Modern kitchen appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and garbage disposals provide a level of comfort and convenience that would have been inconceivable even a century ago. Owning these appliances comes with responsibility, though, as they must be provided with adequate maintenance and periodic repairs.
At Coast Appliance Repair, we provide comprehensive kitchen appliance repair services, helping you extend the longevity of your appliances and ensure that you won’t be left scrambling to find ways to prepare your meals or clean up after them by hand. We can diagnose just about any problem, but only if you know when to give us a call. That’s why it’s important that homeowners keep an eye out for common, and uncommon, signs that their appliances are in need of professional repairs.
High-quality refrigerators can usually be expected to last upwards of a decade before they begin to show serious signs of wear, but even newer appliances can begin to act up periodically. Home refrigerators are designed to keep food at a steady temperature to avoid premature spoilage. They should be keeping food at between 37 and 41 degrees Fahrenheit, but issues such as broken evaporator or condenser fans, defective thermostats and thermistors, and malfunctioning temperature control boards can all lead to inappropriately hot or cold temperatures.
Homeowners should also keep an eye out for signs of leaking water. If this water is pooling on the floor beneath or in front of the refrigerator, it may be due to a damaged seal or a blocked defrost drain. If your refrigerator is a more advanced model that also features an ice maker, we can also check the water supply line for loose connections and signs of damage.
Our technicians can resolve these common issues and just about any other problem that may arise over the course of the refrigerator’s lifespan. If you’re not sure what is causing your refrigerator troubles, rest assured that we can also diagnose the underlying problem quickly and efficiently.
Most dishwashers can be expected to last up to 12 years, but that doesn’t mean that if your dishwasher is only five years old, you should be home free. Newer dishwashers can still malfunction and parts can still break.
One of the most common issues we see with dishwashers is an inability to remove all of the food residue from dishes. This issue can be caused by improper loading, but provided you’re scraping the excess food off of dishes before loading them and you’re not overcrowding the appliance, chances are there’s something more serious going on. Poor performance can be caused by blockages in the strain screen or the door gasket, or it could be the result of malfunctioning spray arms, both of which are relatively simple to repair.
Leaks constitute a potentially more serious problem, as they can lead to water damage. These leaks may be occurring due to blocked or damaged gaskets, or they may be the result of overfilling. If your dishwasher is overfilling with water, chances are it has a faulty water inlet valve or a defective float switch.
Not all dishwasher problems have to do with these appliances’ water supplies, though. If your dishwasher won’t turn on, or it turns on and it sounds like it’s trying to work but it isn’t running correctly, an issue with the unit’s power supply or its motor may be to blame. Our appliance repair technicians can quickly diagnose and resolve these and many other dishwasher problems, so don’t hesitate to call.
The vast majority of modern families make good use of their microwaves reheating food and making snacks, or even cooking quick and easy meals. While most of the foods that can be heated in a microwave can also be cooked in a conventional oven or on a stovetop, these solutions are far less convenient. Thankfully, most common microwave problems can be repaired, so there’s no need to resort to cooking everything by hand.
Microwaves that do not produce sufficient heat to cook food may need to have their magnetrons replaced. Other common heating issues may be the result of faulty diodes, transformer failures, defective door switches, or capacitor issues, so it’s always best to entrust the diagnosis of the problem to a professional who provides dedicated kitchen repair services.
Faulty door switches and failed transformers can also cause microwaves to stop producing heat before the food is fully cooked, as can defective touchpads and faulty fan motors. Other common microwave issues include faulty or burned-out light bulbs, blown fuses, and worn out motors, all of which can be easily repaired.
Garbage Disposal Repairs
Garbage disposals operate on a motor system, allowing rotating blades to grind up food waste as it enters the plumbing via the household’s kitchen sink. They tend to be one of the most heavily-used appliances in the home, so it’s important to ensure that you always run the water when they are in use and never introduce hard objects such as fruit pits, as these can cause jams. In the event that a garbage disposal does become jammed, you should absolutely never attempt to remove the problem by hand without first turning off the power supply to the appliance.
Most homeowners can resolve minor jams themselves, but if the unit is showing signs of more serious wear or damage such as clogs, leaks, or damaged motors, it’s best to call a repair technician. After all, garbage disposals do feature sharp blades. We know how to work on these appliances safely and efficiently, so we can get your garbage disposal up and running again in no time.
Commercial Appliance Repair
Most commercial kitchens feature many of the same appliances as their residential counterparts, though they are generally larger and not all commercial kitchen appliances can be found in the average residential home. If you own a restaurant, hotel, or any other type of business that features a kitchen, you should be sure to contact a repair service that offers dedicated commercial repairs. This is particularly true if the issues your kitchen staff are experiencing involve specialized equipment such as commercial ranges and range hoods, ice machines, walk-in refrigerators or freezers.
Regardless of what kind of appliance issues you’re facing, you can trust our dedicated technicians to diagnose the underlying cause and provide prompt, professional repairs. Give us a call to schedule an appointment with a technician today.