DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you hire an appliance repair in Augusta for assistance, you should be able to keep your household appliances running correctly with the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A unpleasant smell in a washing machine defeats the entire reason for the appliance! If you’re in the process of trying to get your clothes so they are fresh and clean, but the unit will not cooperate, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in warm water and pour in two cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to get rid of the odor. This problem often happens in front-loading machines. To eliminate smells in the future, leave the door open following washes so it will dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool refrigerator is not a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep drinks cold or refreshing, and the food on the inside might also be in danger of becoming spoiled! In most cases, your refrigerator won’t be in need of professional repair; instead interior could just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the rear of the appliance are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and pull it out from the kitchen wall before cleaning the coils. If you cannot notice cooling improvement, it is time to call a professional appliance repair service in Augusta.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven continues to click and the burner won’t light, inspect to be sure the burner lid is on tight and correctly aligned. You could also experience this if you’ve recently had a boil over or spill on the top of the stove.

If that’s not the case, the source is most likely to be a dirty igniter. To clean the igniter on a gas-powered stove, remove the burner lid and wipe away any particles. You can also use a clothes pin to scrape dirt from the grooves. If that does not eliminate the issue, it is safest to not disassemble a lighter unless you have the training; enlist a professional appliance repair company to determine the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal includes self-protection in the form of an overload trip switch. If it is filled up, overheats, is left on for too long, or has another issue, your garbage disposal could just need to be reset instead of fixed. Be sure the switch is OFF. Next, find the switch on the disposal unit under the sink and then press the button. If the switch won’t stay pushed in, just wait a few minutes and then press it again. Now, turn on the water from the faucet and turn the switch on.

If the disposal is clogged with debris and you only hear a humming noise and not the grinding of waste, you may need to manually turn the blades using a hex key tool to eliminate the jam. Then, press the reset button to get the garbage disposal working again. If these tips don’t get the appliance working like it is supposed to, please don’t succumb to the temptation to stick your arms down into the disposal to figure things out. Be smart and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance company in Augusta.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, your electrical outlets need to be equipped with GFCI switches to protect homeowners from harm in wet areas. If a GFCI outlet isn’t generating power, push in the red switch to see if it restores power.

If not, or if you’re trying on a typical electrical outlet, make certain that a breaker hasn’t been tripped in the home’s breaker box. If you are unsure if a circuit breaker was tripped, switch it to the OFF position and then flip it back to the ON position. Just remember, safety around electrical outlets is a must. Should you have doubts, call a professional service.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine will often produce a loud racket and is not a ideal method to get clean laundry. If your washing machine starts banging around, the machine might be broken down. In order to fix this issue, rotate the legs on the machine to lower or lift each of the corners until it is balanced. Another possible scenario is the washing machine is not balanced. Crack open the lid and move around the shirts and pants so that they’re evenly dispersed within the drum of the washer.

Trying this could help your washer to not have to work as hard. If you attempt to move around the clothes a few times without luck, don’t ignore the issue. You might have a loose drum or motor mount on your hands, which should be easy enough for a professional to fix. But continuing to use your washing machine when it has this problem could break other parts and lead to a bigger repair down the road.

Call for Help

If none of these quick fixes can solve your issues, it is time to schedule an appointment from Integrity Augusta Appliance Repair!


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