The best treadmill and fitness equipment repair services in Nairobi Kenya. Bestcare Services technicians repair, install and service fitness and gym equipment in Nairobi.We handle Treadmills, Elliptical, Exercise Bikes, Steppers, Rowing Machines,er, elliptical machines, Gyms, Vibration Platforms, Repair damaged gym cables, upholstery & more.
Get Fast service & reasonable rates for treadmills, elliptical, steppers, recumbent & upright bikes and more. By maintaining your equipment (every 6 months recommended for residential use, and 1 to 3 months recommended on commercial equipment) you can increase its lifespan, prevent breakdowns before they happen, spot potential problem areas. Call or e-mail us to schedule a Preventive Maintenance.
To receive your Free Preventive Maintenance quote simply email us your fitness equipment, make or brand, model including Accell . AFG Fitness . Bladez Fitness . BH Fitness . Bodyguard Fitness . Bowflex . Bremshey . Cateye . Cybex Diamondback . Endurance . Epic . Eurosport Fitness . EVO . Fitline . Freemotion Fitness . Free Spirit . Health Rider . Horizon Fitness . ICON Fitness . Image . Ironman . Keys . Landice . Life Fitness . LifeSpan . Nautilus . NordicTrack Pacemaster . Precor . Proform . Quantum Fitness . Octane . Reebok . Schwinn . Smooth . Sole . Spirit . SportsArt StarTrac . True . Tunturi . Vision . Weslo and more in Nairobi – Kenya.
We repair a variety of washing machines, Washing Machines and dryer brands and handle all Nairobi Washing Machines Repairs needs for all appliance brands. We can repair and service Washing Machines brands such as AEG, Daewoo, Asko, Ariston, Beko, Bosch, Bosch, Siemens, FRIGIDAIRE, Amana, Panasonic, IKEA, BAUKNECHT, Mika, Asko, Sanyo, Bush, GE, Indesit, Neff, Candy, Hitachi, Zanussi, ELBA, BEKO, VON HOTPOINT, Armco, Maytag, Kenmore, Kitchenaid, HP, Bruhm, Miele, Ramtons, Ariston, LG, Smeg, Sharp, Toshiba, Daewoo, Haier, Fisher & Paykel, Hoover, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Samsung and many other brands and models.
Get Washing Machine Repair services from Bestcare Appliances Repair Nairobi Kenya. We also offer washing machine installation, maintenance, cleaning and spare parts replacement in and around Nairobi Kenya.
Has your washing machine broken down? Is it failing to turn? Is the wash cycle not completing or going fully? Or maybe the drum is failing to fill with water? Then you’ve come to the right place. If you searched for Washing Machine repair near me, then you landed on the correct address. Bestcare Appliances Repair Nairobi Kenya is a local repair and service company with technicians located all across the greater Nairobi region. We have years of experience repairing appliances for both households and commercial establishments, offering high-quality workmanship at affordable prices.
We are proud to say that we are the only company in Kenya to offer a 3-month service and a 12-month parts warranty. And not only that, when you call us before 12 noon today, we offer same-day delivery. So if your Washing Machines is not working as it should, trust that Bestcare Appliances Repair Nairobi Kenya will have it fully repaired and functioning in no time.
We repair a variety of washing machines, Washing Machines and dryer brands and handle all Nairobi Washing Machines Repairs needs for all appliance brands. We can repair and service Washing Machines brands such as AEG, Daewoo, Asko, Ariston, Beko, Bosch, Bosch, Siemens, FRIGIDAIRE, Amana, Panasonic, IKEA, BAUKNECHT, Mika, Asko, Sanyo, Bush, GE, Indesit, Neff, Candy, Hitachi, Zanussi, ELBA, BEKO, VON HOTPOINT, Armco, Maytag, Kenmore, Kitchenaid, HP, Bruhm, Miele, Ramtons, Ariston, LG, Smeg, Sharp, Toshiba, Daewoo, Haier, Fisher & Paykel, Hoover, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Samsung and many other brands and models.
When you need someone to fix your Washing Machines, our trusted and insured team will make sure you get to use your Washing Machines within the day. Call our friendly staff on 0725414578 today and we’ll give you useful consultancy and advise on your Washing Machines problems.
Types of Washing Machines We Repair in Nairobi
Front-loader Washing Machines
Washing Machines Dryers
Twin-Tub Washing Machines
Top-loader Washing Machines
Compact and Portable Washing Machines
Washing Machine – Dryer Combos
Automated / Automatic Washing Machines & Dryers
Semi-Automatic Washing Machines & Dryers
Manual Washing Machines & Dryers
Common WasherProblems for which we offer Washing Machine Repair services in Nairobi Kenya
The washing machine does not start the cycle
The washing machine is slow to fill
The Washing Machine overfills
Wash cycles do not finish / run to completion
The washing machine makes odd noises when on
Having your Washing Machines repaired shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. We understand that Washing Machines are important to any household or business and we provide the best services at the very friendly market rates in Nairobi on washer parts and repair labor cost. For affordable Washing Machines Repairs and services in Nairobi, Machakos, Kikuyu, Limuru, Athi River, Ngong, Thika and environs, you can count on Bestcare Appliances Repair to meet your needs and budget.
When appliances and water are involved, chances are, the result is always a mess. But that’s not the case with our technicians. They have been trained to clean up after themselves, so once they leave your premises, you can get straight to washing your laundry without any worry.
When it comes to Nairobi Washing Machines Repairs, needs, and services, you can trust that Bestcare Appliances Repair Nairobi Kenya is one of the best in the business. We offer fast and immediate service, fully certified technicians, and unrivaled affordable prices that won’t put a dent in your pocket. The next time your Washing Machines breaks down, call us before 12 noon and we’ll be there at your doorstep to have your Washing Machines fully fixed and functioning.
Brands and Manufacturer Models for which we offer Washing Machine Repair Services in Nairobi Kenya :
Whatever the brand of washing machines, we can fix it. Our technicians undergo regular training and refresher programs on how to handle common problems in all popular washing machine / washer brands. They have fixed almost every problem that a washing machine could possibly have and refresher training ensures that they remain on top of the curve in understanding newer models and brands that get released regularly by washing machine manufacturer. The washing machine brands we repair / fix include
All Brands Washing machine repair services coverage areas and locations in Nairobi Kenya.
We offer our washing Machine Repair services in Many estates and residential areas in and Around Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu, Nakuru and Murang’a Counties. The odds are high that you searched for “Washing Machine Repair Near Me” on google and found yourself here. Its because we have technicians and partners stationed in estates, residential and commercial areas and addresses close to you. Home Appliances are bulky and many times, we have found that many clients preffer having their washers, tumble dryers, refrigerators and televisions, among other appliances fixed at home. This is why we have door to door and freelance style services as an option for our clients. We do not charge any call-out fees and our technician will arrive in approximately 30 minutes once you place the request to have them dispatched. The areas covered in our appliance repair services include, but are not limited to : Brookside, Muthithi Road, Raphta Road, Lavington, Hurlingham, NHC Embakasi, NHC, Galeria, Pipeline, Donholm, Zimmerman, Juja, Githurai, TRM, Lumumba Drive, Mirema, Kiambu Road, Embakasi, South B / C, Nairobi West, Tasia, Syokimau, Imara Daima, Machakos Junction, Athi River, Kitengela, Mlolongo, Umoja, Riruta, Riara Road, Gachie, satellite, Kawangware, Mountain View, Donholm, Savannah, Ruai, Greenspan, Buru buru, Kayole, Dandora, Maringo, Kerarapon, Utawala, Nakumatt Junction, Valley Arcade, Woodley, Yaya Center, Komarock, Karen, Ngong, Lenana, Ngumo, Valley Arcade, Kibera, Dagoretti Corner, Embul Bul, Kiserian, Upperhill, Roysambu, Ruiru, Kasarani, Pangani, Kahawa, Thoome, Ngara, Juja, Jacaranda, Kajiado County, Machakos County, Kiambu County, Nairobi County, Maziwa, Muthangari, Gigiri, Ruaka, Peponi, Loresho, Kabete, Spring Valley, Kyuna, 87, Uthiru, Kinoo, Muthiga, Mountain View, Riverside, Kitisuru, Thigiri, Parklands, Rosslyn, Nyari, Muthaiga, Runda, Kikuyu, Miwani, Mitaboni, Machakos Junction, Kenya Israel, Emali, Kyaka Hotel, Gelian Hotel, Lukenya, Daystar University, Athi River Town, Kitengela Town, Mlolongo, Makadara, Madaraka, Langata, Kiserian, Ngong Matasia, Ngong VET, Kajiado Town, Isinya, oloolua, Murang’a, Kenol, Gatundu, Gatanga, Githunguri, Karatina, Juja, Kahawa West, Kahawa Sukari, Jacaranda Estate, Hamza Estate, Fedha Estate, Maringo, Kaloleni, Makongeni, Jerusalem, Highridge, Highrise
Other Appliance Repair Services You can get From Bestcare Appliances Repair Nairobi Kenya
Besides washing machines, we also do Cooker repair, freezer repair, fridge repair, oven repair, electric cooker and oven repair, gas cooker and oven repair, charcoal grill assembly and repair, grill assembly and repair, dishwasher repair, television repair, air conditioner repair, hvac,repair,nairobi,kenya,services,maintenance,install,installation,spares,spare,parts,spare parts, lawn mower repair, grass cutter repair, trampoline repair, generator repair, shower repair, swimming pool cleaning, hood extractor installation and repair, water dispenser repair, water purifier repair, water dispenser spare parts, water purifier spare parts,
A washing machine that shakes and moves too hard, to a point of jumping can be quite concerning. It can be scary and concerning. The odds are high that your clothes aren’t evenly distributed inside the washing machine drum. Outside of an improperly-loaded machine, the most common source of a shaking washing machine is that, the appliance legs are not level, which is an incredibly easy fix. If it will not stop shaking after you’ve leveled it, you may have to replace the washing machineshock absorbers. This can be a tough fix for a non-professional. If you ever run into a problem that you can’t solve, consult Bestcare Washing machine Repair Services Nairobi for a quick fix
While modern washing machines are much quieter, problems still arise when machines enter their spin cycle. Although machines can be inclined to move about a bit during a wash cycle the trouble only starts when the machine isn’t sufficiently stable to cope with the rapid spin cycle.
