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Automatic garage doors are heavenly when one is in a rush and needs the quickest way possible to skid to the driveway and just run off. However, as with other things, old doors tend to also bite the dust. Some things will malfunction one day or another.
But before you go ringing your technician and ask him to provide garage door repair, check to see if you can do something about it yourself. Here are some common garage door problems homeowners might encounter:
A noisy garage door is indeed a problem especially for the member of the household whose room is just above the garage. Check to see if dust has accumulated on the tracks and the rollers. Most often than not, a good brushing and an application of a bit of lubricant will do the trick. Also try to tighten the bolts and screws that attach the tracks to the walls. A loose track does not only lead to irritation in the ear but could potentially escalate into a bigger problem that might require a major repair.
In some cases, it might also mean that you have to replace the rollers or the hinges holding them. Over time, the holes in the hinge tend to become worn and become bigger or shaped differently than they should be. In this situation, your garage door repair is better done by professionals.
Winter is the time of the year that you can appreciate the convenience of a garage door that opens and closes by just a push of the button. But then during these times also, the cold weather tends to make things difficult. Your door does freeze to the garage floor. In milder times, the icy connection may break once you press the button and set to motion the upward thrust of the door. But in other times, the door simply just won’t move a bit. Pounding the button a little harder and a lot more times won’t make it move. What is likely to happen is that you will get a burnt motor or a broken hinge. Remember, with this weather, your technician might charge you extra for the job.
If this happens, you will need to take a few moments to let the icy connection melt. You can use water or a hand dryer to do this. You can also chip the ice away manually using a shovel.
Sensor Not Responding
The placement of the sensor plays a key role in making your garage door work. But with the number of times that a door is opened and closed and opened again, chances are that the sensors tend to be disturbed and displaced. It is important to check if the sensors are still in their proper positions or have been moved a little bit. One can easily adjust the placement of the sensor and move it to where it should be.
This is probably the easiest of the tasks involved in a garage door repair. However, sensors and the other devices connected to the garage door are powered by electricity. It is always wise to call an expert to avoid surprises and further problems when repairing this part of the door. Electrocution is a serious threat.
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If you have a computer, I have news for you. It is going to malfunction, usually at the worst possible time and often for no apparent reason. It is not something we look forward to, because it is very easy to end up spending a day or so trying to figure out what is wrong and getting it fixed. My most recent issue involved some of my desktop icons vanishing, previously the ones that allowed me to control volume and told me how much battery life I had left. The fix ended up being a quick one, once I actually found the solution that worked. But getting there was a harrowing experience indeed.
It is also a fact that user error plays a huge part in computer glitches. Visiting sites that harbor malicious codes or software, downloading programs without checking to see whether or not they may cause harm, or simply asking the computer to do more than it is effectively able to do with the resources provided. Many times we are the cause of what goes wrong.
Many computer malfunctions may also be the result of power surges such as lightning. This can usually be avoided through the use of a surge protector. If you do not have one, get one now and attach all of your comp's connections through it to avoid an unpleaser episode.
Computers may also fall victim to viruses. Contrary to popular belief, most viruses do not wipe your hard drive or destroy your PC, but rather they install and then proceed to make nuisances of themselves. My most recent experience with a virus came disguising itself as an anti-virus program. Of course it was a fake, the idea being for you to believe its warning about your computer being infected and click on their link to download the fix. In reality, all it would be doing is scarfing up your credit card information. Viruses can usually be removed by use of any number of removal tools, such as Malwarebytes, or Avast!
Newer viruses are even more malicious in that they install themselves on your comp, change various registry settings, and then eliminate themselves. The virus is gone, but the damage it has done remains, requiring specialized help to correct. It is not advisable to go poking around a computer's registry settings unless you really know what you are doing. Changing the wrong thing may end up making a bad situation worse.
Quite possibly the single most common problem is the accessibility to access your PC at all. When you turn on your computer, nothing happens. Once you have had your intelligence insulted by being told to check and make sure the unit is plugged in, check out the power supply inside the unit and make sure it is functioning properly. If the comp appears to be running but the monitor is blank, check the unit's video card.
Of course you can always cut down on potential problems by running normal system tools such as Disk Defragmenter, ScanDisk, and Disk Cleanup. In addition, keep a can of compressed air handy to remove dust from your unit, cutting down on the possibility of a short.
Other problems are less noticeable, such as the inevitable slowdown of your system over time. The more programs that are installed and running simultaniously, the slower your system will run overall. Make it a good habit of regularly emptying your cache files, cleaning your registry, and making sure all of your software is up to date. My current desktop is almost seven years old and still runs just as well as my two year old laptop.
We have all had a computer freeze up and crash (remember those annoying "blue screens of death"?); These are most often the result of out of date drivers. Keep all of your hardware drivers up to date on a regular basis. Increasing the amount of memory will also help your comp run better.
You may also hear unusual sounds coming out of your CPU (or "tower"). Clicking, buzzing, and squealing sounds are not uncommon and may be the result of damaged electronic components within the unit. In many cases you may be able to fix the problem yourself, however if it comes down to dealing with delicate software or your hard drive, your best bet is to call in a qualified computer technician.
