Appliance Issues & Repairs
Being a homeowner is a dream come true for many Americans. However, among all the great things that come along with owning a home, you also have more responsibilities such as the maintenance and repair of any appliance issues. Do you know what to do when things break down? We’re going to help you figure it out by explaining the most common appliance issues you may experience and how you can work towards repairing them.
1. Heating & Cooling System
Our heating and cooling system provides us comfort in our home, and when it breaks down or needs repair, we’re left feeling uncomfortable and unhappy. Comfort system breakdowns can be confusing but there are a few things you can do yourself to try and fix the issue. First, change your filter regularly to ensure proper air flow and efficiency. Next, make sure the system is plugged in. Lastly, determine if your thermostat is set to the desired temperature. If none of these are the problem, you’ll want to hire a professional from Gulfshore Air. We will come out, diagnose the problem, and have it fixed the same day in most cases!
2. Washing Machine
At some point in time, you’ll likely experience a bad smell coming from your washing machine. Don’t give up on your washing machine just yet because luckily, this is an easy fix! Because this is such a common issue, brands have created washing machine cleaners. Grab one from the store and follow the directions, running the cleaner through the washer by itself to eliminate odors. If you’re more of a DIY kind of person, simply bring out the vinegar and baking soda and run the washer on hot. This should do the trick!
3. Ice Maker
When your ice maker isn’t working properly, it could be for a number of different reasons. The first thing you’ll want to do is empty the ice tray. The problem could just be that some ice melted in the bottom of it and froze back up together, not allowing any more ice to pass through. Once it’s cleared, if the ice is producing normally and dispensing as it should, then the problem is solved. However, if this doesn’t fix the problem, you should call a professional for help to avoid larger problems such as replacing a motor or refrigerant line.
4. Oven appliance issues
A vital part of maintaining a properly working oven is cleaning it regularly. Before examining other components that may not be working, clean the oven. If it’s still not operating properly, check that the internal temperature sensor is working. It could be that your oven is working fine, but the sensor is not picking up temperatures. If that’s working as well, contact a professional. It may be time for a new oven.
5. Garbage Disposal
Modern garbage disposals are created for the safety of your home. They are built with triggers that prevent them from overheating, running too long, or operating with other mechanical errors. Because of these common issues, they’re usually built with a reset switch. If your garbage disposal stops working, read the manual to find the reset switch and follow the directions to get it up and running again.
6. Microwave appliance issues
If an issue with your microwave occurs, you’ll want to contact a professional before any further use of the appliance. Microwave issues can create an unsafe environment for your home and your family. Take this matter seriously and call an expert immediately.
More About Us
At Gulfshore Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., we care about the comfort of your whole home. We regularly share tips, tricks, and inspiration on home remedies for any occasion. Visit our blog for more information.
We are a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Comfort Care Dealer in Niceville, FL. Our professional staff can answer any questions you might have. We will also make recommendations as to which system will work best for your individual situation.