Signs Your Appliance May Be Ready To Fail

Appliances in kitchen

No one wants to deal with a home appliance breaking down suddenly! They are meant to make daily activities around the house easier, not harder. It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for any obvious signs of a potential mess. These appliances each have a few signs that you should watch out for!


Luckily, most dishwashers will relay an error code to you about any issues. However, if you notice leaking or water not draining, the appliance may be having a few issues. The problems could be in the door itself or in the pipes, either way this can lead to a failing dishwasher.


The refrigerator is one of the most used appliances in the kitchen. A sudden problem can be more disastrous than you realize! Watch out for strange noises, like clicking or buzzing. If your food is spoiling too quickly or your freezer is too cold this could also be a sign of imminent failure! Call a technician if you notice any of these things.

Washing Machine and Dryer

These two don’t have as many warning signs as the others, but they are still easy to seek out. If you notice any leaking or clanging metal noises, it could mean they are close to failing. A sharp metallic, grinding noise is a sign you should contact a technician right away before it gets worse.

Oven and Stove

If you have been having problems with cooking lately, i.e. food not cooking or food over cooking, your appliance might be on its way out. The heating system may be broken and could be dangerous if not taken care of. Plus, if there is some kind of gas smell, you should get it replaced soon!


For microwaves, if you find that your food hasn’t been heating properly, the machine makes weird noises or that there is a burning smell, it’s a sign of future failure. Since microwaves involve some high levels of electricity, don’t poke around if you’re not sure what to do. Contact a technician right away.

If you’re in need of anything from an inspection of your appliance to a full-scale replacement and installation of a new one, make sure you enlist the help of someone who you can trust. Mr. Appliance is here to help you every step of the way! Contact our team to learn more.