Staying on top of your computer issues and properly maintaining the unit will go a long way towards helping to insure a long productive life for your unit.
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If you own a car, at some point, you are going to have maintenance. While some problems are more severe and not very common, other types of auto repair are far more common. When done periodically, these repairs can keep your vehicle operating for years.
Driving is hazardous to your vehicle's tires. Nails, pot holes, and even curbs can cause damage to the rubber, forcing you to have it patched or replaced. If you can have the tire simply patched, it is pretty inexpensive, and most patches can hold until the tread is too worn to continue using. However, if there is no repairing the tire, you could be looking at an expensive replacement, especially if you have to replace multiple tires.
One of the most common types of auto repair will be the brake system. Over time, your pads will wear out, causing you to have to replace them. This can happen multiple times during the life of your car. While this is a fairly inexpensive replacement, if the drum or rotor needs to be replaced you could be looking at hundreds of dollars in maintenance costs. If you are having trouble stopping, it is most likely the pads are worn out, as the brake lines rarely need maintenance.
Another common form of maintenance is having regular oil changes. While you may not see this as auto repair, it does keep your engine from being damaged. Fresh oil, with a new filter, every few thousand miles can make a significant difference in how your engine performances. Without this maintenance, carbon deposits can build up, wearing out your piston rings and even seizing up your engine. The cost to replace those parts and clean the block is far more expensive than the occasional oil change.
If you are someone who prefers to fill up their car only half way and then drive it until the warning light comes on, you may be doing more damage than good. Vehicles that are regularly driven with less than a quarter tank of gas run the risk of having their fuel filters clogged up. Additionally, you should have the injectors cleaned and fuel filter replaced by a professional on a regular basis.
Occasionally, your battery will wear out. Most are rated to last seven to ten years depending on the brand of battery you purchase. The price depends on the battery and the length it is supposed to last. You might be able to recharge your old battery for much cheaper. However, it will eventually need to be replaced.
Another part of the ignition system that commonly needs to be replaced is the starter. While it is not the most expensive replacement, it can be more expensive than a simple battery replacement. Usually, if you are having trouble starting your vehicle, it is either the battery or the starter. Your local mechanic can test them and tell you which part needs to be replaced before you are left stranded.
Auto repair is part of owning a car. If you take the time to maintain your vehicle, it will last longer than expected.
Is your refrigerator keeping you up at night with its various moans and groans? When you need immediate relief from your noisy refrigerator, there are a few steps you can take. Follow these helpful tips from your local appliance repair shop:
Noise Inside the Freezer
Noise originating inside the freezer can typically be attributed to the evaporator fan, which runs whenever the unit is actively cooling. If you notice a chirping, squealing, or groaning sound that comes and goes (rather than being steady), it may be an issue with the fan motor. To find out for sure, open the freezer door and hold down the light/fan switch if there is one. If the sound gets louder with the door open, you can be pretty sure that the fan is the cause. Unfortunately, there is no way to repair the evaporator fan motor–you must replace the part in order to resolve the issue.
Noise from the Back of the Refrigerator
Most noises that you notice will come from the back of the refrigerator, where most of the moving parts are located. If you have a self-defrosting unit, the first place you will want to check is the condenser fan. The condenser fan is located on the back of the refrigerator, often behind a thin panel. The fan can occasionally accumulate a buildup of lint and other debris, causing a buzzing or clicking noise. You can try to resolve the problem by removing the thin cover to access the fan, and then cleaning the fan of any debris using a soft bristled brush (old toothbrushes are great for this!). Once the fan is clear of dust or other materials, replace the cover and plug the refrigerator back in. If you still have noise coming from the condenser fan after cleaning it, you may have to replace the part with the help of an appliance repair company.
If your refrigerator is making a rumbling, or purring noise from the back, it may indicate a problem with your compressor. The compressor is located in a football-sized case on the back of the refrigerator, near the bottom of the unit, and usually contains either black or copper tubes with a variety of colored wires. The compressor is typically a sealed unit, so it can not be replaced by a do-it-yourselfer. If you are able to isolate the problem to the compressor, you will need to contact a refrigerator repair technician to complete the job.
Noise from the Bottom of the Refrigerator
If you have noise emanating from the bottom of your refrigerator, it is likely coming from one of two places. The first, and easiest to resolve, is rattling from a loose drain pan. To fix this issue, simply tape the pan securely in place to stop the noise. If that doesn’t work, you may have an issue with the defrost timer. The defrost timer is located in the front of the unit, behind the kickplate. This part is actually a heating element located on the evaporator coil and can not be repaired. If you are experiencing trouble with the defrost timer, you may also notice a buildup of frost in your refrigerator or freezer. To have this component replaced, you should contact an experienced professional for installation of the refrigerator repair part.
When to Contact the Professionals
If you complete the above steps and still can’t determine where the problem is coming from, or if you need to replace a complicated part such as the compressor or defrost timer, you should contact your
local appliance repair service. In addition to providing you with thorough troubleshooting and safe, reliable repairs, most refrigerator repair technicians also offer routine maintenance, which can help you avoid problems down the road. With their help, you’ll be able to sleep soundly without being interrupted by strange kitchen noises well into the future.