Washing Tips for Washing Machines

As your washer begins to age, it is more likely to run into some issues and require a repair or two. By using your machine properly, and performing regular maintenance, you can not only get cleaner clothes, but extend the life of your washing machine as well. Keep reading for washing tips that will not only help your clothes come out cleaner, but will ensure your washer lasts longer as well.

If you do run into trouble with your washer, and need washer repair services in Vancouver, give Prestige Appliance Repair a call at 1 (888) 375-7776 today or book an appointment online.  

Use the Right Detergent

Some detergents will work better in certain washers. For instance, detergent that is made for high-efficiency machines will work better than a regular detergent. You should also make sure to use the correct amount, as using too much will create extra suds and can leave your “clean” clothes soapy after the cycle; on the other hand, too little won’t clean your clothes at all. Using too much can also lead to mold if it is not cleaned properly. Be sure to check the label of the detergent carefully and see if it is compatible with your washing machine.

Use the Correct Speed

It is essential that you need to make sure that you are using the correct spinning speed for the size of the load you are washing. The machine will not work properly if you are constantly using the high spinning speeds to wash your loads due to extra wear and tear to the machine. This could potentially damage your washer in the long run if you constantly have it on the wrong speed. Using the right speed will not only keep your clothing lasting longer, but it will keep your washer lasting longer as well.

Don’t Overload

The amount of items you add to an individual load greatly impacts how well the machine will work, and adding too many clothes to your washer can actually damage the machine. This is because when you add water to the clothes it increases their weight. If there is an excessive amount of weight, the drum is not able to spin properly. Not only does this mean that your clothes aren’t getting cleaned properly, it also means that the machine can break over time and require multiple repairs, or even a replacement. Your clothes should fill the washer drum, but you should not have to shove them in tightly.

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There is nothing more frustrating than when your fridge breaks down, and having it happen over the holidays is just a nightmare. Your refrigerator can hold hundreds of dollars in groceries. This makes your fridge an important appliance to have in your home, and if it breaks down you will lose a lot of money. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid fridge malfunctions. Keep reading for 3 maintenance tips for fridges.

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Coils Should Be Clean 

The coils on your fridge are used to regulate the temperature inside your fridge by releasing heat. In order for them to do this properly, they need to be cleaned regularly. This job is simple to our technicians, but as you need to pull the fridge out it may be difficult for some homeowners. If you want to clean the coils you should pull the fridge from the wall and wipe them down. They must be free of dust and able to vent heat from the fridge to be able to do its job cooling the contents inside. In most fridge the coils are located at the back of the appliance, but in some fridges have the coils underneath it as opposed to in the back. Always make sure to cut the power to the fridge if you are attempting to clean the coils.

Make Sure Fridge is Level

If your fridge is not level, it won’t work properly because the parts can shift out of position, or clogs can occur. You could actually have a leak if the appliance is tilted on an angle. The process of leveling a fridge can easily be done, but if you have never done it before, it may be better to hire a licensed technician to do it for you to avoid injury.

Listen for Dripping Noises

If you notice dripping or leaks, this is a warning that there is an issue. If you find excessive dripping it could mean water is blocked and could possibly be puddling under your refrigerator. If this happens you should try pulling out the drip pan to see if there is any debris or clogs in the area causing the problem. You may hear the refrigerator making crackling sounds or settling throughout the day because the temperature is fluctuating.

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Wishing you a happy new year, filled with wonderful magical moments!

Thank you for your business with Prestige Appliance Repair.

Your loyalty has enabled us to continue providing quality repair service around Vancouver over the past year.

May the new year be filled with health, love and prosperity for you and your loved ones!

And may your appliances serve your home in perfect working condition!

While you may not use the items stored in your refrigerator’s freezer on a daily basis, a properly working freezer is a vital part of any kitchen as it helps to keep your foods preserved. Thusly, it is important to be able to get it working properly again should you believe something is wrong with it. Here are a few of the signs you can look out for that can help you to determine if you may be in need of freezer repair. Looking out for these signs can allow you to have your freezer fixed before it stops working completely.

Items Aren’t Freezing

Finding that foods in your freezer are not freezing can be an indicator that something is wrong with your appliance. However, before you call for repair, check to make sure that your thermostat on your freezer is set low enough and that your freezer is not overloaded. If you check these issues and the problem has not been fixed, contact a specialist to have it repaired before it stops working entirely.

It Runs Continuously

While a freezer’s cooling mechanisms will periodically need to run in order to keep your food frozen, your freezer should not be constantly running. If your freezer runs nonstop, this can be a sign that something is wrong with your freezer. Whether the thermostat has gone out, or your freezer has lost its seal, a freezer that constantly runs needs to be repaired as soon as possible.

