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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Gas vs Electric vs Induction Cooktop. Which is Best?

When considering a new cooktop, gas and electric options are what typically come to mind. But what type of cooktops are there that are newer to the kitchen scene? Induction models use a magnetic field to transfer heat directly to cookware. Learn the differences between gas vs electric vs induction models to determine what kind of cooktop is best for you.

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5 Ways to Troubleshoot an Electrolux Refrigerator Leaking Water

A leaky refrigerator results in messy puddles and concern for bigger problems. Fortunately, most leaks have a straightforward cause and solution. Why is my Electrolux refrigerator leaking water? A loose or damaged water inlet hose may need tightening or replacement. Determine the source of refrigerator leaks with these five common causes.

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4 Tips for a Thermador Dishwasher Not Draining Water

Dishwasher draining problems can result from blockages at several locations, even among high-end brands. Why is my Thermador dishwasher not draining water? A clogged drain hose prevents water from draining to the sink or disposal. Try these Thermador dishwasher troubleshooting tips to remove blockages and restore function:
1. Need to clean dishwasher filter.
2. Dishwasher drain hose is clogged.
3. Problem with air gap or garbage disposal.
4. Defective dishwasher drain pump.

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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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