Why would a washing machine jump and shake a lot ?
The age old technical support question – is it plugged in? doesn’t really apply if you know that the washing machine has been spinning. The same concept applies however. Before developing visions of currency symbols pouring out of your wallet, there is something that you can check. Even if you did have your machine professionally installed and the feet were adjusted, weeks or months of rumbling along can in fact impact on the legs. The legs or feet form the foundation of the stability of your machine and should be the first port of call when instability looms.
Check that the legs are equally levelled out in the space that the machine occupies. It is also possible that the floor is uneven, and the legs need to be altered to align the balance the slope on the floor. Most washing machine legs have lock buts, so the legs should stay in position after they have been stabilised. An enormous proportion of shaking and jumping from washing machine comes from the simple lack of stability when the legs are not aligned.
The Washing Machine Tub dampening straps
Inside your washer there will be four tub dampening straps. The are rubber straps that are attached at the top of the drum tub and to the top of the machine to keep it in place and cushion the strong movement and vibrations, particularly during the spin cycle. When these become stretched or fail completely then the tub will bang against the side of the machine during the spin cycle. It will be exceptionally bad when only one has failed creating an imbalance offered by the other three straps.
It is recommended to replace all four of the straps at the same time so that the balance and equilibrium is optimal after the fix. They are easy to access by removing the top cover on the machine.
Washing machine Snubber ring, Damper pad and Tub wear pads
Many washing machines have a ring located at the base of the machine which cushions the tub support assembly from the base of the machine. This is called the snubber ring and helps to dampen vibrations during the spin cycle. Some machines have damper pads that perform the same purpose. These two items are made of solid plastic which wears away over time. This is to be expected if they are performing their purpose correctly. When worn completely the tub and the base of the machine will make contact and the machine will shake and jump uncontrollably.
To replace them, you will need to remove the front panel to open the machine. You will then need to remove the front suspension springs, replace the snubber and then reverse the process when you disassembled it. Remember that the suspension springs are tensioned so always ensure that you have protective wear. If you in any doubt, get your local washing machine repair service to send a qualified engineer to replace the parts for you.
Washing machine Shock absorbers
If you have a front loading machine, you can rest assured that your machine is fitted with shock absorbers. These will be attached to both the tub and base of the frame casing. To replace these, you will have to remove either the front or the rear casing and in some cases possibly both. There are several tell tale signs that there is a problem with the shock absorbers. Visual inspection would indicate a leak or broken components. The machines behaviour when spinning will present a loud knocking or banging noise. If the shock absorbers are failing, then other components in the machine are at major risk of failure due to damage. While you are inspecting the shocks, also ensure that the suspension rings are not wearing too.
While replacement may appear straightforward, you should always remember to disconnect and discharge any power from the machine. If in doubt or the physical stamina required to pull the machine out and open it up is too much, call your local washing machine repair service who will send out an engineer that will complete the repair quickly.
While there are some simple fixes for problems that washing machines present, it is often better to call in a repair service to have a look. Quite often an experienced eye will spot cumulative problems that may have developed as a result of the machine doing the two steps across your kitchen or utility room floor. Addressing the resulting problems at the same time will save you a lot of time, money and anxiety.
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We offer pumps installation, repair and maintenance, drain cleaning and repair, valve repair and replacements in Nairobi. We also deal with water heaters including instant water heaters.
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We have experienced plumbers allover Nairobi near you, ready to provide solutions. This is probably why you found us when you looked for “plumbing services near me” Call us today on 0722566999 for plumbing services in and around Nairobi Kenya.
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Bestcare Services offer the best washing machine repair services in NairobiKenya. We do washing machine and tumble dryer fault analisys, washing machine repair, washing machine maintenance and washing machine parts and spares replacement. If you searched for “washing machine repair near me“, then you landed on the right address. Dial 0722566999 to get your washing machine back to work soonest.
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Runda is a residential estate based in Runda Nairobi Kenya ‘s larger Westlands Region. Bestcare Services offers home & business services in Runda Area. These services include Home appliance repair, home improvement, gardening, home repairs, Security services, cooking and home chef services, home care services, Moving and relocation, Mobile Beauty & Wellness, Cleaning, Dry cleaning pick up & delivery, Gardening, Landscaping, Trades and Odd jobs, Builders, Removals & storage, Waste removal, Inventory services, Pest control, Appliance repair, Mobile Car Services, Christmas trees, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, Cleaning Services, Gardening, Grass Cutting, Oven Cleaning, Pest / Vermin Control, Window Cleaning and more.
FRIDGE REPAIR, GAS REFILL, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, PARTS IN Runda Nairobi Kenya
Fridge, Freezer, Refrigerator, Coldroom, installation, repair and maintenance services in Runda Nairobi Kenya & Mombasa Kenya. Fridge repair in Runda Nairobi Kenya & Mombasa is a key service at Best Appliance Repairs. Fridge repair may be necessary if your fridge is not cold enough or too cold, is leaking, or if the freezer is not defrosting properly. Other possible issues include a broken ice maker, unusual noises, the fridge is running too long, or the light inside of the refrigerator won’t turn on.
WASHER / WASHING MACHINE REPAIR IN Runda Nairobi Kenya
Washing machine repairs is our specialty at Best Appliance Repairs and we engage in the installation, maintenance, repair, service and parts replacement of washing machines and tumble dryers in and around Runda Nairobi Kenya Kenya. Your washing machine and / or Tumble Dryer is one of the hardest working electrical / mechanical laundry appliance in your home and a broken washing machine can be a major problem as we rely on them for our hygiene and health. However, a broken washing machine does not have to be a disaster or an expensive problem to fix. Best Appliance Repairs will send you the expert you need to take care of machines that require repair, installation, maintenance and service in Runda Nairobi Kenya Kenya
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COOKER AND OVEN REPAIRS IN NAIROBI AND MOMBASA KENYA
Get all your cooker and kitchen appliances repaired by extensively trained specialists
Fixing cookers and ovens by any makes and models Providing all tools and common spare parts 1-year guarantee for all work done
Get your cooker and oven repaired at Best Appliance Repairs
Schedule and book your cooking appliance repair service online
A skilled City & Guild and Gas Safe registered technician will visit you to diagnose your appliance
He will use his tools and spare parts to fix the problem on the same day, if possible
The expert will perform a free test to ensure that your appliance works as it should
Count on your local oven repair expert for lasting results
There’s never a good time for a broken cooker or oven but when it happens, it puts everything on pause, causing you so many troubles dealing with your family meal routines. So, when your oven is not heating up properly, the door is not closing, the fan is noisy or the cooker’s hob won’t ignite, Fantastic Services can help.
Our Technicians have extensive training on how to restore the full functionality of any commercially available cookers and ovens including Neff, Bosch, SMEG, Hotpoint, Zanussi, Beko, Rangemaster, Electrolux, Belling, Bosch, Siemens, FRIGIDAIRE, Amana, Panasonic, IKEA, BAUKNECHT, Mika, Asko, Sanyo, Bush, GE, Indesit, Neff, Candy, Hitachi, Zanussi, ELBA, BEKO, VON HOTPOINT, Armco, Maytag, Kenmore, Kitchenaid, HP, Bruhm, Miele, Ramtons, Ariston, LG, Smeg, Sharp, Toshiba, Daewoo, Haier, Fisher & Paykel, Hoover, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Samsung, washing machine, washer, cooker,freezer,fridge,oven,electric,gas,chargoal,grill,dishwasher,television,air conditioner,hvac,repair,nairobi,kenya,services,maintenance,install,installation,spares,spare,parts,spare parts,lawn mower,grass cutter,trampoline,generator,shower,pool,hood extractor,water,dispenser,purifier,water dispenser, water purifier, and many more.
They follow strict procedures and safety protocols to perform the repairs efficiently and with your high satisfaction in mind.
Don’t hesitate to schedule your appliance repair appointment whatever the problem is with your domestic or commercial device! See below the types of cookers and ovens we can assist you with:
Gas and electric cookers
Dual fuel cookers
The experts specialise in various types of cooker repairs in London
Your electric oven or cooker is not heating to the correct temperature or at all, your oven is noisy or its door refuses to open, the cooking plate of your electric hob is not heating up or working at all. If any of this sounds familiar, contact the local professional today and benefit from a swift and efficient repair service. Here’s a list of the most common oven and cooker repair problems the local technicians have seen and repaired throughout the years:
Common electric cooker/oven repair faults:
Cooker/oven won’t turn on;
Oven fan not working;
Electric oven causing electricity to trip;
Oven door that won’t close;
The oven doesn’t heat to the right temperature;
Strange noises coming from the oven while working;
Oven/cooker keeps cutting out while working;
Oven is not self-cleaning;
The interior light is not turning on/off.
Common gas cooker repair issues:
The range burner will not heat up;
The gas burner won’t light up;
The gas oven is not working but the hob is;
The gas oven temperature fluctuates;
The gas cooker door won’t close;
The gas oven thermostat is faulty;
The gas cooker igniter won’t spark;
A smell of gas is coming from the cooker.
Why choose us for your oven and cooker repair needs in Mombasa and Nairobi
The fully equipped gas and electric oven repair engineer will start the service with a complete diagnosis of your cooker or oven. The repair expert uses original brand-specific replacement parts and always aims to fix your kitchen appliance on the same day. He also brings a wide variety of common spare parts, which he can instantly install on-site. If that’s not possible, the engineer will order the needed component and arrange a second visit to finish off the job.
Fixing any make and model of cooking appliances
The cooker repair engineers have years of experience, so they can repair issues with any gas or electric oven, cooker, hob or hood. In addition, they work with many of the manufacturers and their representatives to ensure that they use the original spare parts for your exact oven or cooker and guarantee long-lasting results.
Fully guaranteed gas and electric oven repair results
Each repair job, no matter how big or small, is covered by a guarantee period of one year. The guarantee also applies to any spare parts that have been installed in your appliance by the certified technician. We can guarantee that each gas cooker repair or electric cooker repair will be completed to the highest standard.
