How to Fix Common Appliance Problems

Great news! Every appliance problem doesn’t need the attention of a professional technician. According to Amanda Chisenhall,  owner of Choice Carmel Appliance Repair, “In most cases, the fixes are easy enough for homeowners to do them on their own in just a couple of minutes.

Wait! Before you get the itch to hire an appliance repair company in Carmel, IN for assistance, you can keep your appliances in good condition with the help of the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A gross smell in a washer can defeat the point of owning the appliance! If you’re in the process of trying to get your clothing items so that they’re fresh and clean, but your appliance will not cooperate, run an empty cycle in warm water and pour in two cups of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to remove the unpleasant odor. This issue often occurs in front-loading washers. To eliminate odors in the future, crack the door open following washes so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A lukewarm fridge is not a good sign. A warm refrigerator definitely will not keep liquids cold, and the food inside of it could also be on the verge of becoming spoiled! In most cases, your refrigerator will not need professional repair; it might just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back panel of the unit are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and move it out from the kitchen wall prior to cleaning the refrigerator coils. If you don’t see immediate cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to hire a professional appliance repair service in Carmel, IN for a diagnosis.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas stove clicks nonstop and the burner doesn’t light, inspect to be certain the burner lid is on tight and properly aligned. You may possibly notice this if you have had a recent boil over or spill on the top of your stove.

Otherwise, the reason is likely to be a clogged igniter. To clean , first take off the burner lid and wipe off any loose dirt. You can use a metal pin to scrape dirt from the grooves. If that does not resolve the issue, it’s best to not disassemble a lighter unless you have the training; in this case call on a professional appliance repair service to diagnose the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal has self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it is clogged, overheats, is left on for too much time, or has another issue, the garbage disposal might just need to be reset rather than fixed. You should be sure the power switch is OFF. Then, locate the switch on the disposal under the sink and press the button. If the button does not stay in, just wait 10 minutes and press it again. Turn on the water from the faucet and press the switch on.

If the garbage disposal is filled with food and you only hear a humming noise and not food grinding, you may need to turn the disposal blades using a hex key to elminate the jam. Next, push in the reset switch to get the disposal working again. If the tips above fail to get the disposal working like it is supposed to, please don’t succumb to the urge to stick your arms down in the blades to investigate. Be smart and set up service with a professional appliance service in Carmel.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the kitchen or bathroom, the electrical outlets should be installed with GFCI capabilities in order to protect people from harm in wet environments. If a GFCI electrical outlet is not providing power, press the red “reset” button to see if that will restore juice. If not, or if you’re trying a standard electrical outlet, be sure that a breaker hasn’t been tripped in the breaker box. If you are unsure if a breaker was tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back onto the ON position. Please remember, safety near electricity is a must. If you have doubts, call a professional.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer {can|will often produce quite a loud racket and isn’t a ideal way to get wash laundry. If your washing machine starts shaking, the unit might be broken. In order to fix this problem, turn the legs on the unit to lift or lower each corner until it is straightened out. Another possible case is that the washing machine is off balance. Open the lid and move around the clothing items so that they’re more dispersed within the drum{| of the washing machine.

Trying this can help your washer not need to work as hard. If you try to arrange the laundry a couple of times to no avail, do not ignore the issue. You could have a loose drum or motor mount to repair, which can be easy for a professional technician to fix. But if you continue to run the washing machine with this problem could ruin some of the other components and cause a more significant repair later.

Calling for Help

If none of these suggestions are able to solve your problems, it is time to schedule service from a professional appliance repair company in Carmel, IN.

Choice Carmel Appliance Repair
301 E Carmel Dr #101 Carmel, IN 46032