Recent Refrigerator Technological Advances

In this day and age, technology is a huge part of every day life. You find technology in almost everything in your home, including your refrigerator. Refrigerators today are high tech, have screens in the doors and more. If you are willing to pay the price, you can have a refrigerator that talks to you, shows you recipes, has internet and more. It seems kind of silly to have a touch screen on your refrigerator, but a lot of people like this kind of advanced technology. If you are the type of person who has a refrigerator that is plain and simple, good job on saving a ton of money, if not, enjoy the fancy refrigerator.

So, What New Technology Can We See In Todays Refrigerators?

Temperature Control

First, they now have full width temperature controlled drawers. You will be able to use 5 settings to provide optimal temperatures for your favorite foods. You will also be able to choose your own water temperature from 4 different pre-programmed settings. This makes it easier to add the right temperature of water for hot foods and drinks.

Energy Efficiency

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Not only are todays refrigerators filled with fancy fixtures, they are also energy efficient. Some refrigerators are now ENERGY STAR qualified to use less energy. This will result in lower electric bills and more money in your pockets

Size

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Refrigerators today are also bigger than ever. You can store items that are as wide as your refrigerator with ease, dispense ice without taking up freezer space, keep ice from tasting weird, store tall and gallon size items on the door and you can automatically cool warm leftovers with no effort.

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Not only that, but refrigerators also come with LCD screens that you can access the internet on, play music, read recipes, control the refrigerator and more. Obviously, the more fancy items you want in your refrigerator, the more you are going to have to pay for them.

Refrigerators are being made to save you money on electric bills, they are wider, offer more storage, have more drawers than the traditional refrigerators, talk, regulate temperature with ease and so much more. One of the most unique advances in refrigeration technology is a high-tech refrigeration magnet that is suppose to save energy which is called the magnetocaloric effect. This means that the refrigeration is going to be magnet-based. This is suppose to be the new energy saving way to refrigerate your food.

With all of the new technology that goes with new refrigerators, it is easy to get confused with which refrigerator you may want in your kitchen. There are now a lot more things to take into consideration. Back when refrigerators were first produced, the biggest decision was what color to go with. Now, it is what color, what texture, how big, how many shelves and so much more. The more features you want, the more you are going to have to pay. If you want top of the line, you will need to fork out top dollar.

Even fancy new refrigerators operate off of the same principal and will need to be fixed from time to time. When the situation arises, give the Appliance Repair Pros a call to fix your fridge when you need it most.

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Dealing With Refrigerator Emergencies

Nothing is worse than going grocery shopping for the week and having all of your refrigerated foods thawed and spoiled because your refrigerator stopped working. It costs you time, money and a lot of food. If your food hasn’t completely thawed out, you can probably save it if you can diagnose your refrigerator issues on time. It may be something small or it may be something that requires you to replace the whole refrigerator, which is what noone wants to do if they absolutely don’t have to because refrigerators are not cheap. So, if your refrigerator is acting up, check for these signs and symptoms then if you can fix it, go for it. If this is a little overwhelming or you just want it fixed no, consider giving our refrigerator repair service a shot.

Fridge Isn’t Cooling

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If your refrigerator is not cooling, make sure the condenser coils aren’t built up with dust. If this happens, the condenser coils are going to overheat. If this is the case, unplug the refrigerator, clean off the coils and plug it back in. If the seal on the door is broken, this means that warm air can make its way into the refrigerator and effect the temperature. If this is the case, replace the seal. If you still have a refrigerator that isn’t cooling, check the thermostat, fan and compressor.

These things can have a negative effect on how the refrigerator is cooling.

Fridge Is Too Cold

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If you are having the opposite problem and the refrigerator is too cold and freezing everything, check the thermostat, the freezer temperature and the circulating fan. If the freezer is too cold, it will make everything in the refrigerator freeze and the circulating fan could be blowing cold air through the refrigerator.

So Much Noise

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If your refrigerator is making a lot of noise, check the fan. If it is not lubricated, it will make a loud noise because of metal rubbing against metal. If the fan no longer operates correctly, you should replace or fix the loose fan. If you have a rattling pan, this means that it is too close to the compressor, just reposition the tray.

My Fridge Is Leaking

Another common problem is that the refrigerator is leaking water, which is never good. If this is an issue, check the lines to the dispenser, if it is broken, they will need replacing. Check to make sure none of your lines are cracked, broken or clogged. These seem to be the most common reasons for a leaking refrigerator.

