June 2, 2017

Washer Repair Tips and Recommendations

Though we all live in a time of progressive devices, gadgets and gizmos, it’s also pretty important to remember our basic conveniences, such as home appliances. All things considered, they are just as invaluable. After all, can you imagine storing your food anywhere else besides the fridge? Can you cook all your food properly without an oven? Will you be able to warm that food without a microwave? And, of course, do not forget about the washing machine – it’s also a pretty important home appliance.

With that said, regardless of how expensive and sophisticated your washing machine may really be, it may well begin to malfunction. And there are many reasons why problems may occur. Still, the issue is not always as dire as you may believe – in most cases, it has a pretty straightforward solution. If you have little to no idea about what you are doing, it is best to get in touch with a qualified and experienced technician as soon as possible. But if you decide to try and fix the problem on your own, do not forget all the necessary safety precautions. Below is a list of problems that you may be encountering and possible solutions that could help you deal with them properly:

The washing machine does not work at all:

  • All too often, the washing machine will not work simply because it is not attached to any power source. So you need to check all the wiring and see if there is a blown circuit. At times, you will be able to deal with the problem by simply fixing or replacing the wiring.
  • The lid switch, which is located near the washing machine’s door may be defective and is therefore causing a problem. You can simply replace the old switch with a new one.

The washing machine fills and drains simultaneously:

  • The drain hose may be the issue. It could be too low so your need to make sure that the drain hose is at least 3 feet above the ground.
  • Clogged water pump or drain line may also be causing the problem. There could be something stuck and clogging the pump, so simply cleaning it up will do the trick nicely.
  • If the problem was not caused by a clogged drain line, there is a pretty big chance that it was triggered by a broken water pump. You will need to make sure that the water pump is not damaged. If it is, simply replace it.

The washing machine is not draining:

  • A malfunctioning lid switch is very often the main reason why the washing machine is not draining at all. It can be a mechanical electrical issue. Either way, if it is causing the issue, you will probably need to replace it.
  • There may be something stuck in the drain pump or the hose. We are talking about small pieces of clothing or coins. If you plan to remove the clothes, be sure that you have some towels nearby, since all the water will be released from the washer and could easily ruin your floor.
  • The water pump belt may be causing the issue if the drain pump and the hose are fine. You may need to replace it to deal with the problem properly.
  • If the drive belt is also broken or damaged, the washer will not drain at all, so you will need to replace it with a new one.

Of course, the above-mentioned solutions are not definitive and, odds are, you will not know how to proceed to handle every issue. So, one way or the other, you will need to call a technician as soon as possible.

Vitaliy Lerman
Los Angeles Appliance Repair

May 10, 2017

General Refrigerator Repair Recommendations

In our age of innovative technologies and different progressive solutions, it is pretty much impossible to imagine our lives without all kinds of home appliances that really help to significantly alleviating our everyday routines. What would you do without the washing machine and how would do your laundry –manually means you would be wasting too much time. What would you do without your oven – how would you warm the food so quickly? Don’t forget about the vacuum cleaner, your microwave and, of course, the fridge. That’s right – having a great refrigerator is really a must these days. After all, it keeps all the food fresh and ready for you. Regardless of just how sophisticated or expensive your fridge may really be, there is always a chance it could malfunction. And the last thing that you want would be for your food to rot because the refrigerator is not working the way it should. Well, if your fridge is long past its warranty terms, you could try to find out what’s wrong on your own. But, always keep in mind that if you don’t have the necessary skills and expertise or perhaps do not know exactly what you are doing, it would be advisable to leave such work to the professionals – you could really do more harm than good and it could even be dangerous for your health.

