When an appliance stops functioning properly or stops working altogether, it simply isn’t a good idea to attempt to repair it. There are a number of risks and hazards associated with appliance repair that need to be understood and respected.
Shock and electrocution is the greatest risk in repairing an appliance. Even if it is unplugged from the electrical socket, a risk still exists. Incorrect wiring can also result in shocks that could be fatal. It is especially important to take the electric shock factor into account in appliances that use water.
Incorrect wiring can also cause a short which can result in an electrical fire. Never use water on an electrical fire, especially if the appliance is still connected as this can result in electrocution as electricity travels through water. Use a C or ABC class fire extinguisher or extinguish the fire by pouring dry baking powder on the flames.
Electrical fires can quickly grow out of control due to their high temperature and it is recommended to call the fire department or emergency services if you cannot extinguish the flames quickly. Better have an appliance service Miami to help you out with these.
- Guarantee Or Warranty
All appliances come with a warranty or guarantee that lasts anywhere from a few months to a few years. This warranty covers the cost of repairs, replacement parts or the replacement of the entire appliance if it cannot be repaired. Opening the appliance and attempting to repair it will nullify the warranty or guarantee which means that you won’t be able to have it repaired or replaced should your attempt at repairs fail.
- Wasting Time, Wasting Money
A skilled and experienced appliance repair North Miami technician will be able to establish what the problem is very quickly and be able to provide you with information regarding what repairs and/or replacement parts may be necessary. It could take you hours to figure out what the problem is (if you even can) and then you still have to acquire any replacement parts or tools that may be necessary to make the repair.
Most often, this all requires too much time and effort and the appliance ends up at a professional repairman or in the trash. This will simply cost you more money than it would’ve had you taken the appliance to be repaired in the first place.
At the end of the day, the risks are not worth the wasted time and effort of attempting DIY appliance repair.