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Last Updated on December 17, 2020
One of the best ways to avoid accidents in the kitchen is to have reputable kitchen appliances that you can depend on. However, before you pick up the phone and call the appliance repairman to come to fix an appliance, try troubleshooting and fixing the appliance yourself.
There are plenty of troubleshooting guides for kitchen appliances at the Appliance Repair website that will help you troubleshoot the problem and even walk you through repairs. In this article, you’ll find a few kitchen appliance repairs that you don’t need to call in the experts for when you can easily find out the problem and repair it yourself.
A Clouded Glass Oven Door
It seems impossible to get that clouded nasty looking grease off your glass oven door because it’s in between the two glass panels. In fact, it’s not that hard at all. You just have to take the door apart, and start cleaning. You need to make sure that the stove is unplugged before you take the door off. Tools you’ll need to clean your clouded glass oven door are listed below.
- A 4-in-1 screwdriver
- Glass cleaner
- Paper towels
- Rubber gloves
- And a nylon scrub pad
Once you’re finished cleaning the door, put it back together, put the door back on the stove and you’re done.
A Leaking Fridge
No one wants to wake up one morning, go into the kitchen, and step in a puddle of water. For most people, the first thing they do is head to the phone to call a repairman when that happens, or simply replace the fridge without even trying to figure out what the problem is. Instead of wasting that money, download the troubleshooting guide and try to fix it yourself. It could be anything from a leaking ice maker to any number of simple fixes. Try to fix it first, then call the repairman if all else fails.
A Smelly Washing Machine
No one wants to open the lid of their washing machine to put in a load of clothes only to be hit in the face with a musty, moldy smell. This doesn’t mean, however, that your washing machine needs to be gotten rid of. Instead, try leaving the door open to promote drying and running half a cup of bleach through the washing machine every couple of weeks to fix the problem. There are tablets you can buy that do the same thing, but bleach works just as well.
Broken Ice Maker
With a broken ice maker, some homeowners just quit using it, while others simply replace the entire fridge instead. There are troubleshooting guides for broken ice makers as well, so there is a way to DIY this appliance as well. There are, of course, many different things that could be wrong with your ice maker, so make sure you download a troubleshooting guide that tells you it all.
Broken Electric Burner
There’s not much worse than being in the middle of cooking a Sunday dinner, only to find that one of your electric burners is broken. While it’s super-easy to just run to the phone and call the stove repairman, take a breath, download a troubleshooting guide and see if you can solve the problem yourself, after unplugging the oven, of course. It’s pretty easy to replace a bad burner or a bad burner socket, without calling a repairman and certainly without replacing the whole oven because of one burner.
These are just a few of the kitchen appliances that you should have no problems downloading troubleshooting guides for and repairing yourself. Try DIY first, then call the repairman if you can’t fix it. You’ll be glad you did.