DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you pick up the phone to call an appliance repair in Corona for assistance, you might be able to keep your appliances in good condition with a lot of the tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a bad smell in your washing machine can defeat the reason for the appliance! If you are in the process of attempting to get your clothing items so that they are clean and fresh, but your washing machine is not cooperating, run an cycle with no clothes/laundry in hot water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to get rid of the odor. This issue frequently occurs in front-loading washing machines. To prevent odors in the future, prop the door open between washes so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A warm refrigerator in the kitchen is not a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep liquids cool or refreshing, and the food inside of it could also be in danger of going rotten! In some cases, your refrigerator might not need professional repair; instead it could just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the rear of the appliance are in need of cleaning.

Unplug it and move it away from the kitchen wall before cleaning the coils. If you can’t see cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to reach out to a professional appliance repair technician in Corona.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas oven continues to click and the burner does not light, check to make sure the burner top is tightened and correctly aligned. You might possibly experience this issue if you have had a recent boil over or liquid spill on the stove top.

Otherwise, the source is probably a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter on a gas-powered stove, first take off the burner lid and dust away any loose debris. You can also use a clothes pin to pick debris from the grooves of the igniter. If that does not resolve the problem, it’s smart not to take a lighter apart for someone without training; in this case call a professional appliance repairman to determine the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal has self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it becomes clogged, overheats, runs for too much time, or has another problem, the disposal may just need to be reset rather than fixed. First, make sure the power switch is OFF. Next, find the reset button on the disposal unit under the sink and press the button. If the button doesn’t stay pushed in, just wait a few minutes and then attempt it again. Next, turn on the water and then turn the button on.

If the disposal is clogged with debris and you only hear a humming noise rather than the grinding of food, you may need to manually unwind the disposal blades using a hex key to remove the clog. Now, press the reset switch to get the disposal working again. If the tips above are unable to get the appliance working like normal, don’t allow the temptation to stick your arms down in the system to troubleshoot. Be smart and arrange service with a professional appliance service in Corona.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, the electrical outlets should be equipped with GFCI switches in order to protect people from harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI electrical outlet is not generating power, push the red button to see if that restores power.

If it does not, or if you’re trying on a basic electrical outlet, be certain that a breaker has not tripped in your home’s circuit breaker panel. If you’re uncertain if a breaker has been tripped, flip it to the OFF position and back into the ON position. Remember, safety by electricity is critical. Should you have any doubts, call a professional.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine will often create quite a obnoxious banging and isn’t a great way to clean laundry. If your washer starts banging, the unit could be in trouble. In order to repair this issue, turn the legs on the washing machine to lower or lift each of the corners until it’s straightened out. One other likely situation is the appliance is not leveled. Open the lid and arrange the shirts and pants so they are more evenly dispersed inside of the drum of the washer.

Doing this could help your washer not have to work as hard. If you do try to move around the clothing a couple of times to no avail, don’t ignore the problem. You may have a loose motor or drum mount on your hands, which should be easy for a professional to repair. But continuing to run your washer when it has this problem could destroy some of the other parts and lead to a more costly repair down the road.

Call for Help

If none of these tips are able to fix your broken appliance, you will want to schedule service from A&L Corona Appliance Repair!

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