Here is a list of things that you could try in certain cases. For instance, if your refrigerator refuses to run, you can check the following:

  • Try the outlet. First of all, check if the fridge is plugged in properly and everything is connected to the circuit in the right way. If it is, you could also check the circuit breaker to ensure there is no problem with it either.
  • Wiring and connections need to be checked as well. In many cases, the connections are covered with corrosion or the wiring has been cut or damaged in some other way, which will prevent the fridge from starting.
  • In certain cases, the compressor will fail to operate and this could really be an indication that it is about time to consider replacing the defrost timer.
  • The overload relay may be the issue – if it’s shutting off in spurts, odds are you will need to replace it as soon as possible, since the part itself is weak.
  • The thermostat may be the issue in certain situations. You should definitely try and restart it. If this fails to help you, consider replacing that part as well.

In other situations, the fridge refuses to cool the way it used to. Perhaps the following steps will help you identify the problem and deal with it properly:

  • It is quite important to make sure that your condenser coils are clean and there is no debris on them. Otherwise, this will lead to overheating, so the cooling process will definitely be affected.
  • It would be nice to check the fridge door seal. If it’s broken, the warm air will infiltrate the fridge and easily disrupt the cooling process, so the fridge will obviously not cool the way it used to.
  • Don’t forget about controlling the temperature. You should make sure that the thermostat is set up correctly, so the temperature within the fridge is optimal for all the food in there.
  • If the condenser fan of the fridge is defective, it will prevent the cool air from reaching inside the fridge through the vents. Thus, the cooling process will be disrupted.
  • At times, you may hear clicking sounds from the compressor when it is attempting to start. If so, you may need a new compressor. To be honest, it’s easier to get a new fridge in this case because such repairs are too challenging and will cost a small fortune.

At times, the fridge is too cold and literally freezes all the food inside, which is also not the best thing. Well, perhaps the following tips will help you out:

  • First of all, you need to check the thermostat of the freezer, since it directly affects the temperature within the fridge. If you lowered the temperature by accident, all the food on the shelves close to the freezer will be frozen.
  • The fan motor may be defective or broken, so the circulation of the cold air within the fridge will not be regulated in any way. Replacing the fan will fix the problem.

Also, some fridges may start to make too much noise. If that is the case, maybe the following solutions will help you:

  • The evaporator fan may be defective, which will cause all the noise. Of course, you could replace the fan and the issue will be gone. But prior to that, make sure you defrost the fridge and unplug it as well.
  • The defrost water pan may be rattling and this is an indication it was placed too close to the compressor. Simply repositioning it should do the trick nicely.

Now, of course, those are not all the problems you can encounter when dealing with a malfunctioning fridge, but these can be quite helpful to you. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it is best to get in touch with a good technician today.

Victor Lerman
Lerman Appliances Inc.

April 23, 2017

Tips On Repairing A Malfunctioning Or Broken Dishwasher

Nowadays, in an age of innovative solutions and revolutionary technologies, it is pretty much impossible to imagine our daily lives without all kinds of devices, gadgets and gizmos that are significantly alleviating our day to day living. This is the “smart” age when just about everything is “smart” and comes with a plethora of various features. We are talking about all the smartphones, smart watches, smart cars and even smart houses.

With that said, despite the fact that all the sophisticated devices are very important, one must not forget about the less sophisticated, yet invaluable home appliances that we also use on a daily basis. After all, what would you do without the fridge – where would you store all the food? What would you do without the microwave – how would you heat your food up? What about the dishwasher – it does clean all the dishes quite thoroughly and saves a lot of your time and effort.

Regardless of what kind of a dishwasher you may have, how sophisticated and genuinely expensive it may really be, there is always a risk that it may malfunction or even break over time and you will be wondering what to do in order to fix it. Well, first of all, it does not necessarily imply that you need to contact a repair center technician – perhaps, the issue is much less serious and you could deal with it on your own. And don’t forget all the safety measures – it is very important to stop if you are not sure what you’re doing and really should get in touch with a professional at the earliest opportunity.

