Appliance Trouble Solutions

28 May 2014
 Categories: Business, Articles

Everyday appliances make modern life enjoyable. The time it saves lets you spend more time with family and friends. As well as most modern appliances work occasionally after long use it needs a slight repair. Knowing the signs of a malfunctioning appliance and using appliance repair services Denver means knowing what to do.

No Power

You start your daily chores and the washing machine or dishwasher does not turn on when the button becomes pushed. Most modern appliances have circuit boards and safety features with power surges. It is rare when an appliance just does not turn on. Check to see if the appliance has become unplugged. Then check to see if a fuse has blown. If still no power, check the electrical receptacle itself may have gone bad.

Washing Machines

Washing machines receive heavy use. Keeping a family's clothes clean means several cycles a week. Often leaks develop over time. First make sure you do not over suds. Build up from laundry detergent can clog pipes and drainage holes. Wash occasionally without any detergent and suds often make an appeaance anyway. Other leaks will involve fittings around piping or seals. These take a repairman to fix.

No cycling? Most washing machines will not cycle if the lid is not closed. If the lid is closed and it still does not cycle then the lid switch probe failed. It takes replacement so call a repairman. Also over time push buttons and rotating buttons wear over time and become less calibrated. Those items take replacement. If a washing machine fills slowly with water several possibilities exist. Low water pressure may come from your water service provider so check other faucets to check the pressure. Water hoses have filters so pull out the washing machine and check if the filter has plugged with debris. Also the appliance has seals and over time seals break. Seals can be replaced but that takes a repairman as well.

Clothes Dryers

Where there is washing there will be drying. Clothes that remain damp after proper drying may mean some adjustments are needed. First check the filter that catches the lint since once full dry air does not flow freely leaving clothes slightly damp. Be aware clothes dried on gentle cycle in the washer contain more water since the spin cycle goes has half speed to maintain gentleness. Vent piping sometimes kinks and becomes blocked. Check the piping and clear. Clothes dryers have fewer buttons but again over the years the pushing and rotating wears out the mechanisms. Clothes dryers have a heating element and if it goes out then a repairman becomes needed to check if it is fixable.

Dish washers

Like washing machines, dishwashers are a work horse of the household. It often receives daily use and so overtime small problems can arise. If a dishwasher does not wash or rinse well then several reasons can cause it. Modern dishwashers have options on the cycle to help save energy. Using the longer cycle does best for heavily soiled dishes. If it is still not cleaning well check the water temperature. If the dishwasher comes with an on board heating element then it may have gone out. If not then it is more likely the water heater than the dish washer. Over time seals and mechanized parts wear out and those things take a repair man to fix.

The heaviness of appliances even if you know what the problem is cleaning out vents or pipes often requires a repairman from a company like Jensen Appliance & Refrigeration simply to move it for examination. Appliance service stores have the equipment, to transport and roll your appliance out without causing any back injuries. Often calling a repair man saves a person from calling a doctor.