At Bell’s Appliance Service, we offer many appliance installation and repair services that you can trust. With stores in Greenville and Jacksonville, North Carolina, we also service areas such as Kinston, New Bern, Swansboro, Atlantic Beach, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Tarboro, Pine Knoll Shores, Onslow County, and Pitt County in North Carolina. We offer excellent household appliance installation, so if you need your refrigerator repaired or a new oven installed, we’re here to help! We’re a locally owned, family-operated business, and we specialize in appliance repair, installation, and maintenance services.

In our last blog post, we discuss 5 tips to master home appliance repair. Now we’ll share another 5 tips from Family Handy

Check Ignition Processes

If you have gas-powered appliances, they depend on an ignition process to get started. And some have electric starters and some have pilot lights, but either way this is a common source of problems in otherwise highly durable appliances. Check your ignition process and make sure the pilot light is on, the starters are properly aligned, and that nothing has been blocked with soot.

Know Where Your Hoses Are

Your dishwasher, washing machine and many other appliances depend on hoses to move water around. And if a leak or kink occurs, you need to check these hoses and surrounding valves to locate the part that needs to be replaced and re-sealed. Hoses tend to wear out before other components, so pay attention to the condition of these hoses when doing home appliance repair.

Replace Seals and Gaskets

Seals and gaskets are found on oven and refrigerator doors and other places behind the scenes. So get used to checking these components for damage or cracks and replacing them if necessary.

Look Up Appliance Error Codes

Thanks to the internet, it’s easier to look up error codes than ever before. And more appliances have them, from microwaves and ovens to washing machines and dishwashers. When an appliance code pops up, look up what it indicates and determine if you can fix it yourself or not.

A Screwdriver Isn’t Enough: Buy a Full Toolkit

You need the right tools for DIY home appliance repair. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable tool kits to get you started. And don’t be afraid to expand your collection as time goes on!