Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dryer Not Drying Clothes

It can be frustrating when you open the dryer door and reach in to find the clothes are still wet! But what can you do to get the dryer working again? I've listed a few things that can be checked before calling an appliance repairman.

  • If there is no heat at all check the breaker to see if it's tripped. The best way to check a breaker is to flip it off then on again. Then check to see if your dryer is heating. If a breaker continues to trip you may need an appliance repairman or electrician.
  • Check the lint filter to see if it needs cleaning. If you use dryer sheets that same chemical that softens the clothes can clog your lint screen. Simply remove the lint from the screen and then use a scrubbing brush and clean it under water, no soap is necessary.
  • Check your venting to see if it's clogged. Also the vent flap on the outside of your home can sometimes be sticky. Check it out and free it if it is.

Hopes this helps. And please see our web site for more appliance repair tips!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Refrigerator Service and Repair Tip

I know it's hard to believe, but summer will come and the rain will stop in Denver Colorado. With this cool weather this May 2015, and all this rain our refrigeration typically cools well. But soon the heat will come and it may not cool as well!

One thing that should be done is cleaning the refrigerator condenser coils. This will help your refrigerator or freezer to run cooler and more efficiently!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dryer Not Drying the Clothes Well?

Do you use dryer sheets?

If you do you should know that the dryer sheets can clog your dryer filter. That same chemical that releases in to your clothes also releases into your dryer filter. You can check this by running water through the filter and see if it holds water. If it does then it's clogged. Another way you can tell if it's a problem is that the lint typically will be harder to pull off the filter because the lint sticks to it.

When the filter clogs the dryer will continue to heat but the clothes won't dry very well. This is an easy fix! Clean the filter in the sink with water and a scrub brush. There is no need for cleaning detergents of any kind. The check it out and see if the dryer works better!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Appliance Repair Denver / Getting Ready for the Fall.

Fall is now here and with that most folks start cooking more in the house. In fact my wife is cooking a roast in the crock pot as I'm writing this blog. With that I thought I would share some thoughts on what to think about with your appliances.

How is your range working anyway? Are the burners heating properly? Is the oven up to the right temperature? You might think that's kind of an odd question, but before you know it the holidays will be here and you'll need your range to work properly. Most folks wait until it's almost too lat to get their range repaired. Sometimes our customers call a couple days before the holiday is actually here to try to get their range repaired. At that time the changes greatly diminish that they will get their appliance repaired before they need it to cook their holiday meal. So I suggest starting on that now! I mean think about it, October is almost here! Sometimes appliance repair technicians need to order parts to repair your appliance and that can take time. So don't wait, don't stress yourself out! If your range is not working properly get it repaired now, and ready for the holidays!

Now don't think only about your range, what about your refrigerator? Is your ice maker working good? And your dishwasher, is it cleaning properly. And if your having family and friends stay with you over the holidays you will need your washer and dryer to work properly as well. These are problems that can easily be solved now and with plenty of time to spare! Again, don't wait until it's too late! Call Denver Appliance Repair Company we can help!

Monday, January 14, 2013

How to Shop for Appliances in Denver: part 2 (Washers and Dryers)

First of all everything I mentioned in the previous post about the manufactures and brand names is still true. There are only a few manufactures for all the different brands made. But other than that, there are differences in the different types of washers in particular.

Of Course there are front load washers, and top load washers. With-in the top load washer family there are two basic types of washers. First, there is the standard type washer that has been around for ages. They are built well, but they use allot of water and more energy. The second type of top load washers are (HE) "high efficiency." (HE) top load washers use about as much water as a front load washer. The average top load washer uses about 40 gallons of water per load, where on the other hand, front load washers use about 20-25 gallons of water per load, (both washing a full load). All (HE) washers also spin faster than the standard top loads, and that means less dry time. When there is less dry time, there is less energy used, and less money spent. So (HE) washers are efficient in more than one way. For an average family of four who washes clothes all the time, (HE) washers can save as mush as 5000 gallons or more of water every year. Another way (HE) washers are efficient is that more clothes can be washed per load, so it cuts done on the amount of loads that need to be done. Thus saving not only time, but money.

There are (HE) dryers as well , and today's dryer can do more than just dry clothes. They can also take wrinkles out, and even do a quick job for "dry cleaning" clothes. I can't say personally how well it works for "dry cleaning" clothes, but the manufactures claim it works. They accomplish this by adding water to the dryer. I know that can sound weird to some, but that's what they do. (HE) dryers are also high capacity to accommodate the washer, and they are smarter than the average dryer. All in all, a dryer is a dryer though. They do what they do. Some more efficiently than others, but in the end they dry the clothes. Do however pay attention to the options. Your standard dryer will have a variety of options and depending on what types of clothing you are drying, options matter. The (HE) laundry products have most all options built right into them as a standard model. 

As far as costs, washers can range from $200 - $400 on the cheap end, and $1000 - $2000 on the high end. Dryers can range in cost to about the same as washers. Which one to buy depends on ones need, and of course money is always a factor. Rather you are replacing your washer and dryer separately, or together, makes a difference too.

