Many of us experience problems with our appliances and ignore the early signs of a malfunction. As a household owner it’s important to take note of the differences in the way your appliances operate to avoid further damage – and ultimately them dying on you.
Opening up the dishwasher after a cycle only to find that everything inside is still dirty is terrible. Though the problem could simply be that you didn’t stack the dishes the right way, it could also be due to a clogged filter. Poor dish stacking can also contribute to leaks, especially if you’re trying to put too much into the dishwasher at once. If your floor becomes one big puddle every time you run a load, check the seal around the door for cracks or worn parts. Look at the pipe connections too, and make sure that they’re fastened securely.
Excess or dirty water left in the dishwasher usually means that something is clogged. Take a look at the filters, drain and strainers to check for any blockages that may be causing problems.
If you’re hearing an unfamiliar noise while washing your clothes, take note of it and it if happens more than once your washing machine may be off balance. If the water isn’t filling up, there are many possible causes, such as a block in the hose or a delayed cycle selection. Once your laundry finishes the cycle there shouldn’t be any water remaining in the drum, as this means that there may be a blockage to the pump and can mean it needs to be replaced.
The fridge is one of those household appliances you usually won’t have much trouble with – the lifespan of a quality fridge can be years, which is why it’s sometimes hard to tell when your fridge needs a repair. If your fridge looks as though it’s sweating in the middle of a heatwave, the problem might be that it’s not cooling properly. If you notice this you should immediately analyse the rubber sealing around the door to see if there are any water droplets or mold – this means your fridge’s cooling system needs to be looked at.
Another sign your fridge is about to breakdown is when you notice your food start to smell or spoil days before it normally would. Or if you put your 6-pack in the fridge and it takes longer than usual to get cold. Remember a fridge that takes so much longer to cool food or is unable to maintain the temperature is using more energy than it should. This doesn’t only increase your energy bills but also means you’re wasting money on food that you have to throw out.
Having your appliances covered with a maintenance plan will mean that you won’t have to stress about finding a repair service when they unexpectedly give you issues. With Teljoy’s Easyfix Maintenance Plan you pay a low monthly premium that will cover labour, a call out fee, spares and give you peace of mind as all repairs are done by an authorised repairs agent.
The Easyfix Maintenance Plan is flexible and the cost of the package is customised according to the appliances and electronics you choose to cover. The more you cover the bigger the discount on your monthly premium, so it’s the best way to cover all your household appliances against unforeseeable breakdowns.
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This article originally appeared on Teljoy.