There are certain machines in our lives that we depend on so regularly that it is hard for us to imagine them breaking down so we can’t use them every day, a task such as washing machine repairs come into consideration.
For some of us the coffee pot is in that category. But most of us would list our cars, the refrigerator, our water heater and air conditioner and our washing machines are machines that we depend on and to a large extent take for granted.
So when the washing machine breaks down or just starts to perform badly such as springing a leak or developing a smell, the need to effectly repair it is immediate.
The first decision we all make when our machine machine acts up is whether to try and fix it yourself or should you call a repairman? You should think through what you are going to do in terms of washing machine repairs or the machine breaking down even as early as when you buy it.
Most of the time when you buy a high ticket item like a washing machine, you are offered an extended warranty. In too many cases, these extended warranties are not worth the money you pay and in fact, it is something you can never really cash in on.
For one thing, washing machine repairs are a category of machines that historically occur less often as compared to other electrical applin. The old “Maytag repairman” commercials refer to the fact that the major washing machine companies are well known for making extremely durable products.
For me, when I hear a pitch for an extended warranty, I think that the retailer either has low expectations that the product will endure which means I should not buy it in the first place or they know it won’t break down during the warranty period so they feel confident they can take your money and never have to deliver service.
The real question of preparing for a break down of your washing machine is not how to pay for it but who to turn to. The important thing to know of the service department of the store you are buying your washing machine from or from any service agency is their reliability and how capable they are of actually fixing problems with washing machines.
It is a good idea to do your homework up front long before you have a breakdown and find a good service agency to come and fix your washing machine so when the problem arises, you are ready with a phone number to call.
A good serviceman will tell you if the problem you are having is just a routine thing that deserves a full service call or if it is something you can resolve yourself. If the serviceman you use and the servicing agency who gets your business is honest and dependable, that is the kind of repair help you will be happy to turn to for many years. And it will be a company you will recommend to friends because they are just that good.
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