APPLIANCE REPAIR SPECIALISTS, INC

Counties: South King 253-838-7059, Pierce 253-581-9420, Thurston 360-754-9252
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Safety First

Before you self diagnose, follow safety regulations recommended by OSHA.

  • Check the circuit breaker and reset
  • Check if appliance is working
  • Take off any metal you are wearing on hands, wrist and neck
  • Unplug the appliance before self diagnosing
  • If the appliance is a gas appliance, turn off the gas before self diagnosing
  • Pull hair back

Common Appliance Problems and Repairs

WASHER

Leaks - could be caused by hoses, door gaskets, pump, tub boot, or too much soap
No spin/no drain - most commonly caused by belt, coupler, lid switch or pump
Not filling - commonly pressure switch or valve
Burn smell - something in pump, belt or a bad motor

DRYER

Clogged vents - can cause the dryer to take too long to dry. Also, checking the thermostat or the element may be shorting. Always keep vents clear. No start - can be a door switch or the motor is out. Gas dryers - Can be the ignitor, a gas valve, thermostat or sensors
No heat - commonly a thermostat, thermistor and element

REFRIGERATOR

Not cold - is usually caused by a bad cold control or a defrost problem
Leaking - can be caused by a defrost problem, a plugged drain trough, drain heaters are out, or the door gaskets not properly sealed
Running constantly - is common with bad door seals, thermostats or defrosts problems

DISHWASHER

No drain - is commonly a plugged drain, a bad pump, or a kinked hose
No fill - is usually caused by a bad float switch or valve
Not cleaning - check filter, if plugged clean filter. If you have low water supply, low water temperature or excessive detergent, these also could cause debris on dishes

RANGES/OVENS

Not baking - can be caused by a bad element or bad bake switch
Not broiling - usually caused by element, thermostat or select switch
Burners out - bad element disc, burner block or switch
GAS UNITS - most common repair is the spark module and ignitor

COOK-TOP

Not baking - can be caused by a bad element or bad bake switch
Not broiling - usually caused by element, thermostat or select switch
Burners out - bad element disc, burner block or switch
GAS UNITS - most common repair is the spark module and ignitor

MICROWAVES

No heat - caused by a ad capacitor, rectifier, relay board, or magnatron
Plate not turning - the motor or drive belt could be bad

ICE MAKERS

No ice - usually a bad I/M or it needs a valve. Gears could be stripped
Leaking - commonly a valve or fill tube

FREEZER

Not freezing - Thermostat, relay or compressors are the most common problem
Leaking - This could be a bad door gasket or a plugged drain trough

HOT WATER DISPENSER

No heat - usually thermostat or motor is bad

TRASH COMPACTOR

Most common - Jammed. Clear and clean debris out completely. Lube drives or replace mechanical parts.

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Jammed and humming - disposer plugged. Motor could be bad.