Has your refrigerator suddenly stopped keeping food cold? Is your dishwasher leaking? You’re probably thinking the worst, that you’ll need to replace the appliance. But don’t panic. More often than not kitchen appliance repair involves a quick and inexpensive fix for these and other appliances. If you experience any of the following 10 problems with your appliances, you may be surprised at how quick and easy they are to fix by a small appliance repair service.
Noticing water on the floor after a cycle runs indicates that there is probably a leak in the seal around the door. Whether it’s a little water or a lot of water, this is probably an easy fix. The seal around the door can eventually crack or come loose from the door, allowing water to leak out as a cycle runs. Replacing the seal should correct the problem, which is a quick fix.
Refrigerator with Temperature Fluctuations
If your refrigerator doesn’t seem to stay cold it may not be anything serious. It’s highly likely that the seal around the door just needs to be replaced and air is leaking in and out. It could also be that the thermostat is off and needs to be calibrated. Both of these problems are quick and easy to fix.
Stovetop Burner Not Working
Sometimes just one burner on your stove will quit working. This is usually due to a wiring issue or a bad burner socket and is easy to repair or replace. You’ll have your favorite burner back in no time at all with the help of a kitchen appliance repair service.
Freezer Collecting Frost
When frost or ice collects on the inside walls of your freezer and on the food inside, it is usually an indication that the seal is leaking and letting in warm air. First, make sure there is nothing in the way of the door that is preventing it from shutting all the way. Next, inspect the seal around your freezer door, looking for cracks or places where the seal is coming apart from the door. Replacing a freezer door seal is another quick and inexpensive fix.
Ice Maker Not Working
Has your ice maker stopped producing ice? The most likely cause is a clog in the water line that fills the ice trays, often caused by ice. This can usually be repaired just by applying heat directly to the ice maker portion of your freezer. If this doesn’t correct the problem, a kitchen appliance repair service can get your ice maker back to making ice shortly.
Dishwasher Detergent Compartment Issues
Is the detergent compartment stuck closed so that your dishwasher doesn’t have any soap to work with? Or maybe the compartment won’t stay closed so that it can open at the proper time in the cycle. Either of these issues is usually an easy fix involving a small part replacement or a tweak in the closing mechanism.
Oven Not Heating or Overheating
Does your oven fail to heat properly? Maybe the temperature setting looks right but the food isn’t cooking fast enough. Or on the contrary, is your oven showing the right temperature but the food is burning before the minimum time suggestion for baking? Your oven may just need a temperature calibration to ensure it is heating to the correct temperature.
Garbage Disposal Leaking
It’s common for garbage disposals to leak. Usually it just needs a new splash guard to prevent water and food from ending up in the cabinet under your sink. Replacing this part is much less expensive than buying a new garbage disposal, so the repair is definitely worth it.
Water/Ice Dispenser on the Fridge Doesn’t Work
If you’re not getting any water or ice through your dispenser or the paddle or touchpad is broken, the repair is relatively easy. The ice maker could merely be jammed and the water dispenser could have a clog in the water line. If a part is actually broken, it can be replaced relatively quickly.
Is your microwave sparking? Does it fail to heat, start and then stop, or the turntable isn’t turning? These are all common problems with microwaves that can be repaired without requiring you to replace your microwave. Small appliance repair services specialize in microwaves and other smaller-scale kitchen appliances.
Experiencing These or Other Problems? Appliance Repair 512 Can Help
Are you in need of appliance repair services? Appliance Repair 512 travels to homes all over Austin, TX and the surrounding area providing kitchen appliance repair, washer and dryer repair, and even water heater repair.
How long do appliance repairs take? It all depends on the individual situation. But we do our best to respond quickly, assess the situation, and provide the fastest possible repair. Call (512) 351-7624 today to schedule a service appointment or request an offer. We look forward to saving you time and money.