If you own an appliance, the chances are that its routine operations will be disrupted over a period of time. The only solution to this situation is to get an appliance repair, regardless of if it is a refrigerator repair, washer repair, dryer repair, washing machine repair or dishwasher repair. Whilst there is no rule of thumb to follow in helping to identify the right repair guy, you can find the following suggestions very helpful when needing an appliance repair:
Does the appliance need repair?
Sometimes your electrical appliance may just be switched off, a fuse or circuit breaker needs reset or it could be a minor connection error because you may have forgotten to plug it in properly. Such problems don’t require major repairs and can be handled personally. Therefore, when you notice symptoms of any irregularity in your electrical appliance, take time to identify the possible causes of the problem.
Look for the obvious or not so obvious first. Last time the machine was working, what has been done with it since? An example could be that your appliance was moved elsewhere and someone forgot to switch back on, or jammed the cable so needs repair or even pulled the cable so its connection has become loose.
Ask for an estimate
Repairs are not going to come for free. However, this does not mean that you should fall for the first available option. Instead, ask the repair guy to give you an approximate estimate so that you can plan things more efficiently. Also, get multiple quotes to take advantage of the competitive market scenario.
Check the actual status accurately
Prior to handing over the appliance to the repair guy, check the actual status of the gadget in his or her presence. In fact, you might even ask for a receipt stating the condition in which you have submitted the appliance for repair, possibly even take a photo. This will be perfect proof in case of any discrepancies in the future.
What portion is covered under warranty or guarantee?
For devices that are covered under warranty or guarantee from the manufacturer, you should specify the details prior to submitting the appliance for repair. Depending on the damage covered under this warranty or guarantee, the cost of repair will be adjusted.
Repair or replacement
There are cases where the appliance has been damaged to such an extent that the cost of repair will be equivalent to buying a new one. In such cases, opting for a repair is not advisable. Instead, invest in a new appliance to solve the issue.