major problems facing home electrical appliances and solutions
Tips on how to make home electrical appliances last longer
Since the invention of technology, home electrical appliances are among if not the only technology that keeps that directly affects and also keeps life rolling. Some of these home electrical appliances is been used in various homes across the country.
Home electrical appliances are said to be consuming a lot when it comes to cost of maintaining it. This is true because many people really don’t know how to take good care of their electrical appliances due to lack of knowledge to do so or don’t have time to check and maintain the regularly.
These home electrical appliances are said to cause hazard and are becoming big threat to individuals. It can turn to a weapon against you if you don’t handle them with care and regularly checking to see the ones that are developing faults. Below are list of some faults been developed by some home electrical appliances in Nigeria.
Here are some major problem facing home electrical appliances in Nigeria
- Partial contact
- Working out of control
- Over Heating
- Working but not functioning
- Excess noise
- Inadequate power supply
- Not charging [for chargeable devices]
RUSTING – most of the home electrical appliances develop some issues sometimes that keeps the owner wondering what is really happening. These type of problems are mostly caused by rusting of the appliance. Rusting causes damage that cant be traced in most cases as they occur even where cant reach.
Taking of your home electrical appliances should be the first step to prevent the harm that been caused by rusting, also not allowing direct contact of your appliance with water , for devices that are not water resistance, you can use any water resistance objects to cover it.
Incase by any means your electrical appliance get in touch with water, you don’t have to put it under the sun as it will aid rusting . always dry clean your home electrical appliance and keep it out of reach of children.
PARTIAL CONTACT – when an object is malfunctioning in a way that it works sometimes and don’t some other times or it works to an extent then trip off, It then means that some thing is not functioning well or may be it is not well connected.
In these type of situation, one should check the connection first and see if every connection done is perfectly connected and also make sure that no two naked wires are touching each other.
If you are the type that has experience or is smart enough to handle electrical devices, you should try to open and check if all resistors are on their sit. If any resistor seems to have damaged try to change it or better still take it to a technician.
WORKING OUT OF CONTROL – home electrical devices are said to be working out of control when the function in a way that it tends to be automated. Some times some electrical devices will just be working with out been enabled or been operated.
When this becomes the case then it means that you appliance system has become faulty. What you should do id to try to figure out where the fault is really coming from. If it happens that nothing is wrong inside , then you should check the power on and off button to see if the inside has rust or is clamping other object inside.
OVER HEATING – over heating can be cause by excessive use of any electrical device be it home electrical appliances or industrial devices. When a device get over used, then it may result to over heating. In some cases people do pour it water to cool it so that they will continue to operate it, but this is a bad practice as it will just aid in breaking down of your device.
Some other cases may be caused by system error or when a system want s to break down. Try to figure out what is not right in the system. Also try to reduce hours that you use it to enable it cool down . and also be fit for usage some other time.
WORKING BUT NOT FUNTIONING – a device is said to be working but not functioning when by main looking at it, it is switched on but actually it is not doing it purpose. These are caused by lack of servicing or greasing if necessary.
When you don’t service your device regularly, you will find out that it will be failing cooperation on daily basis. Also for home electrical devices that require greasing like; laundry machine, turners etc. are not oiled or greased properly.
It then thereby make the rotation of such machines to be on standby and make the friction not to be working thereby making it to be rotating freely, and then not functioning the machine. Try to do the necessary servicing required in the manual.
EXCESS NOISE – whenever you notice that your home electrical appliances is making unusual noise, it then means that all is not well with your machine. Home electrical devices that displays unwanted noise is also expected to bring out unwanted smell as time goes on.
To solve this you need to check where the sound is coming from exactly and then try to find out exactly why it is coming out. Some times it can be caused be colliding of inner components of the device.
This can also be caused by inadequate power supply or over high voltage, and also may result to unpleasant odor. When it reaches this stage then the next thing is completely damage of the device. So it is advised to see to it once you start to notice any unwanted sound coming from any home electrical appliance or device.
INADEQUATE POWER SUPPLY – this can be caused by damaged resistors or conductors. When a resistor is not functioning well or damaged completely, it will result to withholding of current passing through it.
Also in conductors, of which their major work is to conduct electricity in any electrical appliance, when it gets faulty, it will reduce the power it passes to the device and den cause malfunctioning. If properly examined and confirmed that the issue is coming from the conductor, then you need to carry your appliance to a professional for repair.
NOT CHARGING [FOR CHARGEABLE DEVICES] – when a device is not charging then it may be as a result of not sufficient power supply or high voltage. If confirmed that the fault is actually not coming from power supply then you need to recheck the charge if is still working.
If after all this and your home electrical appliances or appliance is still not charging then you should check the charging pot to see if it has not pulled out from it sitting. Also try to check if no rust has affected it.
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