Manny Ortega

Manny Ortega learned the appliance repair industry from his father and founded Ortega's Appliance Service in 1993. He is a member of the United Servicers Association and is proud to serve the residents of Albuquerque, NM. Outside of work, Manny enjoys racing events with his family.

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Why Your GE Refrigerator Ice Tastes Bad or Smells Funny

Wondering why ice from my GE refrigerator smells or tastes bad? If frozen items aren’t properly wrapped or contained, ice can absorb food odor. Troubleshoot why GE refrigerator ice tastes bad with these common causes: 1. Contaminated tap water. 2. Ice cubes are absorbing food odors. 3. Ice cubes are old and stale. 4. Refrigerator water filter needs to be replaced. 5. Ice maker is dirty and needs to be cleaned.

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5 Reasons Why Your Whirlpool Washer Leaves Clothes Wet

Excessively wet clothes can cause dryer damage that leads to increased wear and tear and costly breakdowns. So, what do I do if my laundry is too wet? Make sure you select the right wash cycle for your load. Heavier loads may require a faster spin speed. Learn more reasons a Whirlpool washer leaves clothes wet to ensure proper function and prolong the life of your dryer. 1. Washer is not getting enough power. 2. Washer capacity exceeded with too many items. 3. Need to adjust washer cycle settings. 4. Washer drum isn’t spinning properly. 5. Washing machine isn’t draining water.

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Why Is My Miele Dishwasher Not Cleaning Well?

What causes cleaning issues in a Miele dishwasher? Errors like selecting the wrong cycle or overloading with too many dishes can affect performance. Troubleshoot a Miele dishwasher not cleaning well with these common problems and solutions. 1. Dishwasher water supply issue. 2. Improper dishwasher use like overcrowding or choosing the wrong cycle options. 3. White spots and etching from hard water. 4. Dishes have stuck-on food from poor detergent or a clogged dishwasher filter. 5. Spray arm is clogged or damaged.

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5 Reasons Why Your Bosch Dryer Won’t Start

Your dryer may reliably dry clothes for years until, one day, it just doesn’t start. Why won’t my dryer turn on? It can’t start if the door isn’t closed all the way. Make sure that nothing is blocking it from closing and that the door switch is working properly. Troubleshoot more reasons why your Bosch dryer won’t start and what you can do to solve the problem.

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6 Microwave Oven Tips and Tricks That Make Cooking Easy

There’s no doubt that microwaves make our lives easier, simplifying and streamlining our time in the kitchen. But what microwave oven tips and tricks maximize its capabilities? Using this helpful appliance to dry fresh herbs prepares and preserves them for future use. Learn how to use a microwave for more than just reheating meals with these helpful cooking hacks.

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Easy Thanksgiving Planning Guide for a Stress-Free Holiday

Let’s face it, we can all benefit from some careful planning when hosting Thanksgiving dinner. With multiple dishes, different cooking times, and numerous necessary ingredients, there are just more moving parts than the average meal. We’ve collected some helpful timelines for everyone from long-term planners to first-time hosts to create a Thanksgiving planning guide for every need. 

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8 Causes for a GE Oven Not Baking Evenly

An oven that cooks unevenly can disguise itself as problems with your cooking, with some foods emerging overdone while others are still raw. However, there are many potential causes for uneven baking that have nothing to do with your chef skills. From improper preheating to a faulty temperature sensor, we’ll troubleshoot a GE oven not baking evenly and provide some simple solutions.

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