For a while, we did not work on microwaves. We sent the incoming customers to a long time friend of mine, James Ikner at All Katy Service. James has been repairing microwaves for over 35 years! James and I worked out a deal and he is now with Steve Slaton Appliance Repair! We now work on almost any brand or type of microwave oven. If your microwave oven is not heating, making funny sounds, or simply won’t turn on, please give us a call today at 281-948-2491 and James will get to you quickly to fix your microwave. Its almost always more practical to fix a microwave than to repair. Often times the trim kit or installation of a new microwave will add hundreds of dollars to the new microwave cost.
Voted Best Appliance Repair in Katy/Fulshear!
We want to thank all the people who voted for us in the recent Living Magazine “Best of” edition. When I started this company over 11 years ago, it was just me and a red 1997 Ford Ranger pick up truck. Since then I have grown quite a bit. We now have 6 additional appliance repair technicians, 2 wonderful ladies to answer the phones and schedule appointments, and Me, Steve Slaton, trying to hold it all together!
I do my best to instill my values in everyone that works for me. We focus on honesty, integrity, and always doing “The next right thing.” Our goal is to help solve your appliance problems as quick as possible at an affordable price. We look forward to helping repair your washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, refrigerators, and dishwashers for many more years to come. Thanks again for voting us the Best Appliance Repair Company in the Katy/Fulshear Area!
Another cheap off-brand water filters problem
Use only OEM parts when you replace the water filters on your fridge
I posted a while back about some of the problems that can happen with off-brand water filters in your fridge. Today a customer’s house was flooded. She had an off brand filter in her Samsung refrigerator and the filter literally exploded and water came out of the fridge and put water all over her house.
She was in the other room when it happened. It must have run for a bit because there was water everywhere!
Buy the right filter for your fridge!
Dishwasher won’t drain
If your dishwasher won’t drain properly, you could have a problem that needs a professional to come and check it out, or you may have a fairly simple problem like a clogged air gap. The air gap is a device designed to keep the water in your sink from going into the dishwasher.
If you have one, its a small round device right next to your faucet. It is very easy for this to get clogged, especially if you don’t scrape the larger food items on the dishes into the trash before putting them in the dishwasher.
Here is a video that shows hoe to check it for blockage
Inside a Dishwasher
Lots of times I need to see whats happening inside of a dishwasher. I didn’t have a really good way to do that until now. I purchased a SJCAM 4000, which is a fairly in expensive camera, but its like a GOPRO and has a waterproof case. I can also stream live what the camera is viewing to my cell phone. I put a light in a zip lock bag inside the dishwasher and put my water proof camera inside and i can watch what happens inside the dishwasher live on my phone. Its pretty cool!
Here is a link to the video: https://youtu.be/KMY_gtEin-g
If you need dishwasher repair in the Katy area, please give me a call!
Dryer takes too long to dry
If your dryer takes a long time to dry, but you still feel heat, you probably have a clogged dryer exhaust duct. The first thing to check is the hose on the back of the dryer. It should be as short as possible and not kinked. If it is kinked, try to straighten it. The best vent hose to use is the rigid kind, not the super flimsy and flexible kind.
You can find vent hose like this at Home Depot. Be careful installing it because it will crimp. Here is a link to it: Dryer vent hose
If you clean the vent and it still takes a long time to dry, you may have bigger problems. You may need a professional to come out and clean it. I often find birds nest or just a lot of lint is blocking the air making it really hard for the dryer to run properly. I recommend my friend Joel at West Houston Dryer Vent Cleaning. He does a good job. You also might need me to clean the inside of the dryer before or after he cleans the vent. Lint filled dryers can cause fires! For appliance service, or to clean out your dryer in the Katy area, please contact Steve Slaton Appliance Repair.