It’s easy to take stoves and ovens for granted – until they break!
Stoves and ovens are often some of the most regularly used items in a home. They’re staples for holiday get-togethers and daily meals; when they break, it’s more than just an inconvenience.
Thankfully, there are a few ways families can prevent stove and oven malfunctions. Take a look below to learn specific cleaning tips that will help to keep your oven and stove working well and prevent repairs
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Is your refrigerator acting up?
Even when winter temperatures make us feel like we’re living in a giant ice box, having a reliable refrigerator is a serious priority for homeowners throughout the Front Range.
All too often, however, aging parts and damaged electrical components get in the way of enjoying a perfectly-functioning fridge. If you begin to experience issues with your fridge, it might be tempting to pull out a screwdriver kit and try to repair the problem yourself. But because refrigerators are electrical appliances, attempting a DIY repair without the proper knowledge or experience can cause further damage to the appliance and harm to the individual conducting the repairs.
Today, we’ll review the most common issues Colorado Springs homeowners face with their refrigerator and explain which issues you’ll need an appliance repair technician to help you solve.
Do you have a walking washer on your hands?
Washing machines aren’t really able to walk. For many families, however, a “walking” washer is a chronic problem. Walking washers are a minor safety hazard, but they’re also notorious for extending wash cycles and increasing water usage.
Below, you’ll find the definition and causes for a walking washing machine. While there is some basic troubleshooting you can do at home, it is best advised to contact a Colorado Springs appliance repairman to come take a look at any problem appliance.
My dryer won’t heat - help!
The ability to do laundry in your own home saves families time and money. Unfortunately, heating issues are one of the most common issues families experience with their dryer. If the heating element in your dryer stop working completely, you could find yourself passing hours at a laundry mat.
Thankfully, there are only a few parts that cause most heating issues in electric and gas dryers. Although it’s possible to replace any of these pieces yourself, working with a local Colorado Springs dryer repair specialist is recommended to ensure the appliance is repaired properly and safely.
You have a load of laundry that’s ready to be put into the dryer. You put the clothes in, shut the door, press the switch and nothing happens. All you have is a load of wet laundry just sitting there in a soggy pile. Now what? Well, there are a few things that you can check, or that can even be fixed by you before calling a Colorado springs appliance repair person.
A freezer is an appliance which you don’t think about too much, unless it breaks down. If the breakdown is something major, it can run up some expensive repairs or a replacement freezer may need to be bought. But the good news is that something that drastic is rarely needed.
Most freezer issues can be solved by the homeowner without too much investment in time or money. Below are some common issues that freezers can develop, what you can do about them, and when you should call in a professional freezer repair technician.
In general, microwaves don’t need a lot of maintenance and troubleshooting basic problems is pretty easy. That said, microwaves can also be extremely dangerous. Even when unplugged, a microwave can give you a very serious electrical shock. If you doubt your abilities or are unsure about how to make the repair, let a certified appliance repairman in Colorado Springs do the work for you. In some cases, however, it might be cheaper to buy a new microwave.
Any Colorado Springs homeowner who enjoys a good home cooked meal will use their stove and oven quite often. So when either stops functioning correctly, cooking comes to a stop pretty fast. Finding a Colorado Springs appliance repairman to do the work can be more affordable than taking a risk on doing the work yourself. Sometimes a faulty repair can lead to buying a new stove or oven. Luckily, there are some easy repairs you can do yourself that aren’t too complicated. It’s important to remember, however, that if you don’t feel comfortable with any of the repairs described, it’s better to find a Colorado Springs appliance repairman nearby for assistance. Everyone has their limits.
The following is a list of common problems with stoves/ovens and ways to repair them.
Unless you wash your clothes by hand, chances are you use your washing machine pretty regularly. But what happens when it starts to not work properly? Do you call a Colorado Springs washing machine repair service right away, or do you troubleshoot the problem yourself to see if it’s an easy fix?
First, it’s important to note that if your washing machine is under warranty, you will probably need a certified washing machine repair technician to do the work. If you do the work yourself, you’ll risk voiding the warranty and you’ll be financially on the hook for any further repairs.
These are a few common problems associated with washing machines and how to troubleshoot them. You can find more detailed information specific to your washing machine in the owner’s manual.