Refrigerator & Freezer Repair
When your refrigerator or freezer stops working it can be costly, not only in repairs, but in the replacement of the contents. Your refrigerator and freezer are one of the appliances in your home that runs day or night, keeping your food cold. When you consider how hard your refrigerator or freezer has to work, it’s amazing they don’t break down more frequently.
It’s always advisable to call
Seattle Appliance Repair Service Company at 206-436-4649 when you’re having trouble with your refrigerator or freezer – not only can we fix them when they are broken but we can perform regular maintenance on your appliances as well and keep them in tip-top shape.
- If your refrigerator isn’t making ice or is having water dispensing problems check these things:
1. Check for leaky water tube or jammed ice chute if the ice or water isn’t dispensing. 2. Check for clogged water line or defective water inlet valve if ice maker is producing ice infrequently or poorly. 3. Check to see if the ice maker has been turned off if it has stopped producing ice.
- If you think your refrigerator or freezer isn’t running cool enough (38 – 44 degrees for refrigerators, 0-10 degrees for freezers) then:
1. Turn the thermostat up to the next highest setting. If it comes on, let it run for 24 hours and check temperature to confirm it is working properly. 2. Clear/remove anything blocking the air flow around the outside of the refrigerator (on top, underneath, behind, beside, in front of, etc.). Allow 3" of clearance all the way around. 3. If there are condenser coils on the rear of the box, make sure the box is several inches from the wall and that nothing is on top at the rear, blocking the heat from coming off the coils. 4. If the condenser coils are underneath the refrigerator, clean the coils with a vacuum cleaner thoroughly at least twice a year, more often if you have pets. 5. Refrigerator coils located underneath the refrigerator should be cleaned at least annually, again, more often if you have pets. 6. Refrigerators that constantly run can indicate improper functioning due to low refrigerant level, a dirty condenser coil, a malfunctioning seal, or improper air flow.
- Is your refrigerator or freezer door is sticky or not closing properly?
  • Wipe off the face of the gasket with a wet rag and make sure the interior shelves, drawers and food are not preventing the door from closing from the inside.
- If your freezer is not self-defrosting and the temperatures begin to rise.
1. Check the frost buildup on the inside of the freezer. If it is heavily frosted, manually defrost the freezer by turning it off at the thermostat. Unplug from the wall and allow 12 hours for the unit to defrost, with both doors open.
  • Important Tip - for your non self-defrosting freezer - Defrost the freezer once a year or as often as needed, using the proper defrosting methods. DO NOT USE a knife, pick, hammer, chisel, screwdriver, etc. or any sharp object.
  • Important Tip - Follow all procedures outlined under the refrigerator heading.
  • Important Tip - Do not pack the freezer.

Washer Repair Tips
Your washer always has great timing – it knows just when to break down. Right before vacation, or right after the big game when you’ve got that smelly uniform screaming to be washed! Let Seattle Appliance Service and Repair Company take care of your broken Washing Machine and you’ll have your laundry done in no time. If you schedule your appointment online, you’ll receive a discount!
  • Important Tip - Follow the proper loading procedure and machine operation.
  • Important Tip - Never overload the machine.
  • Important Tip – Add the recommended amount of detergent.
If your washing machine doesn’t work at all please follow these tips.
  • Make sure power is getting to washer.
  • Check for tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse.
  • Check wall socket for power. Sometimes the power cord disconnects at the washer.
  • Make sure the lid is closed properly.
  • Make sure the timer and all of the controls are set properly.
  • Make sure both water faucets are turned on.
If you’ve tried everything and your washing machine still doesn’t work, give X Company a call. We’ve been fixing washing machines in the Phoenix area for X years. Chances are we can fix yours in no time too!

Clothes Dryer Repair Tips
You always find out when your dryer is broken when you have a load of wet, soggy clothes. Give Seattle Appliance Service and Repair Company a call and we’ll be out to fix your dryer the same day – that will ease your laundry day blues!
• Important Tip - Follow the proper loading procedure and machine operation.
• Important Tip - Never overload the dryer.
- If your dryer doesn’t run or there is no power.
1. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse. Check wall socket for power with voltmeter. 2. Check for broken door switch. 3. Make sure your dryer didn’t overheat. Give it a few minutes to cool down and then try it again.
- If the clothes are not getting dry.
1. Make sure the dryer is not pushed back against the rear exhaust duct causing an air flow restriction. 2. Make sure the clothes are coming out of the washer spun damp dry. If the washer is not spinning the clothes damp dry, the dryer will not dry the clothes in a normal amount of time. 3. Cleaning the dryer filter before each load increases the efficiency of the machine and decreases the chance of fire. 4. Clean out the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct.

Stove, Cook top and Oven Repair Tips
Your stove, oven or cook top is another appliance that is hard to be without. A few nights of take out or pizza delivery will make you wish for your stove back! And having hungry folks waiting for food when your stove isn’t working is never appetizing.
Making sure your stove and oven is clean is the most important maintenance you can do. Whether gas or electric, keeping your stove clean can eliminate most of your maintenance problems.
  • Is the burner not heating?
  • Remove the element from the stove and test the element with your OHM meter. If you get an “open” reading then the element is bad. If it’s showing resistance, it is still good.
  • Terminal blocks are where you plug the elements into. First give it the visual test then get out your voltage meter. Put your meter on AC volts and place 1 lead in each of the 2 wires going into the block. Your reading should be between 220-240 volts.
  • Make sure the burner is clean.
  • On a gas stove make sure the pilot light is lit.
  • On a gas stove are the burner assembly port holes dirty and clogged?
  • If your stove isn’t working at all make sure power is getting to the stove. Does a light turn on? Check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
  • If your Electric or Gas Oven isn’t heating, or not heating correctly:
  • Check that the clock is set on manual cycle and not on the automatic time bake
  • Make sure that the baking element isn’t burned out.
  • Make sure that the heating thermostat bulb isn’t dislodged from its holder.
  • In a gas oven, raise up the top and keep this area clean and free from grease.

Dishwasher Repair Tips
If your dishwasher isn’t cleaning like it should it could be these few, simple tricks will help. If you’re still not satisfied with how your dishes look or if your dishwasher isn’t working at all then call Seattle Appliance Repair Service at 206-436-4649 – we’ll have your dishes sparkling in no time.
  • If the dishes aren’t getting clean, make sure the water temperature is getting hot enough to clean them. (at least 120 degrees)
  • If the water isn’t draining out of the dishwasher, make sure that the belt on the pump isn’t broken, a broken belt will keep the dishwasher from draining.
  • If there is a film on your dishes and glassware try cleaning the dishwasher with a cleaner specifically sold for cleaning them. Film on the dishes could be caused by calcium buildup.
  • If you haven’t used the dishwasher for awhile and it starts to smell bad you can clean it using a special dishwasher soap.
  • Over time, the small holes in the spray arms may get clogged. Take a moment to clean these small holes and your dishes will thank you for it.
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