Most appliance repair calls can quickly be resolved with no-brainer solutions like flipping a circuit breaker and pushing a button. However, most homeowners tend to ignore the common symptoms and they often assume that these are issues that they can’t handle on their own.
Here are some of the things to look for and what you need to do to remedy various appliance issues:
Refrigerator isn’t cooling as expected
Try cleaning the coils if your refrigerator is not cooling as expected. In fact, if your fridge conks out and you have pets in your home, then chances are there is a build-up of pet hair on the coils, which causes the compressor to overheat and trigger the overload switch. This will result in various cooling issues and will most likely target the compressor. You can brush the coils to remove the hair and use a vacuum to ensure it is properly cleared of any dirt and hair.
After cleaning the coils, you must wait a few hours for it to cool. Usually, the overload switch will reset itself and will turn the refrigerator back on.
Gas stove or burner won’t light up
If your burner doesn't light up, try cleaning the igniter. The common reason for this issue will most likely caused by any sauce that spilled over the igniter. You can use a toothbrush to clean off any sauce on the igniter. On an electric stove, you should search for a ceramic nub, which is commonly located under the ceramic seal strike plat or on the stovetop. You also ensure the round ceramic seal is seated correctly on the burner before lighting it up.
Dishwasher no longer cleans the dishes
For this particular issue, you should clean out debris, especially on the filter and float. Always remember, a food-filled filter is most likely the culprit since it will get clogged, and water won’t be able to make it to the spray arms, and that will prevent the dishwasher from operating properly.
To solve this issue, you can pull out the lower rack and remove the filter cover. Then use a wet vacuum to remove the dirt properly. Once the debris has been cleared off, your dishwasher will operate as it should be.
Noisy washing machine
To quiet a noisy washer, you should level it by readjusting its leg. This will surely prevent any horrible racket during the spin cycle. You should also screw the front legs up or down until the cabinet is level and ensure that both legs are balanced on the floor. In most cases, you can gently tilt the washer forward to lower it down. This will self-adjust the rear legs and adjust the washer.
Dryer not heating
The first thing to do when you encounter this issue is to check the dryer settings before you call an expert repair specialist. If it’s set to fluff air (a non-heat setting), you should change it to medium heat. So, to avoid embarrassment, you should check the settings first.
Another cause of poor drying is a filter covered with lint, which can reduce airflow and can sometimes force the thermostat to shut off the heat. You can clean your dryer’s filter by scrubbing it in hot water with laundry detergent and a stiff kitchen brush.
What to do if your appliance still has issues even after you’ve done the fixes above
After you’ve done the suggested remedies in this article, but your appliance is still not working as it supposed to be, then you should consider hiring a professional repair specialist who can accurately pinpoint the problem and conduct the proper repairs to bring back your appliance in its optimal operating condition.
However, you should look for a qualified appliance repair company that has years of experience in the industry, because this will ensure that they have a team of highly trained professionals who can handle any type of appliance issues.
You should also check their track record and determine if they are known to provide top quality repair services in your area. You don’t want to deal with inexperienced technicians who will do more harm than good.
QLD Washers are known as Brisbane's washer repair service. For your appliance repair and maintenance needs, you can get in touch with us today via (07) 3123 6792.