Below you'll find a list of the types of appliances we service with a description of how we approach most of them, some common repairs they require, as well as some solid tips on how to maintain certain appliances to give them a longer life.
DISHES STACKED A MILE HIGH?
Modern appliances were invented to aid us in our day-to-day chores and activities. The dishwasher, among those, is so essential to many households in today’s world, that it would seem unfathomable to live in a house where you have to wash every single dish by hand, one at a time. They are so easy to use, that it’s often easy enough for young children to help load the dishwasher up to help around the house. Unfortunately, when your dishwasher breaks down, your house is forced into an unfortunate, hand-washing existence.
Rather than purchase a brand new dishwasher, it can be much more affordable and cost effective to hire an appliance repair technician to repair your dishwasher. Some common dishwasher problems include issues with the door latch, power cord, broken switches or timers, a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse, an issue with the water supply system, or an issue with the drain pump. Most of these issues can be handled in a short amount of time and with limited replacement parts. In some cases, our technicians at Bloom Appliance Repair can help you out with a few small instructions over the phone!
There are also occasions where your dishwasher may be working relatively well, but for some reason seems to not be fully cleaning your dishes. If that is the case, there may be an issue with how the dishwasher soap is being dispensed or with how the spay arm is functioning. An issue of this nature usually just requires a simple cleaning, but it never hurts to call to find out if it needs more attention than that.
CLOTHES WON'T DRY?
There are few things worse in the world than a dryer that won’t fully dry a load of laundry. We’ve all been there before. Just enough time to get a shirt or a pair of pants through the washer and dryer before a meeting or event, except the dryer decided to only do half the job that day. Though some dryer issues can be diagnosed at home, many times it’s worthwhile to call up a repair technician to service your dryer. Raker Appliance Repair has been a trusted name for dryer repairs in the Baltimore area for over 45 years.
Some dryer issues are caused by user error. A clogged lint screen, an overloaded machine or blocked ventilation can all cause your dryer to not run, have issues drying clothes fully, or to shut off quickly after starting. Many times though, these malfunctions are caused by mechanical errors, in which case it’s recommended to call a repair technician to diagnose the problem.
There are two main types of dryers on the market today; electric dryers and gas dryers. Both types have a unique method for drying your clothes, but at the end of the day share a lot of common issues. When you’re dryer isn’t working properly, there are several components that a repair technician will examine. These components could include the power supply, door switch, thermal fuse, the heating element, vents, and thermostat to name a few. At Raker Appliance Repair we thoroughly look over every component to keep all repairs down to one service call if possible.
OVEN REPAIR EXPERTS
You probably don’t think about it too often, but ovens are a huge part of our day-to-day lives. Imagine trying to cook up a big dinner for a holiday party or quickly throwing a pizza in the oven for the kids. Both of those tasks become much more difficult, if not impossible, if your oven isn’t working properly or at all.
Though they seem like fairly straight-forward appliances, there are a few items that can affect an ovens performance. Over time an oven will hold on to excess grease and food. Letting those items build up can add an unwanted taste to your meals, but it can also affect some mechanical aspects of the oven as well. Occasionally filters will get clogged and many ovens experience temperature issues when they aren’t kept clean, which can affect cooking times and food quality.
Even when you maintain a clean oven, eventually different components will need maintenance or replacement. If you’re experiencing a faulty ignitor, having issues with a control knob, or a coil that won’t heat correctly, it’s advised to get any of those items repaired as soon as possible. Doing so will improve the quality of the food you eat, and also keep your oven operating in a safe manor.
WE SERVICE ALL OVENS!
At Bloom Appliance Repair, we service all major oven brands including GE, Kenmore, Samsung, LG, Frigidaire to name a few. Even if you own a lesser known brand of oven, our team has the skill set to get your oven back on track. Our appliance repair technicians will look over every detail of your oven in order to repair your oven in a single repair call if possible.
Stoves / Ranges
Stoves / Ranges
WHAT’S FOR DINNER?
