6 Common Appliance Problems

Guess what? Every appliance issue doesn’t require the attention of a professional appliance repairman. According to Johnson Gillespie, owner of Champion Chandler Appliance Repair, “In a lot of cases, the repairs are simple enough that homeowners can do independently in just a few minutes.

Wait! Before you decide to hire an appliance repair company in Chandler, AZ for assistance, you should be able to keep your appliances in good condition with the help of the tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a foul odor in a washing machine defeats the entire reason for owning the appliance! If you are trying to get your clothing items so they are clean and fresh, but your washer isn’t cooperating, run an cycle with no clothes/laundry in hot water with two cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to remove the unpleasant odor. This issue often occurs in front-loading washers. To prevent smells in the future, crack the door open in between washes to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A lukewarm fridge is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep beverages cold, and the food inside might also be in danger of spoiling! In many cases, your refrigerator might not be in need of repair; instead the inside could just need to be cleaned out. Or the coils on the rear of the refrigerator need cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and move it far from the kitchen wall before wiping down the coils. If you don’t see cooling improvement, it is time to reach out to a professional appliance repair service in Chandler, AZ for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas-powered oven continues to click and the burner will not light, check to be sure the burner cap is tightened and correctly aligned. You may possibly notice this problem if you’ve recently had a boil over or spill on the top of your stove.

Otherwise, the source is probably a dirty igniter. To clean , first take off the burner cap and dust away any loose particles. You can use a metal pin to scrape debris from the grooves. If that doesn’t eliminate the issue, it’s wise not to take a lighter apart unless you have proper training; call a professional appliance repair company to diagnose the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal includes self-protection with its own overload trip switch. If it becomes filled up, overheats, runs for too long, or has another problem, your disposal might just have to be reset instead of replaced. Be sure the switch is OFF. Next, find the reset switch on the disposal under the kitchen sink and press the switch. If the button doesn’t stay in, wait 10 minutes and then press it again. Next, turn on the water from the faucet and then press the button on.

If the garbage disposal in the kitchen sink is clogged with debris and you the only thing you hear is a humming noise and not the grinding of food, you might need to manually turn the disposal blades using a hex key tool to remove the clog. Then, press the reset switch to get the garbage disposal grinding again. If the tips above are unable to get the appliance working like normal, please do not give in to the temptation to shove one of your hands down in the blades to solve the issue. Be safe and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance company in Chandler.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the kitchen or bathroom, the outlets must be installed with GFCI switches in order to protect people from harm in wet areas. If a GFCI outlet is not generating power, push the red “reset” switch to see if that will restore power. If it doesn’t, or if you are trying on a typical outlet, make certain that a breaker has not tripped in your home’s breaker box. If you are uncertain if a breaker was tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back onto the ON position. But remember, safety near wiring is critical. Should you have any concerns, call a professional service.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer {can|will create a loud racket and is not a ideal process to get clean clothing. If yours is abruptly shaking, the unit may be broken. To fix this problem, rotate the legs of the washer to lower or lift each of the corners until it’s balanced. Another possible situation is the appliance is off balance. Lift open the lid and rearrange the shirts and pants so they’re more dispersed inside of the drum{| of the washing machine.

Doing this should help your washer not have to work quite as hard. If you do try to arrange the laundry a few times without luck, do not ignore the problem. You may have a loose drum or motor mount to fix, which is easy enough for a professional technician to repair. But continuing to operate the washer with this problem could damage some of the other parts and result in a more costly repair down the road.

Calling for Help

If these suggestions can solve your problems, it is time to schedule service from a professional appliance repair service in Chandler, AZ.

Champion Chandler Appliance Repair
50 E Elgin St #101 Chandler, AZ 85225