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Most common washing machine problems.

Most common washing machine problems.

In our modern life’s we can’t imagine living without washer anymore. When washing machine stops working, we need to find a solution fast.

First of all check the power, it may seem obvious, but if the washer doesn’t do anything at all, there is a big chance that it’s a power problem. Make sure that the cord is plugged in, and the power outlet works. If the power is ok, and washer turns on, but multifunction then check below the list of washer’s most common problems.

The washer won’t spin?

If the washer will not spin there could be any number of problems such as: a broken wire a bad solenoid, bad lid switch, bad timer, bad clutch, loose belt, or other mechanical problem which will require help of professional appliance repairman.

The washer won’t agitate?

For problems with agitation it would be the same as above.

Dispensers won’t work?

If the dispensers will not work, then it could be a bad control or it may be plugged up with soap, fabric softener or something else. Most of the above examples you cannot repair yourself. Call a qualified appliance service and let them do it right. After you call for service, clean off the top of the washer and move everything away from the washer. Try to have a clean floor. Also, be sure to remove any water left in the washer. If it has to be moved it will not be too heavy for the service person to handle.

Helpful hints:

Are clothes tearing? Most washers will not tear clothing under normal circumstances. If you have a mechanical problem it could happen, but first look elsewhere. Most of us do not realize how old certain articles of clothing are. If something is tearing then grasp it at the tear, fingers on both sides of the tear and gently pull it. If it separates easily then it is old and the washer is not to blame. Every time bleach is used it weakens the material. Repeated washing also wear the material our and weaken it.


Most of us use too much detergent without realizing it. The purpose of detergents is to break down the surface tension of the water. A demonstration of this to flat a double edge razor blade on the surface of the water. If you want to try this, use a dish or a cup full of water. If can be done, honest. This is surface tension. But it cannot be done if you add detergent to the water first. The surface tension is gone.

So all it takes is to add enough detergent to break the surface tension so water will flow easily thought the material, carrying the dirt with it. There are additives in the detergent such as whiteners, perfumes, bleaches and softeners, but the detergent in the water does the actual work. So if a little is good, more is not necessarily better. Too much suds can also cause the pump to “suds lock” and stop pumping the water out of the machine.

If you think you are using too much detergent, there is a simple test you can do to determine this. Select some whites, such as socks, T-shirt and handkerchiefs, put them in the washer and begin filling with hot water. While it s filling pour in some powder water conditioner, usually about a cup and let washer run for about 10 minutes. If you get lots of suds you are definitely using too much detergent. The suds are the residues left on the clothing. If you get little or none then you are probably using the proper amount of detergent.




Washing machine troubleshooting

Washing machine troubleshooting

Automatic washers are getting very advanced and are difficult to diagnose. Many of new washers have electronic controls that set water temperature, type of wash to be done, second rinse and more. However they all share the same problems. The most common problems are:

The Washer won’t pump out

First check for a kinked drain hose. The pump can’t force the water through a kink so it will stay in the tub. If the motor doesn’t start you may have a bad lid switch or other mechanical problems. If the motor runs and the drain is okay you cloud have a jammed pump or broker belt. For this type of problem you will need to call an appliance repair company as this one it difficult to repair yourself. Get here some tips how to choose right appliance repair service.

Washer shuts off:

Some water pumps out then washer stops. Some models have a cool-down during the permanent press cycle. Before the wash cycle is done, it will pump ort about half the water and then pause for a minute or two, then start filling with cold water. This is an automatic function and is normal.

Wet clothes:

Water in the bottom of the washer when it shuts off: check the drain in your sink. Does it drain very slowly? If it does, then look at the washer drain hose. If it extends to the bottom of the sink, the water can siphon through the hose back to the washer.  You will have to clean the drain or raise the end of the drain hose, so the end of it is not the water.

Water keeps running:

Again, check your drain hose. The end could be too low and cause the water to siphon out of the washer. Laying it on the floor can do the same thing. If you have a standpipe, the hose could be pushed too far down inside. Without an air break the water will siphon into the house plumbing. In both cases the water is entering the washer and emptying out at the same time.

Water enters very slow:

First, check the pressure in the other areas of the house to see if it’s also low. If it is then you can’t help the washer. If the pressure is normal every place else then you can check out the washer very easily. First, find the faucets where the full hoses are screwed on. Shut the water off and remove the hoses. Check the ends of the hoses for a screen. If it’s dirty clean it and replace the hose on the faucet. If you find no screens, take the other end of the hoses of the valve located on the washer and look inside. There you will find screens. Use a small rubber syringe and flush the screen with water.  If they do not come clean , then try a small brush. If you must remove the screens, be very careful. Because if you bend them they will not go back in straight. Be sure you mark the hoses and return them to the same place you removed them.


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Gas range repair tips

Gas range repair tips

Many of the most common problems with modern appliances are the result of faulty installation which may not be recognized until after the warranty had expired. Other problems develop from a lack of normal maintenance on certain appliances. Most appliances today are technologically advanced and are hard to understand for repair purposes. Even the directions for how to use them sometimes confusing. A well-trained technician can explain the ins and outs of using and programming most appliances. If you don’t understand how to do the programmings then call for a qualified technician.

The gas range is another appliance that has become technologically advanced in recent years. Many of the control are electronic and hard to diagnose. It takes a lot of training to properly diagnose and repair many of the new models.

