Useful Tips

Oven Tips

electrolux-inspiro-oven-repairsBefore you call us to repair your oven please check that the oven has power. The oven should have its own dedicated fuse. Check it has not tripped or blown the wire (in old fuses).
If you do have power and the digital clock is flashing, but nothing else is working, it is most likely that you have had a power failure and all you need to do is to reset the clock. If you are not sure how to reset it please consult your manual (yes, we do get a lot of calls where all we need to do is reset the clock!) .
If the oven has stopped working, it might  be because it has overheated, and the safety thermostat has tripped. It will usually work once it has cooled down. However, if the problem occurs again please contact us. If you have mesh on your fan forced oven, keep it clean, otherwise it can block the airflow. If you see smoke when you turn on your oven it is likely that you have a deposit of oil on the elements. Continued use of the oven will burn it away and the smoke will stop. Please do not put any weight on the door as over time it can damage the door hinges.
We also fix door hinges, door seals, etc. If your oven is still not working please call us. If we can, we will try to help you over the phone. If you require a service call we have a low service call fee and we will advise you of the cost of repair.

Dishwasher Tips

dishwasher-repairs-melbourneIf your dishwasher does not wash properly please clean your filter and spray arms. Most new dishwashers have very small holes in the spray arms and you need to make sure they are not clogged (please consult your manual for further information).
Make sure that the spray arms are free to spin. You can test it by waiting until the dishwasher is in the washing cycle. Point the spray arms directly  towards you and close the door. Open it after a few minutes and you will notice if the spray arms have moved or not.
A common problem with dishwashers is that the flood switch is activated caused by internal leaking.
Sometimes it may leak because of using the wrong, or too much, soap. If you use tablets, many of them already contain rinse aid.
Don’t add rinse aid, as it can cause too many suds, which can result in internal leaking and may stop the dishwasher filling and this will activate the drain pump.

Washing Machine Tips

washing-machine-repair-tipsSome problems with washing machines, mostly with front loaders, can be caused by using the wrong soap. Front loader and top loader soap is different and using the wrong soap, or using too much of it, can cause the washing machine to leak or to stop.
Do not use too much rinse aid, especially when you wash on cold. It will build up in the inner drum and leave brown residue on your clothes.
If the washing machine does not fill water, please check that the taps are open. If it does not drain, try clearing the filter.

Dryer Tips

dryer-repair-tipsPlease try not to overload the dryer. In the long term it can cause the dryer bearings to collapse.
Clean the filter every time you use it and make sure that the grill in the back of the dryer is also clean.
If the dryer stops, it might be because it is overheated . You need to wait for it to cool down and with some models you might have to reset it.

Still having problems?  Please call us on 0425 729 602


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