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My refrigerator is not working and makes a clicking sound.

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:15 AM by Keith Taubin

My Whirlpool refrigerator is not working and making clicking sounds, seems like it just went dead and nothing works anymore. It plugged to the wall and i checked the brakers and they seem ok.

This might indicate that you whirlpool refrigerator needs a new control board.

Refrigerator just isn't cold, overnight, what might that be?

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:13 AM by Keith Taubin

I have a 5 years old GE Refrigerator. I woke up this morning and found out that it  stopped. Everything sounds the same, just not as cold.

When Refrigerators stop cooling over night when everything look, and sound, the same might indicate that the refrigerator needs a refrigerant (freon) charge.

Is repairing an old appliance really a good investment?

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:11 AM by Keith Taubin

When asking, "How much is a new one?" you need to consider both the quality of appliance you can afford as a replacement and the option of having your existing appliance properly repaired by a competent professional. Bonvillian Service Center techs can diagnose and evaluate your appliance to determine if it’s in your best interest to repair or replace it and make a recommendation accordingly. 

Should I repair or replace my existing appliance?

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:09 AM by Keith Taubin

If you are comparing having your existing machine repaired or replacing it with machine that is comparable in price with what you paid for your machine 10 or so years ago, you will not be making a valid comparison. The machines are neither similar in quality nor durability for the same price. If you were to merely replace your existing appliance with one that costs about what you paid a decade ago, you’ll be repairing or junking the new machine every three to four years. You’ll either have to pay more up front for a new, high-quality machine that will give you another 10 years of trouble-free operation or you pay less up front for a low-end machine and then pay-as-you-go for repairs.

My electronic range, cook top or oven is not working at all?

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:08 AM by Keith Taubin

Make sure there’s power getting to your range, oven or cook top. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter.  Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the appliance, if this is the case; the wiring on the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.  Other possible reasons for them become malfunction is because the receptacles or infinite switch has burned out.

Why does my dishwasher leak out of the bottom when it's in the wash cycle?

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:08 AM by Keith Taubin

Most likely the door seal is worn out. Open the door and closely inspect the gasket, It's usually either mashed or torn near the bottom. Replacement is typically very easy. Simply pull the old one out of the slot it sits in and put the new one back in the slot.

Why do my glasses come out of the dishwasher foggy?

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:07 AM by Keith Taubin

This is usually the result of using too much dishwasher detergent.  Adjust the amounts of detergent used by considering the softness of the water. Also the use of a rinsing agent such as Jet Dry will alleviate most of this.

Why does my washer stop at the rinse cycle?

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:07 AM by Keith Taubin

Most modern washers use cold water for rinsing clothes. If the cold water side of the water valve is clogged or not otherwise working, the washer waits until the tub is filled before advancing through the cycle.  No water, no cycle.

Why does it take too long for my clothes to dry?

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:07 AM by Keith Taubin

There are two components required for efficient dryer operation:  heat and air flow. The thermostat setting (Regular - Permanent Press - Heavy Duty) controls the setting. If the venting system is obstructed in any way, even partially, the dryer cannot get rid of the moisture.  It is equally as important to keep the filter screen clean, preferable after each load.  Finally, overloading the dryer is the most common cause of dryer inefficiency.

Why does my refrigerator leak water on the floor?

posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:06 AM by Keith Taubin

Modern frost-free refrigerators melt ice and frost off the coils which creates water. Some models use a heated catch pan to cause the water to evaporate while others use a simple drain hose which can easily become clogged. In either case, the pan is usually small and will overflow. A preventive maintenance program will eliminate this problem.

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