Why buy a new appliance if you can get it fixed

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By , April 15, 2010 5:14 pm

If you live in Brighton you will know it is a city that has become very environmentally friendly since being made a city. As a washing machine, cooker and fridge repair company we always encourage our customers to think about the long term affects of disposing of broken appliances and replacing for new only if parts are not available or if the model is too expensive to repair.

Worthing and Brighton Washing Machine Repair Company

When washing machines, cookers or fridges break down the parts required are generally low cost but the mindset of the consumer is the labour cost will make it not worth fixing. This does depend on which appliance repair company you call and how they charge for the repair.

At affordable appliances we charge a labour charge of £65 plus parts and in most cases to get a washing machine, cooker or fridge fixed is generally under £100.00 which is much cheaper than purchasing a new appliance.

If customer don’t want to repair their appliances and choose purchase a second hand model we have a large selection of fully refurbished appliances which all come with guarantees for a minimum of 6 months.

With the Green party favourite to win the Brighton constituency it is clear the environment is on many consumers’ minds in 2010. Our motto is “Don’t bin it Fix it”

If you have visited the local tips in Shoreham, Brighton, Hove or Worthing you will see the appliance graveyard for sure. It is shocking to see so many current models being dumped rather than fixed. Yet with a little love and care many appliances could be repaired and go on for many more years.

Business that could refurbish these models are not allowed to take them away from landfills to fix. They could mend and sell on these to people on low income.

If you have a washing machine, cooker or fridge that you feel is not ready for the landfill site then please feel free to contact us for advice. Many people cannot afford to just purchase a new washing machine, cooker or fridge and our refurbished models fill a gap in the marketplace for reconditioned machine

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Spreading your payments for appliances repairs

By , April 5, 2010 9:48 pm

At Affordable Appliances in Worthing you can spread your payments for repairs by using your credit or debit cards.  We are a small family run business and we care about all our customers.

Pay by Credit Card

We will not fit parts to your appliances if it doesn’t need it. 9 times out of 10 we can fix your appliance with no parts needed. This means the only cost you would be paying is our standard labour charge.

We fix all makes of appliances, Hotpoint, Indesit, Cannon,  Creda,  Ariston, Hoover, Candy,  Beko,  Miele,  Neff, Bosch,  LG, and  Zanussi.

One of our independant engineer is gas safe registered which means we can repair gas cookers and ovens as well as the standard electric cookers and ovens.  Don’t throw your old appliance away it may only need a small repair to get it up and running.

Too many people take the drastic steps and replace appliances instead of getting them repaired because they are too frightened to call out an engineer thinking it will cost too much to fix.  We will be honest with you and tell you if we think it’s not worth fixing.

We went out to a Bosch washing machine last week, the customer was thinking of replacing the appliance because she thought it would be too expensive to fix. Fortunately, it turned out to be a simple repair which was a broken wire to the heating element. The customer was very pleased with the outcome saving them a lot of money.

Read our testimonials on our main website

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Fixing your appliance is kinder to the environment.

By , April 4, 2010 1:17 pm

For everyone local to Brighton and Worthing why not bookmark our website Affordable Appliance Repairs. You never know when your washing machine, cooker or fridge will break down.

Our message at affordable appliances is “Fix it don’t bin it” which means we are passionate about the environment we live in. We have tried to be different to all other appliance repair companies in that we don’t want to sell any parts you don’t need.

Last week we received a call from the Brighton area from a lady who had a horrible knocking noise from her washing machine so we quoted the standard call out charge plus any parts that might be needed. The customer decided that the call out charge plus any parts could be too expensive so visited our sister company and purchase a new washing machine.

When they delivered the washing machine they were asked to take away the old machine away which came back to us for inspection to see if we could refurbish it rather than take it to landfill.

After inspection of the washing machine which was only 16 month only had loose bolts on the weights inside the appliance. This customer spent £389.00 on new machine rather than save money and get it fixed.

This type of scenario we come across everyday when people’s appliances break down. Many consumers feel that a call out charge plus parts is going to be not worth fixing and often make a new purchase rather than call the engineer out.

About 80% of our service calls are minor parts or simple customer errors like blocked filter due to items being left in pockets of trousers or jeans. Why spend money out on a new machine if you can get a further few years out of your appliance.

As much as you try and encourage repairing items like washing machines, cookers or fridges some people just think it’s going to be too expensive.

If you have any problems with your appliances why not call us and save yourself some cash.

Don’t bin your old appliance and get a new one if you can fix it.

By , April 3, 2010 9:40 am

For all in West Sussex looking to reduce the impact on the environment and with the current financial situation that face us in 2010, how about adopting the theory from Worthing owners of Appliance Repairs of Fix ItDon’t Bin It.

Affordable Appliance Repairs don’t have a call out charge nor do they believe selling you parts you might not need, as a Worthing family run business with over 15 years experience, peace of mind is their key selling point.

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Ask them a question, there may be simple answers!

Have your Washing Machine, Gas and Electric Ovens, Fridges repaired or perhaps you have a fault you can repair yourself and just need the parts?

Cooker Repairs

Fan Element

The element for the fan-oven function will be located behind the fan cover-plate at the rear of the oven compartment, mounted so that it surrounds the fan blade tips. You will have to remove the cover plate to check the element. The element is usually held in place with 2 screws in the top bracket, and one or more small clips with screws. The push-on wires may not always be free enough to pull forwards for removal and re-attachment onto the spade terminals, so the oven may have to be removed from its housing to manipulate these, its always best to call a specialist to do this for you.

Door Seals

Many silicone door seals start to sag and deteriorate after a few years, and this means that there will be wasted heat lost and problems with time a meal might be cooked for, this waste not only heats up your kitchen needlessly, but costs you money, for the price of a new seal please call Appliance Repairs for a price.

Grill Element

These usually just unclip from a holder, and then pull out from a ceramic socket. If you suspect that your grill element has failed you should be able to remove it, and test with a test meter, some elements fail in a very obvious and spectacular way so again check with appliance repairs for the cheapest solution.

 

 

Hotpoint Washing Machine Repairs
Indesit Washing Machine Repairs
Ariston Washing Machine Repairs
Zanussi Washing Machine Repairs
Bosch Washing Machine Repairs
Creda Washing Machine Repairs
Miele Washing Machine Repairs
Hoover Washing Machine Repairs
Beko Washing Machine Repairs

Call for any other makes as we repair and service all makes

They accept all major credit cards accepted.

Service Areas

Worthing-Littlehampton-Portslade-Hove-Storrington-Steyning-Pulborough-Lancing-Shoreham-Brighton-Southwick-Henfield-Washington-Ashington-Arundel-West Chiltington-Dial Post

Address
211 Tarring Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 4HG
Telephone: Worthing Repairs 01903 239739 or Brighton Repairs 01273 422455

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