Ortega's Appliance RepairBlog

how-to-clean-halloween-costumes
Appliance Tips

How to Clean Halloween Costumes, Wigs and More

Wondering how to clean Halloween costumes so they last for future fun? Though fabrics like polyester or nylon can be machine-washed, items with sequins or beads should be washed by hand. Learn how to wash Halloween costumes, wigs, and masks with these simple cleaning tips.

Read More »
fall events santa fe nm
Local

Best Fall Events Santa Fe, NM

Satna Fe is a beautiful city year-round, but it becomes especially picturesque during the fall. There’s always so much to do in and around the city, and these fall events Santa Fe offers this year look like a lot of fun!

Read More »
what kind of cooktop is best
Appliance Tips

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.

Read More »
why is my electrolux fridge leaking water
Refrigeration

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.

Read More »
miele dryer making loud noise
Dryers

Miele Dryer Making Noise? This Could Be Why

Why is my Miele dryer making noise? Rattling sounds could mean that the dryer isn’t level or the blower wheel is obstructed. We’ll answer, “Why is my dryer making a weird noise?” with five common causes of rattling, humming, thumping, grinding, squeaking, and more unusual dryer sounds.

Read More »
thermador dishwasher won't drain
Dishwashers

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.

Read More »
refrigerator ice cubes smell
Refrigeration

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.

Read More »
whirlpool washer not draining
Washers

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.

Read More »
miele dishwasher troubleshooting
Appliance Maintenance

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.

Read More »

Want to Save money & prevent appliance issues?

Get $25 off repair & our free newsletter from the repair pros at Ortega’s! Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive maintenance tips, home hacks, seasonal recipes, recall alerts, and more.

Recent Posts

Cleaning a Microwave Appliance Tips

3 Easy Methods for Cleaning a Microwave Oven

When you’re always on the go, keeping your home spick and span is crucial, including ...
Read More
haier golden key award 2023 Local

Ortega’s Appliance Service Recognized as a Leader in the Industry with Golden Key Award

I am filled with gratitude and humility to announce that we have received the Haier ...
Read More
Cast Iron Skillet on a Glass Cooktop Appliance Tips

How to Use a Cast Iron Skillet on a Glass Cooktop

Wondering if you can you use a cast iron skillet on an electric stove? You’re not alone! ...
Read More