Book a dishwasher repair service by skilled technicians in Nairobi. Your dishwasher will return to its regular duties in 4 steps
Book your on-spot dishwasher service appointment online
The dishwasher technician will arrive to investigate the problem
He will repair the issue or replace the faulty parts with new ones on the spot
The technician will test your appliance to ensure that everything is working properly
Get dishwasher repairs in Nairobi
No matter if you have installed a new integrated or free-standing dishwasher, you expect from it to serve you 10+ years without breaking down. Truth is entirely different – these types of appliances are quite complicated pieces of equipment, and as time goes by, any inside moving component is susceptible to damage from wear and tear. Depending on the type of fault your dishwasher has, the repair work may require specific expertise and qualifications.
At Washing Machines Tech Repair, we’ve partnered with experienced local dishwasher technicians in Nairobi, who will do everything possible to fix your appliance on the same day. They are well-familiar with all dish washing machine models and a range of brands, including Bosch, Siemens, Neff, Beko, Miele, Hotpoint, and more! Whenever you need emergency repairs or a routine check-up, we’ll send a City & Guilds-certified specialist to get your appliance fully operational, and your dishes spotless and cupboard-ready again!
Your local dishwasher repairman has the equipment and access to genuine spare parts to complete the repair job for the following types of appliances:
Freestanding or built-in/integrated dishwashers;
Appliances with traditional manual design or Wi-Fi controls;
Full-size and slim line models;
Choose a dishwasher repairs service near you that has everything covered
Dishwasher stopped working? Does the appliance flash warning lights? The skilled technician is at your disposal if you ever experience any of the following problems:
Unusually loud noises coming out from the machine;
The appliance does not drain the water away;
The machine is overflowing or leaking water underneath;
The appliance does not properly clean or dry the dishes;
The appliance does not heat up effectively or at all;
The appliance does not receive any water;
The appliance salt compartment is full of water;
The soap dispenser doesn’t open during a wash cycle;
The machine smells bad;
The appliance’s arms don’t spin;
The appliance is tripping the electrics;
The dishwashing machine leaves a white chalky residue on glasses.
Our trusted dishwasher repair service providers can fix appliances of any make and model, and thus, prolong their lifespan by using original spare parts, purchased directly from the manufacturers.
Professional diagnostics and repair work
Your dishwasher repairman has passed several rigorous training courses and has been officially recognized by the City & Guilds organization for his high quality of workmanship. Upon arrival, he will use appropriate tools to disassemble your domestic or commercial appliance and will fix the problem in one visit if possible. For an extra measure of safety, the technician will perform full functional and safety tests, free of charge.
Fixing models by any manufacturer
The specialist knows his way around virtually any dishwasher on the market, be it a modern model with complicated electronics or one that has been already discontinued. If the repair work demands it, he can also order extra spare parts at no delivery or supply fee.
Satisfying results backed with a guarantee
Once your appliance is fully repaired, all work done by the dishwasher technician will be fully guaranteed for a period of one year. This goes for all parts that the expert has replaced, as well.
Discover the full potential of your appliance
The expert can offer you personalized dishwasher maintenance services to help you learn how to keep your appliance up and running long after the manufacturer’s estimated expiration date.
The best fridge repairand refrigerator repair services in Nairobi Kenya. For fridge installation, fridge repair, fridge defrosting, fridge gas refill, fridge maintenance services in and around Nairobi Kenya. We offer fridge repair, fridge installation, fridge defrosting, fridge parts and spares, fridge compressors, fridge doors and more services in Nairobi, Kiambu, Thika, Machakos, Nakuru, Eldoret and Mombasa Kenya
So you’ve just taken delivery of a new refrigerator. Now it’s time to install it in the nicest spot of your kitchen, ready for all those admiring glances and chilly vegetables. Installing it yourself isn’t hard to do: just follow these simple steps and you’ll be up and refrigerating in no time.
Unpack the fridge outside before the fridge repair procedure
The huge cardboard boxes that the fridge was shipped in is easier to open outside, where you have room. Remove the cardboard box and other packing parts and set them aside. Don’t throw them out until the refrigerator has been up and running for a few days, though, in case you need to return it for replacement or repair.
Inside the refrigerator, remove all of the shelves, drawers and other components and set them aside so they don’t get damaged while installing. However, leave the plastic covering on the refrigerator doors in place: this can protect them from damage as you move them.
Move the refrigerator to conduct fridge repair
To move a refrigerator, the easiest way is to use a dolly or hand truck, tilting the refrigerator on one side so the weight is balanced on one side. Never put a refrigerator on its side or upside down: this can weaken or damage the cooling mechanism inside. If you need to carry it up stairs, keep it as upright as possible and move carefully to avoid knocking it.
Take the doors off during fridge repair
Larger refrigerators are especially difficult to move, because they often won’t fit through the doorways in your house. There is a hidden trick here, though: all refrigerators are designed to have removable doors. The doors are held in place by bolts at the top and bottom, and can be removed by undoing them. Check the manual for details on this, though: some may require that you remove the bolts in a particular order, or remove other parts (such as water feeder lines) first.
Once the door (or doors) are removed, the refrigerator will be much thinner and easier to move into the kitchen. Once it is installed, you can replace the doors by reversing the sequence and you are good to go.
Mind the gap between the fridge and other items and walls
You, of course, measured the space that the refrigerator and bought an appropriately sized one. But it never hurts to double-check: Before you move the refrigerator inside, measure the spot that it is going into, taking note of the depth, height and width. Then compare this with the measurements of the refrigerator itself and air gap that the manufacturer recommends. You’ll find this in the manual that came with the refrigerator This gap allows air to circulate, carrying away the heat that the refrigerator is removing from the food inside. The size of the required gap varies with different models and types of refrigerators, so make sure you check this and have the space you need.
How to level your fridge
Modern refrigerators don’t have the exposed coils that you might remember on the back of your grandparents’ fridge. These were one of the main ways that refrigerators were damaged: crack these fragile pipes, and the coolant would escape. Instead, the coils on modern refrigerators are mounted inside the body, against a metal plate on the back of the fridge. You still need to make sure that this plate has the space to radiate the heat away, though: most fridges will require a space of 2 inches or so to provide the proper air currents. If you are interested in how refrigerators work, read my article on the cool physics of refrigerators.
You should never skimp on the air gap: your refrigerator might still work if you do, but it won’t run as efficiently as it could, and you are shortening the life of the refrigerator by making it work harder to remove the heat.
You should also double-check on the space required for the door and hinge: some refrigerators will require a lot of clearance to allow you to open the door properly. Again, the details of this should be in the installation guide.
Slide the fridge into the space
Once you are happy with the space that the refrigerator will go into, put it in front of the space, but with enough of a gap that you can get behind it. Sweep out the space to get rid of dust and dirt, then connect the power and water, making sure that the cables for both are against the wall so they won’t get caught as the refrigerator slides in.
Push the refrigerator in slowly, checking that it is not getting caught on any cables or flooring. Many fridges come with wheels on the back to make this easier: lift the front up gently so the front legs are off the ground and push backward gently.
Once it is in place, check the air gap on each side to make sure it is as wide as the manufacturers recommend. If not, pull it out, move it in the required direction and slide it in again.
Now you can replace the doors if required. These will need leveling to make sure that they are flat against the front of the refrigerator and form a tight seal. The method of doing this varies but usually involves adjusting a screw at the bottom of the door to level it. You should also make sure the refrigerator itself is level, as they work most efficiently this way. See this article for details on how to do this
Next, install the shelves and trays, close the doors and let the refrigerator start working. Don’t expect the fridge to become cold immediately: some refrigerators may require a few hours for the cooling system to settle down and start working after being bounced about during shipping. However, if you aren’t detecting any drop in temperature within 24 hours, call the retailer or manufacturer and ask for assistance.
FRIDGE FAULT DIAGNOSIS AND FRIDGE REPAIR
Your refrigerator is arguably one of the most important appliances in your home – after all, it keeps your food from spoiling, saving you from many trips to the grocery store. However, refrigerators are not indestructible. They suffer from daily wear-and-tear just like other home appliances. While some problems are more serious than others, many can be solved by a quick fix without the help of a refrigerator repair technician. However, before you can fix the problem, it is important that you pinpoint its source.
Pay attention to the symptoms exhibited by your refrigerator in order to find the source of the problem. Then refer to our guide below on quick fixes that don’t require you to call a professional or purchase a new fridge entirely. It may just be a case of simply unplugging and re-plugging or purchasing some replacement parts.
Fridge Repair when Water Leaking on the Floor
Not only is this problem dangerous to people who are walking around your kitchen, but it is also a little bit tricky to solve as it can be caused by a couple of things. Luckily, the two most common causes have a quick and easy fix that usually don’t require the help of a professional.
One cause of water leaking onto the floor is a blocked de-frost drain. The defrost drain is typically located on the back wall of the freezer, right above the slope from the floor to the back. A buildup in food particles or debris can clog the drain hose, leading to ice buildup and water leaking out of the freezer and fridge. To fix this, try draining the hole from the inside using warm water. Use a long, slender instrument such as a pipe cleaner or turkey baster to remove the clog.
If this doesn’t get the job done, you might have to manually remove the buildup that is clogging the valve at the end of the drain hose. Locate the defrost drain hose in the back of the service panel by pulling your fridge away from the wall. This hose should have a rubber valve that helps catch debris and prevent clogging. Wash the valve with hot water and soap then reinstall.
A clogged or frozen water supply can also cause water to leak on the floor and puddle under your fridge. This can also prevent the icemaker and water dispense from working properly. In order to fix this, unplug the refrigerator and locate the shut-off valve. This could be located underneath your sink, behind the fridge, or below the fridge in a basement or crawl space. Once you locate it, make sure the shut-off valve is closed and check for any problems in the plastic supply line. If it is broken or torn, you need to replace the water supply line.
If your water line is damaged, you can still use your refrigerator to keep your food cold, you just won’t be able to use the ice or water dispenser.
Fridge Repair when Freezer Isn’t Cold Enough
Is your perishable food spoiling quickly or are you just noticing that your freezer isn’t as frosty as it should be? This is a common problem that is usually an easy fix. If you notice this problem in your freezer unit, check if the back wall of the freezer is cold.
