The Internet is crammed full of advice from experts, diy enthusiasts, and well intentioned people in forums. Millions of people try to repair their own appliances so it’s impossible to stop them. Whitegoodshelp has lots of useful advice but is very big on safety. If you must try to do diy repairs at least check... continue reading.
DIY Repairs Safety
Stay Safe: These articles are all related to DIY safety but not in a patronising way. After 30 years experience carrying out repairs I've learnt about and experienced many safety related issues and have important advice to share with anyone contemplating fixing their own appliances.
Electric shock is the first thing most people would think of if asked about the potential dangers of fixing your own washing machine or white goods appliance, but there are other potential dangers too. Although this advice was written about washing machines much of it is applicable to any appliance. Some of these points may... continue reading.
Can you still get an electric shock repairing an appliance if it’s turned off? Potentially yes. Under certain circumstances if you touch any electrical parts inside an appliance you could still possibly get electrocuted. The first danger is if you believe the power is disconnected, but for some reason it isn’t. This has happened to... continue reading.
Trying to repair something you’re not trained to do can be dangerous, or just costly. Many people want – or need – to try, and as there’s countless advice on the Internet this page at least tries to give good safety advice. It’s not a list of patronising obvious advice, it comes from a repairman... continue reading.
The Internet is a great source of knowledge, that’s an indisputable fact. There’s also a wise saying about a little knowledge being a dangerous thing. I’ve just heard from an engineer about how he recently encountered someone who had tried to repair his own washing machine using knowledge from the Internet. His washing machine was... continue reading.