Appliance Faults

Appliance Faults

This morning I bet you didn’t wake up thinking, “I wish I had a reliable appliance repair company on retainer,” but you should. When the day begins, we start to use appliances constantly throughout the day. For me, it’s simple: I head straight to the coffee machine. I don’t know about you, but I own a De’Longhi Eletta Explore Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with Cold Brew, which means I am set back around $2400. If this thing ever breaks, you better know I’ll be taking it somewhere for repair rather than replacing it.

After I have my morning coffee, I make myself breakfast, which means I am using anything from my oven to my stove, to at least my microwave — and what we do know is that I’ll have to be utilizing my fridge. The point I am trying to make is that reliable appliance repair is important because the things we use most in this world are likely kitchen appliances. When these units break, you aren’t replacing them, you will be looking for repair!

Common Appliance Faults

Replacing an appliance is a necessary option if you have an outdated unit, but you should always get it diagnosed by a professional. A service call will cost you back $120+ tax with ARS Appliances Repair Service, but that is chump change in contrast to what it would cost to replace anything in your kitchen. It’s good to recognize common appliance faults and what could cause them, and if they are easily fixable by DIY or by contacting your local ARS.

Did you know ARS is in over 70 cities across Southern Ontario and Ottawa? Appliance Repair is accessible, and can quickly show up for a visit, and they travel to you, virtually wherever you are located, they can come to aid you in all your appliance blunders.

There are also some excellent deals out there. If your local ARS technician comes for a visit and isn’t able to resolve your problem on the spot, they’ll return, and you’ll be credited, essentially deducting the entire first service call from your final total. You’ll only have to pay for one visit, the parts, and any taxes. You’ll only ever pay one service call fee as long as the technician is doing their routine visits.

Coffee Makers Faults

  • Clogged Water Line: Sediment buildup can block the water line, leading to reduced water flow or no water at all.
  • Faulty Heating Element: If your coffee maker doesn’t brew hot coffee, the heating element may be malfunctioning.
  • Calcium Deposits: Accumulated calcium deposits can affect the taste of your coffee and clog internal components.

Microwaves Faults

  • No Power: A microwave that doesn’t turn on could have a blown fuse, defective door switch, or faulty power cord.
  • Uneven Heating: If food isn’t heating evenly, it could be due to a malfunctioning turntable motor or damaged waveguide cover.
  • Sparking: Sparking inside the microwave may indicate a problem with the diode, capacitor, or magnetron.

Refrigerators Faults

  • Warm Temperatures: Warm temperatures inside the fridge may be caused by a defective thermostat, condenser fan motor, or clogged vents.
  • Leaking Water: Water pooling beneath the refrigerator could be due to a blocked defrost drain or damaged water supply line.
  • Excessive Frost: Excessive frost buildup in the freezer can result from a faulty defrost heater or malfunctioning defrost timer.

Stove Faults

  • Uneven Heating: Uneven cooking may indicate issues with the burner element, temperature sensor, or control board.
  • Gas Ignition Problems: Gas stoves may have ignition problems due to a faulty igniter, burner cap, or gas valve.
  • Broken Knobs or Controls: Broken knobs or controls can prevent you from adjusting the stove’s settings properly.

Oven Faults

  • Uneven Baking: If your oven produces unevenly baked food, it could be due to a faulty heating element or temperature sensor.
  • Door Seal Issues: A damaged or worn door seal can lead to heat loss, affecting the oven’s performance and energy efficiency.
  • Faulty Igniter: Gas ovens may have trouble igniting if the igniter is defective or dirty.

Toaster Faults

  • Uneven Toasting: If your toaster doesn’t toast evenly, it may be due to a malfunctioning heating element or timer.
  • Stuck Bread: Bread getting stuck in the toaster can result from a broken spring mechanism or crumbs blocking the mechanism.
  • No Power: A toaster that doesn’t turn on could have a blown fuse, defective power cord, or damaged heating element.

Reliable Appliance Repair

While some of these common appliance faults could be considered wear and tear, the truth of the matter is that any consistent issue with an appliance is likely to progress and worsen over time. You should always be thinking about proper appliance maintenance for all of your appliances, especially the ones you want to last you for a decade or more.

Resolving issues early on could mean avoiding a significant expense later. Most of us will push these appliances to the brink of their destruction before considering having someone come and diagnose and fix our problems. If you’re eventually going to seek assistance from an appliance repair company, then you should have that mindset from the time of purchase. Maintaining your appliances’ health is optimal for your wallet and your household.

