5 Common Household Appliance Problems and How to Avoid Them

What a beautiful world we live. Our home lives are made easier with the onset of technology. Our houses are jam packed with appliances. We have so much innovative tech, and so many appliances, in our home it can be difficult to keep on top of them all.

But, should they fall into a state of disrepair, it can be costly to fix them. Imagine if everything stopped working at the same time! All hell would break loose. But, you can be savvy with your appliances.

You need to be aware of common pitfalls and problems with our beloved appliances. But you also need to be aware of how to avoid these costly problems from happening. After all, prevention is better than cure.


  1.    Noisy Refrigerator

While a noisy fridge may not seem entirely problematic, it can be a pain to listen to. After all, if you are trying to relax you don’t want to be interrupted by the sounds of the fridge. You can ensure that this common problem is resolved easily. Turn off the electrical mains and clean the coils on your fridge. These look like grids or circuits on the back of your fridge. Vacuum gently or take a dustpan and brush to clean the fluff and debris that builds up in the coils. Voila, your noisy fridge is repaired!


  1.    Blowing Lights

Every time you fit a new light bulb, the lights blow. Sound familiar? It’s time to lower the wattage. Opt for energy saving bulbs in your home. This will ensure that the electrics don’t trip. You will save yourself a small fortune on your energy bills too.


  1.    Gas Stove Problems

If your gas stove is not turning on properly, it could be a result of the pilot light. Food can cause blockages. So, take a small needle and wiggle it into the pilot light hole. Ensure that you don’t widen the gap any further. Clean any blockages in the hole. Clean the tube from the pilot light and try again. This time, the pilot light should come on.

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  1.    Oven Controls

Electric ovens are akin to mini computers. So, you need to think like a tech nerd to resolve any ongoing issues that you may have. Appliance Parts online store can assist with this common dilemma. The most common problem however is that the burner feels loose. This can affect cooking temperature. Simple bend the burner prongs. This will tighten the connection. Don’t be too heavy-handed. Gentle is the name of the game.


  1.    Washing Machine Nightmares

The washing machine breaks down, and all hell breaks loose. After all, no one wants to walk around in dirty clothes. Luckily, there are some prevention-like measures that you can take to avoid this. Readjust the legs of the washing machine. Screw the legs down to the floor. Tilt the machine. This ensures that the water can flow with ease. Make sure that you run the washing machine once per month with no clothes in it on a boil wash. Add a little bleach to clean out the inside of the washer. Add a couple of spin cycles for good measure to rid of the bleach.


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