Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dryer Repair Meridian

Keeping the Dryer Clean for Efficient Performance

A dryer is designed to remove lint while it dries the clothes. Lint is a fuzzy material which has the potential to cause trouble to the dryer. Lint can clog vents, block lint traps, and fill blowers. Lint can also collect in other areas such as in and under the drive belt and the pulleys, and in the tracks of the drum rollers. This can cause poor drying of the clothes, or sometimes even no drying at all.

Cleaning the dryer in such cases may avoid the need for dryer repair. While you can seek help from a professional appliance repair Meridian company to clean and maintain your dryer, but it is also possible to do thorough cleaning on your own. If you clean out the lint trap system of the dryer each time you use the dryer, you can avoid any serious lint related problems. A terrific and dedicated repair company in Meridian, Idaho can also guide you how to clean and maintain your dryer properly. 

Cleaning the Lint Screen and Exhaust Vent

You can remove the lint screen from the unit in order to clean it properly. This screen can be found at the top of the dryer near the control panel, or near or under the door sill. It can be removed by pulling it up and taking it out of its casing. Once you have removed it, you can simply clear the screen by taking out all the accumulated lint, and then replace the screen.

Lint also gets collected in the exhaust vent. You can remove lint from the screen in the dryer’s vent exhaust collar or at the end of the exhaust vent. To clean the screen, you should first remove the clamps or screws that are holding the vent to the collar, or pull the vent off an extended collar. Thereafter, you can clean the screen properly, and replace it in the vent assembly. This procedure can be performed on your own and may not require the assistance of an appliance repair Meridian company.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dishwasher Repair Basics

Know the Basics about Your Dishwasher Repair

For the last several years, almost all the dishwasher models from leading brands such as GE, Hotpoint, KitchenAid, Maytag, Whirlpool and Kenmore, sport an advanced looking control panel. Therefore, when it comes to even the most simple dishwasher repair, it can be an intimidating prospect for an average user. The control panel is usually loaded with various push buttons, dials, and other fancy looking features.

However, instead of perceiving the machine as too complex, and calling up an appliance repair Meridian company immediately when something goes wrong, it is better to look at certain basic things first. The fact is that except for advancements in the control panel, the essential design of dishwashers has not changed much in over two decades. With a few simple DIY steps, it is possible to fix several minor issues with your dishwasher in Meridian, Idaho.

Understand Your Dishwasher

The parts of a dishwasher can be replaced as a unit. It means, it is usually simpler and less costly to replace a part than call up a dishwasher repair expert to fix the problem. If you are able to remove a defective part, but are not sure whether it needs repair or replacement, you can seek the professional opinion of an Meridian Dishwasher Repair company and ask for their estimate in both cases.

Appropriate Usage

­Your dishwasher will typically run on 115V or 120V power. It will receive water directly from the water heater, and will drain the waste water into the sink’s drainpipe. The dishwasher is normally not connected with the cold water supply. For best cleaning results, you should set the temperature control to at least 140°.

Know Your Limitations

If you feel that the problem with your dishwasher may be beyond your skill, you should call up an appliance repair Meridian, Western Appliance Repair company for assistance. We can be reached at 208-599-1086. Dishwasher repair on your own should be attempted only if you are comfortable and knowledgeable about basic home appliance DIY repairs.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dryer repair meridian

What happens when the ignitor goes bad on a gas dryer? heat and your clothes won't get dry. I see this many times on my appliance repair calls.

Whirlpool repair Boise and Meridian

This whirlpool washer need repair due to overfilling the tub with water. Western appliance had this problem isolated and fixed in one our. 208-599-1086

Monday, April 2, 2012

Meridian Boise Appliance Repair - Refrigerator Defrost Operation

I am the owner of Western Boise Appliance Repair with two location in Boise and one in Meridian idaho.  I'd like to share some thoughts or actually, to give some advice and enlightenment on the defrost operation on most side by side, bottom-mount, top-mount refrigerators.  Many brands of refrigerators operate on the same principles whether they are GE, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Sears, or Frigidaire. Here we go, to put in a nutshell, the refrigerator evaporator, which in most cases is located in the Freezer, absorbs heat from the inside of the Freezer.  Think of the refrigerant as tiny sponges that are flowing through the evaporator that will absorb the heat.  Thinking in layman's terms like this will make understanding this a lot easier.  Ok, the evaporator coils absorb the heat and has it does, it causes condensation on the evaporator coils.  This condensation quickly freezes on the refrigerator coils and turns into frost.  The more the freezer and refrigerator doors are opened and closed, the more air and moisture enters the refrigerator/freezer.  The more moisture, the more frost.  If there wasn't a way to get rid of that frost, your freezer evaporator area would turn into one big blog of frost or ice.  Now we'll talk about the defrost operation.
Engineers had to devise a way to defrost the evaporator coils and still allow cooling in the refrigerator.  Most early refrigerator models use a timer, heater, bi-metal combination.  I'll talk about each one of these separate:
Heater:  On most models, GE, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, a heater bar is positioned on the bottom of the evaporator.  The compressor turns off and AC current flows through the heater to make it glow red hot and to radiate heat.  Since heat rises, it radiates upward to melt all the frost off the refrigerator appliance's evaporator coils.  Well, this heat can't go on forever otherwise we would cause the refrigerator/freezer to warm.  So, enter the appliance's timer mechanism.
Timer:  Approximately every 8 hours, the timer will switch off AC Power from the compressor and switch it to the heater.  The duration is controlled by the timer, usually 20-30 minutes.  When the 20-30 minute defrost has been completed, the timer switches AC Power from the heater, back to the appliance's compressor , evaporator and condenser fan motors.
Bi-Metal:  The refrigerator's bimetal acts as a "safety" to guarantee the evaporator does not get too warm.  It is usually located at the top of the evaporator.  To be plain, it is actually a switch/thermostat wired in series with the defrost heater and it is engineered to open and close at a predetermined temperature.  It closes when it is cold and it opens the circuit when it's warm, usually from 35-55 degrees Fahrenheit.
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