Is It Bad to Use Softener Sheets?
They won't cause any damage to your dryer, but they can lead to clogged
lint filters or coating of your moisture sensor. If you use them, be sure
to clean the screen of your lint filter and wipe off your sensor.
What Is the Average Amount of Time It Takes for a Load of Clothes to Dry?
On average, a large load of clothes should only take around 45 minutes
to dry. If you are noticing that your clothes are averaging more than
1 hour to dry, you might want to have your dryer vents checked.
What Makes My Oven Smell So Bad When It Is Cleaning Itself?
The smell is caused by the grease and food your oven is burning off. When
possible, it is a good idea to create additional ventilation in the kitchen
when cleaning your oven, perhaps by opening windows.
Why Does My Gas Oven Glow Like It Is Hot Even When It Is Not Heating?
The glow is caused by a "glow-bar" igniter used to ignite the gas in your
oven. It glows as it is heating up, but unless it reaches the correct
temperature, the gas valve will not open and gas will not ignite-and your
oven will not heat up. If your igniter is not heating up properly, you
may need to replace it.
Why Do I Have Suds Left Over in My Washer?
It is very possible that you are using more detergent than is necessary
for the load size you are washing. Double check the detergent instructions
to ensure you are using the correct amount. If you want to remove the
necessity for laundry detergent, call and schedule a pureWash
® system installation.
Why Would My Washer Be Using Cool Water During The Warm Cycle?
Your washer is actually combining hot and cold water to create the warm
water and during certain times of the year cold water gets colder. So,
during the colder months, you can expect your warm cycle to run cooler.
You might also want to check to see if there is anything blocking the
Can I Put My Refrigerator All The Way Up Against The Wall?
Yes, you can, as long as there is not a metal grid on the back of it. If
there is, you should make sure you leave 1" of space between the unit
and the wall.
I Need to Get Rid of an Old Refrigerator / Freezer. What Can I Do?
The best option is to take it to your local landfill. However, the law
does require that you have the refrigerant evacuated first. Your local
appliance repair company should be able to do that for you.
Will I Damage a Refrigerator or Freezer If I Store It in the Garage?
Only if it is a self-defrosting refrigerator and the temperature in your
garage drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, it is possible that the
oil could thicken and cause premature compression failure.
Should I Repair or Replace My Existing Appliance?
If you are comparing having your existing machine repaired or replacing
it with a 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 equipment is neither similar in quality nor durability for the same
price. If you were to merely replace your existing household 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.
Is Repairing or Servicing an Old Appliance Really a Good Investment?
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.
We 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.
Also, another cost associated with buying a new appliance is the "aggra-dollars."
That is, the aggravation and time spent that goes along with shopping
for a new appliance: having it delivered, getting it installed and disposing
of your old one. If you've experienced this joy recently, you'll realize
that the aggra-dollar factor can be costly.
Why Do Prices of Similar Appliances Vary So Much?
Retail prices for major household appliances have stayed flat over the
past 15 years even though manufacturing costs and inflation have risen
steadily during that time. Manufacturers today continue to offer low prices
on their lower quality appliances and then offer their choice lines of
appliances at a higher price point. So, where $400 would buy you a top-quality
washer 15 years ago, that same $400 today would only buy you a low-end
machine that you'll be throwing away or repairing every 3-4 years.
What has changed? The difference between the $400 washer of today and yesterday
(or the $300 dishwasher or the $350 oven range, or the $300 dryer, or
the $600 refrigerator, etc.) is in the internal components used in the
machines. The lower end machines today are constructed of lower quality
materials than similarly-priced machines 15 years ago. In part, this is
attributable to the globalization of manufacturing with various internal
parts made at different plants all over the world.
While this has allowed manufacturers to cap retail prices for low-end machines
over the last 15 years, it has also contributed to a degradation of quality.
Therefore, the high-quality appliances you'd buy today command a correspondingly
higher price tag, realistically reflecting the increased costs of manufacturing
for high quality machines. You should expect top-end appliances to retail
- Dishwashers - $900
- Washers - $1,100
- Dryers - $600
What Is the Most Common Problem?
Believe it or not, an appliance can be bumped or "hum" unplugged. We find
this to be a common issue.
What Does Mr. Appliance Do?
Mr. Appliance repairs and services all major household appliances...regardless