DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you hire an appliance repair service in Vancouver for assistance, you might be able to keep your household appliances in good shape with a lot of the tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a foul odor in a washer defeats the entire point of the appliance! If you are attempting to get your laundry items so that they’re fresh and clean, but your appliance will not cooperate, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in hot water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to get rid of the unpleasant odor. This issue frequently occurs in front-loading machines. To ensure no more future odors, crack the door open after cycles so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A lukewarm refrigerator is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely won’t keep drinks cold, and the food inside of it could also be close to spoiling! In many cases, your refrigerator will not need professional repair; instead the inside could just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back of the refrigerator are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug it and move it out from the wall before vacuuming the refrigerator coils. If you can’t see cooling improvement, it is a good idea to reach out to an appliance repair company.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas oven clicks nonstop and the burner does not light, look to make sure your burner lid is tightened and properly aligned. You might also experience this issue if you have had a recent boil over or liquid spill on the top of the stove.

Otherwise, the cause is probably a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter, first take off the burner top and clear away any dirt. You can use a metal clothes pin to scrape debris from the grooves. If that does not repair the issue, it is safest not to take a lighter apart unless you have right training; in this case hire a professional appliance repair company to investigate the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A sink’s garbage disposal includes self-protection in the form of an overload trip switch. If it is clogged, overheats, grinds for too long, or has a different problem, your disposal could simply need to be reset rather than replaced. First, make sure the switch is turned OFF. Next, find the switch on the disposal unit beneath the kitchen sink and press the button. If the switch won’t stay pushed in, just wait 10 minutes and then press it again. Turn on the water from the faucet and then press the switch on.

If the garbage disposal in the sink is filled with waste and you the only thing you hear is a humming sound rather than waste grinding, you could need to manually twist the blades using a hex key tool to eliminate the clog. Next, push in the reset switch to get the garbage disposal grinding again. If the previous tips don’t get things working like it should, please don’t allow the urge to put your hands down in the blades to solve the issue. Be smart and set up an appointment with a professional appliance company in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a kitchen or bathroom, the outlets should be installed with GFCI capabilities to protect people from harm in wet areas. If a GFCI electrical outlet isn’t providing power, push the red reset switch to see if that will restore power.

If it does not, or if you are trying a typical electrical outlet, be sure that a breaker hasn’t tripped in the home’s breaker box. If you’re uncertain if a circuit breaker is tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back into the ON position. But remember, safety near electricity is a must. Should you have concerns, call a professional service.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer can create quite a loud banging and is not a great method to clean clothes. If your washer starts banging, the appliance might be broken. In order to fix this problem, turn the legs of the machine to lower or lift each of the corners until it is balanced. Another possible scenario is that the washing machine is not leveled. Open the top and rearrange the shirts and pants so that they are dispersed inside of the drum of the washer.

Doing this should help your washing machine not have to work quite as hard. If you attempt to rearrange the clothes once or twice without luck, don’t ignore the problem. You might have a loosened motor or drum mount to deal with, which should be easy enough for a professional repairman to fix. But if you continue to use the washing machine with this problem could damage some of the other pieces and lead to a bigger repair later.

Call for Help

If these tips are able to fix your issues, you can schedule an appointment from Hall Appliance Repair!


Appliance Repair Cost
Appliance Safety
Emergency Appliance Repair
Repair or Replace Appliances
Refrigerator Parts