It’s normal for appliances to break, and no matter the brand or how good they are, at some point they break down, especially because we use them every day. In other cases, appliances break due to our negligence and failure to conduct the right maintenance practices hence end up requiring repair or replacement. The crucial thing is to know how to spot a problem that needs repair and call the repairman. At Nationwide Appliance Repairs, we service and repair hundreds of appliances with different problems each month. Some issues are simple and only require easy maintenance to fix such as cleaning, but others are a bit complex and need an expert to repair or replace some parts. We have, therefore, compiled a list of the common appliance issues that require repair. Appliances share a few common problems, but they also have specific issues.
Nationwide Appliance Repairs has been in the appliance repair industry for several years, and we’ve come across different appliance problems. Our customers bring a lot of issues to our attention, and here are some of the questions that we get regularly.
When your appliance is not working as it should, it may be a sign of a problem which if not repaired is likely to fail you, or worse, be a danger to you. As a general rule of thumb, when your appliance, be it fridge or dishwasher or any other, starts to malfunction or ceases to work correctly, you should seek professional help. Appliances are built to perform specific tasks and if they aren’t doing that, a professional can help restore them to their optimum working condition.
This is a common problem, especially with refrigerators, washing machines and microwaves. It’s normal for some appliances to make some sound because of their working mechanisms such as fans in refrigerators and magnetron in microwaves. However, these sounds should not be loud. If your appliance is making disturbingly loud or strange noise, something could be wrong. If the noise doesn’t stop after a while, contact an appliance repair to diagnose the problem.
Sometimes appliances spark when you turn them on. This could be dangerous to you and your appliance. If you notice sparks inside a refrigerator or see your stove sparking when you try to light it, unplug the appliance and call a technician to avoid more problems. If it’s your electrical outlet that sparks when you plug in your appliances, call an electrician to fix it before you damage your appliance or get injured.
If a specific appliance is causing lights to flicker or power surges, it may have a problem that requires repair. Therefore, call a qualified technician to examine it.
If you notice ice in your fridge, it’s probably because of a clogged defrost drain. This keeps your fridge from running properly and can be brought about by a number of reasons. One of the common causes is a faulty door seal which allows air to pass into the refrigerator and cause ice to build up. Therefore, call for a refrigerator repair.
If your washer is leaking, it may be the drain pump that is damaged or cracked. The pump cannot be repaired but can be replaced by a professional. Another possible reason for the leak is a torn tub seal. Either way, call a technician to diagnose the cause and fix it.
A common reason why the fresh food compartment can get warm is leaving the refrigerator door open. If the door is closed and the compartment continues to be warm, it may be a problem with the refrigerator’s thermostat, heater or time. Therefore, contact a technician.
When your oven starts to take longer to heat up when cooking food, it could be due to a number of reasons. For electric ovens, it may indicate an issue with the bake element, and for gas ovens, it could be a problem with the glow-bar ignitor. In either case, you’ll need to seek repair services from a qualified provider.
If the plate doesn’t spin, food will not cook consistently. It could be a burned out or worn out motor that’s making the plate not to spin, or it could also be an issue with the main control board. Call a technician for accurate diagnosis.
It is hard to say how much time a repair will take as it depends on the item and the extent of the repair. However, from our experience, most repairs take about 30 minutes to an hour.
Unfortunately, you have to be present when our technicians come to your come. We always give customers a courtesy call prior to the technicians’ arrival. If you can’t make it to the appointment, kindly let us know in advance so we can reschedule to a more convenient time.
When buying anything over the internet, you must be very careful to avoid being conned or purchasing inferior products. If you come across spare parts that are priced lower than the normal prices, it could be an indication of an inferior item or products that are not genuine. To be on the safe side, buy from authorized dealers.
Yes, we do. We keep most of the spare parts to ensure prompt job completion. Our parts are genuine and come at great prices. Visit our webshop to check the spare parts we have and their prices.
We offer our customers 2 different warranties: parts and labour.
- Parts – We offer a 12 months warranty on all our spare parts. If the part we install breaks down within that period, you won’t need to pay for another part
- Labour – We give our customers a 3 months warranty on labour.
Yes. Nationwide Appliance Repairs provides warranty service on most appliances. We have partnered with the main brands to service and repair their products. We also have genuine spare parts for all the brands.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to determine how much it will cost you without knowing the appliance and the problem. We only provide an estimate once we inspect and diagnose the appliance. If you know what the problem is and the part that needs to be replaced, then we can let you know how much the spare part will cost. You can also visit our page (spare parts shop) to check the prices of the spare parts you need.
When scheduling the repair, we usually ask for the brand, make/model, and the problem you’re experiencing. With this information and our expertise and experience, we are able to determine the parts to bring with us for the repair. In case we haven’t stocked the item your appliance requires, we will order the part from the brand. Shipment takes 2-5 business days, but we make every attempt to the part as soon as possible.
We prefer to conduct all repairs at your home. Once you contact us, our technicians come to your home with all the tools and spare parts required for your specific appliance. The technicians always try to get your appliance up and running without it leaving your home. However, some repairs may require us to take an appliance to our support center.
Yes. However, you need to call us before 12 pm AEST to get same-day appliance repairs. Though we are based in Melbourne, we have support centers across Australia and a large fleet of mobile service vans that enable us to attend to your issue on the same day. Our technicians also carry most spare parts with them to be able to fix the item onsite.
If you’re wondering if your broken appliance is worth repairing, Nationwide Appliance Repairs can help by conducting a full diagnosis on your item to check its full condition. Technically, it all depends on the extent of the damage, the availability of spare parts, and the age of the appliance. Our experts have dealt with different appliances for many years and will give you an honest opinion, from a professional view, whether the cost of repairing is a better value than replacing the appliance.
Nationwide Appliance Repairs provides service and repair for a wide range of appliances including home, kitchen and laundry appliances. These include, but not limited to cooktops, dryers, dishwashers, freezers, ovens, refrigerators, and washing machines. We repair appliances of all brands, including but not limited to ASKO, Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, GE, Kenwood, LG, Maytag, Philips, Samsung, Simpson, SMEG, and Whirlpool. In addition, we can handle all makes and models.
Whenever you notice a problem with any of your household appliances, do not wait for it to get worse. Contact Nationwide Appliance Repairs to schedule a repair. We provide reliable appliance repairs in Melbourne and other areas across Australia. We also have quality replacement parts which come at great prices.