Here are a couple more reasons why reliable appliance repair is important:

  • Prevents inconvenience
  • Saves money
  • Ensures safety
  • Extends appliance lifespan
  • Minimizes downtime
  • Maintains efficiency
  • Prevents further damage
  • Preserves functionality
  • Reduces energy consumption
  • Improves home comfort
  • Provides peace of mind

Emergency Appliance Repair

A good, reliable appliance repair company will be able to assist you whenever you need them. ARS Appliances Repair Service boasts a call center staffed with knowledgeable, trained, and helpful dispatchers who are well-versed in all your appliance repair needs. Having handled thousands of calls each, every dispatcher at ARS is not only educated about appliance repair faults, but they have also dealt with numerous customers facing a variety of issues. While they may not be technically trained, they serve as your perfect guide and liaison between you and the technicians, ensuring that you receive the proper assistance you need.

With ARS, you can reach us at 866-415-3937 or visit us at 15 Connie Crescent, #7 in Concord-Vaughan. Whether you see us in person or call us on the phone, the journey to resolving your emergency will be swift, and hopefully, you won’t have to return for more. But if you do need further assistance, you’ll understand just how reliable appliance repair can be! Whether you require your appliance fixed on the same day or as soon as possible, we will strive to accommodate you based on our resources.

Certified Appliance Technicians

Appliance technicians are certified and trained professionals in the repair field. ARS, in particular, ensures that anyone dispatched to your home is qualified and capable. They are adept at conducting routine checkups on your appliance unit, diagnosing occurring issues, and capable of fixing any problem on the spot, provided they don’t require a part that needs ordering. Earlier, we discussed appliance faults that may escalate into more significant problems. Below are some routine solutions a qualified appliance repair technician may perform during their visit.

Coffee Maker Repair

  • Clogged Water Line:
    • Flush the water line to remove sediment buildup.
  • Faulty Heating Element:
    • Test the heating element for proper functionality and replace if necessary.
  • Calcium Deposits:
    • Clean internal components to remove accumulated calcium deposits and improve taste.

Microwave Repair

  • No Power:
    • Check for blown fuses, defective door switches, or faulty power cords and replace them as needed.
  • Uneven Heating:
    • Inspect the turntable motor and waveguide cover for damage and repair or replace if necessary.
  • Sparking:
    • Investigate the diode, capacitor, and magnetron for issues and replace them if sparking persists.

Refrigerator Repair

  • Warm Temperatures:
    • Test and replace defective thermostat, condenser fan motor, or clear clogged vents to restore proper cooling.
  • Leaking Water:
    • Unblock the defrost drain or replace damaged water supply line to prevent water pooling.
  • Excessive Frost:
    • Replace faulty defrost heater or malfunctioning defrost timer to prevent excessive frost buildup.

Stove Repair

  • Uneven Heating:
    • Inspect burner element, temperature sensor, and control board for issues and repair or replace as needed.
  • Gas Ignition Problems:
    • Check and replace faulty igniter, burner cap, or gas valve to resolve ignition issues.
  • Broken Knobs or Controls:
    • Repair or replace broken knobs or controls to ensure proper adjustment of stove settings.

Oven Repair

  • Uneven Baking:
    • Test and replace faulty heating elements or temperature sensors to ensure even baking.
  • Door Seal Issues:
    • Replace damaged or worn door seals to prevent heat loss and improve energy efficiency.
  • Faulty Igniter:
    • Clean or replace defective or dirty igniters to resolve ignition problems in gas ovens.

Toaster Repair

  • Uneven Toasting:
    • Test and replace malfunctioning heating element or timer for consistent toasting.
  • Stuck Bread:
    • Repair the broken spring mechanism or remove crumbs blocking the mechanism to prevent the bread from getting stuck.
  • No Power:
    • Check for blown fuses, defective power cords, or damaged heating elements and replace them as needed to restore power.


At the end of the day, you don’t want to go to bed with the same worries you had when you woke up. Take initiative in your life and make good choices. Spending a little money now and maintaining the health of your appliances will save you a lot of money later when you’re forced to replace a unit that could have been salvaged if you had been responsible! A hundred dollars today instead of hundreds of dollars tomorrow. We’re always on the lookout for a deal, a steal, and most of us have to work with a budget. It’s time to think about preventive care.

Feel free to contact us at ARS Appliances Repair Service with any questions. While we would love to be sent your way to help you with anything you need, we’re also just an email or phone call away from providing you with expert advice. Let us know what you’re dealing with, even in the comments! Let’s keep your appliances running smoothly year-round. They are built to last, but they’ll only do so if you’re maintaining them and setting yourself up for success!