DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you decide to call an appliance repair in Yucaipa for help, you can keep your household appliances in good condition with the help of the troubleshooting tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a unpleasant odor in a washer can defeat the entire reason for the appliance! If you are trying to get your clothes so they’re clean and fresh, but the washer isn’t 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 remove the unpleasant smell. This problem commonly happens in front-loading washers. To ensure no more smells in the future, crack the door open after cycles so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A lukewarm fridge in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely won’t keep drinks cold or refreshing, and the food inside of it could also be on the verge of becoming spoiled! In some cases, your refrigerator will not require professional repair; the inside might just need to be cleaned out. Or the coils on the rear of the refrigerator are in need of cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and pull it far from the wall before cleaning the coils. If you cannot notice cooling improvement, it’s time to reach out to a professional appliance repair technician in Yucaipa for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven clicks nonstop and the burner won’t light, look to be certain the burner cap is on tight and properly aligned. You might possibly experience this problem if you have recently had a boil over or spill on the top of your stove.

Otherwise, the cause is probably a dirty igniter. To clean , take off the burner top and dust off 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 wise not to take a lighter apart for anyone without training; in this case enlist a professional appliance repair company to diagnose the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A sink’s garbage disposal has self-protection in the form of an overload trip switch. If it is clogged, overheats, is left on for too long, or has some other problem, your disposal could just need to be reset rather than replaced. First, make sure the power switch is turned OFF. Then, find the switch on the disposal unit beneath the sink and press the button. If the switch does not stay in, just wait ten minutes and then attempt it again. Turn on the water from the faucet and press the button on.

If the disposal is filled up with debris and you the only sound you hear is a humming sound instead of the grinding of food, you could need to twist the disposal blades with a hex key tool to clear the clog. Then, press the reset switch to get the disposal working again. If the tips above fail to get it working like normal, do not succumb to the temptation to shove one of your hands down in the blades to figure things out. Be safe and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance company in Yucaipa.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, your electrical outlets need to be installed with GFCI capabilities to protect against harm in wet areas. If a GFCI electrical outlet is not providing power, push in the red “reset” switch to see if that will restore juice.

If not, or if you’re trying on a typical electrical outlet, make certain that a breaker has not tripped in the circuit breaker box. If you are unsure if a breaker has been tripped, switch it so it is in the OFF position and back to the ON position. Please remember, safety around wiring is critical. If you have doubts, call a professional service.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine will produce quite a obnoxious racket and isn’t a ideal method to get clean clothing. If your washer is abruptly knocking around, the washer might be in trouble. To repair this problem, turn the legs on the appliance to lower or lift all corners until it is straightened out. One other likely scenario is that the washing machine is not balanced. Lift open the lid and rearrange the clothes so they are more evenly dispersed in the drum of the washing machine.

Trying this will help the washer not need to work as hard. If you try to move around the laundry a couple of times to no avail, do not ignore the problem. You could have a loosened drum or motor mount on your hands, which should be easy enough for a professional technician to fix. But continuing to operate your washing machine with this problem could damage other pieces and cause a more costly repair over time.

Call for Help

If none of these quick fixes solve your issues, you can schedule an appointment from Five Star Appliance Repair!


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