If it is cold, check if you can hear the evaporator fan running or if you can feel air flowing from the freezer vents. If you can’t then it is most likely a problem concerning the freezer evaporator fan. If you can feel the air flowing and hear the fan running, you should check on the refrigerator’s compressor. Clean any dust that could be preventing air from moving across the coils. These are condenser coils that release heat from inside the fridge into the room. If your condenser coils are clean, it may be time to invest in that spiffy French door refrigerator you’ve had your eye on.
Fridge Repair when Unit is cycling too often
Nobody likes a noisy fridge. Not only is it inconvenient because of the constant noise, but it can also cause your energy bill to run high, taking quite the toll on your wallet. There are a few things that can cause your fridge unit to cycle too often – one being a buildup of debris or dust around the condenser coils.
To fix this, you want to begin by unplugging your fridge. The condenser coils are usually located on the very bottom of your fridge and can be accessed from the front or the back. To find the condenser coils, first locate the “grill” and remove it by popping out the snaps that hold it in place. After doing this, use a small vacuum to remove the buildup of dust or debris around the condenser coils. You may even need to use a cloth to remove any buildup in those hard-to-access places. Once all of the debris and dust is removed, put the grill back on and plug the refrigerator back in. Problem solved!
Another common cause of your refrigerator unit cycling too often is setting the temperature too low. Not only will this cause some of your food to spoil, but it also results in the refrigerator working overtime. A good rule of thumb is to set your fridge temperature at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure that you are checking the thermostat on your refrigerator from time to time to ensure that it is running at the correct temperature. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, it may be time to call in a repair technician as it might be the case of a defective part such as a condenser fan motor or thermostat sensor.
Fridge Repair when Fresh Food Compartment Is Warming Up
Before we can discuss the solution to this problem, it is important to understand the connection between your refrigerator and your freezer unit. Typically, the cold air generated by refrigerators comes from the freezer unit, which then flows into the fresh food section of your fridge. Therefore, if your fresh food compartment is warming up, it is most likely because you have an airflow problem.
Your freezer contains an evaporator fan that is responsible for moving the cold air from the freezer into the fresh food compartment in the fridge. This air moves through a diffuser, which is located in the back of the fresh food section of your fridge. If you can hear the evaporator fan running or can feel air blowing from the freezer vents and are still facing an issue, your diffuser duct may be clogged with ice. This is preventing air from passing through and is oftentimes caused by the door being left open for a long period of time.
However, if you can’t hear the evaporator fan running or hear an uncommon humming noise, you most likely need to invest in a new motor for your evaporator fan.
Fridge Repair when Sheet of Ice on the Freezer Floor
If you notice that there is a sheet of ice on the floor of your freezer or any water dripping into the fridge every once in awhile, it is probably an issue of a blocked defrost drain. This is usually a quick and easy fix. Simply store your food somewhere else for the time being, unplug the fridge, and allow it to defrost. This should usually resolve the issue.
However, if you want to be extra thorough, carefully remove the back wall of the freezer compartment before you plug the unit back in. Check for and remove any food or particles that are clogging the small hole at the base of the evaporator coils. If the problem remains, consider adding a drain heater to help the defrost process.
Fridge Repair when Buildup of Frost in the Ice Dispenser
This is a very common problem and a relatively simple fix! In order for ice to fall from your ice dispenser, it needs to be able to open and close. This “door” that opens and closes allowing ice to fall is called a damper door. Your damper door is lined with a special material that seals against the ice shoot and create an airtight seal. If this material on the door gets malformed or dirty, it might not be able to seal tightly, allowing moist air to enter into the freezer compartment. When this air cools down, it turns into frost causing airflow issues and cooling problems. Therefore, if you encounter this problem, simply inspect the damper door for anything that may be causing air to leak through. It may be a case of simply cleaning up the dirt or you may need to buy a replacement part.
Fridge Repair when Ice Maker is overflowing
This is a relatively common problem with a variety of potential causes. The primary problem usually is the water inlet valve. If the water pressure in this valve is too low, it may not fully close when the power is shut off. This will result in the valve leaking water into the icemaker, causing the ice maker to overflow. To resolve this issue, ensure that the water pressure is at least 20 psi. If you check and the water pressure is appropriate, you may have a defective water inlet valve. It may not be shutting off completely or may be stuck open causing water to leak through the valve. Therefore, if the ice maker is still overflowing at a sufficient water pressure, consider replacing the water inlet valve.
Fridge Repair when Refrigerator is Freezing Food
If you notice that your refrigerator is freezing your food, it is most likely a problem with the temperature control thermostat. This thermostat controls the voltage to the compressor and evaporator fan motor; therefore, if it isn’t working correctly, it might cause the refrigerator system to run longer than necessary, causing the unit to be too cold.
Determine if the thermostat is faulty by rotating it from the lowest setting to the highest setting, listening for a click. If you hear a click, rest assured that it is likely not defective. However, if you don’t hear a click, use a multi-meter to test the thermostat for continuity. If it doesn’t have continuity at any setting, replace the thermostat.
Fridge Repair when Water Dispenser Not Working
There are three possible sources that may stop your water dispenser from working.
The first, and most common reason is that your water tube in the door is frozen. To determine if this is the source of the problem, disconnect the tube at the bottom of the door and blow air through it. If the air doesn’t pass through, it is a telltale sign that your water supply tube is frozen. To fix this, simply thaw it out. To prevent this from happening again, make sure to periodically check that your freezer is set at the proper temperature. It should be set somewhere between 0 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is any lower than this, the water line could freeze.
Another possible cause for this issue is a faulty water inlet valve. This valve opens the water supply to the dispenser; therefore, if the valve is defective or if the water pressure is too low, the water valve won’t open. Before jumping to conclusions and buying a replacement part, check if the water pressure to the valve is at least 18 psi.
If your home has insufficient water pressure, it may result in your water dispenser not working. Because the water inlet valve requires a minimum of 20 psi to function properly, this may be the cause of your problem. Check the water flow from your house supply to determine if the water pressure is at least 18 psi.
Your fridge is one of the most important appliances in your home. Knowing what symptoms to look out for and understanding how to fix them can be save you a lot of time and money. If you encounter any of these problems and are unable to fix them, call a repair technician for assistance. If they tell you that it might be time to invest in a new refrigerator, we hope you turn to Bestcare Appliance Repair Nairobi. We carry a wide selection of side-by-side refrigerators, French door refrigerators, stainless steel refrigerators, and counter-depth refrigerators at affordable prices.
Our tumble dryer repair service is fast, responsive and convenient. With a team of over 50 field engineers, regularly trained to work with all makes and models of condenser and tumble dryer, and both our warehouse and service vehicles fully stocked with thousands of lines of tumble dryer spare parts, Domex can provide the very best service for all of our customers.
We’re an approved service centre for a large number of leading tumble dryer manufacturers, including Beko, Daewoo, Whirlpool, LG and many more. This means you’re sure to find a solution to your repair needs with Best Appliance Repair.
FLEXIBLE APPOINTMENT SLOTS FOR TUMBLE DRYER REPAIRS
With three-hour and even weekend repair slots available, you’ll never miss a visit. We will even call you up to 30 minutes before arriving and you can track the status of your repair on our website 24/7.
A range of tumble dryers fixed for you by local engineers
If you notice that your tumble dryer is not working as it should, let Best Appliances Repair facilitate a start-to-finish appliance repair service for you. The certified electrical or Gas Safe-registered engineers, we’ve partnered with, are experienced in fixing all appliance models and brands, such as AEG, Beko, Bosch, Hotpoint, LG, and Miele. They are able to quickly diagnose and troubleshoot any issue in full compliance with all industry standards and safety regulations.
So, schedule an appointment online when you need to fix any of the following household or commercial appliances:
Vented tumble dryers;
Condenser tumble dryers;
Heat pump tumble dryers;
Electric and gas tumble dryers;
Freestanding and integrated appliances.
Your local tumble dryer engineer can repair all kinds of common dryer faults
Your experienced technician can handle all common tumble dryer malfunctions in a day’s work. Of course, he is also trained in identifying and fixing issues that would fly past a regular technician’s radar. Below, you will find a few examples of what exactly he can help you with.
The tumble dryer won’t heat up
If your appliance fails to properly heat up or does not heat at all, then the engineer can help you and identify the heating element that needs replacing. For example, this malfunction may be caused by a faulty thermostat or a thermal overload cut-out (a heat-activated fuse inside the appliance).
The appliance is not spinning
This could mean one of three things – a problem with the dryer drive belt, a seized dryer drum, or a faulty motor or capacitor. The specialist will have a closer look at your appliance to determine which of these scenarios has occurred and will order a replacement part if needed.
The machine is not drying clothes properly
This may be caused by disrupted airflow. To repair your dryer, the specialist will examine your vented or condenser tumble dryer to identify the fault. For vented models, this is usually caused by a warped or kinked vent hose, and for condenser types – by excess fluff, covering the condenser itself.
The tumble dryer is making a loud noise
If your clothes dryer makes squeaking, screeching, scraping, or banging noise, the specialist will seek the problem in faulty bearings, faulty door seal or worn tension pulleys. A solution to the issue might be something as simple as levelling the machine on a flat surface. But if this is not the case, the tumble dryer fixer will replace the faulty part.
Why opt for the Bestcare Services’ tumble dryer service in Nairobi?
Long-term results provided by professionals in the field
The professional, who will arrive to fix and extend the life of your appliance, is accredited by the City and Guilds of Nairobi Institute. This means that the engineer will perform your tumble dryer repair quickly, reliably and in line with the latest safety standards in the field.
Tumble dryer repairs with a 1-year guarantee
After the repair work is done, its quality will be guaranteed for a one-year period. This guarantee covers repairs carried out on all models by any tumble dryer brand and the parts used in the process.
Fixed price rates – you only pay for the service itself
Your price quotation will include the price for the diagnostics and repair work. It will not, however, include the cost of parts that need to be changed or ordered separately.
