Your guide to appliance repair

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Steps for Troubleshooting Appliances
  1. 1. Check connections

    Before fretting over an appliance that has stopped working, check the connections to ensure they are correct. Verify that there are no imperfections in the power cord.

  2. 2. Consult a pro

    Have an electrician inspect the fuse box or circuit breaker to make sure it isn't tripped. You may need to get an electrician to inspect the wiring if tripping is rampant.

  3. 3. Look on the outside

    Check the lids and doors of your appliances to make sure they are closed properly. If the problem persists when the doors are closed, reach out to your technician.

  4. 4. Look behind appliances

    Strange noises can occur due to debris in the condenser fan of your freezer. Get a pro if your refrigerator's motor is making a squealing sound.

  5. 5. Check the flow of things

    The ice maker can stop working because the lever is flipped to the off position. Simply switch it back on and you are good to go. In some cases, you may need to hire a handyman.

  6. 6. Don't overload

    Most dishwashers fail due to overloading. If your dishwasher fails due to a broken arm spray or a slow water-fill problem, an expert may come in handy to save the day.

  7. 7. Diagnose the breakdown

    The washer may fail to spin due to a broken belt drive, transmission or drive motor. Enlist the services of a pro to identify the culprit and to recommend the most appropriate fix.

Tips for success

Discover tips from our pros, helpful articles, and insider information.

Pro Tip

Pro Tip

Read the manual to make sure you are using the appliance properly.

Pro Tip

Pro Tip

Your pro should know where to get the correct parts for your model.

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