Monday, April 15, 2013

How to clean condenser and make your refrigerator to last longer without repairs.

Being appliance technician at D&V appliance repair, I am often asked by people how long they should expect refrigerator to last. It depends on a lot of factors. But for this article I would like to take to the point the most important factor which is maintenance. Yes, the maintenance is the secret to adding years of life to your refrigerator. Don’t be nervous that maintenance is something difficult and not possible to DIY.  
Basically, you just need to keep your refrigerator clean wherever it’s possible. And the most important it to keep a condenser of your refrigerator clean.  The condenser is the bunch of black tubing that is sometimes located on the back of the product, but more often underneath it. The condenser must be kept free of dust, lint, animal hair and other debris. 

When the condenser is logged, the compressor becomes so hot that I could fry an egg on top of it. When that happens, the wattage draw is so high that it sometimes blows a fuse. The fan motor and defrost timer are hurting from all the excessive heat load. The life of the refrigerator is being slowly drained from it because of the dirty condenser. Cleaning the condenser will save you from having costly repair, save on the cost of running the appliance and save the appliance for more year of use. 

Here is how to clean that condenser. Every three months pull the plug on the refrigerator and pull the refrigerator away from the wall. Take the lower card board over off of the backside. Use a brush with a long handle to shake loose all the dirt you see on the condenser, then vacuum the debris. Replace the cardboard back. Then, remove the front toe plate and do the same there. Use care around the fan motor blades – don’t bend them. Clean the blades tenderly with a toothbrush. By doing this regularly your energy bill will stay where it should be, the refrigerator’s operational noise level will no longer sound like a runaway train. And you appliance will do a better job of food preservation. 

The average life expectancy of major appliance today is much less than products built more than ten years ago, so it is in our best interest to do what we can to prolong its life. Condenser cleaning can save you hundreds of dollars on refrigerator repairs

Friday, April 12, 2013

How to choose Quality Appliance Repair Company for your home appliances.

It’s very difficult to imagine a house without home appliances these days. Home appliances play an important role in our everyday life.  These days we have plenty of them in our house, and any appliance even a really expensive one, can one day stop working. When you refrigerator, dishwasher, dryer or oven suddenly breaks down, you might be tempered to call the first appliance repair company listed in the phone book. But before you do that, dig a little dipper. It’s very important to hire a professional repairman who can bring back you appliances in working conditional. There are several considerations to take into account to help you find the vest technician for the job. 
Though most of us live half of our lives in the Internet, there is nothing bad about using old-fashion Yellow Pages book when you need a contractor. Let your fingers do the walking through the “Appliance” section, then through the sections that list appliances by name (dishwashers, ranges, refrigerators, etc.). Some of these entries will have big fancy ads with big, fancy promises, such as free service calls. Remember, advertising can be deceptive, it is the customer, not the advertiser, who pays for the advertising. The bigger the ads, the greater the cost. There are some companies that live up to their ads – but how can you tell which ones they are?
You can also look for the companies online. Read the tips and reviews of their previous customers on reviews websites to get a better what to expect.
Try to call different appliance service companies; the treatment you receive is a good indication of the character of the company. Are they rude? Do they fumble for a scrap of paper to take down your name? Did you get to an answering machine?
Price is also an important factor to consider before hiring an appliance repair company. Ask them what the charge will be.  Try to tell explain then a nature of your problem to the best of you ability and ask whether they carry the parts that may need replacing. Probably that will be even able to  broadly quote a price for the repair.
Don’t get fooled when you see that company offers free service calls. There is nothing free in this world except puppy's love. The cost of service vehicle, fuel, insurance, tools, equipment, uniforms and technicians wages have never been paid for the tooth fairy.
Ask if the company has insurance. You want to know about product liability, property damage, bonding and worker’s compensation.
Check if the company has any claims against them by going to the website Better Business Bureau.
If you managed to do your home work looking for Quality Appliance Repair Company this time and you are satisfied with their services, then you saved a lot of time for the next repair, as now you already know whom to call.