DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you decide to call an appliance repair Anaheim for assistance, you might be able to keep your appliances running properly with the help of some of the tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A foul odor in a washer can defeat the reason for owning the appliance! If you’re trying to wash your clothes so they are fresh and clean, but the unit won’t cooperate, run an empty cycle in warm water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to remove the smell. This problem frequently happens in front-loading machines. To eliminate odors in the future, prop the door open after washes so it will dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool fridge is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator will not keep liquids cool or refreshing, and the food inside of it could also be close to becoming spoiled! In a lot of cases, your refrigerator will not require professional repair; it could just need to be cleaned out. Or the coils on the back of the unit need cleaning.

Unplug it and pull it away from the kitchen wall prior to vacuuming the refrigerator coils. If you don’t see immediate cooling improvement, it is time to reach out to a professional appliance repair technician in Anaheim for a diagnosis.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven clicks and clicks and the burner does not light, look to make certain the burner lid is tightened and properly aligned. You could possibly experience this issue if you have recently had a boil over or spill on the top of your stove.

Otherwise, the cause is likely to be a dirty igniter. To clean the igniter, remove the burner cap and wipe away any particles. You can use a metal pin to pick dirt from the grooves of the igniter. If that doesn’t repair the problem, it is best to not disassemble a lighter unless you have proper training; call on a professional appliance repair service to determine the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal has self-protection with its own overload trip switch. If it is clogged, overheats, runs for too much time, or has some other issue, the disposal may just have to be reset rather than repaired. Be sure the switch is OFF. Next, locate the switch on the disposal unit beneath the kitchen sink and then press the button. If the button doesn’t stay pushed in, just wait ten minutes and press it again. Turn on the water from the faucet and turn the button on.

If the disposal is filled up with food and you only hear a humming noise instead of the grinding of waste, you may need to turn the disposal blades with a hex key to clear the clog. Then, press the reset switch to get the garbage disposal grinding again. If the tips above don’t get the appliance working like it is supposed to, please don’t allow the temptation to shove one of your hands down in the system to investigate. Be smart and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance service in Anaheim.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a bathroom or kitchen, your outlets must be equipped with GFCI switches in order to protect homeowners from harm in wet areas. If a GFCI outlet isn’t generating power, press the red switch to see if it will restore juice.

If it doesn’t, or if you are trying a basic electrical outlet, make certain that a breaker hasn’t been tripped in your home’s breaker panel. If you are uncertain if a circuit breaker was tripped, switch it so it is in the OFF position and back onto the ON position. But remember, safety around electricity is critical. Should you have any doubts, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washing machine will produce a startling racket and isn’t a productive way to clean clothing. If your washing machine starts knocking around, the washing machine might be in trouble. In order to fix this problem, turn the legs on the washer to lift or lower each of the corners until it’s straightened out. Another possible case is the unit is off balance. Open the top and arrange the shirts and pants so they are dispersed in the drum of the washer.

Doing this can help the washing machine not have to work as hard. If you do attempt to rearrange the laundry a few times without success, don’t ignore the problem. You might have a loosened motor or drum mount, which is easy enough for a professional to fix. But if you continue to operate your washing machine with this issue could ruin some of the other components and lead to a more significant repair down the road.

Call for Help

If none of these quick fixes can solve your issues, you will want to schedule service from Cox Appliance Repair!


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