Appliances that don’t work can be the most frustrating thing ever. With the fast pace environment of the world these days, many simply do not have the time or energy to fix broken down appliances. And with the economy in the state that it is in, almost no one can afford to go buy the latest brand new model, so we are all stuck in a rut with our appliances. Well here are some tips to hopefully get your broken down appliances back up and running in no time.
The four tips I would like to share with you to make sure your appliances are running in top shape are check the electric, check doors and lint collectors, examine the water and scanning the appliance for obvious indicators.
First off, checking and confirming electric Appliance Repair Van Nuys. This can seem very common sense, however many causes of faulty appliances can be attributed to no power. Fuses and breaker boxes can short and leave your appliance seeming like it is broken. Confirm that there is currently active electricity and power to your appliance before taking any further steps.
Secondly, check all doors and lint collectors. Many times especially with dryers and washers, the machines will not function if doors are ajar. Even if a door may seem shut, even the slightest crack or opening could cause your washer or dryer to not operate. Also be sure to check your lint collector, as this will cause clothes to not dry as fast as normal and leave you thinking your dryer is not working as it once did. This is also a fire hazard, so lint collectors should be emptied regularly even with a properly functioning appliance.
Thirdly, you should always examine the water system in the event of a possible malfunctioning appliance. Many a time, an appliance will be malfunctioning not because of the actual appliance itself, but the system running water to and through it. Leaky hoses, improperly placed seals, corrosion and rust can all contribute to faulty water systems running through your appliances. Make sure these are all squared away before going through the motions of buying a new machine, as these are much cheaper fixes than a new machine.
As always, if you determine that everything is in order and the appliance is still malfunctioning, it is best to, before purchasing a new appliance, call your local appliance repair company and get an estimate on the damage and what it will cost to fix it. A lot of times you can save tons of money by having an old appliance repaired and add several years to its life.