Kitchen and utility room appliances are some of the most trusted in every home. They are used almost every day and, therefore, need to be up to a very high standard. In fact, we rely on them so much that they can often be taken for granted. How do you think you would react if your washing machine or dishwasher were to ever break? I’m sure you would feel like you’ve lost a limb! Thankfully, these kinds of heavy duty appliances often break slowly over a long period of time, so it is easy to know when it is time to replace them before they completely break. But what would you do if your washing machine were to explode without any warning? After all, that isn’t a totally impossible scenario, as we have recently seen in the news. Here are some steps you need to take.
Listen Out For Warnings
Sometimes, if a manufacturer realises that there is a problem with one of its products, they will issue a statement recalling it. This could be for a specific make of its washing machines, or for all its washing machines, no matter their specifics. If you hear that your washing machine is being recalled, you should take it back to the shop where you purchased it from. They will refund you for it in full. If you ordered it online, contact the dealer. They should offer to pay the postage to ship it back to them. Don’t ignore these recalls, as using your machine could prove very dangerous!
Call A Mechanic
Rather than just throwing the washing machine out, you should call a specialist mechanic who can come and check it out for you. He or she will be able to see what went wrong with it. If the machine broke because of a problem caused by the machine itself, you should be able to get a refund from the manufacturer, especially if it is still in its warranty period. If there is no obvious reason why the machine broke, you may have to replace it yourself. As this can be expensive, some people rely on secured loans poor credit to help them fund their next washing machine. If the broken one isn’t too badly damaged, you could see about selling it for parts to get some cash for it.
Turn Off Power To The Broken Machine
If you don’t hear about a recall, then you will no doubt continue to use your washing machine. If you find that it has exploded one day and the glass door has shattered, you should turn off the power to the machine as soon as you realise what has happened. Don’t touch the machine before you do this – if it is leaking, the water could get mixed in with the electrics and could electrocute you.
Discovering that your washing machine has exploded is not going to be the best start to your day! But, if you follow these tips, you will find that you are able to replace it as quickly as possible.