All appliances are made of a number of components that work in harmony to perform the function that they are meant to. While each appliance has a different set of components arranged in different ways and wired differently, at times, there may be some similarity between some of them. Appliances and their parts are usually manufactured with a certain date of expected expiration which are either stated in them or or are guessed by users at large. Take for instance, a standard refrigerator is expected to last for 12 to 15 years. On the other hand the higher end models with enhanced features have a lower life expectancy of say, 9 to 11 years. Appliances like Dryers, both electric and gas can be expected to last for 11 to 13 years; microwave ovens can live in functioning order for 7 to 9 years; washing machines are known to live an average of 10 years, so on and so forth. These expected dates can be reduced or extended depending upon how the parts and other essential components are working in the appliance.
Appliances when used properly, last as long as the expected date of expiration if not more, However, when exposed to repeated misuse, rough use or, trying conditions, some parts of the appliance if not all, begin to wear out and malfunction way before their time. such malfunctioning appliance parts can result in complete stoppage of the working of the concerned machines or, lead to some highly irritating inconveniences. For example, there are owners of dryers who, after three years of use, witness malfunctioning of dryer heating elements. Their problems would read as, “My dryer spins but does not produce any heat. Clothes that, remain damp. What could have gone wrong.” Similarly, there are those owners of range hoods who may complain after two years of use that their fans seem to be working but no oil or smoke is getting removed. Each of these complications indicates faults in some component or the other in the concerned appliance.
Faults as the mentioned must be taken into account as soon as possible by the owners. The latter should not wait till the machine has shown more signs of deterioration and take action. Malfunctioning of parts is caused mainly because the parts get worn out because of rough use, misuse or age. Quality appliance repair parts should be used to replace the worn out components almost immediately.
Appliance parts should be of reasonable quality because of many reasons. To begin with, cheap parts from unknown brands bear the reputation of going kaput within days of installation. They are also not known for being eco-friendly or energy-efficient. To fix these parts in quality appliances like those from Whirlpool, GE, Kenmore etc just for the sake of saving a few dollars can be considered as good as suicide for the appliance. Choosing good quality appliance repair parts from reputed providers will only ensure that the appliance will last for many more years and that too in perfect functioning order.