There are many different problems that occur with large appliances. Listed below are some of the most common problems, and reasons why you need to make sure you’ve hired a good appliance repair technician to fix them.
CLOTHES DRYERS: A clogged dryer vent is a common problem Appliance Repair Van Nuys. “My dryer is not heating” is a regular complaint. This actually can be serious. Each year in the U.S. clogged vents cause over 50,000 fires. This is an issue that needs to be handled by a trained repairman who is an expert in repairing clogged vents. With the right appliance repair expert your dryer will be heating up again like the day it was purchased!
WASHING MACHINES: In many of the new front-loading washing machines, the rubber “boots” (rubber gasket) around the door become moldy. These front-loading machines are super because they use less water, as the water level does not have to fill to the top like in a conventional machine. Most manufacturers’ now offer front-loading machines like Maytag washers, Neptune washers, and Whirlpool Elite washers, however, they are more expensive than top loaders. You don’t want to risk breaking such an expensive machine by trying to fix it yourself. Most appliance technicians have received the proper training to clean the rubber boot of your front-loading washer, taking care to ensure its integrity and to spare you the expensive of replacing the boot. After, the repair is complete, the customer is advised to use an “Affresh” tablet regularly, to abate this problem. If your washing machine is not draining properly, stops mid-cycle, or if the detergent dispenser is broken, our technician can make a house call within a few hours to fix the problem.
REFRIGERATOR: Refrigerators come in different configurations. Those with coils underneath the unit should be cleaned every two or three years. If the coils are on top, they should be cleaned annually. If the coils of your refrigerator are on the back of the unit, dust and dirt on the coils need to be cleaned and removed. If not cleaned regularly, the build up of dust and dirt will cause the compressor to overheat. This will cause the unit to shut down causing the food in your refrigerator to spoil which would be costly.
STOVES / RANGE: Gas stoves have a common problem affecting the “glow bar” (the bake or broiler igniters). These become weak after repeated use and must be fixed in order to ignite the gas-stove element. On electric stoves, the top elements sometimes go out. Removing the elements to clean food out of their sockets can result in the element burning out; sometimes the block gets burned out as well. This is a common problem that a competent appliance repair man will be skilled at repairing.
DISHWASHER: Frequently, a dishwasher’s water valve will get clogged due to minerals in the water. A build up of deposits may also appear on the valve screen. These can, in many cases, be professionally cleaned. Sometimes the valve needs to be replaced. Another customer complaint is that the interior sides of their dishwasher get slimy. The use of white vinegar, while running a dishwashing cycle, remedies the problem. So, if your dishwasher isn’t cleaning properly, or you notice water leftover at the end of a cycle, or the soap dispenser is broken, a good technician should will arrive at your home within a few hours to make the repair.