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Economizer’s Appliance Repair & Installation

 

Economizer is committed to bringing you TOTAL INDOOR COMFORT which includes your Appliances!

 

AT ECONOMIZER APPLIANCE REPAIR & INSTALLATION WE INSTALL AND REPAIR MOST MAJOR APPLIANCE MAKES AND MODELS AT HIGHLY COMPETITIVE RATES.

Factory Certified and Trained Technicians: Our service pros are really well-trained experts, with MANY YEARS of experience. We are ready and available on-call to solve any appliance issues, answer questions, and get your appliance right back to working condition as soon as possible!

With today’s appliances, we are constantly updating and undergoing new training to understand the latest software and technology available in the market. Our team is guaranteed to be both experienced with all the older brands and models, and also up to date on the most recent appliances.

Quality Workmanship Guaranteed!

Problem Solvers at heart: We happily figure out appliance issues. Our team is always updating themselves on the latest technology, we have some real appliance mechanics with the drive and desire to learn. Couples with years of experience and knowledge we’ve got you covered!

 Fast and Professional: Our teams arrive in fully stocked vans to speed up the repair process, or if it’s not worth repairing give you an honest assessment.

Fully Stocked Service and Installation Vehicles Means that 85% of Jobs are Completed on the First Service Call

 We understand the inconvenience: We all come from households with big families, we get it. You need it fixed right, and as quickly as possible!

 We repair most makes and models: From new KitchenAid dishwashers to the older Maytag washers. We can work on your Kenmore, Frigidaire, Electrolux, GE, Speedqueen, and Whirlpool appliances as well. Major brands are covered, as well as the basic models and smaller brands as well.

BEST Time of The Year to Buy New Appliances:

General Appliances: A great time for appliances buying is during all the holidays – Labor Day in September, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, and Black Friday during November, and also often on the Fourth of July.

Washing Machines: September and October. That is when the appliance manufacturers usually release new lines, and that means that the older models usually go on sale during this time.

Fridges: Spring! May is Maytag time!

WASHER REPAIRS:

A new washing machine has an average life span of is eleven years. Consumer reports recommend that top-loading washing machines that are older than 1999 should be replaced and some consumer reports even suggest that you should also replace any appliance that is a top-loader and more than eight years old.

 

WASHER REPAIR

Common Washer Fixable problems:

  • No power – doesn’t light up or operate.
  • Clothing becomes torn and mangled.
  • Clothing gets a mildew smell.
  • The machine stops halfway through its wash cycle.
  • Leaks.
  • Water stays in the machine, doesn’t drain out.
  • Loud noises or clanking noises.

 

5 Tips to Extend the Life of your Washing Machine:

 

  • Make sure to always adjust the feet to keep them level.
  • Small items like change can damage the machine, always check pockets.
  • Do not use too much detergent, it is NOT good for the machine.
  • Filters need to be cleaned regularly.
  • Wash Full Loads – Don’t Overload OR Underload your Washer.

FRIDGE REPAIRS:

Compact little fridges last about eight years, and Standard refrigerators typically last about fourteen years.

 

Fridge Repair

Common Refrigerator Fixable Problems:

  • Food keeps spoiling faster than it should.
  • Food has a chemical taste.
  • The fridge makes a wheezing sound or other loud noises.
  • The fridge is Cycling Too Often
  • Condensation appears either on the outside or the inside of the fridge
  • Puddles start appearing on the floor – water is leaking from the fridge.
  • Ice appears on the floor of the freezer.
  • The fresh food compartment is too warm.
  • Overflowing ice maker.
  • Frost in the Ice Dispenser
  • Frozen Food in the Refrigerator
  • Water Dispenser is not Working
  • The refrigerator is cold, but the freezer can’t freeze water or food
  • Water or ice dispenser stops working

DRYER REPAIRS:

Dryers commonly have an average lifespan of about eight to twelve years.

 

DRYER REPAIR

The Most Common 3 Reasons that Cause Dryer Failure:

  • Blocked Ventilation
  • Overloading the Dryer Consistently
  • Lint Screens that are Clogged

6 Common Dryer Problems that are Fixable:

  • Won’t turn on
  • The dryer turns on, but the clothes stay damp and never dry fully
  • The dryer suddenly becomes noisy
  • Keeps spinning even when the door is open
  • Won’t turn off when clothes are dry
  • Clothes from a gas dryer smell like fuel

 

 

Minimize these incidences: Making sure that the lint trap is regularly cleaned will greatly extend the lifespan of the dryer. Also, cleaning the dryer hoses, dryer ducts and heating element at least once a year is actually important maintenance.

Not only does proper maintenance of these items minimize the risk of dryer fire which happens when lint accumulates in the ducts and on the heating element but taking care of these items will extend your dyer life.

Your dryer will also live longer and work far better if you don’t overload it.

