Here Is Information About Repairs and Maintenance, Frequently Asked Questions, and Common Solutions To Appliance Problems.
There are a few things you can look into fixing yourself before calling for washer repair in Gilbert and surrounding areas when having problems. This will save you time and money. As silly as they might sound, they happen often in our field of work.
When all else fails, and you need to have someone repair your washer in East Valley, call Leonard at (480) 440-7234 or click here to message our technician submit your request and we will contact you promptly to assist you with your appliance repair needs. Our customers are our greatest asset and your recommendation to your friends is your greatest compliment to us. We are more than happy to answer any questions about washer repairs that you might have, even for the "do-it-yourselfers".
How a Washing Machine Works
Washing machines get clothing clean by plunging the clothes through the water and detergent mixture. It is the motion that really helps to loosen dirt.
In top loading machines the agitator twists back and forth pulling the clothes down to the bottom of the tub. The clothes then work their way back up to the top where the agitator grabs them again. In a front loading machine, the clothes tumble and are plunged into the water over and over again. After the water is pumped out, the inner drum uses centrifugal force to wring out more water from the clothes by spinning at several hundred RPMs.
The controls consist of a timer, cycle selector mechanism, water temperature selector, load size selector and start button. The mechanism includes the motor, transmission, clutch, pump, agitator, inner tub, outer tub and water inlet valve.
The washer has two tubs, the inner tub with hundreds of holes in it and the outer tub which holds the water. During the spin cycle the inner tub spins, forcing the water out through the holes to the stationary outer tub.
The design of washing machines change by manufacturer, yet the standard elements are the same.
The cycle selector controls may include separate or integrated controls for water temperature, water level, cycle selection and a start switch.
A lid switch, which indicates whether the lid is open or closed, will interrupt some or all of the washing machine operations.
The water inlet valve connects to the water supply of your home and allows hot and cold water to flow into the tub.
The agitator is in the center of the inner tub. During the wash cycle, the agitator rotates back and forth (about 3/4 of turn) to pull the clothes through the water. At the conclusion of the wash cycle, the water is pumped from the outer tub and into the drain though the drain hose.
The pump, agitator and spin drum are driven by the motor. Some washing machines use direct drive, in which the motor is connected directly to the pump and transmission. Other machines uses a belt drive in which the motor drives the transmission through a pulley and belt. On belt driven machines, the pump is typically connected to the motor by a flexible coupling.
The transmission drives both the spin of the inner tub and the back and forth motion of the agitator. Your washer has either a single direction or a reversing motor. With a single direction motor, an electromechanical device controls whether the transmission drives the agitator or the drum. Reversing motors control the drum when they spin in one direction and the agitator when they spin in the other.
Most washing machines use a clutch to reduce the force generated by fast starting motors. The clutch allows the transmission to grab the drum or agitator in a gradual manner rather than all at once. Some washers use a clutch mechanism while others rely on slippage and gradual tension of the belt and pulley.
Whether you have a gas or electric dryer, there are a number of things that you can do to keep it running longer, better, safer and cheaper. Protecting your appliances with regular maintenance makes good sense.
When a dryer has no heat call to schedule an appointment. Between the fuses, thermostats, heating elements and timers an accurate diagnoses saves you time and money.
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Consider using a clothesline instead of your dryer. When drying large items like bedspreads, comforters and area rugs, use a clothesline for the bulk of the drying. When the items are almost dry, use the dryer to fluff and soften them for a few minutes before folding.
When your refrigerator just isn’t like cooling like it should, contact A to Z before buying a new one.
Refrigerator too warm?
The most common reasons for this condition in a refrigerator are, the evaporator fan, condenser fan motor, start relay, temperature control thermostat, thermistor, compressors, and the different control boards. An accurate diagnosis is essential, saves you money and time, don't hesitate, click to schedule an appointment today. We have a money back guarantee, and warranty all our work, and parts.
Ice Make Not Working
Some of the frequent problems of ice makers include, the freezing temperature in the freezer has to be below 10 degrees, the water inlet valve, water filter, water pressure, the door switch or icemaker switch, and the ice maker assembly. Send in your appliance informationtoday and we can help resolve any issues with you icemaker.
