Most American homes feature electric appliances that save on manual labor, and do so efficiently. Many households will at least have the bare basics such as a washing machine and dryer, a refrigerator, a microwave, a water heater, an electric stove, and the like. All of these items and more will perform their work efficiently and with minimal human input, but like any other machine, they may sometimes suffer from maintenance issues. If a homeowner’s fridge, washing machine, or water heater malfunctions or breaks, that homeowner should hire repair experts who can work with OEM parts, or “original equipment manufacturer.” DIY projects are discouraged, since a homeowner may not have the correct tools or skills and may make matters worse. Fortunately, washing machine parts, refrigerator parts, stove parts, and more can be repaired or installed correctly at the hands of service professionals. These OEM parts can get any appliance up and running.
Fixing Those Machines
For those interested, it may be noted that OEM parts don’t actually directly come from the manufacturer of a stove or washing machine. Rather, these OEM parts come from subcontractors who are signed on to the manufacturer to produce parts for their products. This may help clarify which companies to contact when a home electrical appliance is damaged and needs repair work.
As mentioned above, DIY projects may not be a good idea, but why not? Most often, if an amateur opens up a washing machine or fridge and starts tinkering with the parts inside, that may void the item’s warranty. Worse yet, the homeowner may end up doing more harm than good and damage the device further, possibly beyond repair. And finally, this may prove hazardous, as the homeowner may accidentally shock or cut themselves, or they might cause a gas pipe to leak its contents. These mishaps are much less likely when a repair expert is called, so naturally, the homeowner should look for professional help.
When an item is damaged, the homeowner can look online to find repair crews, and they can also refer to the store where they bought that electrical appliance. Some retail outlets are known for featuring, or at least including, electronic goods for sale, and the staff there may pass along repair contact info to any interested customer. If the homeowner is looking online, they can refine their search to get more relevant results. The homeowner may specify their home city or town or even their ZIP code to keep the results local, and they can enter the type of item they need repaired and what brand made it.
When this is done, the homeowner can find some local results, and good repair contractor companies will also have their own websites that the client may visit. These websites may feature photos, videos, or articles showcasing their work and the type of items that they can repair. Many types of contractor and repair companies have websites like this, from roofing repair services to pool installation companies, and an OEM parts service for a washing machine may do much the same.
Appliances such as washing machines and stoves may be typical for these repair jobs, but some jobs may include other items such as the dryer’s air vents or the water heater. Dryers need a good flow of warm, dry air to operate, and they get that air from a duct in the wall. But lint may build up in that duct and tubing and restrict air flow, resulting in poor performance for that dryer. Some dryers are powered with natural gas, and homeowner should not attempt to move them or risk a rupture. Instead, a repair expert can be hired to delicately handle this work, and that expert may move the dryer enough to expose the duct. Now, that expert will disconnect the dryer from that duct and remove all lint found inside.
Meanwhile, a water heater’s interior tank may get caked with solid sediments over time, constantly restricting how much hot water it can hold. After a point, the homeowner can simply hire repair crews to haul away that old tank and install a new one, since that sediment can’t be easily removed. This may be a fine chance to have a larger water tank installed, too.