Fort Smiths’ Common Appliance Repair Problems
We’ve seen it all when it comes to broken appliances. Sometimes, we find an appliance that needs a special order part due to the nature of the repair. But we can fix many of the more common issues in one trip. Below are a few of the most common appliance repair problems we see in Fort Smith.
Refrigerator Won’t Cool. This can be the most aggravating refrigerator repair problems, especially if the fridge is full of food! There are many parts that lead to a refrigerator no cool diagnosis. A few possible causes include:
- Condenser Coils are Dirty.
- Condenser Fan Motor is broken or jammed.
- Evaporator Fan Motor isn’t circulating air.
- Start Relay is faulty causing the compressor to not run.
- Temperature Control Thermostat prevents the refrigerant system from running.
Oven Not Heating. Oven repair problems are mostly encountered in the fall and winter when people are preparing for the holidays or enjoying warm, cozy meals. But a broken oven can certainly strike at any time. Here are a few of the common causes for an oven that won’t heat.
- Faulty Ignitor doesn’t ignite the oven burner.
- Bake Element is burned out and has no continuity.
- Bake Spark Electrode doesn’t ignite the gas.
- The thermal fuse is blown.
- There’s a loose or burnt wire connection.
Dishwasher won’t drain. Nobody wants to deal with a dishwasher not draining. The cause can be as simple as a clogged drain filter. Check for food debris in the bottom of your dishwasher prior to calling for service. Other possible causes include:
- Drain Pump not forcing water through the drain hose.
- Drain Impeller is broken.
- Drain Solenoid failed and won’t open the drain valve.
- Check valve is stuck closed.
Washer Won’t Start. If you’ve waited until the last minute to wash clothes then find that the washer won’t start, don’t panic. Here are a few of the common reasons your washer isn’t working.
- User Control and Display Board is defective.
- The Line Fuse or Thermal Fuse is blown.
- The door lock is broken, preventing the washer from starting.
Dryer Not Heating. Check the dryer vent for lint build-up if your dryer won’t heat. A dryer that takes too long to dry or won’t dry efficiently is often the result of a clogged dryer vent. If your dryer lines are clear, here are a few other possible problems:
- The gas valve solenoids are broken and won’t open the gas valve.
- The ignitor doesn’t ignite the burner assembly.
- The heating element is burnt out.
- The high limit thermostat is defective.
There can be a plethora of reasons your appliance isn’t working. Call the experts A-Tech Appliance Service for fast, affordable, expert service on your appliance. Our Fort Smith appliance repair technicians are trained on all major appliance types and brands.