When an appliance stops working it is either in the middle of doing what supposed to do or refuses to start. A dishwasher will stop in the center of the cycle, an automatic washer does not finish the spin cycle and drain the water or a dryer would not dry clothes. The vacuum cleaner may well not turn on.
Many times the user is so frustrated and upset over the sudden and unpredicted change in plans; the common sense items that should be checked are neglected. Four common sense appliance repair tips are looking at the equipment, look into the power, check the water and ensure that the door is properly closed. This is not the time to be paying a service repair person a higher cost to close the entrance on a dryer or plug-in a dishwasher.
If the owner is lucky, a long hard look will solve the problem. A washing machine making terrible noises may have worked well its way out of place and be out of balance. A dishwasher that is dripping water on the floor may have a lid covering the outlet. A dryer that is not drying clothes properly may have a full lint trap. By using a deep breath and contemplating the appliance, the owner may solve the problem and save a great deal of work.
The next step is to make certain the appliance is connected to an electrical plug properly. Occasionally these become loose and the right interconnection is not made. The 2nd step is to be sure the plug-in has electricity; if the breaker is placed or a fuse burnt off out, there will be no power.
Plugging in an electric lamp or a small electrical appliance will verify the occurrence of power. If there is no electricity, the electric powered panel or breaker package should be checked.If the appliance needs normal water and the problem are lack of water, the first check will be the water source. If there is no water at that appliance, a different problem has occurred.
If a door is not properly sealed, a machine might not exactly operate correctly. A dryer will not turn on if that door is ajar. A refrigerator or deep freeze will not cool properly or freeze properly if the doorway is away of alignment or the gasket needs to be replaced.
These four common sense appliance repair tips may save homeowners time, frustration and wasted efforts. There is no need to disassemble the motor unit if the plug-in used has no power. Starting with the basics often solves the problem.