Why You May Need Repairs More Often Than You Think

Why You May Need Repairs More Often Than You Think

Why You May Need Repairs More Often Than You Think

Broken down or faulty appliances are all too common, especially in an era where sleek, modern appliances ought to be built to a higher standard than those of a half-century ago. A large consumer affairs report had revealed a few reasons why you may need repairs for your home appliances more often than anticipated, which may help you to make more informed purchases now and in the future. Here are some of the most common ones experienced by households everyday. 

Design Flaws are Common in the Appliance Industry

“They don’t make them like they used to” may hold some merit when it comes to white goods, which often contain numerous design flaws that are not dealt with before rolling out of the factory. It’s possible that this is due to negligence, whereby the flaws are noted by manufacturing technicians and are reported to engineers but are nevertheless sold with these flaws. Perhaps it’s planned obsolescence or perhaps it’s a normal mechanical flaw from daily use, but it seems that many manufacturers aren’t enforcing enough quality control or that the components aren’t of good build quality.

Electronics and Appliances Often Don’t Mix

When you’ve got an electronic dashboard on most modern appliances, such as on an oven, that frequently comes into contact with steam or high temperatures, don’t be surprised that the circuit boards can be exposed and rendered faulty sooner rather than later. Even if modern electronic appliances use seals and gaskets to keep the circuitry protected, these seals can wear out and thus break down.

If you’ve got an appliance with electronic circuitry, ask your repairman if they can inspect it and protect it with better quality seals so that you can avoid this problem in the first place.

Cost of Repairs Can Be Excessive

If indeed planned obsolescence has become the new way of doing business from major appliance manufacturers, it’s a clear explanation as to why replacement parts for many modern appliances can be prohibitively expensive. They don’t want you to repair it, they want you to replace it altogether.

In the aforementioned consumer affairs report, industry experts claim that it’s often easier to purchase replacement parts for a 40-year old appliance than to acquire parts for one that’s only two years old. Either the demand for replacement parts for these newer models far exceeds the supply, or the supply is intentionally kept small so that they can command higher prices and entice customers to purchase new models instead.

Have a Reliable Repairman on Call

One of the best ways of prolonging the life of your white goods is to have them repaired by reputable, quality appliance repairmen that understand some of the above tricks used in the industry and have come up with clever solutions themselves. Not only can a quality repair service cost far less in the long run, but it’s a good way to put off giving your hard-earned money to companies that seem like they have profits in mind more so than building quality appliances.

Domestic Appliance Repair

If all of the above reasons for repairs are true, it can seem like the customer is never in a winning position against major appliance manufacturers. Luckily, good quality repairs from the experts at Domestic Appliance Repair can prolong the lifespan of your white goods and save you money in the long term. Contact us today to learn about our services and how we can help you with your household appliances.

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By | 2024-01-09T06:59:16+00:00 April 23rd, 2023|Blog|0 Comments