Our culture of consumption has led to an enormous amount of waste. When it comes to domestic appliances such as washing machines, when they’re past their best condition, it may seem easier to throw them out and replace them rather than investing in a quality repair service. Not only is this wasteful behaviour, but quite often the broken machine can be quickly and easily repaired by a qualified expert for a very fair price.Here are the top considerations you should be keeping in mind when deciding whether or not you should repair or replace your washing machine.
Consider Environmental Waste
Landfills are growing and people are throwing away more stuff than ever. Not only is throwing away a broken washing machine contributing to polluting the environment, but it’s often unnecessary because it can quite often be fixed by a qualified expert.
Do mother nature a favour and ring up a domestic appliance repair technician before throwing it away. Adding a few more years of good life to your washing machine means that you don’t have to buy a new one straight away and can reduce your impact on the environment.
If your washing machine is still within warranty, by all means, consider using your warranty to push for free repairs or a replacement machine. Depending on the type of defect or problem, manufacturers should honour the warranty provided that you’re using the machine in the correct manner. Once the warranty wears out, however, you’re going to need to consider whether it’s worthwhile to ring up a technician or to just purchase a new machine.
As a rule of thumb, if the machine has depreciated immensely and is long past its shelf life, consider buying a new machine. Not only are newer models more environmentally-friendly, but they’ve also come down quite a bit in cost. If the machine still has plenty of potential, do not feel pressured into buying a new machine. Instead, consider that if you spend a little to have it properly repaired you can extend its life for years to come.
Consider A DIY Repair Job… But Leave Complexities To The Experts
There are a few minor problems that definitely don’t warrant giving up your washing machine as you can fix yourself. For example, if you’ve got suds spilling over the machine and foaming up your floor, perhaps you’re using the wrong type of detergent. Be sure to use top loader detergent for top loaders and side loader detergent for side loaders. It isn’t always obvious, but it happens more often than you’d think.
If the machine is making strange noises or is whirring too loudly, it may be a sign that the ball bearings are worn out. Unfortunately, many manufacturers use specialised components around the gaskets and ball bearings, meaning that if you try to do it yourself you may risk further damaging the machine. Let an expert have a look at it for you and use the proper replacement parts and components. Professionally replacing these small but important parts will often be a lot more affordable than replacing the machine because of a DIY mistake!
All too often people will throw out their washing machines at the first sign of trouble. Not only is this bad for the environment, but you’re not saving as much money as you could by having it looked at by a qualified and trusted domestic appliance specialist. Sometimes it’s a small fix that can get it up and running again, so don’t be too hasty to throw it out.
If your washing machine has seen better days and swapping your detergent or giving it a clean isn’t making a difference, then Domestic Appliance Repair in Melbourne should be the first business you ring up. Our qualified experts in all types of domestic appliances and white goods will have the expertise and equipment to have your washing machine back up and running in no time.