As a homeowner, you rely on your appliances to work properly day in and day out. But like anything else, appliances can have problems from time to time. With routine maintenance, however, you can avoid many common broken appliance issues and keep your home running smoothly. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at seven of the most common broken household appliance issues and how you can prevent them with regular maintenance.
1. Not enough power
When it comes to home appliance repairs, one of the most common issues is not having enough power to run the appliance properly. This can be caused by a number of things, including loose connections, blown fuses, or tripped circuit breakers. To avoid this issue, be sure to check all connections regularly and replace any blown fuses or reset any tripped circuit breakers as soon as possible.
2. The appliance is overloading the circuit
Another common appliance problem is when the appliance is overloading the circuit it’s plugged into. This can happen if the appliance is using more power than the circuit can handle or if there are other appliances on the same circuit that are also drawing power. To avoid this issue, make sure to plug appliances into their own dedicated circuits whenever possible.
3. Vibration and noise
Many appliances can cause vibration and noise when they’re not operating properly – this can be caused by worn out bearings or other parts that need to be replaced. To avoid this issue, make sure to have your appliances serviced by a qualified technician regularly.
When it comes to household appliance repairs and troubleshooting, leaks are another common appliance issue that can range from small drips to major flooding depending on the severity of the problem. To avoid this issue, make sure to check for leaks regularly and repair them as soon as possible.
5. Rust and corrosion
Rust and corrosion are common issues that can affect both the appearance and function of your appliances. To avoid broken appliances, make sure to clean them regularly and protect them from moisture with proper storage techniques.
6. The appliance isn’t draining correctly
Draining problems are one of the most common issues faced by homeowners with dishwashers, washing machines, and other water-using appliances. This could be due to a clogged drain line or pump assembly – check these components before each use of the machine.
To avoid this problem, make sure you clean out your lint filter every few weeks and clear any foreign objects from around the washing machine’s drain hose. Also, ensure you regularly clean your dishwasher’s filters and spray arm nozzles. Booster pumps installed in dishwasher drains help ensure that water flows correctly through drains that connect to garbage disposals.
If available in your model, test it monthly by running water into the sink until the level is above the top of the dishwasher tub rim; then turn on the drain booster pump (if so equipped) which should cause the water level in the sink to drop within a few seconds.
7. The ice maker isn’t working
Another common home appliance issue is an ice maker that doesn’t work properly – this could be due to a clogged water line, low water pressure, or a faulty ice maker unit. To avoid this problem, make sure you clean your ice maker’s filters according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You should also check your home’s water pressure and ensure that it meets the minimum requirements for your ice maker.
Call National Appliance Repairs
Broken appliances are a pain, and routine preventative maintenance can stop you from having to deal with the headache. However, if you’ve found yourself in urgent need of appliance repairs, don’t hesitate to give us a call – we specialise in efficient and reliable repairs for residential ovens, commercial ovens, dishwashers and all your other kitchen/laundry appliances. Whether your model is a Whirlpool, Electrolux or other brand, we’ll get your appliances up and running again in no time.