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.
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
Dishwashers are one of the most time-saving appliances in the house because they can clean a large number of dishes in a relatively short amount of time. And because of improvements in technology, dishwashers are more efficient than ever - saving money on both water and energy usage.
But when something goes wrong with your dishwasher, it can feel like a big mountain to climb to find out the problem and get it repaired. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Remember that safety should always be your top priority when attempting any repair. This means turning off the power to the appliance from the breaker box and using the proper tools for the job.
The following is a list of the most common dishwasher problems and how to troubleshoot and make the repairs yourself.
In Colorado, we experience extreme temperature fluctuations; one day it's 20 degrees and the next it's 80. This should not be the case with your refrigerator. Nothing is more distressing than opening the fridge in the morning for a cold glass of milk to find it dark and warm. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you by doing simple and periodic maintenance.
Garbage disposals are one of the few kitchen appliances that are hidden out of sight. We only know they’re there when it’s time to grind up dinner’s food scraps. But when the garbage disposal isn’t working properly, we’re suddenly very aware of how important the appliance is. Troubleshooting your garbage disposal isn’t hard, it just takes a little problem solving, common sense and the right tools.