Refrigerator Repair 3 Tips To Avoid Costly Damage

Three Tips to Avoid a Refrigerator Repair

Granted these are just a few things you can do that will protect and maintain your most important kitchen appliance to avoid a costly refrigerator repair.  What’s the adage, out of sight out of mind?  Well the refrigerator is not any different, it works while you go about your daily routine keeping food fresh and frozen.  However, if neglected can cause tremendous problems. I have talked with several technicians and here are three that we feel are most important.

First tip is probably the most important, realizing that your refrigerator has a computer chip in its internal system.  That being said, consider what that means. In no way would you ever run your computer without a surge protector, right? appliance repair Kansas City -refrigerator repair

Most people do not even consider having their refrigerator plugged into a surge protector.  This one device can save you a lot of heartache not to mention saves you money.  These computer chips or power boards are expensive and are the brains of the refrigerator. When they fail it will start defrosting and your temperatures will rise and your food will begin to spoil.

Second, make sure the condenser coils are clean under your refrigerator.  Today most refrigerators have the condenser coil underneath the refrigerator behind the kick plate. This is another out of sight out of mind situation.

Here’s what happens: All the dust, pet hair and dander will build up on the coils.  Over time this will put more stress on the compressor. Simply put, more stress on refrigerator means running hotter and for longer periods.  The relief is when air passes over clean coils and keeps the compressor at its suggested temperature. Simply put be sure and keep your condenser clean and free of debris.

Last one, and is similar to the first one, make sure the wall outlet is dedicated to the refrigerator and grounded.  This will insure that when bad weather comes and lightning strikes you are not victim to a surge and ungrounded refrigerator.  These situations wreck havoc on refrigerators and are all simple and cost effective solutions.

To avoid an expensive refrigerator repair remember to put add a surge protector to your wall outlet, keep condenser cols clean and be sure your refrigerator is dedicated and grounded. These simple tips will keep your refrigerator running properly for years while out of sight and out of mind.

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When the power comes back on!

KC Appliances and Repair help consumers get back to normal after an appliance fails.  The disruption of a refrigerator is significant and causes many problems.  We are here to help with all your appliance needs.  Let us get you back to normal. We can be reached toll free 877.983.4933.

Getting Your Kitchen Appliances back to Normal

When it comes to baking or cooking in the kitchen few things are more irritating than your range not working properly.

Not to worry!

Whether you have an electric or gas range we can help.  Our experienced technicians will get your range repaired and back to working properly in no time.

Our service representatives will come out and diagnose the issue and explain what has happened.  At that time, you decide how you want to proceed, no hassle,  just  giving you the information to make an informed decision.

If you elect to have appliance repaired, we usually have the item on the truck and in most cases we can get the repair done at that time. However, on occasion we may have to order the part which is generally done the next day.  Our goal is to get you up and operating as quickly as possible.

If you are experiencing temperature changes, erratic heating let us take care of your appliance repair. we are here to help get you back to normal.


Range Repair Kansas City

Electric or Gas Range needing to be repaired?  It always seems to happen at the worst time.

You’ve got guests coming over for dinner and boom the range decides to not heat or the burners don’t work.  There are a few things to watch out for that can keep you cooking up a storm with less stress during the holidays.

1) Inconsistent heat on the range cook top burner coils.
There are a couple of things that can go wrong with your cook top burner coils and the first one is an easy fix. For safety reasons be sure and turn the oven off at the panel usually a 40 amp breaker. First, make sure the burners are clean and free of debris at the connections.  After continued use the coils can just loose there connection and go bad.  You will know this if the coils no longer get bright orange when on high settings and seem inconsistent.

The other thing is the terminal that hold the coils. These can become brittle and loose connection strength over time and usage. Most appliance stores will sell these items and can be done quickly with a few electrical tools.

2) Oven bake function is not getting to temperature.

The first thing you will want to check is the temperature sensor.  You will need to check the specs and ohm it out to be certain it is not giving a false reading.  More than likely the element has weakened and the connection or continuity has failed.  Other areas that can cause issues is he actual failure of the element and it will need to be replaced.

3) On occasion your broil element will fail. This happens but it is rare.  Most people broil less than they bake.  Here is what you should test out.  Check the broiler connections are you getting resistance?  If yes the check the selector switch.  The selector switch will also affect the bake function as well.

4) Computerized ovens have a control board as a clock.  You make your selections on the console setting to your desired temperature.  What happens when there is a problem you will get an error code.  These codes help you determine what is wrong and what needs to be replaced.  You will need to pull your technical sheet which will show you the error code and the possible issue.

In my experience most boards could have been protect d with a surge protector.  Most appliances today have a micro chip system and if they take an electrical surge from lightning or an excessive draw of electricity you will be buying a new board.  The surge protector is not to be confused with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) and is for 120 voltage ie gas ranges.  Protect your refrigerator, ranges, washing machines anything with an electronic board.

5) Lastly if you are setting temperature and it will not hold or goes into the infernal mode, you will need a selector switch.  As indicated earlier you will also want to test the sensor and voltage. These test should be done by a qualified technician who knows what to read and what the component should be pulling in voltage.

These are just a few things that can go wrong with your electric range and KC Appliances and Repair is qualified to repair your range.  Let us solve your appliance problems by calling us at 877 983-4933 or 816 286-4445.

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