Though they seem very commonplace today, the stove was, in some respects, a revolutionary invention. Prior to stoves, we mainly relied on open fire systems which were dangerous, produced large amounts of smoke, and were also inefficient. The origins of the modern kitchen stove date back to the 1790s and by the mid-1800s it was common for middle-class families to have incorporated a stove into their kitchens. Today, there are a wide-range of gas and electric stoves available on the home appliance market from brands like Kenmore, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Samsung, and more.
There a variety of things that can go wrong with both gas and electric stoves. Some of these issues could include your stove not heating properly, broken heating coils, and on occasion, your stove may not be burning clean, which can also effect the quality of the food you cook. Being that most households today make use of both gas and electric stoves on a daily basis, it’s important to maintain a properly burning stove. And who knows, you’re favorite dish might taste even better the next time you make it!
At Bloom Appliance Repair, we treat all of our home appliance repair calls as if we were repairing an appliance in our own home. We take pride in earning a trusted name in our community and always complete our work the customers best interest in mind.
If you’re in need of a reliable appliance repair technician for your gas or electric stove, look no further than Bloom Appliance Repair! We aim to have our repairs completed in one service call if possible, and on occasion we’re able to assist some of our clients directly over the phone!
REFRIGERATOR REPAIR EXPERTS
Did you know that a fridge doesn’t actually cool things, instead it removes heat? We could go through the physics of it, but you’re probably here to get your fridge fixed, not to learn about chemical compounds switching between liquid and gas states. You can leave that to our Bloom Appliance Repair technicians.
Refrigerators are composed of five major components; the refrigerant, the compressor, the condenser, the expansion valve, and the evaporator. All of these components work together to regulate the temperature inside of your fridge. Ideally, when everything is working properly, your food is kept in an environment that hovers just above freezing at 35º F. When those elements aren’t working in unison, your fridge might get too cold, too warm, or not work at all. If that’s the case, it’s probably time to place in a service call to Raker Appliance Repair.
A FEW THINGS TO CHECK FIRST…
Before you make your service call, there are a few things you can check that might be causing your fridge to act up. First, check the condenser coils. Your user manual should have instructions on how to clean the coils, but for most, a vacuum hose and brush will be able to clear any dust and extend the life of your fridge. You should also check to see if your vents are obstructed. The vents allow essential airflow to enter the refrigeration system, so if they are blocked, your fridge may run hot. If you’re concerned about your freezer, often times excess frost is caused by the freezer door being left open. If the frost is only on your food, it’s most likely from an open door, if it’s on the back wall of the freezer, you should call a technician.
KEEP THOSE CLOTHES CLEAN
Most people put a lot of effort into crafting their wardrobe, sometimes spending years and thousands of dollars to achieve the look and variety they desire. After all of that effort, some of us continually put our clothes into under-performing washing machines, slowly turning our top-notch wardrobes into washed out rags. The only way around this fate is to properly maintain your washing machine, which often times means calling a certified repair technician.
There are several common issues that most washers face over time. From not turning on, to not spinning, draining, or finishing a cycle, there are a wide range of issues that a washer can experience. And of course, the issue nobody wants to walk in on, an overflowing washer, occasionally pops up as well. It’s probably no surprise that when the main components of a washing machine break down; the motor, hoses, drain pump, and agitator, that there is a higher likelihood for your washer to experience a drop in performance.
Another secret killer of washing machine performance is soap buildup. Soap build up can cause your machine to carry an unfavorable smell, destroy drive-train sensors, and corrode the metal supports inside your machine. The only way to prevent soap buildup is to make sure you are using the proper amount of detergent and to regularly clean the inside of your washer.
WE CAN GET YOUR CLOTHES WASHER RUNNING
As you can tell, though we use washing machines for such a simple task, they have the ability to experience a bevy of problems and even ruin the quality of our clothes. If you’re noticing a drop in your washing machine’s performance, or that it is running oddly, we encourage you to give Bloom Appliance Repair a call to inquire about our washer repair services. It’ll be a whole lot easier than hand washing.