Water Dispenser Doesn’t Work

If your refrigerator has a water dispenser that isn’t working, make sure there is water pressure operating at 20 psi. If it isn’t, the water will not flow to the refrigerator. You could also have a bad switch, clogged filter, frozen tube or bad control board.

Refrigerators could have many things that go wrong with them. You are going to want to diagnose it as quickly as possible or give the Appliance Repair Pros a cal to avoid losing all of your food. Unfortunately, sometimes the refrigerator cannot be fixed and you are going to have to replace it. If this is the case, make sure you get a refrigerator that is guaranteed to work and last a long time.

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Choosing A Dryer

So, it has come time for you to buy a new dryer, whether your old one broke down or you just want the newest model. Buying a dryer can be simple if you know what you want, if you don’t know which one you want to go with, researching the internet would be the best place to start. You will be able to compare and contrast different dryers and pick the one that would be best for you and your home. Depending on which one you pick, you may either spend a lot or a little, either way, there is a dryer that is perfect for you. If you find that getting a new dryer just isn’t in the budget, then consider using our dryer repair service.

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To start the process of picking out a dryer, you are going to want to choose gas or electric, if you have the option. If you are thinking about a gas dryer, they are going to be $50-$150 more than an electric dryer. Now that you have chosen electric or gas, it is time to choose if you want a dryer with a moisture sensor. The moisture sensor dryers tend to detect when laundry is dry quicker than a dryer without one. Even though these sensors are on most models, thermostat-only dryers are also on the most basic models.

Dryer capacity is also something to take into consideration. New washers today can hold more laundry than ever, which means that the dryer has to keep up with it. So , if you have a washer that accommodates larger than average loads, you will want a dryer that does so as well. Otherwise consider putting them out on the line.

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Along with larger loads, do you want better features? If so, check out the dryers that have specialty cycles such as speedy dry. This cycle will dry your clothes on maximum heat in 15 minutes. These dryers also have a choice of heat level, timed and auto dry, fabric settings and more. If you are thinking about a touchpad dryer, remember, they may look fancy and have custom cycles, but they do not improve performance.

The last thing to consider is the location of the dryer. If the dryer is close to a bedroom or family room, you are going to want something that gives off minimal noise. Some dryers will allow you to turn off the buzzer that tells you when your clothes are done, which is a nice feature if you want absolute silence when drying clothes.

There are many dryers out there on the market. There are dryers with touchpads, electronic buttons, oversized dryers, quiet, loud and more. Your personal preference is obviously going to play a large part in which dryer you choose. The more bells and whistles you want on your dryer, the more you are going to have to pay. Remember, just because it has fancy functions and a bunch of buttons, it does not mean that it is going to perform any better. It is just going to cost a lot of money for a lower performing dryer that may not even fit all of your clothing that just came out of the washer.

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Washer Timer Repair

You just came back from vacation and you have all of your clothes to wash, so you throw them in the washer and turn it on. You keep going in to check it because you have not heard the buzzer go off yet saying your laundry is done washing. You look at the timer and see that it is still stuck on 27 minutes, your laundry is now stuck in washing limbo. So, how do you go about repairing the washing machine so you can get your clothes back?

You should first start off by making sure it is the timer that is giving you troubles. If it is, it is a relatively easy fix that can be done in 30-60 minutes.

What Does The Timer Do?

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The timer is the device that controls the functions of the washer. The device responsible for the series of various electrical contacts is called the cam assembly, which is run by a timer motor. A sign that the timer or timer motor may be bad is if the timer is not advancing.

Common Problems

If the washing machine only works on some of its cycles, that could be another cause of a bad timer. To check this, check the continuity and rule out any breaks in the wiring harness.

Another problem of a faulty timer is that certain functions of all cycles are not working. On every setting, if the spin cycle does not work, this is another sign of a bad timer.

If you want to test the timer contacts, you can buy a multi-meter, but you are going to have to acquire the electrical schematic to make sure you are checking the proper terminals. Before running the test, make sure you cut off all power to the washer to avoid injury or further damaging the washing machine.

Fixing The Timer

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Here is the fun part, fixing the timer. Washing machines these days are designed to be taken apart and repaired by almost anyone. In order to do this, you are going to need some special tools that most people will not have just laying around the house. If you need to purchase these tools, they are not going to be very cost effective. Also, rebuilding the timer may be time consuming and aggravating to someone who may be inexperienced. Give your local washer repair company a call.

