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Blog Aug 13, 2013

The 4 Most Common Kitchen Appliance Problems

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If you’re wondering what issues you should pay extra attention to around the house, here’s a look at the four most common appliance problems homeowners face:

Clogged Refrigerator Defrost Drain

When a sheet of ice accumulates on a freezer’s floor, it’s usually because the defrost drain is clogged. Depending on the specific model, this problem may also cause some water to drip into the refrigerator. The normal way a freezer works is whenever it defrosts, the excess water goes through the defrost drain to the drip pan. However, obstructions like food or a glitch with the defrost heater can get in the way.

One of the reasons you’ll definitely want to call a professional for this repair is not only does identifying the actual cause require you to remove the entire back panel, but the most common DIY recommendations for this problem are just temporary hacks instead of lasting solutions.

Flakes in Your Ice

No one wants to look into a nice glass of water and realize there’s something floating in it. What’s even less pleasant is discovering that what you thought were black particles in your water are actually flakes in your ice cubes. In some cases, this may simply mean that you need to replace your filter. Unfortunately, in many cases, it’s an indication that your ice maker mold is breaking down. The reason that’s unfortunate is the only solution is to replace your entire ice maker with a new one.

Dishwasher Won’t Start

We’re all used to hearing a rush of water when a dishwasher is started. So if you don’t hear that sound, it can be cause for alarm. The good news is this problem may not be as serious as it initially seems. In many cases, it may simply be that the float switch is jammed. You can check by looking in the back of your dishwasher. You’ll see something that looks like a small cup in an upside-down position. If there’s anything stuck in it, removing it should return your dishwasher to normal. If there’s not an issue with the float switch, contact a professional to figure out what’s going on with your dishwasher.

Fresh Food Compartment is Getting Warm

When you notice that your refrigerator’s fresh food compartment is warm, it may simply be the result of the door being left open. But if you notice this issue on more than one occasion, chances are it’s because there’s a problem with the refrigerator’s thermostat, timer or heater. Of the three, the thermostat is the most common culprit.

Those are the 4 most common problems – make sure to call a professional if you find yourself experiencing any of them!

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