Repair, Not Replace – Saving Money on Your Appliances
It’s a question that’s often debated when it comes to broken household appliances: should you repair or should you replace it?
The reality is that most of the time a faulty appliance is the result of a very common malfunction that can be quickly and easily rectified.
Even better, you can buy the spare parts required and tune into our DIY repair videos to do the job yourself – and save yourself a tidy penny in the process.
Oven not heating up
An oven not heating up is one of the most common appliance problems. In the majority of cases, it’s a result of a faulty fan oven element. Getting a cooker repair company to replace the element will easily set you back in the region of £75-£125. An oven element from us costs approximately £19.
Washing machine smells
A smelly washing machine can be caused by soft water areas which lead to a build-up of detergent and black mould in the dispenser drawer, filter, door seal and others areas like the inside of the tub, drum and sump. This can easily be remedied with detergent and limescale remover which costs £12.50.
Tumble dryer not heating up
This is cause by a broken thermostat, which would normally cost around £60 to get repaired. A thermostat kit from Ransom Spares will set you back about £15.
Dishwasher not cleaning properly
A dishwasher not cleaning properly is usually caused by damaged filters which let foot in to the system. It would cost around £60 to call someone out to replace the filters. You can pick one up from Ransom in the region of £15.
Fridge not cooling
A fridge not cooling properly is usually because of a faulty thermostat, the fan not working, the coils clogging or running out of coolant. A new thermostat to supply and fit costs around £70. From us, it will cost about £18.
These common, easy-to-fix faults will save you money and get your appliance working as good as new again.
By Lee Gilbert
Category: Articles, News & Tips