Before buying a gas range in the store ask the sales person to show you how to operate it, what all of the control are for, are the written operation instruction easy to follow. Also ask about the warranty. What is covered and for how long. Take as much time as you need before you buy. Make sure you understand how to operate it. And ask yourself if you need to extra control, or gadgets. Make sure you will be satisfied with your new appliance before you make you purchase. That is, make sure it meets you need. Caution: Price alone should not be the major criteria when purchasing your appliance. Ask whether the store services the merchandise it sells. Always try to go to a dealer that has a good reputation and one that provides parts and services. If you must have your appliance repaired, call a service company with a good reputation. Chances are you will get good, honest and guaranteed service. When in doubt about the reputation of any company, call your local Better Business Bureau first.

Most common gas range issues and simple solutions:

Gas range burners won’t light

If you have the electronic ignition and it does not spark when you turn the knob, then check the outlet to be sure you have power to the range. Plug a lamp or a toaster in to see if it works. Power is OK? When you cleaned your range the last time did you remove the knobs and the cams under the knobs? If you did, then check to see if you put the cams back on the wrong way. If you did, the igniter can’t work. Remember how they go back on so you will not have the problem in the future. If you can hear the spark then the knob is turned but the burner won’t ignite, you most likely have a pilot hole plugged up. Remove the burner and look real closely on the side towards the spark unit and look for a small holes or orifice. If it is plugged up, then clean it very carefully. Do not use a toothpick because it could break off inside the hole, or orifice. Instead use a straight pin or needle. Wash it out with soap and water, dry it completely, then re-install the burner and try again. If you have a standing pilot and the burner won’t ignite, clean the burner as described above.

Oven won’t come on

First check the outlet (as described above). Got power? Check the clock setting and follow directions for manual operation. It should come on. If not you may need appliance repair service, as an igniter or sensor may be bad.

If you must call for service, than have the stove top clean and everything out of the oven. Give the service technician plenty of rooms to work and have it reasonable clean.  Make sure you follow these advices to choose quality appliance repair company in you area.

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Los Angeles Appliance repair

Los Angeles Appliance repair

We offer high-quality appliance repair services for Los Angeles residents.

Many Los Angeles area residents use our services to repair, perform maintenance and install their home appliances. D&V appliance repair are highly proficient and reliable in repairing any types and brands of appliances. You can entrust us your refrigerator, washer, oven, stove, range or dishwasher with confidence.  All our technicians are certified, licensed and fully insured, they also attend appliance repair trainings constantly and they are always aware of all the latest innovations in the market of home appliances.

We are experts in repairs for all major brands as:

  • Amana
  • Asko
  • Bosch
  • DCS – Dacor
  • Electrolux
  • Elmira
  • Equator
  • FCI
  • Faber Range Hoods
  • Fisher and Paykel
  • Frigidaire
  • Gaggenau
  • General Electric
  • GE Monogram
  • Haier
  • Hotpoint
  • Jenn-Air
  • Kenmore
  • KitchenAid
  • LG
  • Maytag
  • Marvel
  • Miele
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung
  • Sanyo
  • Sharp
  • Sub-Zero
  • Thermador
  • Viking
  • Westinghouse
  • Whirlpool
  • Wolf
  • Zephyr

We are always happy to help Los Angeles residents with their appliances problems.  You can be sure that your appliance will be fixed fast and proficient. We always provide warranty for the service we provide.

Call us today at 714-204-3140 or schedule an appointment on-line appointment online to get 10% discount on your entire repair cost.




Refrigerator repair services

Refrigerator repair services

It is usually incredibly tense to find your home appliance broken; nevertheless having you refrigerator breakdown is usually a complete problem, especial if you just recently filled it up with a week food supply.

Firstly, if the refrigerator isn’t running in any way, ensure that this is not a power problem attributable to harmed outlet, harmed power cord and even blackout. In the event you observe that the electro-mechanical network is not a problem, check your temperature adjustments, it’s also necessity to check if there is adequate room intended for airflow between the wall and the freezer, and just be sure you didn’t leave the door of the freezer wide open for extended period of time. Even if the door ended up being closed properly, there might be an issue with door seal, which often can allow the cold out. We never recommend trying to fix your freezer in by yourself. A number of areas of the freezer tend to be incredibly vulnerable which enables it to be effortlessly harmed; furthermore, if you try to access hidden refrigerator parts without unplugging your freezer you can injure yourself by electric shock.

We always suggest to find a better way instead of repairing refrigerator yourself and call  a professional repair company.  While waiting for a repair man, please don’t do anything with the unit, don’t unplug it and leave it as it was when you first noticed the problem. It will help our technician to diagnose the problem better and find a solution to it faster.

Most common refrigerator  problems we repair:

  • cleaning the condenser coils
  • fixing defrost heater problems
  • compressor repair/compressor replacement
  • heating pump replacement
  • charging Freon
  • Fuse and switches replacements
  • Condenser replacement
  • Stop Leaking

We repair all types and brand of refrigerators. Refrigerator repair is our specialty. We repair all major refrigerator brands as:

  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Frigidaire
  • Whirlpool
  • GE
  • KitchenAid
  • Electrolux
  • Bosch
  • Cuisinart
  • Hotpoint
  • Kalorik
  • Keystone
  • Magic Chef
  • Maytag
  • Summit
  • Vinotemp
  • Viking
  • Thermador
  • Sub-Zero
  • Whirlpool
  • Kenmore
  • JennAir
  • Frigidaire
  • Bosch
  • Amana

Our technicians are factory trained and aware of all innovations in refrigerators market.  With 50 years of experience combined we can assure you that your refrigerator will be fixed fast.

Call us today at 714-204-3140 or schedule an appointment on-line appointment online to get 10% discount on your entire repair cost.