Not every appliance issue needs professional repair. In certain cases, the fixes are simple enough to do yourself. Are you experiencing any of the common appliance problems below?
1. Smelly Washing Machine
A bad odor in your washing machine can defeat the purpose of the appliance! If you’re trying to get your clothes fresh but your machine isn’t cooperating, dump two cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda into the drum. Then run a cycle on the hot water setting to remove the smell.
2. The dishwasher isn’t cleaning dishes properly.
Your dishwasher isn’t getting enough hot water. Without hot water, your dishwasher will have a hard time cleaning the grease and food particles off of dishes. Another related potential cause of the problem is that food has blocked your filter.
If food is clogging your dishwasher’s filter, water will not easily flow to the spray arms. Cleaning the screen of the filter will help to remove food and allow access to water. Remove the lower rack of the dishwasher, remove the filter cover, and use a wet vacuum to clean off the screen.
3. Food isn’t getting cold in the refrigerator
Your fridge is being overworked. Overworked refrigerators use an abundance of energy, which in turn will shorten its lifespan.
Make sure your fridge is getting power.
This might sound too simple to be the answer, but a power cord that has worked loose in its outlet or a flipped breaker will shut the entire fridge down.
Open the door. If the light comes on, the fridge still has power and you can move on to the next possible problem-solution set. If the light doesn’t come on, make sure the power cord is plugged in firmly and check again.
4. Refrigerator Leaks Water
Water leakage is a common but alarming refrigerator problem. This issue is often caused by a blocked defrost drain, or a clogged or frozen water supply line.
Your unit’s defrost drain can be blocked by food particles or other debris, and is typically accessible from inside your freezer. You can try to flush the drain from inside the freezer using warm water, though you may need to remove debris manually.
5.Electric Stove does not heat.
There are a few possibilities that can cause this problem. If a single burner is not heating, there is a good chance that it is only the heating coil and connection that are causing the issue. Swap your coil for another one to see whether the issue is with the coil. If the burner still does not work, rewire the connection and try again.