Household appliances break down for a lot of different reasons. The fact that they do so while they are being used is ironic and seemingly spiteful. But then again, it perfectly makes sense because most problems occur while they are in operation. Perhaps the only instances where household appliances break down when not being used is if they are not being used for a long, long time and also when hit with a strong impact.
It’s unspeakably frustrating when for example, the oven stops working halfway through baking a cake where expensive ingredients are used. Sometimes however, there are instances when the problem with the appliance is really very simple. Here are two examples of really simple fixes that can be done to some household appliance problems that one may encounter in the future.
- The rumbling washer.
Although this may sound like something comical, when the washer rumbles and wobbles more than it should, it has to be turned off. Letting it go on may cause real damage because of the unstable centrifugal forces. In most cases, this isn’t really due to something wrong with its internal mechanisms. The issue may lie of the fact that at least one of the legs is shorter than others. To fix this, a makeshift wooden pedestal can be used, of course, with modification on adjustments for the legs where height is lacking. Or an even simpler solution is using folded paper to compensate for the short leg. If this isn’t the problem though, immediately call a washing machine repair expert to fix the problem.
- The lazy dishwasher.
If, for some reason the dishwasher begins to show signs of being incapable of thoroughly washing dishes, it may be time to have it checked by a technician. However, if the top row of the dishes and utensils are dirtier than those that are below it, this may be a sign of a clogged food filter. When this happens, the spray arm isn’t able to produce enough pressure to clean the top row of dishes and may not even be able to do so with the bottom row as well. On the other hand, the food filter is relatively easy to unclog. But generally, if the problem reached this point then it’s probably best to have it checked by a technician for other underlying problems it may have. Also, maintenance work is always a welcome service.