The smart cook tries to keep water away from the working part of an appliance. That is the part with the motor.

Still, the sudden approach of a storm could bring water into the kitchen or laundry room. When that happens, the homeowner must deal with a set of wet appliances.

Today, homeowners usually receive a warning about an approaching storm, unless it happens to be a wild tornado with an almost unpredictable path. Therefore, it makes sense to unplug all appliances before retreating to a sheltered location. Of course, there will still be times when a rainstorm has forced some homeowner to deal with a wet basement.

In that case, the Nashville washing machine and Nashville dryer might still be plugged in. Consequently, the water around them could have become a conductor for an electric current. Therefore, the wet appliances must be allowed to dry out before any further action can be taken.

Should you repair an Nashville appliance after it has dried out?

An entire list of factors determines the correct answer to that question. If an Nashville appliance has not been wet for a great length of time, there is a chance that it could be repaired. Still, the introduction of new parts might void the warranty. Therefore, that fact must be weighed against the money saved by not having to invest in a new piece of equipment.

In addition, two other factors should not be ignored. One of those concerns the possibility of corrosion. The possible corrosion of unseen components needs to be addressed. The likelihood for its existence weakens the argument for repair of a motor-driven device that has been sitting in water. If that same device/machine cannot be called “new,” then the argument becomes even weaker.

Repair does not always guarantee recovery of an appliance’s functionality. That statement underscores the wisdom behind viewing the primary function of the wet appliance. Some, such as dishwashers, washers, dryers, and ranges do get exposed now and then to water. Any one of them is likely to recover from repair work that was done on a wet appliance.

Microwaves, trash compactors and electric water heaters also tend to recover well. The same statement cannot be made with respect to smaller appliances, HVAC units, fridges, freezers and gas water heaters. A homeowner should not expect such a device/machine to function well, after undergoing a repair process, following exposure to water.

How to see if a repaired Nashville appliance is safe to use

An Nashville appliance repair technician in Nashville - Franklin - Clarksville ould check its safety controls and motors. At the same time, the appliance’s electrical connections ought to be examined. The value of such an examination should not be ignored. After all, what good is a working appliance, if it represents a danger to anyone that might choose to use it?

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