The exact lifetime of all our household appliances is
completely up in the air and of the unknown. Addressing the need for any
potential appliance repairs with
the manufacturers creates the selling element for negotiating the purchase of
the extended warranties.
The expected lifetime of these notably essential
household products is a core attribute to the product’s value and its ability
to satisfy the consumer. The real considered lifetime of the merchandise such
as televisions, washers and dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers are
frequently, significantly shorter than what is expected by the buyer.
Extending the so-called lifetime of these products currently
remains one of the highest priorities for the product manufacturers. As for the raw materials, this essential area
is recognized as having a key role in the product’s durability, as well as,
decreasing any needed repairs; purposely enhancing the product performance
The current standards within manufacturing are
devising improvements towards product durability, the abilities for the
consumers to repair, and of course the reuse of these necessary appliances.
The normal lifetime of our household appliances is
completely dependent upon the stress, maintenance schedules, the style or the
brand, and then the other outer environmental impacts.
Either way, according to many customer surveys, the
opinions are closing in on approximately 80%; that is all the purchasing
consumers would preferably repair their household appliances than go out and
purchase a set of new ones. However, they become discouraged by the needed
repair of the appliance because of the impending costs. Discarding the old
appliances because of the level of repair-service needed including.
- Technician hourly labour costs
- Costs of the needed Spare Parts
- Shipping Costs of the needed Spare Parts
Do Not Repair Their Appliances
- The Consumer’s Choice
- The overall cost; the repair cost including the
spare parts, the labour, and the shipping is all regarded as too high by the
- Technically unable, such as the lack of
the appliance spare parts that are needed, or the ineffective design for a
- Non-viable, when technically possible
but the repair was considered non-viable; for operative reasons, or because the
appliance was likely to fail; needing to be repaired again.
- Repairing broken appliance components
with second-hand spare parts.
Obviously, customers can have very many different
specific reasons to dismiss a defective appliance versus repair it; potentially
even boiling down to one’s trust for the said appliance.
Ongoing issues with the same appliance can take many
of us right out to the store; while the appliance is still functioning. The
worry of the approaching need for the appliance repair was enough to begin the
Undertaking an appliance repair yourself? Within this
day and age an intimidating ordeal! Those do-it-yourselfers wanting to trim
down the repair cost; subtracting the labour from the repair can easily bring
down the repair prices. However, today with the advanced electrical components,
the technicians are required.
Therefore, unfortunately, the repair services
performed need the knowledge and experience of the hourly paid technicians.
That has the skill to properly perform the repair successfully.
The household appliance repair is believed to be able
to be divided into three different classifications:
1. Small Appliances
2. Major Appliances
3. Consumer Electronics
These selections are said to be maintained within the
repair and maintenance fields as well.
- The smaller appliance, are the
appliances that are the more movable machines. Frequently on the tables and
counter-tops. Used to achieve household tasks. Small appliances can range from
being very inexpensive to very expensive with the more elaborate items which
can cost into the thousands of dollars.
- The major appliances, the larger
machines. The appliances used for the more common housekeeping duties; the
cooking and the washing of the laundry. Fixtures within the home; a necessary
item of upkeep within the rental property.
- Major appliances can potentially require
special electrical connections; connections to gas or special plumbing and
venting systems. Major appliances are a major source to maintain and keep up.
Repairs are essential.
- Consumer electronics, this includes the
devices employed more for entertainment activities. Therefore, this will
include flat screen TVs, DVD players and video game systems. The Luxuries we have
generally all taken for granted.
While many appliances have endured for ages within our
more comfortable way of life. The technological advancements seen throughout
our antiquity is finding its way into our kitchens, living rooms, dens, and
even our laundry rooms.
Consumers have mentioned their preference to repair
their household appliances; with the included discouragement by the repair
costs. Therefore, discarding the old appliance because of the level of
repair-service that is needed.
Thankfully manufacturers understand and have heard the
more current day trends, raising their standards within manufacturing; devising
improvements towards product durability. Including the abilities of the
consumer to repair their appliances, reusing extending the so-called lifetime
of comfort causing appliance necessities.