It's important for you to make sure that you take care of the appliances in your home so you don't end up dealing with more issues than you have to. There are many tips and tricks to taking care of the different appliances you own to prevent issues and to deal with ones that may arise. Here are some things you should know.
Taking care of your refrigerator
If your refrigerator suddenly stops working, then the first thing you want to do is to check the fuse box and make sure the fuse is still set to 'on'. Even if it looks correct, flip it off and on again to make sure it isn't just caught in the middle. If this isn't the issue, then check the coils. This is a common problem with refrigerators. The coils on many refrigerators are behind the front grille.
Unplug the fridge, remove the grille, and use a coil cleaning brush to clean them. If the coils are in the back of the fridge, then you'll need to pull it out from the wall to clean them. If this was the issue, then it should start working again when you plug it back in, and an added bonus is you will save more on your energy bill when the coils are clean. You should keep the area around the back and bottom of the fridge clean at all times to avoid dirty coils.
Taking care of your washer and dryer
Your washer and dryer may seem like some of the lowest maintenance appliances you own. However, there are still some things that you want to be sure you do in order to keep them working properly and efficiently. You want them both to be on level ground, so there isn't an excessive amount of vibration. You also want to make sure neither one gets overloaded with too heavy of a load of clothing. You also want to make sure you clean out the lint screen after each use of the dryer.
Taking Care of Your Dishwasher
You may think that you never have to clean your dishwasher since its sole purpose is to wash your dishes. However, the filter can get full of food, and this can cause the dishwasher to stop cleaning your dishes correctly. In order to clean the filter, you will remove the lower rack, as well as the filter cover. Take a wet/dry vacuum and clean the screen. Move the float switch and if it is sticky, clean it with warm water. If it still doesn't work, call a washer repair service contractor.
Taking care to not slam doors
You want to make sure you don't slam any of the doors or drawers on any of your appliances. Slamming the doors or drawers can break the doors of appliances and it can also cause other parts to become loose inside the appliances.