5 of the Most Common Dryer Problems and Solutions:

Strange Vibrations and Noises

The Problem: Failed Dryer Drum Seal

Probable Reason: Frequent overloading and overloading with heavy items such as shoes.

Dryer is Running, but not Heating Up

The Problem: Faulty thermal fuse

Probable Reason: Overloaded dryer, blocked ventilation, or clogged lint screen.

Dryer Doesn’t Run

The Problem: Faulty thermal fuse

Probable Reason: Overloaded dryer, blocked ventilation or clogged lint screen.

Clothes are not Drying even though the Dryer is Running

The Problem: Heating element broken

Probable Reason: Overloaded dryer, blocked ventilation or clogged lint screen.

 

Dryer Starts but then Shuts Off Quickly

The Problem: Broken Thermostat

Probable Reason: Overloaded dryer, blocked ventilation or clogged lint screen.

STOVE / COOKTOP / OVEN REPAIRS:

Gas ranges tend to last about 15 years and electric ranges typically last about 13 years.

 

Stove Cooktop Oven REPAIR

Common Fixable Oven & Stove problems:

  • Burners click but won’t ignite
  • Oven door gets quite hot, or won’t close properly
  • Electric elements have a burning smell and don’t heat up
  • Control display doesn’t work even when the oven is on and working
  • Oven won’t turn on or off
  • Smells of natural gas
  • The gas oven smells of fuel
  • Oven temperature doesn’t match to control settings
  • Oven and burners won’t turn off properly or won’t turn on
  • The convection fan stops spinning
  • The oven takes longer to pre-heat
  • Self-cleaning function no longer works
  • Bake or Broil stops working
  • The oven light is faulty
  • Timers and electronic controls no longer work

Tips to make your Range Last Longer

Keep it Clean!

Use elbow grease and definitely not abrasives to clean up cooktop spills. Natural products like vinegar and baking soda will actually be more effective than abrasive chemical cleaners that could end up scratching surfaces. Never use scouring pads, always use microfiber towels. Once scratched, the next spill will stick in the scratches and probably be even harder to clean.

Look After your Smooth Cook Top

Never fling cookware around, lift pots and pans up and place them down again to avoid scratches, making sure to not drag pots and pans on the easily scratched glass surface. Never use Windex or other glass cleaners. The best practice is to only use vinegar and baking soda, or products specifically made for the glass top.

Carefully Clean your Control Panel

Avoid soaking the control panel or the cooking knobs in water by spraying directly onto it. Remember that these are essentially electrical systems and dousing it could cause it to short out. This is the source of many service calls!

Clean Under the hood

Remember to lift the cooktop to clean beneath it if your stove doesn’t have a sealed cooktop. Baking soda is famous for breaking apart some of the bonds that hold the grease in place. For a bad build-up, use a baking soda paste.

Clean your Oven Frequently

A clean oven will actually heat food better as it runs more efficiently, making for tastier food and fewer germs. A clean oven will last longer. Vacuum or wipe out any loose gunk and remove the grates. Spray your choice of cleaner and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before spraying the insides with vinegar and wiping everything away with a soft microfiber towel.

Clean the Oven Filters in your Range hood

Remove the filters first and remember to use gloves to avoid getting greasy! Immerse the filter in hot water and baking soda for 15 to 20 minutes, and then scrub the filter gently and meticulously with a firm brush. Rinse and return.

Don’t Put Foil on your Cooktop Drip Pans

Foil could melt, which can damage the oven and throw off the thermometer. The foil can also short circuit the heating element. If your drip pans are ruined, it’s fairly inexpensive to replace them. Electric coils should be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Replace Door Seals

When they get old and cracked and broken, they should be replaced. Similar to the seals that keep the cold in the fridge, oven door seals keep the heat in the oven. Old, broken seals will cause the heat to leak out, the oven will work less efficiently, food will be heated unevenly, the heat will escape into the kitchen and in the end, it will cost you a lot more in gas or electricity.

DISHWASHER REPAIRS:

Dishwashers last approximately anywhere between seven and twelve years, with the average working expectation to be roughly around ten years. Factors like the quality and the brand of the dishwasher as well as care, maintenance, and of course regularity of usage will affect the life expectation and occurrence of dishwasher repair.

 

Stove Cooktop Oven REPAIR

Common Fixable Dishwasher problems:

  • The dishwasher doesn’t function or turn on at all
  • The dishes are still soapy after the load is finished
  • The dryer function doesn’t work, and dishes are still wet
  • Dishes don’t get washed properly and are still dirty
  • Water leaks
  • The soap dispenser doesn’t open at the proper time during the cycle
  • The bottom of the machine always have water pools
  • Makes strange noises
  • The dishwasher turns on, but nothing happens
  • Buttons don’t light up or function

Money-Saving Dishwasher Tips

  1. Use a sponge or a brush to scrape leftover food into the trash.
  2. Make sure loads are full before washing.
  3. A great way to save on energy is to let dishes air-dry.
  4. Start the cycle first thing in the morning to avoid peak hours.
  5. Newer models use a lot less water due to new standards, consider upgrading your dishwasher.
  6. Some great tips and tricks in the Instructions – take your time to read it!
  7. Most dishwasher run on 140-145°F as a standard, turn the water temperature to 120°F.

