Frequently Asked Questions - Additional Information
Here are a few considerations to take into account prior to starting a project. Quality Home Repair Services maintains a fully staffed office where knowledgeable employees are always ready to answer your questions and concerns.
Problem: Refrigerator not cooling
When you notice the temperature in your fridge isn’t what it used to be, you have reason to be concerned.
We rely on our refrigerators to keep food cool and to keep it from spoiling, so if the fridge stops cooling, it’s important to take care of it right away.
A number of issues might be causing your fridge to stop cooling. It might have a problem with a thermostat or the refrigerant could be low. It may also be a problem with the main control boards. In our experience, each of these problems occurs at about the same rate.
Rather than look up videos about doing refrigeration repair yourself, contacting an experienced technician to inspect your problem can help identify solutions and fix your fridge in no time.
Problem: Water dispenser not working
Enjoying cold filtered water from your fridge is a luxury people today have become accustomed to in their homes.
However, when the dispenser stops working, you might start to worry your refrigerator has larger problems.
It’s important to take this problem in stride and look at the specific part of the fridge that isn’t working – namely, the water dispenser. Some of the most common problems are associated with the water control valve, the reservoir, or the control board.
Although it’s impossible to know the exact problem without a technician taking a look, one part of the fridge that might be the culprit is the filter. Be sure to change it every 6 months. If you’ve already taken this step and are still experiencing problems with your fridge’s water dispenser, contact an experienced appliance repair technician such as those we have at Quality Home Repair Service.
Problem: Refrigerator ice dispenser not working
Many people have done away with their ice cube trays and opt to use ice dispensers built into their fridges for crisp, cold ice. However, sometimes that part of the refrigerator stops working, leaving users to wonder if going back to the old trays isn’t such a bad idea.
If your ice dispenser is making noise but not producing ice, it’s possible that ice has built up on the bottom of the bucket holding the ice. Make sure you dump out any excess ice to clear out the problem. However, if the ice dispenser does not produce ice and no ice is being made inside of the fridge, you may need to change the filter.
If you have tried either of the troubleshooting methods above and still notice a problem, it might be time to contact one of our professionals.
Problem: Refrigerator is noisy or loud
When you think about your fridge, you don’t typically think of how noisy it is. For the most part, your refrigerator is a soundless appliance. When you start to hear loud noises, however, you may have cause for concern.
Many factors may tie into why your fridge is noisy. Food may be affecting the fan motor and causing it to run less efficiently. It could also be related to loose door hinges or issues with the compressor.
A clear solution is hard to pin down without an inspection from an experienced appliance repair technician.
Ice Maker Repair
Problem: Thin or hollow ice
Ice from an ice machine should be sturdy, but if you’re finding the ice your ice maker is producing is
thinner – almost like slush – or hollow, fixing the appliance may be the route you need to go.
An ice maker producing thin or hollow ice may be the sign of a water filter that needs to be replaced or a plumbing issue.
Changing a filter is an easy solution to try initially. After that, it’s best to contact a plumber to find out what can be done to fix it.
Ice makers can have a number of different problems. Contact Quality Home Repair Services for appliance repair on your icemaker
if the following takes place:
Ice maker fails to produce any ice
Ice maker makes loud, rattling noises
Ice maker won’t shut off, won’t turn on, or won’t seal
Ice maker won’t get cold
Leaking ice maker
Washine Machine Repair
Problem: Hot/cold inlet hoses leak burst
If the hoses connecting your washer to the hot and cold water inlet bases end up bursting, you might have not only a mess on your hands, but a washing machine that can’t be used. Thankfully, this has both a common cause and an easier solution than
other types of appliance repairs you can actually do at home.
If your inlet base hoses burst, that means the hoses you had are worn out.
It is important to change hoses every three years so you avoid a messy clean up from hoses that wear down over time. You can also get the braided stainless hoses – called no-burst lines – to avoid the issue.
Problem: Washer not keeping water warm
Some wash cycles require warm water, but if you find your water isn’t staying warm,
it’s easy to see why you might think your washing machine is the culprit.
Contrary to what you may know about washing machines, they don’t have any control over the water temperature. If your washing machine is not keeping water warm, it’s the water system itself and not the appliance that needs help.
You may need a plumber to inspect your water system, such as your water heater, to see if that unit needs fixing or replacing.
Problem: Front load washer won’t drain or spin
Front load washers can have problems you wouldn’t experience with a top load washer, such as problems with it draining or spinning. Just like with inlet hoses, you might end up with a mess on your hands if the problem is not addressed.
The washer filter needs to be cleaned.
If you have an older unit, the filter might be more accessible from the front.
If not, a appliance repair technician can change out the filter in your washer, making it good as new.
Other Common Washing Machine Problems
Problem: High-efficiency (HE) washer locked out system.
Use the right detergent for HE washers to avoid the problem!
Many manufacturers keep parts on hand for older machines, so just because your machine is outdated doesn’t mean it needs to be replaced. A skilled repairman like the ones here at Quality Home Repair Services have access to these parts and can keep older machines running like new longer.
If your problem has not been addressed above, contact us today for help!
Most dryer issues will require the skill of an experienced technician. However, one maintenance issue you need to address every year is to clean the vent system pipe annually. Statistics show that 1 of every 3 house fires is caused by a vent system pipe that has not been cleaned out.
Not only do you address your dryer’s efficiency issues, such as if your dryer is not holding enough heat,
but you improve your home’s safety by not letting lint or other flammable materials build up.
You can buy a DIY cleaning kit and do the work yourself or, to save time and money, contact a professional like ours at Quality Home Repair Services
Many people come to us with questions about repairing an oven, stove, or range. The differences between them are minute but often involve the same kinds of repairs. A range is built into the cabinetry and may have an oven in the lower part of it. A range may also be in the cabinetry without an oven.
A stove, on the other hand, is a free standing appliance that often has an oven, a broiler, or both in the lower portion of the unit.
If you suspect a problem with your oven, range, or stove, contact us immediately for help! Not only will you have our experience on hand to help, but you won’t void the manufacturer’s warranty, which is a common problem that has come out of the DIY videos.
People think they can take apart their stove or oven and fix it themselves, but this is not a recommended solution to your problem because the risks
involved to damaging your appliance permanently are too great.
Many dishwasher problems can be addressed with common maintenance, such as running dishwasher cleaner once per year.
If you have done this and still find problems with your dishwasher’s performance,
contact Quality Home Repair Services to discuss how we can help!