Appliance Service & Maintenance

Dishwasher maintenance

All Appliances Need Regular Maintenance

Like all machines, home and commercial appliances can run only so long before they lose their pep or break down completely.

New appliances are more efficient and reliable than ever, but they still need occasional maintenance to stay in top condition.

Neglecting this service can lead to big problems down the road, higher energy bills, and shortened appliance life.

At West Coast Chief, we offer comprehensive and affordable appliance care for residential and commercial customers. With our help, your appliances will last longer, break down less often, and operate at peak levels for years to come.

Chief: The #1 Appliance Service in Metro Los Angeles

  • We’ve served metropolitan Los Angeles and Orange County since 1995.
  • We’re appliance installation, service, and maintenance experts. We know how to keep your appliances running like new.
  • We service all major appliance brands and types. We’re equally proficient in home and commercial appliance repair.
  • We’re affordable. We offer competitive pricing on all of our services.
  • We’re convenient. We offer flexible scheduling to work around your busy life.
  • We’re reliable. We show up on time and get the job done right.
  • We honor warranties and will work with your insurance plan.
  • We follow best practices as established by the manufacturer and our own practical experience.
  • We’ll develop a personalized appliance maintenance plan that suits your requirements and budget.
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Scheduling Appliance Maintenance

How often should you have your appliances serviced?

One class of appliances may require semi-annual or yearly maintenance, while others may run like a top for two years or more without any special attention.

Commercial appliances endure heavy use and abuse and may demand service every three months.

As a general rule of thumb, any appliance used daily should be serviced at least once per year.

Some appliances, such as ovens and dryers, should be serviced more often.

All this is our way of saying, “It depends!” It depends on the age of your appliance, the strain placed it’s under, the condition of the appliance, and the brand and type.

Call us at West Coast Chief if you suspect your appliance is running a little rough.

We offer affordable and convenient maintenance plans for all types of appliances. We’ll work with you to develop a plan that fits your budget and appliance types.

Call us today or schedule an appointment online to get started!

Washer maintenance

Appliance Service: What It Entails

Refrigerator Service

Our refrigerator maintenance begins with a thorough cleaning of the condenser coils, responsible for the heat exchange that keeps the fridge within its set temperature range.

We also:

  • Inspect the electrical system.
  • Inspect the defrost evaporator and drain.
  • Check the thermostat.
  • Check the air damper.
  • Make sure the refrigerator sits level.
  • Replace worn parts.
  • Recharge the system with Freon (if needed).
  • Check the seals around the doors.

Gas Oven Service

A gas oven that isn’t properly maintained will not only cook food unevenly but can also pose a fire hazard.

Our oven service includes:

  • A thorough cleaning of all surfaces, including the door gasket.
  • Inspecting the igniter.
  • Inspecting the bake and broil elements.
  • Cleaning the burner heads.
  • Cleaning the self-clean filter (if applicable)
  • Washing the racks.

Dishwasher Service

During dishwasher maintenance, we check the condition of the motor shaft and pump.

Service also includes:

  • Cleaning the pump and spray arm
  • Inspecting the electrical system
  • Checking the water level and distribution
  • Ensuring proper sealing & drainage
  • Inspecting the water line
  • Inspecting the float switch
  • Inspecting the door gasket
  • Inspecting the drain hose
  • Washing the racks
  • Cleaning the exterior

Washing Machine Service

West Coast Chief services all brands of washers and both types: top-loading and front-loading washing.

Our thorough maintenance includes checks to:

  • The motor and belt.
  • Wiring and electrical system.
  • Agitation & spin speeds.
  • Drainage.
  • Water temperature.
  • Water levels during operation.
  • Hoses & pipes.
  • Sealing around doors.

Dryer Service

Our dryer maintenance is similar to that of washing machines and includes:

  • Checking the heating element.
  • Checking the motor and belt.
  • Inspecting the electrical system.
  • Checking the lint screen and vent.
  • Checking the exhaust & intake.
  • Checking the interior drum seal & support.
  • Checking for proper sealing & drainage.
  • Inspecting & cleaning the temperature/moisture sensor.

Dishwasher Service

During dishwasher maintenance, we inspect the condition of the motor shaft and pump.

We also:

  • Cleaning the pump & spray arm.
  • Inspect the electrical system.
  • Check the water level & distribution
  • Ensuring proper sealing & drainage
  • Inspect the water line.
  • Inspect the float switch.
  • Inspect the door gasket.
  • Inspect the drain hose.
  • Wash racks.
  • Clean the exterior.

Maintenance Advice: How to Keep the Appliance Tech from Calling

At the end of your service call, our friendly appliance techs will be happy to show you tricks of the trade — maintenance tips to put into practice between scheduled checkups.

Tips will be specific to the make, model, and year of your machine, but as a general rule, you should:

  • Avoid slamming or dropping your washer and dryer lids.
  • Promptly clean up food spilled on gas stovetops and range tops.
  • Clean the gaskets that keep your refrigerator and freezer sealed tight.
  • Cleaning out the lint filter on your clothes dryer after every load.

Other tips may not help your appliances run better, but will preserve the cosmetic appeal of your machine and contribute to a peasant home or business environment.

Some examples:

  • Prevent kitchen odors by cleaning out the splash guard of your garbage disposal.
  • Reduce washer or dryer noise by outfitting them with rubber anti-vibration footpads.
  • Keep your dishwasher from leaving spots on dishes by cleaning the food trap.
  • And, finally, one tip that crosses all appliance types: avoid storing things on top of them. Not only is it unsightly, but it also creates a fire hazard.

Now that you know how to keep your appliances in tiptop condition, you can enjoy the benefits of improved performance and longevity. If you have any questions about maintaining your particular make and model, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at West Coast Chief.