kitchen appliance repairCommon Sense Kitchen Appliance Repair

Everyone has several different appliances that they use in their kitchen. These could range from small appliances such as can openers and toasters to larger appliances like refrigerators and ranges. But, one thing always stands, eventually those appliances are going to break down. Now in the case of a toaster or can opener, it might be easier and possibly even cheaper to just go buy a new one, maybe even at a garage sale. But what do you do when something happens with some of your other appliances like your stove, oven, refrigerator or microwave. This is where it would come in handy to know a little about kitchen appliance repair.

Oftentimes the problems we encounter with our appliances aren't even that difficult to figure out and/or repair, we are just nervous to try. But doing so will help you save time and money on a repair man. To start with, before working on any appliance you will want to make sure that there is no power coming to the appliance. Then you will want to actually think about the problem. If your stove won't light, think of reasons why that might be. If your refrigerator is leaking; try and think of a logical reason for it.

In the case of the stove or oven not lighting, many times it simply needs to be cleaned. This is especially true if you have a gas range. You will simply want to clean out the gas valve and the burners. You can also try lighting it with a match once you turn the gas on. If it works, then it is a problem with the igniter, which may need a cleaning, or need to be replaced. If it doesn't then you may have a gas line problem, which is a kitchen appliance repair that will probably require a professional.

If you are struggling with a leaky refrigerator, ask yourself if you have an ice maker. If so, check the water line behind the refrigerator to make sure that all of the fittings are tight and not dripping at all. If you don't have an ice maker in your refrigerator, then check to make sure that the seal around the door is not what is leaking. If it isn't, also look at the coils in the back (or just inside the back) of your refrigerator. If these get icy buildup on them, they will drip. Not only does this get your kitchen floor all wet, it also isn't good for your refrigerator. Defrost it and clean the coils and try it again.

Simply thinking logically and not being afraid of appliances will make kitchen appliance repair much easier and cheaper for you.

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