DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you hire an appliance repair in Naperville for assistance, you should be able to keep your appliances in good shape with the tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A gross odor in your washing machine defeats the reason for the appliance! If you are in the process of attempting to get your clothes so they’re clean and fresh, but the machine won’t cooperate, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in hot water with two cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to eliminate the unpleasant smell. This problem frequently occurs in front-loading washing machines. To ensure no more future odors, leave the door open after cycles so it will dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool fridge in the kitchen is not a good sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep beverages cold or refreshing, and the food inside could also be in danger of rotting! In some cases, your refrigerator won’t require professional repair; the inside might just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the rear of the unit are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and move it out from the kitchen wall before cleaning the refrigerator coils. If you do not notice cooling improvement, it is a good idea to call a professional appliance repair company in Naperville.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas oven clicks nonstop and the burner does not light, inspect to make sure the burner lid is on tight and correctly aligned. You may notice this issue if you have had a recent boil over or spill on your stove top.

If that is not the case, the reason is probably a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter on a gas-powered stove, first remove the burner top and clear away any loose particles. You can use a pin to pick debris from the grooves. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, it is best not to disassemble a lighter for someone without training; in this case enlist a professional appliance repairman to determine the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A kitchen sink’s garbage disposal includes self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it becomes filled up, overheats, is left on for too much time, or has another problem, your disposal might simply need to be reset rather than replaced. Be sure the power switch is turned OFF. Next, find the reset button on the disposal beneath the sink and press the switch. If the button doesn’t stay pushed in, wait 10 minutes and then try again. Turn on the water from the faucet and press the switch on.

If the garbage disposal in the sink is clogged with waste and you the only thing you hear is a humming noise rather than the grinding of food, you could need to turn the disposal blades using a hex key tool to eliminate the clog. Then, press the reset switch to get the disposal working again. If the tips above don’t get things working like normal, please don’t allow the urge to shove your hands down into the system to solve the issue. Be smart and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance service in Naperville.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a bathroom or kitchen, your electrical outlets need to be installed with GFCI switches in order to protect homeowners from harm in wet areas. If a GFCI outlet is not providing power, push in the red switch to see if it restores juice.

If it does not, or if you’re trying a typical outlet, be certain that a breaker hasn’t tripped in the home’s circuit breaker panel. If you’re unsure if a breaker has been tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back to the ON position. Please remember, safety by electrical outlets is a must. Should you have any concerns, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washer will create a loud banging and isn’t a good way to wash laundry. If your washing machine is suddenly banging, the appliance may be broken down. To repair this problem, turn the legs of the machine to lift or lower all corners until it’s balanced. Another likely case is that the washing machine is not leveled. Open the lid and rearrange the clothes so they are more evenly dispersed within the drum of the appliance.

Trying this can help the washer not need to work quite as hard. If you do try to move around the clothes a few times without success, do not ignore the issue. You might have a loosened motor or drum mount, which can be easy enough for a professional to repair. But if you continue to operate your washing machine with this issue might break other components and result in a worse repair over time.

Call for Help

If none of these suggestions can solve your problems, you can schedule an appointment from Nifty Naperville Appliance Repair!


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