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How To Avoid Refrigerator Door Repair Service?

If you are a food service establishment owner or manager, then I am sure you have heard the importance of doing regular maintenance on your restaurant equipment, which will help with minimizing repairs, extending the life span of your commercial appliance and it will help the unit to run more efficiently. And this applies to all your appliances, whether it is a commercial oven, commercial stove, a walk-in cooler or a commercial freezer.

Now, since we are on the subject of refrigeration equipment, here is something you may not know, if you maintain the gaskets or seals on the doors of your coolers, freezers and refrigerators, then you can also make the seals and gaskets last longer and as a result you will need to replace them less and this will make your refrigeration appliance run more efficiently.

Inefficiency and repairs can be avoided with some simple maintenance techniques that you and your staff can do on a daily basis. Key word there is daily, you want to inspect your equipment on a daily basis, what you are looking for here is anything that may have spilled on the seals that could eventually dry up and get sticky, as this could damage your gaskets over time. All you need is soap and water to clean them, so no expensive cleaning solution is necessary.

If you notice any mold or mildew on the appliance, use baking soda and water to clean it; do not use bleach as this could damage the gaskets by drying them out. Clean the area with soap and water first and then either use some hydrogen peroxide solution or baking soda, let that solution sit for a few minutes before wiping it off. After a few minutes, just use a soft cloth to remove the baking soda or peroxide, you can use a swab or a toothbrush to get in those hard to reach areas. Finally, rub some vinegar on the gaskets; this will help to prevent the mildew and mold regrowth.

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What You Need To Know About Clothes Dryer Repair?

There are two main reasons to do dryer repair yourself, first to save money and second to learn more about appliance repair and

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know-how. Before starting a dryer repair project or any other type of home appliance repair, you must first take some safety precautions.

Safety Steps

Disconnect the power, by shutting off the electrical breaker switch or by unplugging the clothes dryer. An electrical shock from a small outlet is enough to kill a human being.

Regular Maintenance

If you properly and periodically maintain your laundry dryer, you will not only increase the life span of your dryer, but it will also run more efficiently, which will help to keep your monthly energy cost low. Regular maintenance will also help you to avoid costly dryer repairs and to prevent fires in your home.

If your dryer is making a loud noise, you should check to see if the legs are levelled, which could cause an imbalance. Always empty the lint filter after each time that you use your dryer to reduce the chances of a fire and to keep your dryer running efficiently.

Your dryer should always be vented outside of your home and you need to have the exhaust vent system cleaned at a minimum of once per year, which will remove any obstructions such as clogs that could reduce the air flow. You should never overload your clothes dryer as this could damage the dryer motor.

Replacing A Dryer Component

The first thing you need to do is find the model number, which is typically located on the inside door frame of the dryer, but the dryer model number tag could also be on the back of the top console, depending on the manufacturer of your appliance. Once you have the model number you can then look online or go to your local appliance parts store to find out the exact part number for the component that you will need to replace.