Oven Appliance Repair Tips and Tricks

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The holidays are on their way, which can mean only one thing, your oven will soon be working overtime to contend with the growing demand of dinners and meals that you’ll have to cook.

So to keep up with your family’s appetites and demands, it is best that you maintain a close eye on any oven problems that you may encounter.

To help you out, here are some common oven problems and how to identify them so that proper oven appliance repair technicians can perform service.

Oven Display: Malfunctioning oven display symbols require a professional fix. There is nothing that an average consumer can do to fix oven display problems. The issue is usually in the circuit board, and can only be repaired by total replacement.

Oven Works, Stove Doesn’t: Adjust the knobs before doing anything else with the unit and ensure that they are lined up and working.  If it’s gas, ensure the burner caps are sitting on the burners correctly.  For a quick fix, call a repair service to correct this problem.

Irregular Heat: When an oven doesn’t heat properly or is heating irregularly, there are two possible causes. First, the seal around the oven door could be worn and broken. Second, the thermostat inside the stove could have gone bad. If it’s the latter, you need a certified appliance repair service to fix the problem.

Door Won’t Close: An oven door that won’t close requires a very simple fix. Check the gasket around the door and the hinges and springs near the base for faulty parts. If you find issues in either of these areas, call us for appliance parts.

If you have stove problems and are unsure how to repair them, the best solution is always to call a professional for help.

For more information on how we can help you with your oven repair problems before the holidays, please contact us today.

Quick and Efficient Dishwasher Appliance Repair

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When your appliances work well you shouldn’t have to give them a second thought. They make your day more convenient, but not in a way that you are particularly grateful for, unless of course something breaks. When one of the appliances you take for granted is not working, you suddenly realize just how much they matter to you.

When your dishwasher breaks it can be a real nightmare. Hopefully your dishwasher doesn’t break in a way that causes it to leak on your floor.  If so, make sure to clean up all the water as quickly as possible and then don’t delay to schedule your dishwasher appliance repair.

You may be tempted to put the repair off until you have a convenient time or a little extra money, because, after all, a dishwasher isn’t necessary, you can get by washing dishes by hand right?  That’s what you think until you have a sink and counter full of dishes for a week straight.

We have all come to really depend on our dishwashers, and unless you plan on never repairing it, you might as well repair it as quickly as possible so that you’re out less time and energy washing dishes by hand. Remember that your time is valuable, and you have better things to do than hand washing and drying dishes.

If you want a repair person that will show up quickly and get the repair done correctly the first time, please contact us. We know that going without your dishwasher is a hassle, and we’ll work hard to get you back to your wonderful life where you can forget about your appliances entirely.

Appliance Repair Tips: Troubleshooting A Damaged Oven Door

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Although uneven baking or an inability to reach a desired temperature can be symptoms of a serious oven malfunction, they can also indicate an easy to fix oven door issue. Before you throw in the towel and buy a new appliance, try troubleshooting your oven door with these 4 common malfunctions.

The Gasket

A dirty or worn out gasket is one of the most common oven door defects. To test whether or not the gasket on your oven needs a good cleaning or it requires replacing, just observe if anything is loose or falling apart in terms of the gasket overall.

Cracked Glass

A cracked glass pane, no matter how small, can lead to your oven losing heat. Choosing to ignore the crack won’t only result in insufficient temperatures, but it can also cause the glass to shatter. If you do find a crack, you can choose to replace it yourself, or you may want to call your local oven appliance repair company.

The Hinges

Over time, the hinges on your oven door can become unaligned or rusty. When this occurs the door won’t form an adequate seal. Do not bother attempting to repair the hinges, it is best to replace them.

The Latch

If the oven door isn’t completely closing, the door latch may be damaged or bent. Replacing the latch is not complicated and shouldn’t take very long. However, if you’re not comfortable with disassembling parts of your stove top, a call to a repair company is the best route for you.

If your oven is malfunctioning and you can’t pinpoint the problem, please contact us today, and we’ll be happy to diagnose and repair the issue.

3 Reasons to Attend an Appliance Repair Class

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Have you ever experienced your fridge breaking at the most inconvenient time? It’s stocked full of food, and you have company set to arrive in a few short hours, you open the doors, and boom – no cold air. In a moment like that, you will wish that you had went to an appliance repair class. Here are three other ways in which it can benefit you:

1. You are looking for a career change

In this case, Fred’s Appliance Academy is the perfect place for you. Through our system, you can earn various certifications like the National Appliance Service Technician certification and the Institute of Appliance Service Technicians certification. We also offer a three week course that will give you hands-on experience and can be the jumping off point to your new career in appliance repair.

2. You are looking for basic knowledge

If, for example, you want to learn some basics on how to repair your fridge to be better prepared for the example above, look no further than our one week, hands-on training focused on refrigerator and sealed systems repairs. You will learn about the various cooling systems used in refrigerators and get the hands-on experience to know how to go in, diagnose the problem, and effectively resolve the issue.

3. You want to be more independent

Sometimes appliance repair is simply a matter of wanting to be able to help yourself. After learning how to conduct repairs on your own appliances, you will be able to fix a problem quickly and effectively without having to wait for a repairman to come out. If you get peace of mind from knowing that if something goes wrong you’ll be able to take care of it, then you should consider attending an appliance repair class.

Does any of these apply to you? In that case, please contact us to learn more about our appliance repair classes.