Providing all tools and common spare parts on-site
The toolkit of your local Nairobi technician contains all tools needed to disassemble your appliance if needed. He will also bring spare parts and use them to try and fix the issue in a single visit. If extra parts need to be ordered, a second visit will be arranged.
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WASHING MACHINE REPAIR IN NAIROBI (Appliance Repair)
How to Fix a Washing Machine: Common Washing machine Faults & Problems
Common washing machine problems can range using too much detergent, to water covering your floor. Some are easy fixes and others may require hiring a professional to diagnose and do the repairs. However, in most cases, with a little bit of troubleshooting you’ll be able to at least have a good idea where the problem originated. There’s never a good time for your clothes washer to act up, but taking action sooner vs. later can help keep a small problem from developing into something far greater. We’ve compiled a list of the most common washer problems to help you troubleshoot and plan your next step of resolving your situation.
Common Washer Problems we fix in Nairobi
Washing Machine Won’t Turn On
Washing Machine Not Draining Properly
Washing Machine Will Not Spin and/or Agitate
Washing Machine Leaking Water
Washing Machine Does Not Dispense Detergent
Washing Machine is Shaking and Moving
Washing Machine is Noisy
Washing Machine Smells
Washing Machine Won’t Finish Cycle
As always, whenever you work on electrical appliances, safety should be a top concern. Remove the power source to the washer before troubleshooting or attempting repairs.
#1 Washing Machine Won’t Turn On
If your washing machine doesn’t respond when you turn it on there may be a simple fix. There’s a number of solutions that range for serious to simple, but the best place to begin is with the power supply itself.
The first thing to check is if your washing machine is getting power. Using a multimeter check the outlet voltage. If there isn’t electricity flowing into your washer you’ll need to check your household electrical panel to see if any circuit breakers may have been tripped.
If there wasn’t a tripped breaker and your outlet isn’t “hot” then the problem may be with the outlet itself. Turn the breaker off and contact a qualified electrician to replace the outlet and troubleshoot the cause.
If the washer’s motor overheated the washer will shut down to allow it to cool before you can start it again. If this happens once or twice it may not be a problem, but if your motor frequently overheats it’s critical to find out what is actually causing this to happen.
Washing machines are designed to stop working when the lid is open. The lid switch is a small plastic piece located under the lid. In order for the switch to activate, the lid must be shut. Check to see if the switch is in good repair and properly positioned.
Some models require the timer knob to line-up exactly with the control panel graphics. If the knob is slightly out of alignment, the washer won’t run. To check this, simply advance the timer and try to restart the washer again.
#2 Washing Machine Not Draining Properly
Drainage problems can range from being as simple as a clog in the drain hose to needing to replace a pump. But one thing is certain; when you have a problem with draining you’ll be very aware . . . the mess on the floor may be your first and only clue!
Many times a clogged drain hose is the reason your washer isn’t draining properly. Remove the hose and visually inspect it for clogs. A garden hose can be used to flush any stubborn blockages from the hose.
Here are some other things to look for:
Check the drain hose for kinks.
Check any lint filters that may be in or on the drain hose.
Are you having problems with the home’s drain system?
The drain hose should be above the level of water in the drain tub.
Is the standpipe a minimum of 1-1/4″ in diameter?
Is the drain hose sealed into the standpipe? If this is the case, back-siphoning can occur. It should never be sealed.
The standpipe should be less than 96″ in height.
If you suspect that your drain pump is jammed, you’ll need to drain your tub then disconnect and inspect the hoses for foreign objects. Don’t forget to check the pump inlets. You may need to remove the pump from the washer in order to get a good look.
If you are having problems with your pump, there’s a chance that it may have locked up and seized. The motor will continue to run and attempt to turn the pump. If the pump is belt-driven, the belt will burn through or break, there is even a chance that the pulley could break. Things can go from bad to worse if the motor continues to run with tension on the belt, which can cause the motor to seize. Another possible issue could be that the bearings seized on the pump, or it may have become jammed by a pen, coin or sock. It’s also possible that the impeller blades have broken. In most cases, a new pump will fix the problem.
If items such as socks, pens and coins get wedged between the basket and the tub, or become lodged in the pump, the washer’s ability to drain properly will be greatly reduced and even can come to a full stop. You’ll need to open the cabinet to gain access so that you can search for any obstructions.
If too much detergent is used there will be far too many suds. Too many suds will prevent the washer from draining in a timely manner.
#3 Will Not Spin and/or Agitate
There’s a number of things that can prevent your washer from spinning correctly. Unfortunately, you’ll most likely need to open the cabinet in order to properly troubleshoot the problem. Let’s start with the easy fixes first, because sometimes the problem is as simple as the washer being in a soak cycle!
Too Large of Loads
A washing machine will become unbalanced if there are too many clothes being washed in the same load. An overloaded machine will become unbalanced and not properly spin. This can also occur if the clothes are not evenly distributed within the basket. If this is your problem, you’ll need to adjust the load during the cycle to help your washer balance. You can do this either by removing all of the clothes and replacing evenly within the basket or simply moving them within the basket so that they are evenly distributed.
Switches and Settings
The lid switch is located inside the cabinet near the door frame, and it’s designed as a safety precaution to keep hands from entering a spinning washer basket. A faulty switch will prevent the washer from running. If the switch is bad, it will need to be replaced. You can also check the setting to ensure that the speed selector switch is properly positioned. It should not be set between different speeds.
It’s possible that a foreign object is lodged in the drain pump. You’ll frequently hear a humming sound when the washer is full of water if this is your problem.
A washing machine has a number of belts and as they wear, they can show signs of damage and even break. If you notice a belt that is showing signs of wear, you should replace it with a new one. If your problem was due to a broken belt, be sure the check that the pulley hasn’t seized. The belt may not have been the root problem. If the pulley seized, it will usually cause the belt to break. If you replace the belt, but not fix the pulley, you’ll have the same problem in the very near future.
The main drive motor is responsible for spinning and agitating the basket. The washer motor creates the spinning directly, and frequently with the use of a clutch. Within the washer’s transmission there’s a crank type gear with connecting rods that cause the basket agitate.
If there is little or no agitation, the splines that connect the agitator to the drive shaft could be stripped and in need of replacement. In some washers a reversing motor is used. If you notice that your basket spins perfectly in one direction, but in the opposite direction it won’t work all you may need to replace the motor. Unless you are comfortable doing this, it is probably best to contact a professional. A coupler is used to connect the motor to the transmission. Over time, this part will wear and need to be replaced.
If you suspect a transmission or clutch issue, it is generally best to contact a professional as these can be relatively complex problems.
#4 – Washer Leaking Water
Beyond the mess that a leaking washer makes, the problem doesn’t always mean an expensive repair bill. Many times the solution is an easy fix or an inexpensive part.
When a washer leaks only during the spin cycle the likely cause is the drain hose.
Check the connections on the hose to ensure they are secure. Check the condition of the drain hose, it should be free of cracks and damage. Check the drain hose for any clogs. You might just find your missing sock! Check the drain hose where it attaches to the washer. There should not be any cracks or leakage, if there is, you may be able to cut the end and re-clamp the hose. Although, you may want to consider purchasing a new one.
The fill hoses could also be the culprit. Read our extensive article on fill hoses HERE.
Check that the fill hoses are in good repair and are securely in place. However, they should not be over-tightened. Whenever these hoses are removed a new rubber washer should be used when they are being put back in place. If a new rubber washer wasn’t used, the problem could be the washer.
Check the water-inlet valve for leaks. There may be a build-up of rust or mineral deposits within the valve, or it may be faulty and need to be replaced.
Too Much Detergent
If you have hard water and use a water softener, your leakage problem may be the result of over-sudsing. Hot- and soft-water use less detergent to effectively clean than cold- and hard-water. Reducing how much detergent you use may eliminate an over-sudsing issue.
When you have too many suds and they “spill over” it may appear that you have a leak. The sudsy overflow can be resolved by reducing the amount of detergent you’re using.
Door Seal (front-load)
Front-load washers frequently develop leakage around the door seal as this is a common area for debris to build-up. Over time, the build-up will reach a level where the door will not be able to properly seal and water will be able to seep out. Generally, you can solve this problem by carefully cleaning the seal.
Drain pumps have a seal on the pulley that will often leak due to wear. Many pumps are designed with a weep hole allowing the water to drip out as the seal begins to fail. So, whether you find a small amount of water or a flood near your drain pump, you may have uncovered the source of the leak. The pump will need to be rebuilt or replaced.
Drains and Hoses
If you notice intermittent leaking when the washer is flushing, the problem may be with the plastic bleach dispenser. Bleach is an extremely corrosive chemical and it can cause plastic parts from the bleach dispenser to crack or even break off. In which case it will need to be replaced. The use of large amounts of liquid chlorine bleach can pit and rust stainless steel components. Consider using oxygenating bleach. It’s less harsh for your washer, although it should be noted that it’s not as effective at getting your whites bright.
If the tub is the cause of your leak, your options are limited. When a tub develops a hole from rubbing while off balance or other from reasons, the best choice is usually to purchase a new washer. Replacing the tub usually isn’t cost effective. However, you could try sealing the leak with an epoxy. If nothing else, it may buy you a little time.
The main tub seal is located where the outer tub connects to the transmission. If you suspect that this is your problem it is usually best to contact a professional as it can be a very difficult job. You may want to weigh the pro’s and con’s of replacing the seal vs purchasing a new washer.
#5 Does Not Dispense Detergent
If you have an automatic detergent dispenser there are two common issues that can cause this problem.
The dispenser needs to be cleaned – Clean the dispenser monthly with a cup of warm distilled white vinegar. Pour the vinegar into the dispenser and run the washer thru a regular cycle. Any built-up residue or clogs will be flushed thru and your dispenser should work as good as new.
Incorrect product – Using the right product can make all the difference in the world. If your washer was designed for liquid bleach, using powder bleach can clog the dispenser and lines. Check your owner’s manual to find the type of product designed for your unit.
Tools to repair washing machine
#6 – Washer is Shaking and Moving
It might seem alarming when your washer is making noises and moving around, but the solution is generally pretty simple.
