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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.

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.

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.

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.

Your dishwasher is your best friend. Anyone who has lived any time at all without a dishwasher knows how convenient and time-saving these appliances are. Not only do they spare your hands from drying out under scalding hot dish water but they also do a far better job at sanitizing dishes while using less water.

A lot of people are surprised to learn, however, that their partner in dirty-dish fighting actually needs to be cleaned as well. We’re not talking about complicated maintenance, just some basic tasks you can perform that will make your dishwasher cleaner and more efficient so you can keep using it for many more years to come.

Proper dishwasher maintenance such as this prevents dishwasher malfunctions and the need to call a Colorado Springs dishwasher repairman to come and fix your appliance.

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

Whether it’s leftovers from dinner or store-bought frozen food you’ll cook at a later date, freezers can save both food and money. Even though freezers are very simple to use, things can still go wrong. Some problems are simply human error, while other problems will need some simple repairs to fix.

The following are 5 common problems you may experience with your freezer, and some easy tips on how you can troubleshoot them before calling in a Colorado Springs freezer repairman to fix them.

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