6 DIY Solutions for Your Household Appliances


In a household, the biggest investment is into appliances. From refrigerators, washing machines to air conditioners and other essentials, we have everything installed for a better life. Problem arises when there is a fault or issue in these appliances. It is what we often fear, right? Your refrigerator suddenly stops working or the oven isn’t heating well. Now what? It is when you require an appliance repair expert to assist you getting over the problem.

However, there are a few things you can try before reaching an expert. If you fail, there’s always scope to get in touch with an expert offering appliance repairs in Brisbane.

  1. Cross check the oven door has a tight seal

Do you know with a loose seal your oven might lose almost 20% or more of its heat? As a result it takes longer for the food to cook or it cooks evenly. To verify a tight seal, open the oven door and set the rubber gasket by the perimeter of the door & look for any deformed, broken or torn areas. Close the door properly to see for any leaks. If there’s a fault, you need replacement for the seal.

  1. Clean refrigerator coils

Dust, dirt, grime and even pet hair can block the refrigerator coils, obstructing proper air flow which forces the machine to work harder in order to cool. To avoid this, clean your refrigerator coils at least twice a year using a handheld vacuum.

  1. Replace the refrigerator water filter

If your filter is not eliminating impurities and contaminants, you are likely to be exposed to harmful water. The ways of changing the filter is different for different models but the most common method is to turn the filter a quarter inch and locking it in place or taking it out. Depending on your water usage, repeat this at an interval of 3-6 months.

  1. Keep the garbage disposal clean and deodorised

Once or twice in a week, turn off the disposal and see through the drain for any stuck items. You can use a tog or other long tools to remove the blockages. You can try putting some salt, ice cubes or vinegar in the drain. To remove the odour, keep some citrus peels in the disposal, run cold water before turning it on.

  1. Check washing machine hoses

Regularly check for any leaks in the hoses of your washing machine to avoid washing machine floods. Look for any cracks, weak spots or leaks in the hoses connected to the back panel of your machine. If you find any such faults, get the hose replaced by a professional. It is suggested to replace the hoses in five years time.

  1. Clean the air conditioner filter

Having blocked or dirty AC filters obstructs air flow and reduces the energy efficiency of the system. To avoid any such problems, the air filters should be cleaned more often. Remove the unit’s front panel and if there’s a reusable filter fitted, vacuum clean it to get away with maximum dirt and dust. For disposable filters, just replace them!

If you are still having doubts regarding your domestic appliances, reach the experts of Ideal Refrigeration & Appliance Services in Brisbane. They are professionals dealing in Air Conditioner repairs in Brisbane for a long time now.

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