Holiday Appliance Tips


We know that the holidays can be hectic, so we’ve put together some tips on how to keep the focus on holiday cheer, and not your appliances. Read below to get our expert tips on making sure your appliances run smoothly.

Test all your appliances 4-6 weeks before the big event

Some functions are only used once a year, so make sure that your appliances are still up to the task. Are you going to use your broil setting for the first time since last year? Do you generally have your ice maker off, and are going to turn it on for your guests? These are the sort of things you should test out a few weeks before, that way there will be time before the big day in case repairs are needed.

Don’t stress

Holidays can be a stressful time, but your appliances might not handle the stress as well as you do. Keep in mind that the extra linens might overload your washer and dryer, and the extra dishes might crowd your dishwasher. Try and use more, lighter loads to ensure the best experience.

Get friendly

Get to know your appliances. Familiarizing yourself with all the settings can save you time, money, and energy, when it comes to figuring out what’s wrong. Some units need special detergent, some settings operate differently than one might think, and some unused settings might be just what you're looking for. The best resource for appliance specific information is the Use & Care Guide that came with the unit. If you cannot find it, many are available through the manufacturer's website.

Call the experts

If you do experience any problems with your units, it’s important to have a service provider you can trust. The technicians at Via Appliance Repair are Whirlpool certified and trained to work on your Whirlpool and Whirlpool family brand appliances. We are here for you, even when your appliances aren’t.