• Emmanuil Babkin

How to Repair Major Appliances at Home During COVID-19? Avoid Calling Appliance Repair Companies.

Amidst this pandemic of 2020, COVID-19 is not something we should take lightly. With more and more states joining in to close their borders and lockdown their residents and businesses, it's important to keep in the mind the health and safety of the men and women in the service industry.

We know that major appliances break. Some more often than others. To do our part we will continue to repair your appliances but want to give you some helpful tips on how to diagnose and fix some of your appliances at home. Think of it as a small DIY project.

These tips won't only save you money but could also save lives during this pandemic.


Appliance Care Tips:


  • If your refrigerator has a water dispenser or an ice maker be sure to change out your filter at a minimum of every six months.

  • Depending on your model and brand, locate the vent cover and vacuum the coils at least once a year to prevent dirt & dust build-up and inefficiency.

  • Call AA Appliance Repair if you notice something broken or can't quite figure out what the issue is.


  • You can buy a repair kit to replace rusty or broken tines to prevent further rust build-up or dish staining in the dishwasher. (Tines are the spikes inside the racks that hold your dishes.)

  • Clean your dishwasher at least every 4-6 months to keep maximum efficiency.

Stove, Oven & Range:

  • If you notice small red spots on your burner it is an indication your burner will short out rather quickly and it is time to replace them.

  • If your oven has a self-cleaning mode, use it at least every six months. After self-cleaning wait approximately six hours and wipe down the entire oven thoroughly with vinegar and water.

Vent Hood:

  • Continually monitor the grease filters on the exhaust hood and replace them periodically. Doing this can significantly reduce the risk of fire. The more you use your stove the more often you will need to replace the vent hood filter.

Garbage Disposal:

  • To clean out and wash your garbage disposal, run the garbage disposal with cold water for 30 seconds and then turn it off but continue running the water for an additional 30 seconds.

  • If the disposal still doesn't function, then give AA Appliance Repair a call and our professionals will come out and get it fixed.


  • Unplugging the microwave will save you money on your energy bill.

  • Absolutely do not run the microwave without something inside.

Washing Machine:

  • Keep your washing machine level to prevent it from shaking.

  • Make sure to clean out the washer's lint trap. (Check your manual for the location.)


  • Clean the lint filter after every load. This will save energy and prevent damage to your dryer.

Keeping your appliances maintained will help keep money in your pocket by preventing any serious damage during use. If your appliances break then don't hesitate to contact us; your local professional repair company. We remain open during this pandemic as an essential business to keep your family safe and clean.

Reach out to us if you have any questions regarding hours and our safety precautions during COVID-19 lockdowns.

-AA Appliance Repair

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