Refrigerator Freezing Food?
This problem could be a symptom of a bad temperature control thermostat, thermistor, damper, or one of the control boards. Leonard is an expert at find out exactly what is wrong. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Checks and Cash so paying for a repair is easy too.
Refrigerators and Freezers
Refrigerators are the work horses of major appliance. They work continually, efficiently, and usually we take no notice of our refrigerators.
Refrigerators offer no easy clues as to what is wrong; most of the time they die quietly. Seldom are the moving parts visible. When things go bad with your refrigerator, the frustration starts to mount as the temperature begins to rise. But the good news is they usually can be fixed before this problem get too stinky.
Here are a few things that you can do to maintain and prolong the life of your Refrigerator and Freezer.
To begin with, like most things, start with keeping it clean. The most important things to keep clean on your refrigerator are a little less obvious though, like your compressor coils, and evaporator fan clean. The coils in older refrigerators were in the back or bottom of the refrigerator, and open to collect a lot of dust and pet hair, yet today they are commonly contained and you never even see them. The evaporator fan is usually in the back and can accumulate dust, keeping this clean is a once a year project, that you can clean with a vacuum hose and brush attachment.
Another area that is essential to keep clean is the door seals and where they contact the refrigerator. These areas can easily get sticky and grimy, and when you go to open your refrigerator it is sealed shut with gooey syrup. This is not only annoying, but has the potential to damage the door seals, by ripping the outside plastic and exposing the magnetic strip. Then as the problem continues the magnetic strip falls out and your refrigerator door doesn't seal shut, causing the air flow to mess up and cover your freezer in snow. The good news is that this all can be prevented by keeping the door seals and refrigerator clean. Clean with hot soapy water as often as necessary. If your door seals are messed up and not sealing we can replace those, and restore your refrigerator back to working wonderfully.
Finally if your refrigerator doesn't have an automatic defrost, be sure not to let the frost in the freezer compartment build up to more then a quarter of an inch.
Common Dishwasher Problems
1. Dishwasher doesn't drain
2. Dishwasher links from the front door
3. Not enough water
4. Dishes do not get clean
5. Dishwasher doesn't start
7. Dishwasher door doesn't latch
8. Dishwasher makes new grinding sounds
Cleaning and Deodorizing
For the exterior, clean with a sponge and hot soapy water, dry and shine.
On the inside of many dishwashers, there's a filter near the bottom, or under the lower spray arm that needs to be cleaned twice a year. If you have this sort of filter, check your owner's manual to find out how to remove and clean it. If it has holes in it, replace it to protect the pump and motor seals from particles that may be in the dishwasher.
Over time, the small holes in the spray arm(s) of your dishwasher may become clogged with bits of paper, toothpicks, glass, (and play ground gravel, true story), etc. Your dishwasher will do a better job of cleaning your dishes if you take a moment to clean out these small holes from time to time. Remove the spray arm and clean it by poking a piece of stiff wire through the holes. Then shake the spray arm to make sure nothing is inside such as watermelon seeds or any other seeds. Finally scrub any mineral deposits with white vinegar. One last hint, the cap holding the spray arm in place is commonly reverse-threaded, which means you should turn it clockwise to remove it. Be careful not to drop the nut or washer into the motor.
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Gas and Electric Stoves and Ovens
A to Z Appliance Repair specializes in the repair of large home appliances, including stove repair.
My oven won't heat up?
For this problem the most common solutions include, and are not limited to, checking the igniter on gas ovens, the bake and broil elements, incoming oven power source, the oven control board, thermal fuse, lose wires, and oven thermostats. Leonard is an expert at fixing these problems and finding the right solution. It is what he does every day. Remember, if any of these parts fail your oven will not heat properly. Why not give us a call to find out all the details (480) 440-7234.
Quality OEM Parts
We use OEM parts. (Original Equipment Manufacturer.) It means the parts are made directly by the manufacturer, not by a third party. The quality is consistent with manufactures standard. This protects your investment. Good parts make a good machine. We can trust these parts to be authorized and approved by the manufacturer. Protect your appliances with the right parts.
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