MICROWAVE REPAIRS:

The average life span of a microwave is between nine to ten years.

 

MICROWAVE REPAIR

7 Tips to make your Microwave last longer:

1) Give it Space

Because of all the heat that it produces microwaves need to ventilate. Ensure that the fans are open and well ventilated and make sure there are at least four inches of clearance on both sides, and at least three inches from the back wall.

2) Clean it Frequently

The microwave’s energy can be absorber in little splatters and bits of food causing burn spots that damage the interior and components. This is the biggest cause of malfunctions and breakdowns in microwaves. So, it’s essential to be quick with clean-up.

Wipe food down as soon as you’re done, or even better, make sure to cover food with paper towels, wax paper, or loose lids to prevent splatter. When cleaning, be watchful of the mesh in the door, do not damage this as it keeps microwaves from escaping and zapping you.

 

3) Easy with the Door

Microwave latches are more complex than people realize. There might be as many as three switches that must all close in the correct order. Close the door carefully. Also, avoid opening the microwave door while it’s on, switch it off first as this could cause a safety fuse to blow.

4) Use Pre-Programmed Cooking Times

Make a habit of using the pre-programmed cooking times. The pre-programmed cooking times are designed to use the microwave more effectively by heating the food as effectively as possible, minimizing energy loss, and also preventing food from overcooking. Unfortunately, a lot of repairs happen when someone accidentally put 50 minutes into the control unit rather than 5 minutes, causing the microwave to fry itself.

5) Use the Right Dishes

If sparks start to fly while the microwave is on, it could damage the microwave significantly, turn off the microwave immediately and remove the item. Be careful to avoid using anything containing metal, aluminum foil, and dishes with silver or gold inlays and accents. Also, take time to notice if a container or part of a container becomes considerably hotter than the food, and avoid using that container in the future.

6) NEVER run it on Empty

Do not use the microwave as a timer, most microwaves have a separate timer function that can be used as an alternative. An empty microwave will be forced to absorb the energy produced into its own components which could cause serious damage.

7) Use Smaller Containers

Smaller containers cook the food a lot faster because the container itself also draws the heat from the food, so the bigger your container, the longer it will take to heat up. You’ll be able to make your microwave last a lot longer If you can cook your food in a shorter amount of time,

FREEZER REPAIRS:

Freezers should last an average of 16 years.

However, the most common freezer problem is frosting up, the freezer is either too cold or not cold enough, causing freezer burn, and frozen food leaving a bad taste in your mouth, can be sorted out very quickly.

 

FREEZER REPAIR

8 Biggest Mistakes you Make with your Freezer:

  1. Setting the Temperature Too High

The temperature on your freezer should be set as low as it can go for long-term food storage. Keep your ice cream that becomes too hard to scoop in the freezer door where the temperature is a little higher.

  1. Defrosting at Room Temperature

It can be dangerous to take food out of a freezer and defrost it on the counter because bacteria may start growing on the surface even before it’s fully defrosted. Always defrost in the fridge or microwave oven.

  1. Not Wrapping Food Properly

The most important thing is to remove as much air as possible from your packed food. Make sure to smooth all the packaging and squeeze out or extract any extra air, whether you’re using plastic or Ziplock bags, or aluminum foil. With Tupperware, try to fill it almost to the top to prevent the freezer burn at the top, but also be careful to leave a small gap, the food will need room to expand as it freezes. Also, re-wrap food properly when putting leftovers back into the freezer.

    1. Waiting Too Long to Freeze

    Old food won’t miraculously freshen up when frozen, it’ll still taste old when you heat it again.

    1. Freezing Foods that Become a Big Clump

    If you freeze foods like strawberries, bananas, or hamburgers, they’ll probably freeze together into one big lump. Rather freeze them first on a baking sheet and put them in a freezer bag after they’ve become frozen, it’ll stop them from clumping together.

     

    1. Keeping the Freezer Nearly Empty or Totally Overpacked

    Empty freezers have to work much harder to cool all the empty space and this puts a lot more strain on the motor. On the other hand, the air won’t circulate properly, if a freezer is too full.

     

    1. Re-Freezing Defrosted Food

    Food that has defrosted (even though still icy cold) should be used and eaten as soon as possible. Rather toss the food than get sick if you have any doubts!

     

    1. Freezing Food Too Long

    Rotate items in your freezer to put the oldest food in the front. Remember to write dates on containers and bags when you freeze food.

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