4 signs your appliance needs help

Here are four signs that your appliances need help:

  1. Dirty Dishes
    If you’ve run a wash cycle on your dishwasher but the dishes still end up dirty, don’t blame your family’s lack of rinsing skills – it probably means your dishwasher isn’t getting enough hot water. The issue could be a defective water pump, water inlet valve, wash arm assembly or something else.
  2. Warm Refrigerator
    If your refrigerator isn’t cooling enough, you could have dirty condenser coils. Just use a long-handled bristle brush to clean them. If that doesn’t fix the problem, it may mean you have a faulty condenser fan motor, evaporator fan motor, temperature control thermostat, or another issue. 
  3. Unbaked Cookies
    As fun as it is to eat raw cookie dough (although we don’t recommend it!), unbaked cookies could mean your oven isn’t heating or is heating unevenly. Depending on if it’s gas or electric, the problem could be the igniter, bake element , broil element , thermal fuse, temperature sensor or some other defective part. Get repair help if your oven doesn’t bake easily or your oven isn’t heating.
  4. Wet Clothes
    Assuming you just didn’t forget to turn your dryer on, wet clothes at the end of a cycle means your dryer isn’t heating. This could be due to a faulty thermal fuse, igniter, flame sensor or another problem part. Here are five reasons your electric or your gas dryer won’t heat.

On January 23, 2017, posted in: Appliance Education by