Frost Buildup

Condensation and freezing temperatures within a freezer can cause periodic frost buildup. However, it is not normal for large frost deposits to become a frequent occurrence. Many freezer issues can cause this frost buildup to occur. However, a trained technician will be able to determine what is causing this problem in your freezer, and a specialist should be able to prevent this problem from occurring in the future.

Knowing when something is wrong with one’s freezer will allow you to have it repaired before it stops running, which would cause your food to spoil. Contact us to find out more about the signs you can look out for that can indicate that you may be in need of freezer repair.

Imagine that you reach into the refrigerator on a Saturday morning to gather the ingredients you need to make breakfast for your family. You soon realize that the power went out overnight. The eggs are spoiled and smell funny, the milk is sour, and the meat looks like it’s growing mold. You have no idea what happened, but it’s clear that your refrigerator is not working properly and you will have to dispose of most of the food inside. Fortunately, licensed technical help with refrigerator repair in Edmonton is just a phone call away.

Quick Troubleshooting

You can take several steps before you place a call for repair service. These include:

If your refrigerator won’t work after trying these tips, it’s time for a professional to look at the unit.

Service Available for All Brands of Refrigerators

Whether you own a top mount, bottom mount, side-by-side, or another type of refrigerator, our technician has the skills and tools to fix it. We work with all major brands, including Maytag, Whirlpool, Kitchen Aide, and dozens more. You may contact us to schedule repair services seven days a week, including evenings and holidays. This is good news when your refrigerator breaks down on a Saturday of a holiday weekend. All work completed by Paramount Appliance Repair is backed by a full warranty.

The most common reason customers invite our oven repair specialists is when their oven stops functioning. However, preliminary signs can indicate that an oven is in need of repair before it fails completely. Knowing these signs is important as it can allow you to have your oven repaired before it breaks so that you can enjoy uninterrupted use of this appliance. Here are a few of the signs that you can look out for that could indicate that your oven is in need of repair.

Inconsistent Temperature

Oftentimes, an individual will begin to notice that the temperature they set their oven to does not match the actual temperature their oven is running at. They will generally compensate for this by placing an oven thermometer in their oven. However, an inconsistency between the set temperature and the oven’s actually temperature is not a problem you should overlook. This could be indicative of problems with your oven that need to be addressed rather than ignored.

Strange Sounds

Hearing strange sounds coming from an appliance is generally the first sign that it is beginning to fail. If you have begun to notice that your oven is running much louder than it used to, or if it has started to make unusual, loud noises when it is running, it would be highly advisable to have it looked at by a professional. Having a noisy oven inspected and repaired could prevent it from failing and needing more extensive repairs in the future.

Faulty Controls

Most modern ovens are equipped with convenient digital controls rather than the traditional knob controls. While this digital aspect of an oven can be convenient due to the additional features it can provide, you may begin to notice that these controls tend to wear down over time and not function as they once did. In order to ensure the continued usability of your oven, have an oven repair specialist repair or replace these digital controls as soon as they begin to fail.

Knowing the signs that an oven is in need of repair can help you to ensure that your oven is properly maintained and won’t suddenly fail on you. Contact us to find out about more of the signs that can indicate that you may be in need of oven repair.

Appliance repair technicians are in the business of helping people solve problems. There is a certain level of joy that every technician experiences when he is able to help a customer quickly and on budget.

Here is a secret perspective of every appliance repairman…

Your oven has baked it’s last pie. The dishwasher is on strike. You are already tapping into your Christmas budget to cover new winter coats and boots for the kids… and what is that noise coming from the refrigerator? There is no way you can afford a kitchen’s worth of new appliances, and there is no way you can do without them. The future looks bleak.

There is an option to repair!

Then, just as you are about to give up, a friend reminds you that you don’t need to toss out the old and kill your credit card with the new. You can call the appliance repair man! He can save the day, your budget, and your sanity with one phone call.

You can feel even better about spending the money to have your current appliances fixed because they will stay usefully in your kitchen instead of adding to the growing pile of waste at the local landfill. Good maintenance and proper repair can greatly prolong the life of your appliances. This is a much more environmentally friendly option than continual replacement due to fixable problems.

Support Vancouver service providers

Relying on your local appliance repair technician is also a great way to support your local community. You know that your hard earned money is going to someone who is working just as hard as you are to build a thriving neighborhood. A busy repair center will hire more technicians who will in turn help your neighbors keep their budgets under control by fixing what is broken. Just think how much more Christmas money can be spent in local shops if everyone saved the cost of a new refrigerator and only had to spend a fraction on repairing the one they have.

So, the next time your washing machine refuses to spin or your oven won’t heat, consider giving us a call 🙂