If the floor isn’t level your clothes washer will definitely jump around. Many of the wash cycles, such as spin, can easily thru the unit into a shaking and banging mode, and if the washer is sitting on an uneven floor it will even add to the movement.
Fortunately, this is an easy fix. Position the washer on a piece of 3/4″ plywood. You can use shims if needed to bring the plywood to a level surface, but usually the plywood will do the trick.
Washer Feet Improperly Positioned
Washing machines are designed to be adjusted to the floor surface so that they sit level and do not rock. The 2 front legs have a leveling mechanism with a lock nut to secure it in place. Adjust each leg to the correct height and tighten the lock to keep the leg from moving. There shouldn’t be any movement in the front 2 legs once they are set.
The back 2 legs may have the same design as the front or they may be self-adjusting. If they are self-adjusting, tilt the washer forward onto it’s front legs so that the rear legs are roughly 3″ in the air. Then set the unit down to allow the legs to automatically adjust.
Load is Unbalanced
If your laundry is off balance you’ll need to open the washer and adjust the load. You may need to make a couple of attempts in order to get it balanced again.
Washing too many clothes in a load can exceed the maximum load weight and cause the washer to go off-balance. Check your owners manual for load size recommendations, but as a general rule, the clothes shouldn’t be packed too tightly allowing them room to move freely.
#7 – Washer is Noisy
A noisy washer could be as simple as a foreign object being somewhere it shouldn’t, or it could be a clue that a part needs to be replaced. First rule out the simple fixes, which are listed below, and then read our extensive article on the causes and solutions for a noisy washer.
A gurgling sound could be an indication that something is obstructing the drain line, but not enough to fully clog the hose. Remove the blockage to prevent it from becoming a full blown clog which will most likely cause a flood.
If you hear a clicking sound you may have an object lodged in the washer drain. You may have inadvertently missed a coin or other item left in a pocket. Check your drain and remove any foreign objects.
Buzzing or Humming
A foreign object may be lodged in your pump if you are hearing a humming or buzzing noise. If an object finds it’s way into the pump it’s not uncommon for the pump to jam. You may need to replace your pump if there was serious damage, but often just removing the object will solve the problem.
#8 – Washer Smells
It’s not uncommon for a washer to develop a musty or mildew smell. This can occur either in or around the appliance, and it’s an indication of mold and bacteria growth. The washer tub provides a perfect dark, moist area for mold and bacteria to thrive.
All washers develop what is called a “bio-film” which is decaying matter that’s always damp. Some washers are more prone to this build-up than others. Over time it’ll begin to smell and if left untreated, the smell can spread into your laundry. In worst case situations, it can even cause the laundry room and other nearby rooms to smell. Read our article on how to remove this odor from your washer. A good habit to develop is to clean your washing machine every month, and be on the lookout! Periodically check the area around your washer for mold or mildew. If your walls, cabinets or other areas show signs of mold or mildew growth there may be an issue with moisture that needs to be addressed.
Too much detergent will create excessive suds and a dirty residue will build within the basket and other washer parts.
Use the correct amount of detergent and fabric softener. This is probably the best defense simply because it’s actually limiting the food supply.
Hot water will help dissolve the layer of bio-film. A hot soak or wash on your final load can be a great preventative measure, especially if you prefer washing in cold water.
If you have a reoccurring mold problem or you don’t use your washer frequently, you can run a second rinse cycle when you’re doing laundry to help prevent mold and mildew growth.
Drain Pump Filter
The drain pump filter should be cleaned once a month, but few homeowners perform this task unless there’s a problem. Frequently coins and other small items get caught in this filter and cause the water flow to slow creating an ideal location for mold and mildew growth.
#9 – Washer Won’t Finish Cycle
This is an easy problem to troubleshoot. If your washer continues running even after the cycle should have finished, it most likely means that the timer is defective. Remove the control panel and check the timer contacts for corrosion or scorching. A new timer will fix this problem.
FRIDGE REPAIR IN NAIROBI (Appliance Repair)
Common problems for refrigerator not working
Refrigerator is a complex machine. Also, it is the hardest working home appliance that is operational round the clock, keeping your food fresh. Due to rigorous use and wear and tear, a refrigerator may develop issues like cooling problem, defrost problem, faulty wiring, broken drain plate, sparking from socket, door closing problem, drain blockage etc. that require refrigerator repair service.
Common problems with a refrigerator that require repair are:
Defective fridge MCB
If your fridge does not start it is always recommended to check the MCB (miniature circuit breaker). Problem with MCB can be a leading cause of refrigerator breakdown. In such case call a refrigerator repair professional.
A leading reason behind refrigerator not working is insufficient current or voltage to the unit. Check the current and voltage of the outlet with a multi-meter and voltage tester device.
Here are some Multimeters you can find online :-
HTC Instrument Mas 830L Digital Pocket Multimeter Dmm
Uni-T Ut-33D Digital Multimeter With Continuity Buzzer
Freshdcart DT-266 Clamp Multimeter Auto Ranging Amp Current Voltage Measurement Device
Mextech DT-603 Digital Multimeter
faulty fridge motor
A defective motor is a leading reason behind refrigerator not working problem. In many cases, the refrigerator unit will shut down immediately or won’t start at all if the motor is defective. Motors usually have to be replaced when they get broken. In such case, call a fridge repair professional.
Here are some Fan Motors you can find online:-
Fan Motor Suitable for Godrej Frost Free Refrigerator (Genuine)
Fan Motor Suitable for Samsung Refrigerators,- with 2 Pin Connector
Fan Motor Suitable for LG/BPL Frost Free/Double Door Refrigerators- 3 Pin Connectors(Multi Color)(Match and Buy)
Fan Motor Suitable for Videocon Frost Free Refrigerators-2 Pin Connector
Fan Motor Suitable for Whirlpool Refrigerators (Black)
Faulty fridge compressor
A compressor is the heart of a refrigerator unit which is responsible for refrigeration cycle. If the fridge does not work, the compressor might be defective. The compressor is a motor which compresses the refrigerant or coolant and circulates the refrigerant through the evaporator and condenser coils. Problems with your compressor may cause the fridge to shut down. Keeping compressor clean and lubricated can help to prevent refrigerator start-up problem.
Dirty condenser coils
Dirty Fridge Coils
At the back of a refrigerator there are condenser coils that convert high pressure high temperature gas into high pressure liquid. During this conversion, the condenser coils dissipate a lot of heat from the rear end. If the condenser coils are covered with dirt, heat may not dissipate properly and refrigerator may not work efficiently and may stop working completely.
If the fridge doesn’t have enough coolant, it may not turn on or may not operate correctly. The coolant circulates through the evaporator coils and cools the air flowing over it and eventually sends cold air in the food section. So when the level of this refrigerant becomes insufficient, the refrigerator may not work properly. We recommend you to consult a refrigerator repair professional to refill the coolant.
Faulty start capacitor
When the fridge is switched ON, the thermostat sends a signal to the start capacitor to trigger the compressor and start the refrigeration cycle of fridge. But when the capacitor goes bad, it fails to trigger refrigeration cycle and in some case the refrigerator does not even start.
faulty fridge thermostat
A bad thermostat is a leading cause of refrigerator not working problem. A defective thermostat cannot transmit start signal to start capacitor and the refrigerator does not turn on. In such situation call a PRO for refrigerator repair.
Here are some recommended Thermostats you can find online:-
Thermostat Compatible with Videocon Single Door Refrigerator (Match & Buy)
Thermostat for Godrej Single Door Refrigerator Spares (Grey)
Thermostat for Whirlpool Single Door Refrigerator
Thermostat Compatible with Godrej Old Model Single Door Refrigerator
Thermostat for Samsung Single Door Refrigerator (Match & Buy)
Thermostat-Suitable for Videocon Direct Cool or Single Door refrigerators. Manual Defrost
Thermostat Suitable for LG Single Door/Direct Cool Refrigerators
Thermostat Suitable for LG, Samsung, Godrej, Videocon, Intex, Whirlpool and Other Refrigerator
These are some common reasons behind refrigerator not working but there can be other reasons as well. Hire the best refrigerator repair professionals today and let them take care of your expensive refrigerator.
COOKER REPAIR (Appliance Repair)
How to Diagnose Faulty Heating Elements In Your Oven
If your electric oven is not heating properly, one of the heating elements in your oven may need to be replaced. It is easy to check for a faulty heating element by following these oven appliance repair tips.
What Is A Heating Element?
When you look inside of your oven, you will see coils on the top and bottom of your oven. These coils are called heating elements. They are responsible for providing your oven with the heat it needs to cook your food.
Diagnosing the Upper Heating Element
Set your oven to broil, and wait a few minutes. Open up your oven and look at the upper heating element.
The upper heating element should be bright orange if it is working correctly. If the upper heating element is not bright orange, it needs replaced. If parts of the heating elements are turning orange and other parts are not, the heating element is damaged and needs to be replaced. After you are done with your diagnosis, turn the oven off.
Diagnosing the Lower Heating Element
To diagnose the lower heating element, set your oven to 350 degrees and wait ten minutes. After about ten minutes, your oven should be hot.
Open the oven door and inspect the lower heating element. It should be bright orange. If it is not orange, or if parts of it are not orange, you need to replace the lower heating element. After you finish testing the lower heating element, turn your oven off.
Replacing the Heating Element
If either of the heating elements are damaged, you will want to replace the damaged heating element as soon as possible. Write down the make and model of your oven, and take that information to your local appliance store and purchase a new heating element. You can also search online for a new heating element.
Understanding your Cooker or oven problem and Finding the faults:
The oven will not turn on
The first thing you need to check is that the oven timer is not on auto if it is turn it on to manual.
No Heat in Oven
If the fan is running and the thermostat light comes on but you get no heat (or just the thermostat light on in non-fan ovens and cookers) then the probability is that the fan element or oven elements have failed. Find repair guides
The oven is totally dead
First things first, check the electricity supply and make sure it is okay. Find repair guides
The oven overheats and burns everything
Normally this is a simple thermostat failure which would manifest itself as this symptom. Find repair guides
The oven door isn’t closing properly
Normally this will be faulty hinges or the hinge runners. Find repair guides
The oven door fell off!
