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5 Tips for DIY Appliance Repair

Budgets are tight this time of year, so the last thing you want to do is call an appliance repair company in Dallas to fix your appliances. We get it! While not all appliances can be repaired without professional intervention, Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas is here with 5 diy appliance tips to get you started if you attempt to do a repair on your own:


Tip #1: Don’t Overlook the Obvious

It’s easy to over think an appliance repair! Before doing anything else, be sure to check to make sure nothing is unplugged, circuit breaker isn’t tripped, filters aren’t clogged, and that the unit hasn’t overheated.


Tip #2: Start with the Moving Parts

After checking all of the obvious sources of issues, move to the moving parts. As these are constantly in motion  - think fan blades or motors – there is a much higher chance that something might need to be replaced there.


Tip #3: Check the Hoses

If it’s not the motors and fans, then another common culprit is the hose. Dishwashers, refrigerators, and washing machines are all notorious for having leaks or issues with the hoses.


Tip #4: Google the Appliance Error Code

Wall ovens, dishwashers, microwaves, and even washing machines may give you an error code. When you see these codes pop up, just google it! Type in the make, model, and error code and let the interwebs tell you what’s going on. It will help you understand whether or not the issue is something you can fix on your own.


Tip #5: Apply the 50% Rule

Not sure whether or not you should attempt to fix the appliance? Here’s a good rule of thumb: if the appliance is older than 50% of its average lifespan – and the repairs will cost over 50% of the cost of a new one – just buy a new appliance.


Hopefully, these tips help you with your next diy appliance repair, but if not, know that the experts at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas are always on hand to help! Give us a call with all of your Dallas appliance repair needs! 

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Wine Coolers - Why It's Important to Keep Temperatures in Check

If you are not fortunate enough to have a giant wine cellar in your home, then the next best thing is a wine cooler or wine refrigerator in the home. Not only do they add pizzazz to a kitchen or butler’s pantry, but they really do extend the life of your precious bottles of wine. But how much? What if I don’t keep my wine cooler properly calibrated?

These are questions that wine storage owner’s frequently ask Appliance Rescue Service. Here are a few reasons to make sure your wine cooler is properly calibrated:

Extreme Temperatures Cause Harm

If you own a wine refrigerator, then you want to keep bottles of fine wine safe from harmful temperatures. Most wines need to be kept between 45 degrees and 65 degrees Fahrenheit to maximize their flavor and lifespan.

Accelerated Aging

When wines are stored over 65 degrees, they are likely to age more quickly. Have you ever left a bottle of wine in your car on a hot summer day and noticed a difference in taste? High heat – even just indoor ambient temp – can cause wine to be more acidic or have a more vinegar-like flavor.

Prevents Wine Maturation

A good, fine wine is meant to be kept longer than 6 months – sometimes years – and gets better and more full bodied with time. When wines are stored at temperatures below 45 degrees, the wine is too cold to fully mature and flavors to develop.

Do you have a wine storage unit and are unsure if it’s keeping consistent temperatures inside or need help calibrating it? Or maybe you need a wine cooler repair? Call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas. Our team specializes in all Dallas appliance repairsfrom wine coolers, to refrigerators, to ovens, and more. Our expertly trained technicians always outline the job in detail before performing work and will give you “tricks of the trade” to help maintain the unit in the future. Give Appliance Rescue Service a call today!

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