Ideally yes you should turn off certain appliances at the socket when not in use. If the wall socket doesn’t have an on off switch it would need to be unplugged instead. Electricity still runs inside an appliance even if it’s switched off. If electricity is present, there is always the possibility of something overheatingread the full article..
Common questions about white goods appliances
This is a category list of all my articles tagged as "common questions". The articles cover a wide range of issues that I consider to be common questions which most people want answers to so it's well worth browsing through them. You might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
I’ve just read a news article about another tumble dryer that caught fire causing serious damage. The article also mentions that 3 people have died and 300 injured in recent years in fires caused by tumble dryers. However, what’s different and more shocking about this one is that it is reported that the dryer hadread the full article..
Sometimes water may appear in the bottom of the fridge. This is usually caused when water created by automatic defrosting cannot run away through the hole in the channel at the back. So it runs into the base of the fridge instead. If you open the door, at the back of many fridges and fridgeread the full article..
Here is some consumer advice if you have an appliance that is only just out of guarantee and you’ve been told it is unrepairable. In this example I received a question from someone who had bought a Zanussi fridge freezer 14 months previously. It was 2 months out of guarantee and had broken down. Theread the full article..
All drum sizes are not equal Before looking into different drum capacities, an important point is that you can’t necessarily assume that they are all the same. If you take a dozen washing machines with the same drum capacity you would think you could fit in exactly the same amount of laundry in them all.read the full article..
Washing machine drum sizes were the same for decades, but now we have several to choose from. You would think the biggest is the best, but not necessarily. Back in 1976 when I first started repairing washing machines, all the drums were about 4 ½ kg. By today’s standards they were painfully small. What areread the full article..