Normally this will be faulty hinges or the hinge runners. Find repair guides
The oven or cooker cuts out after it’s been on for a while
This is an overheating problem which can be caused by the main oven thermostat or a faulty safety thermostat that will be causing the problem. It can also be caused by a failure of the cooling fan, where fitted, but usually these go noisy before failing, Safety thermostats are used to prevent the oven or cooker overheating and will shut the oven down. Find repair guides
The oven or cooker is noisy
The fan motor and cooling fan motor are the most obvious causes where fitted. Find repair guides
Fan runs after I switch the oven off?
This is a cool down period and can vary massively from appliance to appliance but if it stays running then you normally have thermostat fault or sensor fault. See video above
The light inside the oven is faulty
Normally this is simply a case of replacing the bulb. Find repair guides
The grill element in my oven or cooker doesn’t work
This would usually indicate that the grill element is faulty. Check these Grill element Oven changeover switch Overheat thermostat Main oven thermostat, if used to regulate the grill temperature. Find repair guides
There’s smoke from the oven.
Invariably spillage except on a new installation or when a new element is fitted or oven may be overheating. Find repair guides
The oven does not come on, But Hob works but I can’t get the oven to come on.
The timer has been activated, possibly when the controls were cleaned. There are so many types of timers used that it would not be possible to go through every one, but if you have the instruction booklet, that will tell you how to turn it off. Normally it is just a case of pressing a button or turning a control knob. Find repair guides
Electricity trips (Rcd) when I turn the oven on or element
This is normally an element that has gone to earth, Well known fault with electric ovens, the insulation breaks down in the elements and trips the RCD , best way is to stick a meter on each element and check they not got earth leaks on them. But can also be a wiring fault. Find repair guides
While you can always dry freshly washed laundry on a clothesline or a drying rack, a gas or electric clothes dryer has become a staple in most homes. When it stops working correctly, here are several common dryer problems that you may be able to solve yourself without calling a repair technician.
Problem: Dryer Won’t Heat
If you have a gas dryer, check the supply line valve. It must be fully open to operate properly.
Electric dryers use two household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum can still turn if just one fuse is blown, but there will be no heat. You may need to replace both fuses or reset both circuit breakers.
If the dryer’s thermal fuse has blown due to a power surge or other mechanical problem, the dryer won’t heat. These fuses are easy and inexpensive to replace. Locate your user or repair manual, and you can find replacement parts at online retailers.
Problem: Dryer Cuts off After a Short Period
When a dryer shuts off abruptly after “working perfectly,” it is usually a problem with either the thermostat, the thermal resistor, or the thermal fuse that turns off the dryer to prevent overheating. You can check each of these parts with a voltage meter to determine if they are working properly or if they need to be replaced.
Problem: Dryer Making Unusual Noise
If you hear a thumping sound or see vibrations, the dryer may not be level. Each leg of the dryer can be adjusted and it should be leveled front to back and side to side.
Check for small items caught in the dryer drum. Coins, buttons, or paper clips can get caught between the drum and the front or rear of the dryer. Use a flashlight to inspect the drum and remove any objects. Always check and empty pockets before loading a washer or dryer.
If you hear loud thumping, the clothing may be knotted or balled up. You may not be loading the dryer correctly. Remove the knotted items and give them a shake before reloading to complete the drying cycle.
If you have a gas dryer and hear a clicking sound, this is normal. It is the gas valve opening and closing.
Problem: Dryer Won’t Start
The door latch may not be engaging. Check the latch for lint and clean it completely so that the door closes properly. When the lint is removed, use a bit of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab to clean metal contact areas.
Check the power supply, including fuses and circuit breakers. When replacing a fuse, be sure to use a time-delay fuse.
Check the dryer’s internal thermal fuse. If it is blown, the dryer will not start.
If you have a push start knob, it may not be engaging correctly. Remove the knob and clean behind it, removing any dirt and lint.
Problem: Clothes Take Forever to Dry
Clean the lint filter. A filter loaded with lint reduces the airflow necessary for quick drying. You can recycle the lint for crafts.
Clean the outside exhaust vent. If the outside vent is not opening and closing properly, moisture is trapped inside the dryer drum. Run the dryer for five or 10 minutes. Go outside and hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air coming from the vent, it is blocked with lint and must be cleaned thoroughly. Remove any snow or leaves that may be blocking the vent. Also, make sure the dryer vent duct is clean.
Check the dryer vent exhaust pipe. Be sure it is connected properly and has no kinks. If you are using a flexible hose, replace it with a rigid system.
Reduce the size of each load. An overcrowded dryer does not allow clothes to tumble freely and receive heat evenly.
Be sure the dryer is in a room that is above 45 F. A dryer cannot work efficiently in a room that is too cold.
Check the air circulation around the dryer. If your dryer is in a closet, there must be ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of one inch of airspace and the back should have at least five inches.
Do not allow fabric softener dryer sheets to block the airflow into the lint trap or grill. Never use more than one sheet per load.
Problem: Clothes Are Covered With Lint
Clean the lint screen. If the screen is full and cannot hold any more lint, then the lint is going to stay on your clothes.
Problem: Clothes Aren’t Dry After Automatic Timed Cycle
The load may not be connecting with the moisture sensor strips because there are not enough clothes in the drum or the dryer is not level. Small loads should be dried on timed dry rather than automatic dry.
Clean the moisture sensor strips. The moisture sensors are usually two metal strips located inside the front edge of the dryer drum. If they become coated with residue from fabric softener sheets, they won’t work properly. Clean them with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.
COMMON DRYER PROBLEMS AND HOW TO FIX THEM
This list of common dryer problems can help you troubleshoot and find the reason your dryer isn’t working as it should. Of course, there may be other issues, but these are the most common problems. Some are simple fixes that won’t even require a screw driver and other solutions may fall outside of your comfort level and you may choose to hire a professional to do the work. Whatever you decide always put safety first and removes the power source to the dryer before troubleshooting or attempting repairs. If you need to purchase new parts, be sure to know the manufacturer and model number of your dryer. Although some parts may be universal, there’s nothing more frustrating than having the right part for the wrong model.
Common Dryer Problems
Tumble Dryer is Won’t Turn On
Noisy Tumble Dryer
Wrinkled Clothes from Tumble Dryer
Does Not Tumble
Tumble Dryer Takes Too Long for Clothes to Dry
Dryer Too Hot
We highly recommend taking detailed notes or photos as you remove panels, parts and especially wiring. What may seem obvious while you are removing the parts may seem less clear when the time comes to replace the pieces. The time you spend upfront will be saved in the end and you’ll likely be far less frustrated. Beyond a screw driver and a few other common tools you likely have in your tool box, you’ll need a Multimeter to perform many of the troubleshooting tasks. If you don’t already have one, they are an inexpensive and handy device that you’ll find yourself using whenever you have an issue with an appliance.
#1 – Dryer Won’t Turn On
If your dryer won’t start there’s a number of different things that could be causing the problem. You’ll likely need to do a little troubleshooting to identify the cause. But as simple as it may sound, first check your control settings to ensure that all buttons are fully depressed and that the settings are correct. Also, check that the start button was either pressed or turned enough to activate the dryer.
Check the power supply first to ensure that electricity is reaching your dryer. Use your multimeter to check the voltage at the outlet. If power is not flowing to your dryer, check your home’s electrical panel to see if any breakers may have been tripped.
If the breakers haven’t been tripped, it’s possible that the outlet needs to be replaced. If this is your problem it’s probably a good idea to contact an electrician unless you are comfortable working with electricity.
If the breakers haven’t been tripped, it’s possible that the outlet needs to be replaced. If this is your problem it’s probably a good idea to contact an electrician unless you are comfortable working with electricity.
If your outlet checked out with the multimeter and your dryer is getting electricity, the problem could be the power cord. Dryer power cords are prone to fraying due to movement and age.
The power will need to be ON for this test, so be extremely careful. If you are uncomfortable working with electricity, this may not be something you will want to undertake and you should call an experienced repairman. Remove the power cord access panel and use your multimeter to check the voltage at the terminal block. Replace the terminal block if it is faulty. Unplug the dryer and unscrew the mounting screws to disconnect power wires from the terminal block. Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the terminal block from the casing. Install a new terminal block.
The door switch will keep the dryer from starting if the door is open. Frequently lint or other debris collects around the door gasket or switch. This build-up can prevent the door from completely closing and engaging the switch. If this is your problem, it’s an easy fix and something you can clean regularly to prevent future occurrences.
If you suspect the door switch is faulty, you may need to open the cabinet in order to troubleshoot and replace the switch depending on your model and manufacturer.
There are a number of different thermostats in your dryer with the single job of regulating the internal temperature. Which thermostat being used is determined by which drying cycle is selected. The cycling thermostat is generally located in the air flow path as it leave the drum. It is frequently inside the venting/exhaust system or on the blower wheel housing. A thermostat is about 1-1/2″ long and is oval shaped. Be sure to label the 2 wires when you remove them so you can reconnect them in the same way. When the thermostat is at room temperature test with your multimeter set to RX1 and touch the probes to each terminal. If the thermostat is still in working order it will give a reading of zero since we are testing for continuity. If you receive anything other than a zero reading it will need to be replaced.
If the start switch is faulty your dryer obviously won’t start. To troubleshoot this problem remove the knob from the start switches and opens the control panel. Set your multimeter to RX1 and remove the leads to the switch. Clip the probes to the terminals of the switch. You should have a reading of infinity. Next press the start button and check the reading. It should now read zero. The start switch is faulty and will need to be replaced if this was not the case.
Some dryers are designed with a thermal fuse that is within the exhaust duct in the rear panel. Once the thermal fuse is tripped the dryer will not operate (or it may simply stop heating). There is not a way to reset this fuse so it will need to be replaced if it tripped.
#2 – Noisy Dryer
There are many moving parts on a dryer and as they show signs of wear, they often begin to make noise. There’s squeaking, squealing, humming and even thumping. Many of the noises a dryer makes are a sign that something in your dryer needs attention. Read our extensive article on troubleshooting a noisy clothes dryer for a more comprehensive list. Below are a few of the more common issues:
Dryers often have plastic glides located in the front end of the drum. Over time, these glides show signs of wear and need to be replaced.
