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When is it time to call for appliance service?

Getting Your Appliance Fixed

How do you know when to call?


Here's when you don't need appliance service:

  1. Your refrigerator water filter needs replacement. You should be able to do this yourself. If for some reason you can't, a handyman can do this for you.

  2. Your washing machine has an inlet hose that is leaking. Replace the leaking hose (I'd replace both hoses). No need for a service call.

  3. The dishwasher is not getting your dishes clean. There could be many reasons for this other than a malfunctioning dishwasher. Maybe the incoming water is not hot enough. Hard water can be a problem. There's not enough or too much detergent. You might need to use a rinse agent, or additive.

Here's when you do need to call for service:

  1. Your refrigerator is not cooling. You've plugged and unplugged, and tested the electric outlet so that you know your fridge is getting power. Nevertheless, your food is spoiling. Call for service.

  2. Your washing machine suddenly made a loud grating sound, and ground to a halt. Now you can't get it to do anything. You need a qualified service agent.

  3. The dishwasher will start, fills with water, etc. but it just doesn't do anything. No noise, no water movement, no nothing. Your neighbor says, it's probaly the pump and/or motor.


You get the idea. Some simple things like changing filters are not reasons to call for service. When appliances have critical failures, that can't be fixed by turning the power back on, etc. it's time to call for service. Who should you call? In the Los Angeles area you should call Universal Appliance Repair. They're factory trained, and authorized for warranty repair on most major brands. In some cases, you can even get same day service.


For the best availability and lowest prices on major appliances and decorative plumbing fixtures call or visit the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center today.

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July 28, 2017
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