure your burner cap is in place and correctly aligned. You might also notice this if you have recently had a boil over or spill on the stovetop.

If that’s not the case, the source is most likely to be a dirty igniter. To clean the igniter, remove the burner top and wipe away any particles. You can use a metal clothes pin to scrape debris from the grooves. If that doesn’t repair the issue, it is smart to not take a lighter apart unless you have the proper training; enlist a professional appliance repair service to determine the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A sink’s garbage disposal has self-protection in the form of an overload trip switch. If it is clogged, overheats, is left on for too much time, or has some other issue, the disposal may just have to be reset rather than repaired. You should be sure the power switch is OFF. Then, locate the button on the disposal unit under the sink and press the switch. If the switch will not stay pushed in, wait 10 minutes and then press it again. Next, turn on the water from the faucet and then press the switch on.

If the disposal in the sink is filled with food and you hear nothing but a humming sound and not the grinding of waste, you may need to manually twist the disposal blades with a hex key tool to clear the clog. Now, push in the reset button to get the disposal running again. If the previous tips fail to get the disposal working like it is supposed to, don’t give in to the temptation to put your hands down into the disposal to investigate. Be safe and set up service with a professional appliance service in Missouri.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the kitchen or bathroom, your electrical outlets should be equipped with GFCI switches to protect from harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI outlet isn’t providing power, push the red reset switch to see if that restores juice.

If it does not, or if you are trying on a standard outlet, make sure that a breaker has not been tripped in your home’s breaker panel. If you’re unsure if a breaker has been tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back onto the ON position. Just remember, safety near wiring is a must. If you have doubts, call a professional.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washer can create a obnoxious racket and isn’t a productive process to get wash clothes. If your washing machine is suddenly knocking around, the washer may be broken down. In order to fix this problem, turn the legs on the unit to lift or lower each corner until it is level. One other likely situation is that the unit is off balance. Open the top and rearrange the clothes so they’re more dispersed inside of the drum of the washer.

Doing this can help your washer to not need to work quite as hard. If you do try to move around the laundry once or twice without luck, don’t ignore the problem. You may have a loose motor or drum mount, which is easy enough for a professional repairman to repair. But if you continue to run the washer when it has this issue might damage other parts and cause a more costly repair in the future.

Call for Help

If none of these tips are able to solve your issues, you will want to schedule an appointment from EZ Appliance Repair!


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