There are several types of problems one may experience when it comes to dishwasher repairs. And we are going to divide them into several groups in order for you to actually understand it better. So the first group is when your dishwasher will not work whatsoever. Here are a few tips that could help you get started on that:

  • To begin with, make sure that the power is getting to the dishwasher. Check for blown fuses, tripped wiring, make sure that it is connected to the socket on the wall. In some cases, the power cord is not attached to the dishwasher from the inside and you will need to handle the issue by fixing all the necessary wiring there.
  • The door switch may also be the reason why the dishwasher refuses to function normally. Replacing it should get the job done for you.
  • In very rare cases, the problem is triggered by the timer. While this is very uncommon, fixing the timer should do the trick for you.
  • A defective selector switch may be triggering the issue as well, but this is also a very rare issue, so proceed with caution. However, if you replace it properly, the problem will probably go away.

Now, this next group is also pretty common: when the dishwashing machine will not clean all the dishes properly. Here is what may be causing the issue and what you can do to fix it:

  • The water may not be getting inside the dishwasher because of a turned valve, so make sure that you switched it on. You may need to replace the valve with a new one.
  • In some cases, not enough water is getting inside the dishwasher. Again, the problem may be triggered by a faulty water valve. You should check the one that you have under the sink and the one inside the dishwasher. If either is causing the issue, simply replace it.
  • The spray arms inside the dishwasher may get clogged over time. There are usually two or three of those spray arms inside the dishwasher, so you will need to make sure they are not clogged and there is no debris in them.
  • In order for the dishes to be washed properly, the temperature of the water inside the dishwasher should not be less than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure it is to get the best results possible.
  • Perhaps there is not enough soap to clean all the dishes properly, so adding more soap could really help you with that problem.
  • At times, smoky film accumulates on your glasses and dishes and the problem is generally related to excessive calcium within the machine. In order to deal with it, you need to clean the dishwasher with a special cleaning solution.

Finally, in some cases, the dishwashing machine doesn’t drain and here is how you could try and resolve that:

  • In order to drive the pump, some dishwashers use a special belt. There is a chance the belt broke or was too stretched out, so you will need to get a new one.
  • The drain impeller may be broken, so the dishwasher is not going to drain. Replacing it with a new one will help you deal with this issue.
  • The motor gets stuck at times, so you could try and get it to work manually by spinning it yourself. However, if nothing helps, you should simply replace it with a new one.
  • Although it is not a very common problem, sometimes the timer is to blame so simply replacing it will do the trick for you.

If none of the above recommendations work or if you do not know what to do, do not hesitate to get in touch with a qualified, genuinely experienced expert as soon as possible.

Victor Lerman
Lerman Appliabces Inc

April 16, 2017

Recommendations For Using a Grill Safely

When we are talking about a family get together, we most commonly refer to a barbecue. After all, this is a genuine tradition for the entire nation and it is pretty much impossible to imagine a better way to spend time with your friends and loved ones than over some delicious and tasty meals that you have managed to cook just the way you like in your very own backyard.

Most of us use our grills to cook things like hot dogs, hamburgers, kebab, pizza and so on. It is no secret that when you are cooking using your grill, the taste of your home-cooked meals is very different and very special. Nevertheless, the official statistics clearly demonstrate that hundreds of houses are burned down and many people are injured because of unsafe grill use. Your trusty ally, the grill, may well turn into a deadly foe should you fail to use it properly.

To avoid any unpleasant and dangerous situations, it is very important to adhere to some basic recommendations. Here are some of the more common tips:

  • The very first thing you will need to keep in mind is that you must never use the grill inside the house. It does not really matter whether you are using a propane grill or a charcoal one – both are dangerous.
  • Make sure that you clean the grill thoroughly after every single use to ensure that all the fat and grease are gone. They can burn very easily and can cause an accident all too quickly.
  • Make sure that you keep the grill far away from anything that can burn quickly and easily. We are talking about tree branches, anything wooden and so on. This will help you minimize the risks immensely.
  • Make sure you keep your children as far away from the grill as possible. Most grills heat up very quickly and your child could be injured in the process.
  • If your grill is running on propane, make sure that you check for any possible leaks. If you find one, close the tank immediately and make sure to get in touch with a qualified, experienced technician as soon as possible.
  • Make sure that you check the temperature of the food all the time and that you cook it through thoroughly.

