Today we have become so dependent on various household appliances that it’s not possible to imagine if we could ever live without them. Life will definitely never be easier without most major appliances like refrigerators and freezers or icemakers, washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ranges and microwave ovens.

But what happens if an appliance stops working?

Even though most of the time your appliances will continue working smoothly, it’s easy to forget that they are ever subjected to inevitable wear and tear and at some point they will start malfunctioning. That may happen sooner than expected if you are especially not taking good care of the appliances or are not using them properly. So if an appliance breaks down and you no longer have a warranty on it, you either will have to figure it out quickly enough if that’s a problem you can fix on your own or have to call expert appliance repair technicians to help. You don’t want to go for several days without your appliance working again, so if it’s not a minor problem you want to make sure you check out on Google to search for nearby appliance repair companies that have great reputation and can respond quickly to fix it.

So what common appliance issues should you expect?

One of the most common home appliance problems is a smelly washing machine. An easy solution for that problem requires use of baking soda and white vinegar. You need to prepare a solution that contains ΒΌ cup of baking soda and an equivalent amount of water. Add that into your washer’s detergent container. After that add 2 cups of white vinegar into the drum and run a normal cycle at high heat, of course without any clothes. All that should help not only to get rid of the bad smell but also kill any mold that might be present. You will have to scrub any remaining stubborn grime with a rough kitchen sponge and a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water.

Beware of the limits of DIY appliance repair and maintenance solutions

There are many other common problems you can expect with major household appliances that will require such simple solutions. You just need to be aware when the problems get too complicated so that you can go for professional appliance repair solutions rather than DIY. For instance, problems that require removing the back panels of appliances are generally complicated for DIY solutions. Most common appliance problems that can be considered minor are usually addressed in simple ways like just cleaning to get rid of dust or dirt with no parts required to replace.