Although problems with the blower wheel can frequently require the part to be replaced, sometimes the fix can be as simple as cleaning out the blower. Often lint or other objects find there way into the blower wheel.
Drum Support Roller
Drum support rollers are used to support the drum. When they show signs of wear they can become very noisy. If yours needs to be replaced, be sure to replace all of the support rollers as they tend to wear evenly.
The main belt wraps around the drum and causes it to turn. As it wears out the belt will begin to make a thumping sound against the drum.
#3 – Wrinkled Clothes
If you find that your clothes are wrinkled after using your dryer, there are a couple things that may be the cause. All of which are easy to fix and won’t even require you to use a screw driver!
Clothes not promptly removed from the dryer.
No fabric softener.
Too large or too small of load.
Incorrect water level.
Water is the wrong temperature (too hot) for the clothing.
Laundry not properly sorted.
Incorrect wash and dry cycles.
Promptly remove clothing from the dryer and either fold or hang immediately.
The permanent press cycle will help reduce wrinkling by having a cool down cycle before it finishes. Don’t dry multiple loads at the same time. This will put too many clothes in the dryer at the same time. Don’t combine heavy and light clothing items together.
#4 – DOES NOT TUMBLE
Although there are a number of reasons the dryer’s drum won’t tumble, the most common cause is a defective belt, particularly if the motor is running.
When the dryer’s belt is worn or broken it won’t be able to turn the drum. You’ll need to replace the belt to get your dryer working again. Be sure you purchase the correct belt for your model. Then place the belt on the drum where to old belt had been and wind it onto the idler pulley and the motor pulley.
If the belt isn’t broken or worn, check that it’s in place on the drum and is properly fed thru the pulley configuration. The problem may be as simple as the belt being out of place.
If you need to replace your dryer’s belt, it’s a best practice to also install a new idler pulley at the same time. As the idler pulley wears out, it places unnecessary stress on the belt which shortens it’s service life. The original problem may not have been the belt, but rather the idler pulley. Failure to change the idler pulley may mean you end up replacing your new belt much sooner than you expected.
Drum Support Rollers
The dryer drum sits on top of drum support rollers and over time the rollers become worn and need to be replaced. Although this isn’t too difficult of a repair, you will need to remove the drum in order to reach the rollers.
Seized Motor or Support Parts
If the belt or idler pulley is the issue the motor should be running. However, when the dryer is on and you hear a buzzing or no sound at all there’s a good chance that your motor has seized. It’s possible that you’ll be able to replace the motor’s start capacitor, but don’t be surprised if you need a new motor!
How to Test for a Seized Motor (and other Part Issues):
First, remove the belt and inspect the blower fan housing for blockages.
Then, hand turn the motor shaft. If it doesn’t turn or it’s extremely difficult, there’s a good chance it is has seized and you’ll need a new motor.
If the motor turns with ease, turn ON the motor and allow it to run for a few seconds before installing a new belt. If the motor appears to run fine, the problem may be with the drum rollers or idler pulley. Next, rotate the drum by hand. If it’s difficult to turn, the problem is most likely the idler pulley, drum rollers or drum glides.
You can test each of these parts or simply replace them all since you have the dryer open.
#5 – No Heat
If your dryer isn’t producing any heat but it’s tumbling, there’s a couple of issues that could cause this problem. However, look for the obvious first by checking your dryer’s settings. Be sure that you have the appropriate settings for the clothes that you are drying. The fabric temperature and timer selections are all key to the performance of your dryer.
Many dryers have a safety feature called a thermal fuse which protects the dryer from over-heating. The thermal fuse is generally in a white plastic housing and it’s located in the exhaust duct in the back panel of the dryer. The thermal fuse will “trip” and prevent your dryer from working if it gets too hot. There’s not a way to reset the fuse, so if this is your problem you’ll need to replace the thermal fuse with a new one. Best Practice: Inspect your dryer’s vents for lint build-up. It’s not uncommon for the thermal fuse to blow due to trapped heat within the vents. If this was the reason your fuse blew, it will likely happen again if not cleaned.
Heating Element (Coils)
A heating element is a coil made from nichrome (nickel-chrome alloy). They can be found behind the back panel of the dryer. Look for broken or burned areas by visually inspecting the heating element. Use a multimeter to check for continuity. Set the multimeter to RX and press the probes to the terminals of the element (remove the leads from the element first). The element is defective and needs to be replaced if you receive a reading of zero.
Access the temperature switch by removing the knob to the switch and opening the control panel. Set your multimeter to RX1 and remove the leads before touching the probes to the switch’s terminals. You should see a reading of zero or infinity. Next, test again after turning the switch. The reading should change. If in the first test your result was zero, you should see infinity. If you saw infinity the first time, you should see zero. With any other results you’ll need to replace the switch.
The thermostat is located in the back panel of the dryer. Set the multimeter to RX1 and remove one lead from the two outside terminals on the thermostat. Press the probes to the terminals. You should see a reading of zero if the thermostat needs to be replaced.
The timer is located in the control panel. Set your multimeter to RX100 and remove the leads from the timer motor. Clip the probes to the leads, if you receive a reading of infinity you’ll need to replace the timer motor.
Electric dryers draw a lot of power to operate. They should always be plugged directly into an outlet . . . never use an extension cord. Unplug the dryer and check the plug and cord for broken connections, burns or scorching. If there is a broken connection it’s possible that the dryer will continue to operate, but it won’t be able to deliver heat.
Ignitor (Gas Dryers)
If your dryer is powered by gas, check to see if the ignitor is cycling. If it is, yet the burner is NOT engaging, then you may have defective electrical coils in the gas valve. The electrical coils have wires coming from the top of a black cylinder and they are located near the burner valve assembly. The coils will open and supply gas to the burner when supplied with power.
Another thing to check is to visually see if your ignitor glows. If it doesn’t, look for a yellowish or white discoloration. There may also be a break in the ignitor.
Replace the ignitor if you notice a visible problem. If you don’t see anything obvious such as a burnt area or a break, check for continuity.
The issue could also be originating from somewhere else in the burner system or the control area.
Burner (Gas Dryers)
Check the flame. If the burner flame is burning clean and blue it’s functioning properly.
#6 – Takes Too Long for Clothes to Dry
If you notice your clothes are taking forever to dry, the problem may be simpler than you think!
It might surprise you that this annoying problem can be fixed by simply cleaning your lint filter. A dryer’s lint filter is designed to catch the lint and allow the air to flow. However, if you don’t clean it in a timely manner, it will force your dryer to work harder than necessary.
The air won’t be able to flow freely and it will not only take longer to dry your clothes, but it will often leave little specks of lint on your clean clothes. There can also be serious consequences since it could even cause a fire!
#7 – Too Hot
If you suspect your dryer is getting too hot it’s critical that you troubleshoot and resolve the problem as soon as possible. When a dryer experiences high operating temperatures it can become a very dangerous situation. Be sure to keep your personal safety a priority and be aware that the parts within the dryer may need to cool before handling as they may be extremely hot.
Check your thermostat by following the instructions listed above under “No Heat”.
Heating Element (Coils)
The instructions under “No Heat” for testing your heating elements are listed above.
Remove and clean the lint trap. If you have excessive lint build-up it could create a problem. It’s a good idea to clean the lint trap with every load, or at least every several loads.
Check the vent that runs from the dryer to the outside of the house. When this vent is obstructed you run the risk of your dryer overheating, but also a build-up of carbon monoxide. Once cleaned you should check it periodically to ensure that the problem has been resolved and it doesn’t clog again.
How to diagnose common dishwasher problems
Common Dishwasher Problems
From leaks, to cold water and noisy machines, we’ve broken down what might be going wrong with your dishwasher. If your dishwasher is acting up then there might be a solution that can save you from the horrors of hand washing.
Dishwasher leaks are usually easy enough to identify. Check the following things:
Too much detergent – make sure you’re not overloading on detergent. A soapy residue in the detergent tray will indicate that you’re being a bit too generous with your cleaning solution. Properly stacked dishes – are your dishes stacked properly? Overloading or poor stacking could be at the root of the problem. Make sure you don’t cram too much into the machine, and that all items are stacked properly in the trays.
Door seal – is the seal around the door old and worn? If so, check your owner’s manual to find out the correct part number for a replacement seal.
Pipe connections – make sure that the pipe connections at the back of your machine are in good condition and fastened correctly. In the worst case scenario your machine might have corroded at the bottom, in which case the only solution is to replace your dishwasher.
If your dishes are coming out dry and dirty then your machine is not filling with water. Check under the sink and make sure the hot water stop valve is fully open. If it is, check your owner’s manual to see whether you can access the water inlet valve; this might be clogged up with debris and need clearing out.
If you’re still having some trouble with your machine, we recommend calling in a professional appliance engineer.
A little water left in the tub is normal, but if you’re worried about the amount of water left after each wash then check the following:
Is your drain hose damaged?
Are your drains blocked?
If neither of these applies then you might need a new pump. Check your owner’s manual for advice on replacing your dishwasher’s pump assembly.
If your plates are still dirty after a wash cycle then there’s a good chance that poor loading is the culprit.
When stacking your dirty dishes make sure you don’t just pile them into the machine. Plates may be in the way of others, meaning that the water and detergent just won’t reach them.
If the problem continues you can try adding more detergent, but if that doesn’t do the trick it’s time to pick up the phone and have a chat with an expert appliance engineer.
Not taking the detergent
You may be putting in too much of the soapy stuff. Your dishwasher will only use the amount needed to clean the plates inside it. Use less detergent for a couple of runs and see if that helps.
Water is cold
If you suspect the water is not heating properly:
Hold a thermometer under the hot water tap for two minutes.
Check that the water is at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius).
If it’s not hot enough then turn up the dial on your hot water heater.
There are a number of factors that can result in your machine being a bit too noisy. There may be some loose or worn parts, or you could just be stacking your plates badly.
When the machine is cold, look around the inside for any hard objects such as bones, fruit stones or errant knives and forks and remove these from the machine.
Make sure the unit is on a level surface. If the noise is a ‘thump’ then your water inlet valve may be in need of replacement.