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Appliance trouble should be checked like our health. Like humans, appliance troubles do have symptoms and other indicators. The appliances are run by machine and in time they will get into trouble. However, this can be avoided if you detect earlier the signs that your appliances are starting to break or damage. 

In one instance, you notice there is something wrong with your appliances, you should fix them or call an experienced appliance technician to repair them immediately. To anticipate this, you must know the following common symptoms of appliance trouble:

1. There is a malfunction

You will notice that your appliances are in trouble when they will not function as they intend to be. For example, your dryer won’t dry your clothes anymore or the washing machine is noisy. 

Sometimes, you will notice that there is dripping inside your refrigerator. Or the oven takes a longer time to preheat. Or the dishwasher won’t clean anymore the dishes. 

These are all signs of malfunctioning and your appliances are heading into trouble. It is advisable that you engage a reliable technician right away. And spare you from buying new ones that can save you lots of money.

The main cause of malfunction is too much use of the appliance, which may wear when used many times in one day. Other cause may be a repeated plugging or unplugging of appliances. You must also handle with care your appliances.  

2. The appliances overheat

When your appliances always overheat, or the cables of your appliances are too hot then there is something wrong with them. Some of the sources of overheating appliances include frayed cords, smoke, broken or cracked outlets, and discolored outlets. 

You should unplug your appliances right away when you see these signs of overheating. And call an electrician to replace or fix the broken or frayed cords. 

3. The appliances will not turn on

If you cannot turn on your appliances, then it is a sign that they need repair. This condition can still be repaired. It is advisable that you call a repairman immediately to inspect and repair your appliances. 

4. Surges of the electric bill

If you notice there is an unusual increase in your electric bill, then some of your appliances are in trouble. Check your refrigerator, dishwasher, electric stove, washing machine, and dryer. This means that either of them is malfunctioning. Let an appliance technician take a look at them and fix the damaged appliances. Your electric bill will return to normal once they are repaired. 

What appliances that might be in trouble? 

All appliances that you have in your home may be at risk in time. You have to watch out for them and handle them with care. This is to expand their lifespan and use them for a longer period. The following are some of these appliances:

  •   Refrigerator
  •   Stove/Oven
  •   Dishwasher
  •   Microwave
  •   Washing Machine
  •   Dryer
  •   Air conditioner
  •   Toaster
  •   Vacuum cleaner
  •   Range Hood

How to prevent them from appliance trouble? 

Appliances will run smoothly if maintained properly and keep them in trouble. Here are some ways to prevent then from appliance trouble:

1. Always clean them

Good maintenance starts by keeping your appliances regularly. Clean the appliances with the right cleaning materials to ensure that they will not be damaged. Also, clean the condenser coil of the refrigerator and the electric cables of your appliances. Remove the dust and grease on the cables to have optimum performance and prevent causing a fire or overheating. 

2. Do not overload the appliances

Make sure that you won’t overload your washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher, among others. Overloading is one cause of appliances being broken. 

3. Never used frayed cords

Do not use appliances with frayed cords that may cause an electrical fire. Call an electrician to replace the frayed cords so you can use your appliances. 

4. Do not overwork the appliances

Do not use your appliances too much. They are operated through a machine and they will get tired too. You have to give them a rest. This will expand their use for many years. 

Appliances and reliable and be of assistance to do your activities at home. Hence, you have to take care of them to increase their lifespan. Take into account the following above points and indeed will make your appliances run smoothly. 

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