Basic Maintenance Troubleshooting
Dishwasher won’t drain:
Clean food out of bottom of dishwasher. Run the garbage disposal to make sure it isn’t clogged.
Garage door won’t open/close:
If it is through the remote, change the batteries in the remote. Check the sensors to make sure they are free of obstructions. If it still will not work and the door is open, pull the emergency cord hanging from the overhead unit (usually the cord is red) to be able to manually close the door before notifying management.
Garbage disposal doesn’t work:
DO NOT PUT YOUR HAND IN THE DISPOSAL. When the disposal is on, do you hear a buzz? If you do not hear a buzz, switch the disposal off, hit the reset button on the bottom of the disposal, and then test. If you do hear a buzz, turn off disposal and unplug from wall before checking for items stuck in the disposal.
Hot water too hot:
Check thermostat on tank and turn down. Also, you can adjust the hot water valve under the sinks if it’s just one area that the water is too hot.
No air conditioning:
Check thermostat. Check that the filter has been replaced within the last 3 months. Check the breaker box to make sure the breaker has not been tripped.
Check thermostat. Check that furnace covers are in properly. Check to see if there is a switch that looks like an ordinary light switch needing to be turned on. Did you pay or disconnect the utility? Check the breaker box to make sure the breaker has not been tripped.
No hot water:
Check thermostat on tank for proper temperature setting and check that thermostat is not set to “vacation”. Check and reset breaker on power panel. Check and reset the button next to the thermostat. Check that the pilot light is lit. If not, read the instructions on water heater and follow the instructions to light it.
No power to plugs or switches:
Check and reset breaker panel. Reset any GFI outlets (usually located near water in the kitchen, bathrooms, utility rooms and garages). Check if outlet works by turning on a wall switch in the room. Also, please test the item that you are trying to use in several outlets to see if it’s the outlet or the electronic that is faulty.
Plumbing or fixture leak:
Turn off water fixture, turn off water at supply line and notify McCreary Realty immediately.
Smoke detector beeps:
Smoke detector won’t work when tested:
Test with approved smoke detector smoke spray, replace battery.
Plunge and test.