If you simply adhere to all the above-mentioned recommendations, you should be just fine with your grill this summer.

April 10, 2017

Tips On Washing Machine Maintenance

Nowadays, in an age of progressive technologies and innovative solutions, it is pretty much impossible to imagine our daily living without all kinds of devices, gadgets and gizmos, which significantly complement our daily routines. Even though we all reside in a “smart” age, when just about everything around us is smart – smartphones, smart watches, smart houses and smart cars – one must not underestimate the value of the most basic home appliances in just about every single household.

It is very difficult and pretty much impossible to imagine our lives without our fridges, our microwave ovens and, of course, our washing machines. Just think about it, washing machines are so easy to use; there is no need for you to do your laundry manually, exposing your hands to all kinds of dangerous chemicals. No, all you need to do is press a button and the machine will wash your clothes for you. Furthermore, it can do plenty of clothes at the same time, quickly and effectively. So it’s no wonder that so many households these days have not one, but two washing machines to speed things up.

Despite the fact that washing machines are generally pretty durable, they do require certain maintenance. In order to make sure that you keep your washer up and running all the time, it is very important for you to adhere to certain maintenance tips and tricks. Here are just some of the most basic recommendations for you:

  • It is very important to ensure that your washing machine is leveled up properly. The machine itself is pretty heavy and, at a certain point, it is going to begin to vibrate intensely. This is why it is important to level it up; otherwise it is going to move around and can damage the surroundings or itself and you will have to deal with the consequences.
  • It makes sense to clean the surface of your washing machine once in a while. As they are mostly made from stainless steel, you will be able to use a simple detergent to clean your clothes.
  • Check if your water hoses are leaking, because they really have a tendency to do so. Most manufacturers recommend you change the hoses every five years at least. You can also find steel hoses to prevent this problem from occurring.

Simply follow the above-mentioned tips and recommendations and your washing machine will last for a lot longer than you could expect. However, if you have a more severe problem, do not hesitate to get in touch with a qualified technician as soon as possible.

Victor Lerman
Lerman Appliances Inc.

March 13, 2017

Gas Or Electricity – Which Oven Is The Best For Your Cooking Needs?

Nowadays, in a time of progressive solutions and innovative technologies, it is very difficult and nearly impossible to imagine our day to day living without all sorts of devices, gadgets and gizmos that significantly assist us. After all, we do live in an age when just about everything around us is “smart” – smartphone, smart watches, smart cars and even smart houses.

With that said, it is also pretty important to keep in mind that even though all those smart things are very important, some home appliances are just as invaluable to us. After all, what would you do without a fridge – where would you keep all the food? How would do your laundry without a washing machine? And, of course, what would you do without an oven?

Well, if you are already considering buying a new oven for your new home, chances are, you are already facing a choice. You can either get an electric or a gas oven so which one should you choose to get the most from the purchase?

In truth, it is a fairly simple choice to make, but in order for you to get the full picture, let us review both options.

The electricity oven’s main advantage is that it is small and portable – it does not require a lot of space and if you are all about minimalism, it is probably the best choice for you. Furthermore, it does not require too much energy and will really help you save on all the gas bills. Still, it does heat up pretty slowly and it will really slow down the cooking process in general. Hence, if you are planning on preparing several meals at once, you are going to have a hard time doing so with an electric oven.

When it comes to a gas oven, the main disadvantage is pretty apparent – it is the size of the thing. It does require a lot of space. Furthermore, it obviously runs on gas and it will cost you a whole lot more than an electricity oven. You cannot move it and you will need to be extra careful, since it is gas we are talking about. However, it does heat up instantaneously and you will not need to wait for long in order to start cooking. It does make the cooking process quicker and more straightforward.

