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Common appliance issues and easy fixes

Let us show you how to resolve the most common issues with your appliance!

Troubleshooting appliance problems sounds like something only a technician knows how to do. This can’t be farther from the truth, in fact, many troubleshooting problems you can do yourself. Let us show you how you can troubleshoot problems you may run across during the life of your appliance. This list will provide you with some helpful tips that you can do yourself.

If your appliance is on the blitz try these simple steps first:

  • Clean hoses and/or clean or replace filters–This very common problem is probably the easiest to diagnose and fix yourself. You can tell that you have a possible clog in a filter or hose when the performance of your appliance starts to fall. Appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, dryers, dishwashers, and vacuums either use a filter, a hose or both and can fill up with debris causing it to stall or perform below par. For many appliances, this will not only fix your problem, but regular cleaning will extend the life of your appliance.
  • Check if you have electricity–If your appliance appears not to be working and the electricity is still on your home it could be that you have tripped the ground fault interrupter (GFC) on the outlet, indicated by a reset button. Simply press the reset button to reconnect the circuit and provide electricity back to your appliance.
  • Check if your appliance has a reset button–Many appliances such as refrigerators, garbage disposals, and even dishwashers or other appliances that have motors or electronics can come with automatic cut-off features to prevent an overload or other issues. You can easily find their location in your user manual. Simply, reset your appliance to get it working again.

Remember to always read your user manual. Often, it will provide information on how to troubleshoot and resolve simple appliance problems yourself. You might also want to search the internet on how to fix the problem yourself. If you find that you can’t solve the problem yourself it might be time to call a professional