A new appreciation for appliance spares

Jul 3, 2013 by

We often take the fact that we can easily repair things for granted, but it’s important to remember that it hasn’t always been that way. Once upon a time appliances weren’t built with spares in mind—they were produced as a whole unit, and invariably if a part of it developed a fault the whole thing had to be replaced. That’s why we should all develop a new appreciation for the humble spare part. Yes, repairs might be time-consuming but they’re a lot cheaper than having to buy a brand new device, and with so many different options available we can repair just about anything with ease.

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A new life for your appliance
A simple spare part could be all it takes to bring your appliance back to its former glory, not only ensuring you’ve still got a workable and practical appliance but saving you a fortune in the process. There’s no need to replace the whole thing as you would have had to at one stage and you don’t need to say goodbye to your device that’s seen you through thick and thin, so why go through the hassle and expense of buying a whole new one? Breathing new life into it is a far preferable solution, and you might as well make the most of everything that modern convenience has to offer.

Find the parts to suit
It needn’t even be that difficult to find the appliance parts to suit. Your first thought could well be the original manufacturer, and whilst that’s always an idea you might find you can source parts cheaper if you went to a third party supplier—they’ll have a fantastic range of products for you to choose from, often at great value for money too, and you can be safe in the knowledge you’ll have the parts that are perfect for your appliance. Many will even be able to offer how-to guides and tutorials to ensure you can make the necessary repairs, or if you need a bit more help just scour the net for appropriate videos or step-by-step guides. Once you’ve got the right parts and a bit of knowledge under your belt you’ll find it quick and simple to get the repairs underway, and whilst it’ll take a bit of time to bring it back up to scratch the extra effort will be more than worth it.

Don’t go back to the old days
It may seem easier to reach for the credit card as soon as an appliance develops a fault, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t need to go back to the old days when we didn’t have the luxury of being able to easily repair things— appliances of the early twentieth century were expensive, clunky and didn’t really add all that much convenience, but luckily that’s a thing of the past. These days all you have to do is have a quick search for replacement parts and you could breathe new life back into your appliance before you know it, and you’ll soon see just how beneficial these little parts can be.

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