To sum things up – if you are a fan of cooking and are constantly coming up with new recipes and so need to be able to cook a lot and cook quickly, you will need to get a gas oven. However, if you are only interested in heating up the most basic things, an electric oven will do just fine for you.

Do you need a professional assistance with your oven? Call us now!
Lerman Appliances Inc., Los Angeles Appliance Repair

February 25, 2017

What Type Of Oven That Will Be Perfect For You: Gas Or Electricity?

We all reside in a time of progressive technologies and various innovative solutions. The market these days is pretty much filled with all sorts of devices, gadgets and gizmos that are meant to satisfy even the most refined and sophisticated needs and requirements. In fact, we are clearly living in a “smart” age, where everything is smart – your phone, your watch, your car and even your house. However, one must not forget about the importance of other technological solutions that are just as invaluable to any household. We are, of course, referring to various home appliances. After all, what would you do without your fridge, where would you keep all the food from spoiling? How would you do without the washing machine – washing the clothes manually will take time and effort, time that we do not have. And, of course, how would you manage without the oven?

Clearly this is a crucial element for any kitchen, no matter how big or small. Well, if you are about to buy an oven, you basically have two choices – getting a gas oven or the one that runs on electricity. One way or the other, the choice is pretty narrow. More and more people these days prefer to purchase electric ovens, since they are so much more budget-friendly. However, even though it is true and they will cost you less, this does not make them superior. For example, if you are an avid fan of cooking, chances are, you will want to cook multiple meals simultaneously. Well, electric ovens are very slow – they heat up slowly and they cool down slowly and you really are going to have issues when trying to cook a lot of food at once. Nevertheless, it is hard to deny the fact that those electric ovens are cheap and lightweight, so you can put them just about anywhere and even carry them around the house if you need to.

Of course, gas ovens are far more expensive and you need to be prepared to invest a small fortune into this particular home appliance. In addition, a gas oven is going to need a whole lot more space and you will most certainly not be able to carry it around with you. Moreover, gas ovens are pretty difficult to clean up, but some people tend to consider that moisture helps keep the warmth up. On the other hand, gas ovens light up and heat up immediately and cool down in no time, so it makes them perfect for fans of cooking. The choice is yours in the end. It is quite basic really – if you are going to be using the oven to cook only the most basic things, then the electric oven is the ideal choice for you. However, if you are the kind of person who really prefers to spend all their free time in the kitchen coming up with new great meals, it will make sense to consider buying a gas oven.

Regardless of what kind of oven you choose, there is always a chance that it will begin to malfunction. The issue may be particularly serious if you have a gas oven. Gas leaks could be extremely dangerous and this is why it is especially important to get in touch with a qualified, genuinely experienced repair service technician as soon as possible. Only a good Los Angeles appliance repair expert will be able to fix the problem properly in the least amount of time possible and without making things worse. Go ahead, browse online to find the ideal option that will completely satisfy your needs.

 

February 11, 2017

Dryer Maintenance And Repair: Handy Recommendations

The vast majority of people these days simply cannot imagine their day-to-day living without all sorts of home appliances that are significantly easing our existence. Well, one of those invaluable appliances is the dryer. This machine plays a huge role in any household, allowing us to dry clothes quickly and effectively. Nevertheless, regardless of how expensive and sophisticated your dryer may be, over time, through constant use, it may well begin to malfunction, and this is the last thing that you will want to experience. Yet, it does not necessarily imply that you need to call a repair specialist right away, as some issues are minor. Furthermore, you can actually prevent those issues from occurring to begin with by knowing how to perform all the proper maintenance procedures. In order to do some of those you do not need any previous experience. Here are a couple of things that you need to know:

