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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 of...
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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...