It’s very frustrating when faced with loads of washing to do and a faulty washing machine or a freezer full of defrosted food. It’s tempting to use anyone who can come the quickest. But don’t be too desperate. Desperate people tend to be less discerning and more likely to be targeted by cowboys. There are... continue reading.
All articles related to getting an appliance repaired
This is a category list of all my articles related to getting appliances repaired. The articles cover a wide range of related issues so it's well worth browsing through them. You might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
Some appliances still come with free 5 year parts guarantees. They’ve been around since the 80s and can occasionally prove useful, but unless you need an expensive part, it could cost you more than using an independent engineer, even though they would charge for parts and labour. This is how free 5 year parts guarantees... continue reading.
Consumer groups like Which? periodically carry out comparison tests on the manufacturer versus independent repair option. The reports I’ve seen have always found that independent repairers commonly give a quicker and better quality service as well as being (sometimes considerably) cheaper than the washing machine’s manufacturer. This seems to be the case generally across all... continue reading.
Ideally the answer is yes. A repairman should service all appliances regularly to look after them and keep them in good condition. In times where many appliances are proving unsafe and even dangerous we shouldn’t take chances (Appliance safety issues). All mechanical machines benefit from regular maintenance. If you want to have a washing machine... continue reading.
Sometimes an engineer may say they have to take your appliance away to be repaired. Most commonly it might be your washing machine. There should be a good reason for taking an appliance away, and an engineer should be very reluctant to do so, because of all the disadvantages listed below – It is likely... continue reading.
When someone advertises, “no call out charge” they usually mean they won’t charge for the time spent travelling to our house. However, that’s not much use if they charge £90 to walk through the door and look at our appliance. There are multiple ways repair companies and engineers work regarding charges, and you can get... continue reading.