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Warm Fridges and Wet Clothes: Common Appliance Issues

Avoiding major problems with timely appliance repair

Do you know the signs that indicate your appliances are in need of repair?Everyone has the occasional issue with a load of dishes that doesn’t wash properly, but there are definitely several warning signs that you should keep an eye out for in order to ensure that a small problem doesn’t end up developing into a catastrophe. After all, the cost of a serious repair or a necessary replacement will be unpleasant enough to deal with, and this issue can easily be exacerbated by additional problems such as spoiled groceries.

What Are Some of the Most Common Appliance Issues?

1. Water leaking inside of a refrigerator

If you’ve recently discovered water underneath the crisper drawers, it’s imperative to get your freezer’s defrost drain unclogged. This can easily be accomplished by one of our service specialists, and it will help protect you from ending up with ruined food and the possibility of water leaking onto the floor.

2. Flakes in your ice

Having an ice maker built into your refrigerator is a very nice feature, but you need to pay close attention to the ice that your appliance is producing. The appearance of floaties in your ice is indicative that you need to change your water filter, and luckily this is something you can handle on your own. However, if you begin seeing plastic or black flakes in the ice, you’ll need to contact a professional to replace your ice maker’s broken mold.

3. Clothing that’s still wet after a full dryer cycle

Gas dryers rely on safety coils to access the gas valve as needed. This is usually an efficient method for drying clothing, but these coils do break down rather easily. In most cases, you will initially experience the dryer working properly during the first 30 minutes but then no longer heating up during the rest of the cycle. If you fail to get the safety coils replaced immediately, you’ll eventually end up with a dryer that doesn’t heat at all.

4. The refrigerator is warm

It can be very confusing for homeowners when their refrigerator becomes warm, especially if the freezer is still working properly. There are a wide variety of issues that can cause this problem, including frosted evaporator coils, a broken damper control assembly or a faulty temperature control board. Getting this issue fixed right away is the only way to prevent the constant spoiling of perishable items that need to be kept cold.

Your washing machine, dishwasher, stove and every other appliance is also likely to give you problems at some point. Fortunately, Austin-area residents can easily receive timely and effective appliance repair by contacting ABC Home & Commercial Services at (512) 837-9500.

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