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We all have a multitude of appliances in our home and most of these, thankfully, work exactly as intended. However, now and then trouble can arise, trouble which renders one or more of our appliances broken. When this occurs, it is much less stressful for homeowners who already have an idea of how to address the most common issues.

Washing Machines

There are a number of issues that might arise with your washing machine. You might notice that it is no longer draining properly, cleaning clothes properly, or even working at all. Fortunately, most washing machine issues are easy to fix.

If the machine isn’t turning on, ensure that the door is closing all the way. If possible, check that there is no damage to the cable from the machine to the mains power. If the machine isn’t agitating or spinning correctly, check that there is nothing physically preventing it from spinning.

If the machine isn’t cleaning your clothes properly but appears to be working normally, try using smaller loads.

Refrigerator

When a refrigerator light isn’t coming on, it can be worrying, but don’t despair! It is certainly frustrating, and many people’s first thought is that their entire system is broken. Fortunately, this is rarely the case; it is more likely that there is a relatively simple issue to blame.

In most cases, this is caused by the fridge failing to register that it has been opened. In some cases, unsticking the plunger switch on the fridge frame, cleaning it with warm water, and reaffixing it (when dry) can fix the issue.

For more complex refrigeration issues, you should seek professional help. If your refrigerator is made by Electrolux, check out www.serviceforce.co.uk/electrolux-repairs/.

Dishwasher

Considering how heavily our dishwashers are used compared to most other household appliances, it is perhaps to be expected that they will fail more regularly than most others. Dishwashers will inevitably give you problems every so often.

If the door of your dishwasher is leaking, the solutions are usually as simple as removing an obstruction that is preventing the door from closing properly. If this doesn’t solve the problem, try cleaning the door gasket with warm, soapy water. The gasket is the seal that runs around the door frame and a build-up of food particles around and on the gasket can compromise the integrity of the seal. If you find that the seal has been physically damaged, you will need to replace it completely.

If water is pooling in the dishwasher and not draining correctly, this is most likely due to the filter becoming clogged. The filter is located at the bottom of the unit. It is designed to catch any food particles or other solids, allowing only water to drain out. If it is clogged, you can simply remove it

When a household appliance that you are relying on most days breaks unexpectedly, or you find yourself needing to assist with repairing something for your family, it always helps to know what you are doing. The appliances and issues listed above are some of the most prevalent, but it is by no means exhaustive. Any household appliance can potentially experience a fault but knowing what to do in an emergency will help a great deal. If you are ever faced with a problem with a home appliance that you don’t know how to fix, you should consult with a professional home appliance repair company. Never attempt to fix an appliance yourself if you don’t know what you are doing. Attempting to do so could potentially result in you sustaining a serious injury or making the problem worse.

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