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Five ADVANTAGES OF FIXING YOUR APPLIANCE AND AVOID STRESS

You will often hear us say that a DIY solution is much better than calling the technician or buying a new machine.

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You will often hear us say that a DIY solution is much better than calling the technician or buying a new machine. We don’t have one here, we have five reasons why it is better to fix the appliance yourself.

1. Saving money

The first is the most obvious benefit. Buying a replacement part yourself is cheaper than paying a technician, in fact cheaper than going out to buy a brand new appliance.

2. Convenience

You may think, wait a minute, it is much more convenient to “call for service” than wasting time fiddling with gadgets. Not that much. In the time it takes you to call Sat, verify its reputation, and organize your repair, you may have already done some simple repairs, like changing your washer pump, dryer belt, or any part of the oven.

3.  Choice of original or compatible part of the appliance

Another drawback of booking a repair is that you can’t always choose between an original or compatible part. Some people prefer genuine replacement parts from their appliance manufacturer, while others like to save money with a compatible replacement.

If you prefer genuine parts, you may find that your dealer only stocks universal or compatible alternatives and has to order the part from you, delaying the appliance repair. On the other hand, a store that works with the various appliance manufacturers will probably only offer original parts, bad news if you want to buy a cheaper universal alternative.

If you buy the part yourself, you have the option of having all the spare parts available for repair, original and competition, delivered directly to your door.

4. Proud of achievement

If you have fixed your appliance yourself, you will be proud of the achievement: you have earned it! Every time you turn on your previously broken appliance and it runs smoothly, you can take pride in knowing that you have made it possible.

5. Acquire knowledge of the appliance

With each repair you make, you will get to know your devices better. As you accumulate knowledge about the inner workings of your machines, you will improve at diagnosing problems and determine if a fault is worth fixing or if a new device is necessary.

In addition, knowing more about your devices will help you save money by maintaining them, ensuring that they work with maximum energy efficiency.

Even once you’ve accumulated some knowledge, you may find that repairing them doesn’t cost you a penny. Some common problems, like a coin blocking the drain of a washing machine, can be fixed without the need for replacement parts, just a small repair

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