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7 Signs That You Should Call a Professional for Your Home Appliance Repairs

washing machine control panelAccording to the most accurate forecasts, the U.S. household appliance industry will be worth $60 billion by 2025.  While new appliances may be appealing to some, spending a little extra on home appliance repair is a better investment for many. Here are a few signs that you should hire a professional for repairs rather than taking the DIY route:

1. Your Tool Collection Fits in a Shoebox

If you want to get any job done right, you’ll need specific tools for any given scenario. The reality is that a few screwdrivers and locking pliers probably won’t be enough to fix a refrigerator on the fritz. Professional repair technicians have the tools necessary to bring your appliances up to snuff.

2. Changing Your Car’s Oil Is Daunting

The harsh reality is that some of us have the temperament and skills to attempt home repairs and some don’t. While you can learn to be handy, it doesn’t always make sense to use valuable home appliances as testing grounds. If you’re not confident in your DIY know-how, you should call a professional.

3. You Can’t Locate the Owner’s Manual

Certain home appliances are built so well that they last far longer than their owners ever expected. If you can’t track down the owner’s manual in your house, there’s a good chance that you can find it via Google, but the diagnosis and repair information might be misleading. Seasoned repair professionals have the knowledge and experience to fix old gear right.

4. The Hardware Is Still Under Warranty

Newer appliances tend to be pretty reliable for a number of years if you don’t abuse them. When rare problems occur within the warranty window, you’re shooting yourself in the foot by tinkering with it yourself. Hiring a professional to work on it will protect you from losing the protection that a warranty delivers.

5. The Appliance Runs on 220-Volt Power

Appliances like washers and electric stoves require a lot of juice to operate properly. Fiddling around with the internals of these machines can be hazardous if you don’t know what you’re doing. In the interests of avoiding an electrical fire, and your own personal safety, it’s best to have a professional work on malfunctioning 220 V appliances.

6. The Repair Involves Plumbing Work

Many household appliances like washing machines and dishwashers hook up to a home’s plumbing in one way or another. If you don’t do the repair or the reinstallation properly, you can end up with water damage that’s more costly than the unit itself. When in doubt, handing the reins to a trusted appliance repair professional is advisable.

7. The Appliance Has Multiple Circuit Boards

Prior to the Digital Age, fixing household appliances was actually pretty easy for the average homeowner. Unfortunately, most modern appliances boast circuitry that makes seemingly simple repairs quite complicated. A professional repairman with the right tools can make short work of repairs that rely on knowing how a digital appliance works.

Getting the Best Return on Your Repair Dollar

More often than not, fixing a malfunctioning appliance will save you more money than replacing it. Finding a reliable home appliance repair company that will tell you the truth is the key to getting the most from a repair. If you choose your repair provider wisely, you’ll come out ahead in the end.

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Helpful Hints

Things to check before you call:

  • CHECK for a blown fuse
  • CHECK that the appliance is plugged in
  • CHECK that the dryer vent is clean
  • CHECK that refrigerator controls are at the proper setting