  • A lot of people are used to overfilling the dryer. This is a very common issue and it results in clothes not being dried completely. See, when you are packing the dryer to the very brim, there is no room left for the hot air to circulate. Hence, the drum should never be entirely filled with clothes. Otherwise, some of the clothes will be dried properly, whilst others not so much, and you will be thinking that something is wrong with the dryer itself.
  • Sure enough, we all live in a very fast-paced society, where everyone and everything is constantly in a rush, trying to deal with some tasks or handle some responsibilities. Hence, it is only natural that most people simply throw all the clothes in the dryer together, as we rarely have the time to think about them. Well, once more, in order for the dryer to work properly, it does need space for the hot air to circulate within the drum. This means that if you are going to throw all the clothes in together and without even bothering to separate them, there will not be enough room for the air and it will not be able to penetrate the fiber properly. Take a couple of minutes and make sure that your clothes are not intertwined.
  • It is best to be somewhat consistent about the clothes that you are putting inside the dryer. After all, some garments, such as, let us say, towels and jeans, will hold in a whole lot more water than vests and t-shirts. Furthermore, dry towels and jeans in a separate manner as well. Do not simply increase the drying time and expect better results. The clothes will simply shrink down and, if it was your favorite garment, you are going to be very disappointed indeed.
  • The drier vent may also be the reason why your clothes are not drying properly. Hence, you will need to make sure that you are cleaning the lint trap after each and every load and the lint vent once every couple of loads. In most cases, you will not need to be too thorough, However, at times, the debris are stuck a bit deeper, making it more problematic to get rid of them. However, this is not an issue if you own a leaf blower. Simply use it in order to blow all the debris out and the problem will be solved in no time at all.

If your dryer refuses to work and nothing else helped, try and check if the dryer was set up in a proper manner. If it was plugged in properly and if you own an electric dryer, perhaps the problem is within a blown fuse.

Still, if you are not 100% certain about your actions, it is best to contact a repair technician. In that way you are not going to make matters worse and will not put your life in danger, while trying to handle equipment you do not know about. If you want your dryer to be fixed right the first time, please call our Los Angeles appliance repair technicians at your earliest opportunity.

November 24, 2016

What It Means To Be a Los Angeles Appliance Repair Technician These Days

Modern home appliances have long since turned into invaluable elements of just about any home. After all, it is pretty much impossible to imagine our day to day living without refrigerator that allows us to store all the food and to keep it fresh; without the washing machine that allows us to wash all the clothes quickly and effectively; without the microwave oven that allows us to warm all the food in no time and so on.

With that said, at times, even the most high-end appliances begin to malfunction. Well, this is when you will need to get in touch with a qualified as well as genuinely experienced Los Angeles appliance repair technician at the earliest opportunity.

Have you ever wondered how a technician is spending most of his days? It is quite fascinating and simple at the same time. First of all, every technician has to have great breakfast in the morning. After all, it is the most important meal of the day that allows you to really get fueled and to get all the energy you need in order to start the day properly. A technician will want to be strong for you in order to deal with any kind of appliance related problems quickly and effectively.

The first thing any technician is going to do is exploring your appliances. A thorough inspection is absolutely necessary. The technician is going to assess every single corner of the appliance and he will do it twice or even three times in order to make sure that he did not overlook something and all the parts are inspected to see a clear picture. This is how he will determine what may be the reason and why the appliance is not functioning properly.

The vast majority of Los Angeles appliance repair technicians wake up very early in the morning and have a good breakfast. Their schedule is pretty tight and it goes from Monday through Saturday. It may seem like a very difficult job, but if you are an experienced and qualified specialist, it is not as hard as it appears to be.

Of course, every Los Angeles technician specializes in something only he is qualified to do. Some technicians are able to handle refrigerator repairs, while others are more experienced in dealing with the oven repairs. One way or the other, this is the reason why most technicians request more information from their clients. We are talking about brand names as well as model itself. It is very important for our technician to come prepared and this information will allow him to choose the exact tools he needs in order to deal namely with your issue.

Therefore, in case there is something wrong with your home appliances and you are unable to figure out what it is, we recommend to get in touch with one of our experienced Los Angeles appliance repair technician at the earliest opportunity.