Instead of rebuilding the timer, you may just want to replace the timer assembly. A simple search on the internet with the make and model of your washer will show you what part you need and how to acquire it or we can help you out. The proper part will be shipped to your home and you will be on your way to fixing your washing machine. If you are unable to fix it yourself, contact Appliance Repair Pros and request a service call. New washing machines are not cheap, which is why more people are opting to fix them rather than just replace them.

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Common Washer Problems and Solutions

Whether your washer is new or old, eventually you are going to have an issue with it whether is it not draining properly, won’t spin, constant error codes or maybe your lid won’t lock like it is suppose to. The natural thing to do is to give your local washer repair company a call.

If you look online, you will probably find lists that show you what the symptoms your washer is having and what the problem could be. Once you figure out the problem, you can move on to the solution. The solution could be as small as unplugging and plugging in your washer or as big as having to replace it because there just is no possible cheap fix. Either way, we can help you find the solution.

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So, what is going on with that pesky washing machine? There seem to be five very common washing machine problems that you may run into.

Won’t Turn On

So, problem one, your washing machine just plain and simply is not working, it does nothing when being turned on. So, what should you do? In this case, make sure there is power going to the washer. Check the circuit breaker, lid switch, or fuse box. If the lid is up even slightly, the washing machine will not spin for safety reasons. Also, check the timer knob, if the knob doesn’t exactly line up it is not going to fill up properly. Advance the timer slightly and pull the knob out and test the washing machine again.

Won’t Spin

The next issue is that your washer may not be spinning and/or agitating. In this case, make sure the lid is closed. As stated above, it will not work if it is not closed. If you are hearing a humming sound, chances are there is something stuck in the drain pump. If there is weak or no agitation, you may have stripped splines that connect to the agitator and these need to be replaced.

Washer Won’t Drain

Next problem, your washer will not drain. Check your drain hose for kinks and check lint filters. If that is not the issue, check the drain pump.

Won’t Finish It’s Cycle

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Problem number four, the washer will not finish a cycle. This could be caused by a faulty timer. It may have completely gone bad or stalled. Check the inside of the control panel for corrosion or scorching.

Washing Machine is Leaking

Finally, problem five, the washing machine is leaking. If you only notice a leak during the spin cycle, you probably have a leaky drain hose or your washer is over sudsing. You could also have a tub leak caused by rot, a pump leak, hoe in the hose or buildup of mineral deposits in the water-inlet valve.
These are some of the most common problems a washing machine can have. If you have any of these issues, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you out.

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Common Dryer Problems and Solutions

After your laundry is done washing and you discover that your dryer is not working properly, it can be quite irritating and frustrating. Sometimes, the problem that is effecting your dryer could be small, other times it is a problem so bad that you have to replace your dryer. If you don’t want to replace your dryer, give us a call for any of your dryer repair needs.

You Turn Your Dryer On But Nothing Happens

So, you turned on you dryer and nothing happened, this is common problem number one. Why is this happening? The first step is to make sure the outlet is working, so plug something else into it and see if there is power. If the power is there, check the thermal fuse, thermostats, start switch and door switch to make sure they are all in working order.

Dryer Turns On But There Is No Heat

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Problem number two, no heat. If there is no heat in your dryer, make sure there is nothing in front of it since air flow is the main ingredient to making heat in the dryer. If that isn’t the problem, check the heating element, burner operation, thermal fuse, power cord and ignitor.

Dryer Isn’t Tumbling

Problem number three, the dryer is not tumbling. If your dryer drum is not moving, this could mean that there is a belt that is broken or slipping, the motor is seized or parts are just worn out. If the belt is broken, it isn’t going to move the drum. All you need to do is replace the belt, check the idler pulley and your drum will work like new.

Noisy Dryer

The fourth pesky problem is a noisy dryer. You put your clothes in and you notice that your dryer is making more noise than usual, there are several things that can be causing this. Make sure nothing is lose inside the drum, remove the lint trap and look in the holder for anything that may have slipped through the cracks. If the blower wheel is clogged with lint or worn out, just clean out the lint or replace it if it is worn out.

Clothing Always Comes Out Wrinkled

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The final issue that is very common is the matter of wrinkled clothing. This is a simple fix because the biggest cause is leaving the clothes in the dryer after they are done. Wrinkled clothing could also be from improper sorting, no fabric softener, too many or too few items and many other small things that are easily adjusted.

Dryer issues are common, as stated above. Sometimes it is an easy fix, sometimes it isn’t. One of the simplest ways to dry your clothing is to hang them outside if you can. This saves money and electricity. If you like your dryer, call us to help you through fixing it. More than likely we can fix it for you and you do not have to buy a whole new dryer.

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