DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you get the itch to hire an appliance repair Round Rock for help, you should be able to keep your appliances in good condition with the help of the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a gross odor in your washer defeats the reason for owning the appliance! If you are trying to get your clothing items so they’re fresh and clean, but your unit is not cooperating, run an empty cycle in warm water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to remove the unpleasant smell. This issue often occurs in front-loading washers. To ensure no more smells in the future, leave the door open following cycles so it will dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A warm refrigerator is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely will not keep drinks cool, and the food on the inside could also be in danger of spoiling! In a lot of cases, your refrigerator won’t require professional repair; interior could just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back panel of the appliance are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and pull it away from the kitchen wall before cleaning the refrigerator coils. If you don’t see instant cooling improvement, it’s time to contact a professional appliance repair service in Round Rock for a diagnosis.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas-powered stove clicks and clicks and the burner does not light, look to be sure your burner top is on tight and properly aligned. You may experience this issue if you have had a recent boil over or liquid spill on the stovetop.

If that is not the case, the reason is probably a dirty igniter. To clean , first remove the burner top and wipe away any particles. You can use a metal clothes pin to scrape debris from the grooves. If that does not fix the issue, it’s best not to take a lighter apart unless you have the training; hire a professional appliance repair company to determine the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal includes self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it is clogged, overheats, is left on for too long, or has some other problem, your disposal may simply need to be reset rather than repaired. Be sure the switch is OFF. Then, locate the reset switch on the disposal under the sink and press the switch. If the button will not stay pushed in, wait 10 minutes and try again. Now, turn on the water and then turn the switch on.

If the garbage disposal in the sink is filled up with debris and you hear nothing but a humming noise and not food grinding, you could need to manually turn the disposal blades with a hex key to clear the clog. Next, press the reset switch to get the disposal grinding again. If the previous tips don’t get it working like it should, don’t allow the urge to stick one of your arms down in the blades to solve the problem. Be smart and arrange an appointment with a professional appliance service in Round Rock.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a home’s bathroom or kitchen, your electrical outlets should be installed with GFCI capabilities in order to protect from harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI electrical outlet is not providing power, press the red reset switch to see if it will restore juice.

If not, or if you are trying a typical electrical outlet, be sure that a breaker has not tripped in your circuit breaker box. If you are unsure if a circuit breaker was tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back into the ON position. Just remember, safety by electricity is a must. If you have concerns, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer will produce a loud banging and is not a great way to wash laundry. If your washer is abruptly banging around, the appliance could be in trouble. In order to repair this issue, turn the legs on the washer to lift or lower all corners until it is straightened out. Another likely situation is that the unit is off balance. Lift open the lid and move around the clothing items so they are more dispersed within the drum of the washer.

Trying this could help the washing machine not have to work as hard. If you do try to rearrange the clothing a couple of times to no avail, don’t ignore the issue. You could have a loosened motor or drum mount, which can be easy for a professional to repair. But continuing to use your washer with this issue might damage some of the other components and lead to a worse repair in the future.

Call for Help

If these tips can solve your problems, you can schedule an appointment from B&G Round Rock Appliance Repair!


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