DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you get the itch to call an appliance repair in Huntington Beach for assistance, you can keep your appliances in good shape with the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A foul odor in your washer defeats the entire purpose of the appliance! If you’re attempting to wash your clothes so they are clean and fresh, but the washer isn’t cooperating, run an cycle with no clothes/laundry in hot water with two cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to get rid of the odor. This issue frequently happens in front-loading washers. To prevent future smells, leave the door open after washes to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool fridge in the kitchen is not a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep beverages cold, and the food inside could also be close to spoiling! In several cases, your refrigerator won’t need professional repair; it could just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the rear of the appliance are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and move it far from the wall before vacuuming the coils. If you cannot notice cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to reach out to a professional appliance repair company in Huntington Beach.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven clicks nonstop and the burner will not light, inspect to be certain your burner lid is in place and correctly aligned. You may also notice this problem if you have had a recent boil over or liquid spill on your stove top.

Otherwise, the cause is probably a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter, take off the burner cap and dust away any loose particles. You can use a clothes pin to scrape debris from the grooves of the igniter. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, it’s best to not take a lighter apart unless you have right training; enlist a professional appliance repair company to determine the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal comes with self-protection with its own overload trip. If it becomes clogged, overheats, runs for too long, or has a different problem, your garbage disposal might simply need to be reset instead of replaced. You should be sure the power switch is turned OFF. Then, find the reset button on the disposal beneath the sink and press the button. If the button won’t stay pushed in, wait a few minutes and try again. Now, turn on the water from the faucet and turn the switch on.

If the garbage disposal is clogged with food and you hear nothing but a humming sound rather than food grinding, you might need to twist the blades with a hex key tool to clear the clog. Now, press the reset button to get the disposal running again. If the previous tips do not get it working like it is supposed to, please do not give in to the urge to stick your hands down into the disposal to figure things out. Be smart and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance repairman in Huntington Beach.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, your electrical outlets should be installed with GFCI switches in order to protect people against harm in wet environments. If a GFCI outlet isn’t providing power, push in the red button to see if it will restore power.

If it does not, or if you’re trying a standard outlet, make sure that a breaker hasn’t been tripped in your breaker box. If you are not sure if a breaker is tripped, flip it to the OFF position and back into the ON position. Just remember, safety around electricity is critical. If you have doubts, call a professional.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine will often create a loud racket and is not a great process to get clean clothing. If your washer is abruptly banging, the washer could be in trouble. In order to repair this problem, rotate the legs on the appliance to lower or lift all corners until it is balanced. Another likely scenario is the washing machine is not balanced. Lift open the lid and arrange the clothing items so that they’re dispersed within the drum of the appliance.

Doing this could help the washing machine to not have to work as hard. If you try to arrange the clothing once or twice without success, don’t ignore the problem. You may have a loose drum or motor mount to deal with, which should be easy for a professional to repair. But continuing to run your washing machine when it has this problem could break other parts and cause a bigger repair in the future.

Call for Help

If these quick fixes fix your broken appliance, you will want to schedule service from F&D Huntington Beach Appliance Repair!


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