Appliance repair in corona queens

Performing these preventative maintenance tips regularly will keep your home appliances running smoothly and efficiently. Always refer to your owners manual for proper maintenance procedures and/ or special instructions. Please remember to unplugg the unit before performing any of these methods for your safety.

 

Tip 1: Clean refrigerator coils

cleaninig refrigerator coilsIt is very important to keep your refrigerator's condesor coils clean, so that your fridge can operate smoothly and efficiently. Dirty condenser coils willl have a negative impact on the unit's performance, and could also cause other components to have a premature failure. You may find the refrigerator coils behind the unit (for older model types) or underside of the fridge (for most newer model types). You must remove the back cover or bottom grill kick-plate to gain access to the condenser coils, once accessed use a brush and a vacuum cleaner to remove any dust and debris that has accumulated. It is recommended to do this regularly to keep them as clean as possible, we recommend every 6 months. If you have pets in the house that shed, then we reccomended to do it more frequently. Keeping these coils clean is key because when dust builds up around them, it restricts proper airflow that will cause the compressor and condenser fan to run much longer than necessary. Which then in turn cause the unit to consume much more electricity and cause inadequate cooling. Failing to perform this preventative maintainance procedure in time can cause an electrical component to fail or even worse, make your refrigerator's compressor go bad wich in many cases, may not be cost effective to repair.

Tip 2: Do not overstuff your refrigerator

The freezer and refrigerator compartments require proper airflow to keep your food cool at proper temperatures. It is very important that you do not overstuff your refrigerator because you may accidently block the vents, and that will cause poor cooling inside of the refrigerator. Not to mention that the compressor and the condenser fan motor will run for a much longer than needed.

Tip 3: Check all pockets and do not overload your washer or dryer

washer and dryer maintenance tipsBe sure to double check all your garments and empty out all pockets to prevent any foreign objects such as coins, jewelry, nalis etc.. from getting sucked into the drain pump as the washer machine drains out the water. Failing to do so can result in potencially having a jammed drain pump or even worse, a broken drain pump. Which in either case will require an appliance repairman to come in your aid. Only load your washer machine with clothes to a moderate level, do not overload the machine. Because while you may think that overlaoding your washer or dryer will save you energy and time, it actually has the complete opposite effect. An overloaded washer machine will not allow the clothes to agitate properly and your garments will not get cleaned properly as a result. Overloading a washer machine also puts extra wear and tear on the unit and cuts the life span of the unit short. An over load can fry the drive belts or break the drive coupler on top-loader machines. Always follow the manufactures suggested maximum load weight. If you overload a front-loading washer or dryer, you can cause potential damage to the washer rear bearing or suspension, wich will lead to expensive repairs. The extra load weight in a dryer will not only cause it to take twice as long to dry, but it will also wear out many of its components such as the drum bearing, motor, drum support rollers, and drive belts.

Tip 4: Clean refrigerator gaskets

refrigerator maintenance tips Clean your refrigerator door seals to prvent premature tear and wear and to make sure that the doors are sealing properlyl. If you keep your refrigerator door gaskets clean, they'll seal properly and last for a very long time. But if you allow sticky foods to build up like syrup and jelly on the door gasket it can cause the door to get stuck to the frame making you pull harder on a stuck door and that will eventually tear the gasket. Something like that can also cause the door not to seal properly, and when that happens the fridge has to run longer, and as a result it will boost your electric bill. Clean the door gasket with warm water and a sponge. Don't use detergents; they can damage the gasket.

 

 

Tip 5: Do not slam the doors or lids

washer maintenanceDo not slam your dryer or washer doors, slamming doors can cause the door latches, switches to break and even cause the door to get damaged which can be quite expensive to replace. Appliances need to be treated and handled with care to ensure long lasting years of operations with no problems. So next time you load up the washer machine or dyer, remember that there is no excuse or need to use excessive force when closing the door, because if you allow the lid to drop or slam the door of your washer or dryer, you are wearing out the parts the door that will eventually lead to a problem that will require you to call the repair man to fix. That’s right—you can avoid this repair by lowering the lid and gently closing the door. Pretty easy, huh?

Tip 6: Clean the lint filter and empty double check pockets

dryer maintenance tipsPoor venting on dryers can cause a number of problems if its not taken care of on time, remeber to clean your dryer’s lint screen after every load and clean your dryer duct (the one that vents from the wall to the outside) for better drying efficiency and to extend the life of your dryer. Failure to do so can lead to a number of problems, a clogged lint screen will restrict proper air flow and causes poor venting. You can usually tell if there is an issue with the dryer because the clothes will take twice as long to dry if not more depending on how big of a problem poor venting has become. The machine works twice as hard to dry your clothes and thats something that will boost your electric, specially if its an electric dryer! But that's just the beginning of your troubles, poor venting puts extra tear and wear on parts such as the motor, drum roller supports, electric heater elements, gas valve coils etc... and will cause them to fail. A very common issue that will arise from this situation is blown fuses, these are safety fuses designed to blow if your unit is overheating to prevent any fires. So remenber, something as simple as cleaning your lint screen and dryer exhaust vents periodically and on time will prevent many issues!

Tip 7: Don’t spray switches

Most people clean their home appliance knobs, control panels, screens etc. with spray cleaners, but these liquids can easily work their way into the switches and into electronic components such as control boards and short them out. We recommend that you spray just a little cleaning solution onto a sponge or rag and then clean the the surface, knobs and specially touch-pad control panels. That will reduce the risk of any damages or shorts.

Tip 8: Clean your stove/ range regularly

When it comes to gas stoves, we recommend that you clean the burner assemblies periodically with a stainless steel brush to prevent any cloggs which will prevent the burner from lighting up or a dim/ uneven flame. When a gas burner top no longer ignites the first thing we recommend our customers to do is to clean the burners with a steel brush and or it sometimes helps to use a toothpick to poke through any clogged holes.

Tip 9: Clean your dishwasher screen regularly and pour a half cup of white vinegar

Most dishwashers have a filtering screen under the bottom spray arm that needs to be cleaned regularly in order for it to continue to clean your dishes properly with no problems. otherwise any stuck food particles degrade into sludge that can block proper water flow and reduce the units cleaning performance. A good way to keep a dishwasher clean and deodorized is by pouring a full cup of white vinegar and running a short wash cycle. But do make sure to use white vinegar only and not apple cider as you will not get the same results. Another thing to look out for is to make sure you dont use an excess amount of soap. Using too much soap can build up in dishwasher especially in drain lines and the motor pump which can reduce proper water flow, and may create other problems. To remove soap buildup use a product like Dishwasher Magic, available at most hardware stores and appliance centers.