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Top Load vs Front Load Washer [How to Know Which is Best for You]

November 06, 2019
Approximately 85 percent of homes in the U.S. have a washing machine. If your home falls into this category, are you happy with your current setup, or are you considering investing in a new washer? When it comes to choosing a washing machine, there are tons of options out there. Two of the most popular styles, though, are the top-loading washer and the front-loading washer. Each of these machines comes with its own benefits and drawbacks. Read on to learn everything you need to know about a top load vs front load washer so you can pick the best one for your home. Top Load vs Front Load Washer...
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How much does it cost to repair an appliance?

September 19, 2019
Are Appliance Repairs Costly? The good thing about owning a home is that you have a space that is all yours and you don’t have to share walls – or floors and ceilings – with complete strangers. The not so great thing is that, when things break, it’s your responsibility to fix or replace them. While small appliances like toasters, blenders and microwaves last around 10 years and are very inexpensive to replace, larger appliances such as washers, dryers and refrigerators require regular service and maintenance to keep them running optimally for as long as possible. Many people don’t give their...
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How to Fix Your Refrigerator in 6 Easy Steps

June 13, 2019
Have you noticed your refrigerator isn’t cooling as it normally does? Here are the steps you’ll need to take to fix your refrigerator. Easy DIY Refrigerator Troubleshooting Guide There’s nothing quite so frustrating as opening your refrigerator, reaching in, and noticing that it is not nearly cool enough to keep your food from spoiling. This step-by-step troubleshooting guide will show you exactly what to do to identify the issue and fix it yourself. The best part is, if you discover the fix will actually require a professional with the right tools and parts, you will be able to show them...
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What Problems Do The Majority Of Furnaces Have?

November 15, 2018
Cold weather means turning on your furnace, something that would be very difficult to live without. Because your furnace is such an essential appliance it’s not fun to think about what would happen if it broke. That said, this is something you must plan for. For any appliance, you need to keep track of its maintenance needs/records, whether it’s your dishwasher or the furnace. Below is a list some major issues from furnaces, and what you should to do to prevent any down time: Poor Or No Air Flow: If you experience insufficient heating from your furnace, this could be due to inadequate air...
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Denver Post and Lees Appliance and Refrigeration 2009

March 06, 2018
Rediscovered this article on Lee's from The Denver Post dating back to 2009. https://www.denverpost.com/2009/01/29/downturn-is-good-time-to-fix-old-w... While Jerry has retired, Zach, the younger tech depicted  is still with Lee's with almost 20 years of service, and is one of our most experienced Senior Technicians. The article speaks about repairing appliances in a downturn economy. Fast forward to 2018 and we still see a strong trend to people wanting to repair rather than replace either to maintain aesthetics in a set of matched set of appliances, hold on to a trusted appliance that they...
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Electricity, Water and Other Dangers Faced by an Appliance Repair Tech

September 04, 2017
When I ask a Tech, what the greatest danger is they face as an Appliance repair Technician, the immediate answer is almost always electricity. Of course they are right, but apart from electricity we face other dangers, both for ourselves and our customers. For ourselves, the other greatest concern is injuring ourselves handling appliances. Either by doing unwise things like trying to manhandle an appliance when two people or special equipment is needed, or by making a mistake which results in personal injury and/or damage. Dealing with literally thousands of calls per year, it is inevitable...
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Filthy Smelly Dishwasher

August 01, 2017
We deal with a lot of property management companies and one of the more common problems when a new tenant moves into a rental property, is that they will be concerned about cleanliness of stoves, ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers. While property managers will do their best to ensure that a new rental is in top shape on move in, an area that can be problematic is a dishwasher that may have been left standing and unused for a number of weeks. Most dishwashers never completely drain water from the sump area and over time, if left standing this can lead to ugly smelly deposits accumulating....
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Refrigerator Making Noises

May 22, 2017
There are several possible causes of noise coming from your freezer or refrigerator. Given there are 3 major parts that having moving components, these would be the 1st area to check. These are the Condenser fan, Evaporator Fan and the compressor itself. Check each to see whether they are excessively noisy. Condenser and Evaporator fans can be replaced, some with relative ease while a compressor is not practical to replace as a DIY fix given that there are EPA restrictions around the responsible and safe handling of refrigerants used. Also cost is often a component which may result in a...
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Freezer Not Cooling

May 22, 2017
There are a host of issues that can cause a cooling problem with your refrigerator.  Don’t let a simple issue like a power failure have you calling for repairs. Check if the light comes on when the Fresh Food section door is opened. If it does not light don’t automatically assume it is the refrigerator. Work backwards from the circuit breaker at the panel to the outlet at the wall to verify the presence of power. If the fridge runs but doesn't get cold enough, chances are you could solve with one of  the following DIY fixes. Not Cooling DIY Fix 1 It may sounds simple but I have lost count...
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Refrigerator or Freezer Leaking

May 22, 2017
Water supply lines leading to icemakers or water dispensers can leak and puddle under the fridge. There are several other causes of Refrigerator water leaks. The refrigeration system produces water in the form of condensation and melting ice. When systems that deal with water removal fail or the unit is producing excessive ice buildup, puddles either inside and/or  outside of the unit result. There are several checks and easy fixes you can try. Refrigerator Leaking DIY Fix 1 Check the water lines. Plastic lines can fail over time. Check for small pin hole leaks across entire length of line...
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Refrigerator Fixes - Icemaker

May 22, 2017
Icemaker on the Fritz If your icemaker starts acting up, either producing no ice or small ice, this could be as a result of poor water supply. Three common problem areas are a frozen inlet tube on the icemaker. Ice maker DIY Fix 1. Top Freeze icemakers are usually very easy to remove. The inlet spout is can be seen towards the rear of the freezer compartment. Check for ice blockage and debris. Ice Maker DIY Fix 2 Check the water supply from the wall. Check for kinks especially in copper water line. Where the water line is tapping into a water supply either under the sink of down in the...