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HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO REPAIR YOU APPLIANCES?

Let me begin with this statement. Almost all major brands and manufacturers these days deliberately make it very difficult to repair the appliances and electronic gadgets that we buy from them. They do not want us to repair, they want us to discard and throw it away in favor of a new model that arrives almost on a yearly basis. Having said that, there have been a few groups around the world that have started pushing back against this tactic and have demanded to “have the right to repair things”. In the US, UK, and other advanced economies; repair fares have popped up to help people fix appliances and gadgets instead of simply throwing them away. If you don’t believe me, just look at the kind of screws that manufacturers are using now. In the past, there were only 2 kinds of screws; the phillips which has a cross shaped line and the slot which has a horizontal line. These days, there’s literally hundreds of custom designed screws so consumers can’t even open their gadgets or appliances to try a simple fix. Here in Australia, the push back against these unfair practices mainly comes from Appliance repair services, they are mostly on the frontlines of trying to save those precious dollars and minimizing inconvenience for the average consumer like us. These appliance repair services stand in the gap between the giant businesses and the average consumer. When the big brands say that these appliances and gadgets can’t be fixed so they can sell you a brand new one, appliance repair services and their technicians are the ones to accept the challenge and bear the responsibility of providing a more economical and fair alternative. In short, fix it when it’s broken, don’t just throw it away.

 

In line with this, it’s also not difficult to admit that for the average appliances and electronics consumer, fixing these machines can be a daunting task; especially if you barely have enough time to spare and you just can’t find it in yourself to focus in reading that user’s manual and or youtube video tutorials. So if you need a reliable and affordable appliance repair technician in anywhere in Australia, use Google to find nearest specialists. With that being said, do you know that the hardest and toughest to fix appliances in our homes are usually the most needed on a daily basis? So if one of these breaks down, that could represent a major inconvenience not just for you, but also for your entire family. In this list (partly based on a report by Consumer Reports) are four daily used appliances, the biggest issues about them, and which parts cause major headaches for consumers over time.

Washing Machines

  • The appearance of mold (front-loaders)
  • Drum not spinning properly or at all
  • Machine failing to drain
  • Dials, buttons, control panel breaking or not working
  • Water leaking
  • Broken door lid or switch
  • Broken tub bearings

Refrigerators

  • No water (or ice) coming out of dispenser
  • Icemaker won’t make ice
  • Buildup of ice in the fridge
  • Water leaking
  • Refrigerator not cooling
  • Broken or faulty control panel or circuit board
  • Not keeping food cold
  • Blocked drain or outlet
  • Broken or faulty compressor

 

Over-the-Range (OTR) Microwaves

  • Buttons on control panel breaking or not working properly
  • Excessive noise
  • Failing to heat food adequately
  • Door not locking or closing properly
  • Turntable not turning
  • Exhaust fan not venting properly

 

Dishwashers

  • Not cleaning properly
  • Not drying properly
  • Not draining properly
  • Control panel breaking or not working properly
  • Water leaking
  • Dish rack(s) breaking

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