Appliance Tips and Answers by All Star Appliance Parts and Service

When placing a service call please have the model, serial, and manufacturing (if applicable) numbers ready. Give the approximate age of the appliance and a brief description of the problem and symptoms the appliance is experiencing, when you first noticed the problem, and when and how the problem occurs. With this information, All Star Appliance Parts and Service technicians will be able to diagnose your problem and determine the length and cost of the repairs.

Appliance Maintenance Tips

Here are a few tips for simple maintenance of your major appliances:

  • Check the seal on your oven door
  • Routinely clean or replace vent filters
  • Clean stovetop drip bowls
  • Clean coils in fridge
  • Frequently clean water filter in fridge

  • Fix rusty dish rack tines
  • Deodorize and clean garbage disposal
  • Check washing machine hoses
  • Check and clean dryer exhaust
  • Clean air conditioning filter

These tips can help lengthen the life of your machine and help you to know when you need repairs from a professional in Toronto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a short list of frequently asked questions concerning major appliance repairs and our answers for you. If you have any questions about your own appliances, do not hesitate to telephone or email us today at Click on a question to find the answer below.

Q: Is it normal for my refrigerator to run constantly?

A: It is not normal to run constantly. Some reasons for this may be:

  • Dirty condenser coils
  • Not enough air flow around the appliance
  • Bad seal on door
  • Light does not go off inside
  • Frost build up excessive

Q: What is the expected life-span of my fridge?

A: On average, a fridge lasts about 14 to 17 years.

Q: Do I have to scrape and rinse my dishes before placing them in my dishwasher?

A: Yes, always scrape and rinse your dishes before placing them in your dishwasher. The dishwasher is not a garburator.

Q: What is the best cleaning detergent to use in my dishwasher?

A: It’s best to use chlorine-based liquids because powders sometimes don’t dissolve and can actually damage dishes.

Q: What is the routine maintenance for my dishwasher?

A: A couple of easy maintenance check-ups include:

  • Cleaning the filter at the bottom of the dishwasher tub
  • Preventing small toothpicks, coins, bones, and other non-dissolving objects from getting into the filter

Q: If the drum in my dryer is not turning, do I need to replace the whole dryer?

A: More than likely, no. The belt could have simply broken and should just be replaced which can be several times less expensive than purchasing a whole new dryer.

Q: What if my washer is not completing a cycle?

A: Check to see if both the hot and cold valves that go to your washer are turned on and make sure the lid is properly closed. Top-load washers will not run if it detects that the lid is open. Front-end washers may detect ‘out of balance’ loads or suds and stop running.

All Star Appliance Parts and Service

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 75005

Bolton South, ON L7E 1H6


Call us today to schedule your appointment. We offer extended hours for your convenience including nights and Saturdays.

Service Areas

Greater Toronto Area 905 (GTA)



Caledon East






Vaughan (Concord)




RIchmond Hill

Oak Ridges


Toronto Area 416 (North of 401)




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