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Appliance Repair of Mesa, Arizona offers these helpful troubleshooting tips to help you diagnose whether or not your appliance needs professional repair or a simple fix that you can accomplish.

There are always certain things to do to avoid injury, such as:

• Make sure you have unplugged or disconnected the appliance from the power source before starting any work on an appliance.
• For gas appliances, turn off gas at the source.
• For personal safety always wear safety glasses when working on an appliance or using tools.
• Make sure long hair and loose clothing is tucked safely away from any moving parts.
There are several ways in which an appliance doesn’t work. We’ve classified them into 4 areas and offer trouble shooting for each area.

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Make sure there is power to the appliance. Check for a tripped breaker or circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Is there power at the wall socket? Check the wall socket for power with either a voltmeter or by plugging something else into the wall socket.
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NOTE:
Refrigerator and Freezers
may contain Freon. Therefore we do not supply any Refrigerator or Freezer repair tips. It is highly recommended that you do not attempt repairs on these appliances.

Microwaves have the danger of high voltage, even with the power off. Therefore we do not supply any Microwave repair tips. It is highly recommended that you do not attempt repairs on these appliances.

Dishwashers

Sometimes the power cord disconnects at the dishwasher (behind the bottom kick panel). If this happens, the wiring must be replaced or repaired.

Door switch – must be replaced if defective.
Make sure there is water to the dishwasher. Check water shut-off valve, water valve. Check spray arms, unclog if necessary.
For best results, water temperature inside dishwashers should be at least 120 degrees when filling dishwasher. Make sure to use enough soap.
Film on dishes and glasses. This is caused by excessive calcium build up. Clean dishwasher with dishwasher cleaner.
If dishwasher isn’t draining, make sure the air gap isn’t clogged. Also make sure drain hose isn’t clogged.
Check to make sure belt on pump isn’t broken. A broken belt will prevent the dishwasher from draining.
Check pump(s) to make sure there are no broken pump components.

Gas Dryers

Replace the door switch if defective or broken.
Make sure thermal fuse has not burned out or stopped heating. Before replacing, make sure blower wheel is not broken or clogged and that venting is not blocked.
If the igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas – the coils are probably defective and should be replaced.
Igniter may burn out or break and should be replaced if this happens.
If it takes too long to dry make sure dryer vent hose and duct isn’t clogged.
Check cycling thermostats inside dryer. If one breaks it might affect performance. Replace if defective.

Electric Dryers

If there’s no heat check for tripped breakers or blown fuses. Electric dryers use two and if one is tripped it may still run but not heat.
Heating element may be burned out. Replace if defective.
Make sure thermal fuse has not burned out or stopped heating. Before replacing, make sure blower wheel is not broken or clogged and that venting is not blocked.
If it takes too long to dry make sure dryer vent hose and duct isn’t clogged.
Test thermostats and replace if found to be defective.
Replace any heating element found to be defective.

Washers

Washing machines may not work if their lid switch is defective. It is usually located near the door and will need to be replaced if defective.
If washer drains and fills at same time drain hose might be too low. Drain hose should be at least 3 feet above floor.
A clogged drain will keep water from draining,.
A water pump may have a frozen pulley or broken impeller and should be replaced.
If there isn’t any hot water, make sure the hot water is turned on.
If there isn’t any cold water, make sure the cold water is turned on.

Gas Ranges/Ovens

Make sure the burners are cleaned and not clogged. Pilotless models are not easy to test and to find out what is defective. Call a professional if your burners aren’t working.
Check and make sure oven igniter is not weak or burned out by checking to see if it glows at all. If it doesn’t replace the igniter.
Check and make sure broil igniter is not weak or burned out by checking to see if it glows at all. If it doesn’t replace the igniter.

Electric Ranges/Ovens

If element is only working partially or not at all, it might be burned out receptacle. Replace both receptacle and the element.
Check the infinite switch (located behind control panel) Replace if defective.
Ovens and broilers not working should have their heating element repaired if they are defective.

Range hoods

If range hood has a fan only and no light or other feature, check to make sure the fan switch isn’t broken. Replace if broken.
If range hood has a fan only and no light or other feature, check to make sure the fan motor isn’t broken. Replace if broken.