How to Overcome Common Appliance Installation Challenges

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For those who have just bought that new piece of equipment, it’s now the ideal time to begin the installation process and make the equipment a vital part of the property. But oftentimes new home appliances don’t work to optimal capacity after installation. And so it’s important to review the ideal techniques for resolving potential issues before beginning any integration work. Within this blog, we’ll highlight several tips for overcoming appliance installation challenges.


Leaking Fill Hoses on Washing Machines

While the vast majority of home washing machine installations are relatively simple, homeowners can experience significant leaks when they overtighten the fill hoses connecting the machine to the water source. Over-tightening cuts the rubber seal between the water valve and the hose. Try loosening the fill hoses and then running the machine again to check for leaks. If leaks persist, the hoses might have to be replaced with new equipment.

Dishwasher Equipment too Far Away from Sink Lines

Many homeowners decide to complete their own renovations without the assistance of a certified specialist. Often, this can lead to functionality issues with the design of the new home. This is especially true within kitchen remodels. Many homeowners find that they only have enough room for their dishwasher in a spot that’s too far away from the sink lines to make a connection. Fortunately, there are numerous options for extending hose lines. But remember: you’ll need enough to make a loop at the top to prevent wastewater from the sink entering the dishwasher.

Refrigerator Not Reaching Optimal Cool Temperature

In newer refrigerator models, there are defrost timers that control the defrost cycle for the freezer. This defrost timer only advances while the defrost cycle is running, as way to make the system more efficient. But if the timer is not advancing, then the refrigerator might be stuck in either defrost or refrigerate mode resulting in limited cooling after installation. To test whether the defrost timer is the source of the cooling problems, locate the advance screw on the system and turn it clockwise. This advances the defrost timer to the next mode. Within 30 minutes, you should hear the compressor kick into gear and begin the cooling mechanism.

Through careful review of their installation instructions and a commitment to safe, hazard-free home appliance integration, homeowners can overcome equipment challenges. If you’re unsure on any installation process, don’t hesitate to call our team directly to have your questions answered by our specialists.

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