Can An Appliance Be Unrepairable?

Can An Appliance Be Unrepairable?

When you come up against expensive repair costs, you might be wondering whether it's better to replace a household appliance or shell out the cash for professional help. Is there ever a time when professionals might deem your appliance unrepairable?  Unfortunately, appliance repair might not correct every problem with your appliances.  Here are a few times when a broken appliance might be better suited to a replacement than a repair:

Consider the Lifespan of Your Household Appliances

Before you start shopping for new appliances, there are a few things you should know about the expected lifespan of your units. Look back on your records to see when you purchased them; this will indicate how much life they should have left in them.  Most household appliances like washing machines, clothes dryers, and dishwashers will last about ten years, but a refrigerator can last up to fifteen.

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When To Repair Vs. Replace: Making Informed Decisions About Your Fridge

When To Repair Vs. Replace: Making Informed Decisions About Your Fridge

Household appliances are some of the most expensive items you might own besides your home and car. At a certain point, you’ll have to decide whether it’s time to repair or replace your fridge with a new, more energy-efficient one. Before you buy a new refrigerator, you should be aware of whether or not your current appliance has a little more life in it. Below are some guidelines regarding when you should repair that malfunctioning refrigerator and when you should consider a newer model:

Life Expectancy of Your Refrigerator

Making an informed decision is necessary to save money on your appliances. In certain cases, you may not want to pay for the repair costs of a broken fridge if it’s older than ten years. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Those models with top freezers or side-by-sides are often the first to go. On the other

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Gas Vs. Electric Ovens

Gas Vs. Electric Ovens: Repair Considerations & Differences In Maintenance

If you are lucky enough to have the choice between an electric oven and a gas stove, you might wonder which one you should choose. Both gas and electric ovens have unique considerations when it comes to maintenance and repair work. Understanding how these two appliances compare can guide your decision-making process and make shopping a breeze.  Here is what you need to know about the major differences between gas ovens and an electric stove: 

Cleaning Electric Ranges Vs. Gas Burners

When it comes to appliance maintenance, the first thing to consider is your day-to-day maintenance efforts: How easy is it to clean the range? Most people find that a glass cooktop, usually associated with an electric range, is the easiest to wipe clean. There are fewer parts and crevices for food particles to get into compared to a gas range.  It will take a bit

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Hidden Hazards: Appliance Safety Tips For A Secure Home

Hidden Hazards: Appliance Safety Tips For A Secure Home

Everyone wants to keep their home and family as safe as possible, and that starts with your electrical appliances. These are an integral part of the functioning of your home, but you can avoid electrical hazards with a few savvy moves. Here is what you need to know to keep your electrical appliance working at optimal levels with minimal risk to your home:

Minimize Extension Cords

Everyone has been there. You need to plug in an appliance, but there are no outlets nearby. It seems that extension cords are the obvious solution. However, long-term usage of extension cords can prove problematic. An extension cord used regularly for a high-watt appliance can lead to overheating and electrical fires. If you will be using your appliances regularly in this position, you should have an electrician install an outlet in the proper position.

Use GFCI Outlets

Your appliances should

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Appliance Repair Warranty: Understanding Your Coverage

Is there anything more frustrating than dealing with a broken-down appliance and not knowing if your warranty is going to cover repairs? When an appliance breaks, you should first look at your appliance warranties to see what they are likely to cover. You paid for this protection, and it only makes sense that you would rely on it when something goes amiss.  Here is what you need to know about coverage under an appliance warranty so that you can get the most out of any necessary appliance repairs: 

Understanding Your Basic Appliance Warranties

Generally speaking, most appliances come with a standard manufacturer's warranty. This tends to cover repair or replacement costs if the unit breaks down shortly after purchase. In other words, it protects you from manufacturing defects and subpar parts as long as you are subjecting it only to normal wear and tear.  Keep in

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Winnipeg Appliance Repair Company Takes Pride In Outstanding Customer Reviews

WINNIPEG, Manitoba:  Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair, a premier provider of same-day appliance repair services in Winnipeg and the surrounding communities, is pleased to have received two 5-star reviews from satisfied customers within the past four weeks.  These latest reviews contribute to the company’s overall 4.7-star rating on its Google Business Profile, a number which is currently based on nearly 170 unbiased customer reviews.     Michael and Olesia Kuznecov, the owners of Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair, have been offering high-quality residential and commercial appliance repair services to the Winnipeg community for years.  The company’s highly trained and experienced technicians pride themselves on prompt, same-day services delivered with honesty and professionalism at an affordable price.  Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair offers warrantied repair services for washers and dryers, stoves, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, and more.  The company also handles installations for new appliances.     “Big or small, simple or complex, we repair

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Laundry Day Bliss: How Proper Washer & Dryer Maintenance Make A Difference

Did you know that the cleanliness of your clothes and linens relies on more than just laundry detergent and fabric softener? Your washing machines and dryers require maintenance to create fresh-smelling laundry. Whether you have a front-loading or a top-loading washing machine, you need to know how to maintain your appliances for clean laundry:

Leave the Washing Machine Door Open

Perhaps the easiest thing you can do to maintain your washing machine is to leave the lid open after a wash cycle. This allows your laundry appliances to dry thoroughly and minimizes the likelihood of mould and mildew growth on the interior. Without following this one simple step, you may unknowingly seal in moisture between washes.  Additionally, you should try to empty your washing machine as soon after the load finishes as possible. 

Regular Washing Machine Cleaning

Even though you add detergent to your clothes when you

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Appliance Error Codes

Understanding Appliance Error Codes

Is one of your appliances throwing an error code, but you aren't sure exactly what it means? Appliance error codes hold the keys to making the repair or modification necessary to get the appliance working again. The problem for many homeowners is that they need to figure out where to turn to learn more about specific error codes or what a particular code means.  For more guidance on how you can interpret fault codes, keep reading:

Where Should You Look for an Appliance Error Code?

You know that your appliance isn't functioning at the moment, but you aren't sure why or where to look to get to the bottom of things. Error codes usually appear in a set place across all appliances. For example, refrigerators typically display appliance error codes on the bottom around the grate.  Here are a few other places you might want to

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Appliance Upgrades & Retrofits: How To Modernize Old Appliances For Improved Efficiency

Many homeowners are now seeking ways to boost their energy efficiency and keep more money in their pockets at the end of the month. Not to mention, improved efficiency with your appliances can help them last longer and save energy through the use of renewable energy systems.  If you’re thinking about how you can modernize your existing appliances, here are a few upgrades you can make today: 

Upgrading Appliances to Energy-Efficient Models

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is simply replace your old clunkers with something new that can save you tons on energy consumption and costs. If you have the budget to upgrade even one of your existing appliances, start with the oldest one first. Newer models are bound to be more energy efficient than those that have been around for decades.  Many people don't have the budget to consider making these energy efficiency

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Appliance Warranties

Understanding Appliance Warranties: What’s Covered & What’s Not

When you purchase a new appliance, you’re often asked if you want to add an extended warranty to your new investment. Often, appliances come with a standard manufacturer's warranty, but that doesn't mean that it covers everything that could go wrong.  Your systems and appliances are protected to some extent, but what exactly does an appliance warranty cover?  Learn more about what you can expect from your home appliance warranty below: 

Home Warranty Vs. Homeowners Insurance

Before we can dive into what you can expect from an appliance warranty, it's important to understand the key differences between a home warranty and a homeowners insurance policy. Home warranty coverage often covers repair costs for an appliance that breaks and protects it from wear and tear.  On the other hand, insurance policies only kick in if there is major damage in the home, like a flood or

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