There are a couple things to think about when trying to decide on which washer and dryer to buy. If it's for personal use, and money is not a driving factor, I would recommend buying an (HE) washer and dryer. I personally like front load (HE) washers over the top load (HE) washers. (Now that's my personal opinion, not everyone agrees with me on the front load favorite). I think that the front load disperses the water more completely through the clothes when they are being washed, and that means cleaner clothes. I have also seen top load (HE) washers having problems with knotting the clothes. I saw this problem allot with the "Maytag TL HE" washer, when I was a "Maytag Repairman". They would knot the clothes up terribly, to the point that most people would iron them before wearing them. And after a hard days work who wants to iron clothes anyway? With a good washer and dryer system, the clothes will come out of the dryer ready to wear!

If money is an issue, and or if your buying the washer and dryer for rentals, I would recommend buying a standard top load washer and dryer system. They use allot of water and energy, but they work well, they clean the clothes, and they get the job done! They are also less expensive than their counterpart (HE) washers and dryers. 

As far as which brand to buy, my personal favorite is Whirlpool, although I do own GE, Maytag, Whirlpool, and Frigidaire appliances. There is good and bad in all brand names. Which brand to buy depends on need and budget. For more of a breakdown on brand names, check out my previous post.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How to Shop for Appliances in Denver: Part 1 (Refrigerators)

Many years ago shopping for an appliance was simple, but today is different. There are so many choices to choose from and how in the world do you decide? Today I am going to deal with refrigerators, and I will pick up on the other appliances on a later date.

Refrigerators come in many different sizes, colors, and many of them do more than just refrigerate; they make ice, they have quick chill drawers, they can have defrost drawers, and some even have television screens that connect to the internet. They also vary in price from the inexpensive $160 under the counter refrigerator to a $15,000 commercial refrigerator. Now for the purpose of this blog I am going to write about residential refrigerators.

There are many different brands to choose from as well; Names like Samsung, LG, GE, Whirlpool, Kitchen-Aid, Kenmore, Maytag, Frigidaire, Viking, Sub Zero, and others.

Now to try and clear it all up there is a couple things to know.

LG and Samsung are made in Korea. They make good appliances and they have some good features, but the only drawback is that the parts are not as easy to get as some of the other brands, and there are not as many repair companies that work on them either. They also tend to make less ice as not as fast as other brands do. However I do believe the quality is as good as any other brand available.

Everyone knows GE and Whirlpool, but not many people know that GE owns Hotpoint, and Whirlpool owns Kitchen-Aid, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Roper, and Amana.

I like Whirlpool appliances and I think Whirlpool is a good company, but it's good to know that they build all the different brand names. Now while they all have similar parts in them, they are not all exactly the same. Kitchen-Aid for example is their higher end brand and they do build them a little bit better; heavier shelving, or fancier styles for example. The features vary between the different brand names as well. Roper is the brand that they build to compete with the lower end price. Roper uses many of the same parts as a Whirlpool brand, but may not have as many options and features. 

Now a little about Kenmore, Kudos to Sears for building such a well know brand name! The thing is that Kenmore is not built by Sears, but by all the other Manufactures; Again names like GE, Whirlpool, LG, Frigidaire and others. So when you're shopping Kenmore is good to know who built it. In the model number of Kenmore is a reference code. The first three numbers before the dot is the code. It will tell you who made it. There are different codes for different brands, as well as for different appliance uses, such as cooking, laundry, and refrigeration.

Sub Zero, Viking, Thermador, and some Kitchen-Aids, GE's and Kenmore's are built in models. The prices for those are in the thousands. I believe the main differences for the built-in refrigerators, are the sizes and the decor. The main components like the compressors, and motors are basically the same in all refrigerators. Some of the higher end brands are really big in the technology side, yet others are the most basic with hardly any technology at all. 

The bottom line is that many times when you are shopping different brand refrigerators, it's like shopping GMC versus Chevrolet in the car world. The thing to know is who made what and what are your needs and wants. Compare the construction of the appliances to see how well they are built. Compare the features and styles, and of course compare what you get for the price. Do your homework and you'll get the best price for the refrigerator, no matter what time of year it is.

Once you have decided on a couple different refrigerators, check for online reviews. People tend to be honest and will tell you the pros and cons of the different models. Keep in mind though that most of them are more willing to review it online when they are not satisfied. Not as many folks (percentage wise) will take the time to give a good review, so if the reviews are raving, there might be a good reason for it.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Is your Dryer not drying your clothes?

There are many things that can cause your dryer not to dry well.

1st of all you need to determine whether or not your dryer is heating. If there is absolutely no heat coming form your dryer you either have a problem with the power source or the dryer it-self. To be able to tell which one is the problem you would need a volt meter to check the power at the outlet. If there is proper voltage then you have a problem with the dryer, and would need to call an appliance repairman. If you don't have proper voltage at the outlet then you would have an electrical issue and you would need an electrician. Using an electrical meter can be dangerous if you don't know how to use it, so if you have to choose which one to call, know that approximately 75% of the time the problem is in the dryer.

Now if your dryer is heating but not drying, you probably have a venting issue. If you have an electric dryer you can disconnect the vent from the back of the dryer and dry a load. If the clothes dry then you have a venting issue, if the clothes don't dry then you would probably have a dryer issue. Now this is a great way to test the dryer, but it is best to have the venting attached to the dryer while in normal use. (Note that if you have a gas dryer, running the dryer with the vent off is not recommended).

One other thing is that if your dryer is heating but not drying, that can be a fire hazard. Dryers do start on fire! You should have it repaired ASAP!

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