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The Right Detergent for Your Washing Machine

December 13th, 2018

laundry detergent on grocery shelfIf you would like to get the most from your washing machine and keep it in great shape for years to come, you need to follow the right steps and have some tips in mind. Not using the right washing machine detergent can cost you money on your energy bill or even result in costly washing machine repair fees. This guide reviews the types of detergents from which you can choose and points you toward the correct path.

High-Efficiency Detergents

High-efficiency washing machines use less water than standard washing machines and require high-efficiency detergents. Standard laundry detergents produce a lot of bubbles and foam that require plenty of water to wash away. If you have a high-efficiency washing machine and use standard detergents, you won’t get enough water to clear the foam. The foam can even overflow and damage your washer if you are not careful, and you will then need to hire a washing machine repair team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mechanical Part Repair and Replacement for Your Dishwasher

November 16th, 2018

hot water connection on a dishwasherIf your dishwasher is still under warranty or is less than 10 years old, it’s better to have it repaired rather than replaced. We also recommend extending the life of your dishwasher through professional maintenance and repair services. Even if your broken dishwasher is an older model, we can still repair it with quality parts and servicing so that it operates like new again. You’ll be pleased to know that these repairs usually cost much less than starting over again with a new dishwasher.

Cost-Effective Part Repair and Replacement

Angie’s List is one of the most trusted consumer review websites in the home improvement and trade service industries. The experts at the site recommend getting a professional to examine your disabled dishwasher to determine if your appliance’s problem is a simple fix that requires inexpensive parts or one that is more complicated. We frequently see older dishwashers that have worn seals and gaskets that we can fix quickly and inexpensively. We also specialize in dishwasher repair services and replacement of parts such as switches, drain pumps, valves, door latches and rack wheels. Today’s new dishwashers range in price from about $250 to up to $2,000.  Budget dishwashers are serviceable, but they often come with cheaper, less durable parts and shorter warranties. They are also sure to have fewer bells and whistles than mid-range and high-end dishwashers. By repairing your old dishwasher (add repair cost link), you give yourself time to save for the appliance that you really want without compromising convenience or performance now. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Dishwasher Repair Services Save Time, Money, and Embarrassment

November 5th, 2018

Real men like to load and unload the dishwasherAs the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, you’ll start to think of all the great recipes that you need to dust off for that special meal with family and friends. In addition to doing a lot of cooking, you plan to spend a great deal of time socializing with your dinner guests. You need a dishwasher that works. Strange noises coming from your dishwasher can be embarrassing! Now a dishwasher that won’t start, or a dishwasher that has corroded racks are just some signs that your handy kitchen appliance needs some care as soon as possible. If you’ve been relying on auxiliary dishwashers, also known as your kids, then it’s probably time that you invested in a more efficient, reliable, and convenient dishwashing solution. You can obtain this by either replacing or repairing your current dishwasher. Since paying for a brand-new dishwasher right before the holidays may not be in your budget, we’d like to share some dishwasher repair and maintenance tips that will have your machine running optimally for less money. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stove Problems: Electric and Gas, Part 2

September 26th, 2018

gas stove flameGas Stove Problems

We covered Electric Stove Problems in our last blog post, but gas stoves can have problems too, and Dave’s Appliance Repair can help.

If you have a gas stove that won’t light properly, this section can help you find the reason. Only try fixing your problem if you have the training and equipment to do so without putting yourself or your property in danger. You can choose what path makes the most sense as soon as you find the source of your trouble, which does not need to take too long. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stove Problems: Electric and Gas, Part 1

September 11th, 2018

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Hand approaches red-hot burner on electric range with kettle in background.

If you live in Menomonee Falls or the surrounding area and have encountered problems with your stove, you are likely wondering how you can solve the issue so that you can cook your favorite meals again. You want to find and hire a local Menomonee Falls stove repair team that will have your back and give you the outcome you want.

When you reach out for help, the kind experts at Dave’s Appliance Service will look into the issue and come up with a fast solution that gets the job done right. We will have your stove running before you know it, and our professionals have the tools and skill to complete the project without stress, allowing you to put your worries to rest. Now, which kind of stove do you have? We’ll cover common Electric Stove Problems in this article. Come back again in a few weeks when we’ll tackle common Gas Stove Problems in Part 2. Read the rest of this entry »

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When You Should Have Your Appliances Professionally Repaired

August 14th, 2018

stovetop heating elementAre you wondering whether it’s time to call your local appliance repair service? While modern appliances are built to high standards of quality and can last well over a decade, they may occasionally need some repair and maintenance work done to keep them running right. Here are some situations in which it’s a good time to have your appliances professionally serviced: Read the rest of this entry »

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What are the Main Causes of an Unbalanced Washing Machine Load?

August 3rd, 2018

Top-loading washerAll appliances, especially washers and dryers, require regular maintenance to keep the machines working their best over the lives of the units. However, home appliances do break down from time to time, and the thoroughness of preventative maintenance plays a significant role in the longevity of these wonders of electromechanical technology.

A clothes washer is the most “mechanical” of all the appliances in the home. That said, they also perform an essential function in the normal flow of things to keep the home operating smoothly. From a homeowner’s perspective, going without a washer for only a day typically upsets the daily routine of washing clothes, and going to a laundromat is out of the question.

Let’s go over in detail about a problem that plagues every homeowner at one time or another. That problem is not knowing what to do when the washing machine goes off balance. There are several reasons behind the causes of that familiar loud and disturbing banging sound when the washer begins its spin cycle. The most common causes are listed below: Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s a Hot Summer For Your Appliances Too

July 3rd, 2018

hot sun and birdSummer is one of the most fun times of the year. Swimming, beach, warm weather, everything seems to be awesome. But there are those days where the heat is too much. Not just for you, your appliances can also get messed up with the extreme heat. The temperatures are only going to get hotter, with each year hitting new record heat levels. Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Find an Appliance Repair Company You Can Trust

June 27th, 2018

blue washerWhether you’re living in a trendy neighborhood in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, or you call one of the fast-growing suburbs in one of the counties surrounding the city home, you have plenty of options when it comes to updating your home, rental property, or apartment with new appliances. In fact, one of the best things about living in or around Milwaukee is that you can buy appliances from a big box retailer or furniture store, or you can buy lightly used appliances from second hand shops or online marketplaces. Either way, there are plenty of places to find stove ranges, washers, dryers, freezers, and refrigerators in the Milwaukee area.

What’s harder to find, however, is an appliance repair service you can trust. Read the rest of this entry »

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Signs Your Stove Might Need a Repair

May 21st, 2018

gas stoveIf you are concerned that your stove is not acting normal and want to know for sure, you are likely wondering where you should start. The appliances in your home can safely operate when they are in excellent condition, but issues can appear if your appliances experience problems.

In addition to causing safety concerns you don’t want to overlook, failing to repair your stove can also hurt your budget, which is an issue you can’t ignore if you value your health and bank account. Over time, small problems become progressively worse and require even more attention, so wasting time is never an option. If you want to avoid that trap and keep your stove at its best for as long as possible, learning the top red flags of trouble will get the job done. Contacting a stove repair team is the best way to prevent future problems and avoid costly repairs. Read the rest of this entry »

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