Your clothes washer may have decided to start acting up just when you need a load done the most. If you have already taken the basic troubleshooting measures and that hasn’t alleviated the problem, you may be faced with a washer machine repair dilemma – to repair or not repair. Before you get too deep into the process of machine repair, take time out to evaluate whether or not your current washer is worth the time, trouble and money to get it back to its previous level of washing reliability.
To start off with, it simply may be time for replacement. If you have had your current machine for a number of years, it might just be the time to give your laundry room that long overdue makeover. Assuming that it has been a ages since you last invested in a new washer, it is quite likely that since your previous purchase, the technology has improved by leaps and bounds.
Add to your evaluation and decision making process the probability that with all the advances in technology coupled with vigorous competition, the purchase of a new washer is attainable even for the most restrictive budget. Why fuss with machine repair then, when a new, multi feature washer can be yours for not a lot more than parts and labor would be for the current machine?
Plus, with some creative shopping you can find some real bargains that would be hard to pass up, especially when compared to the prospect of a costly washer repair scenario that may only provide short term laundering success. Additionally, attractive financing offers make new washing machine purchases a painless, hardly noticeable monthly obligation.
If, however, you find that your washer repair option involves only minor DIY machine tinkering, you may stick with the old unit. Washer machine repair often involves something simple like belt adjustment or replacement. By handling the easy fixes yourself, you can avoid the extra cost of having a technician do it for you.
In similar fashion, if the washer is relatively new, machine repair may be covered under store or manufacturer warranty. Be sure to review all your paperwork before you give up on your current machine or foot the bill for potentially expensive repairs. Some homeowners pay little attention to warranty details, especially when their machine functions flawlessly. Its only when the setbacks occur that set the mad warranty scramble in motion.
Again, consider all the other options before you pay for washer machine repairs that might end up being the least prudent measure. Don’t pay through the nose to keep a machine going that may just happen to be on its last legs. Washer repair – let it be someone else’s problem, not yours.