When a little kitchen apparatus breaks, what do you do? Many people throw it away and purchase another one. However, is that the correct move? All things considered, some small appliances can be fixed reasonably with a call to a neighborhood repair shop or the manufacturer. Here’s a guide to help you decide when small appliance repair is justified, despite all the trouble and when it’s smarter to discard the broken gadget and replace it.
Repair or Replace Microwave
Most North American homes have a microwave oven, making them easy to take for granted. But when yours stops working, you’re suddenly asking yourself—should you repair or replace the microwave?
A replacement appliance costs about $100 and should work for up to 10 years. If your microwave is relatively new and the repair costs is less than replacing it, the repair is worth it.
In general, the problems worth fixing include:
No light when the door opens or while cooking
Door switch problems
Touch pad not working
However, these problems usually warrant replacing your microwave:
Loud noises while cooking
Loud buzzing when you hit the Start button
Cooking times take longer than usual
Repair or Replace Toaster/Toaster Oven
There aren’t too many things that can go wrong with these simple appliances. Here are some examples of what you might be experiencing if your toaster or toaster oven is broken:
Door won’t close
Because these problems are so basic, it’s usually worth the time and effort to repair a toaster or toaster oven—provided you can find the replacement parts. Some manufacturers don’t make replacement parts available to consumers. If you can’t find a replacement fuse, timer, thermostat, or door hinge, you might have no option but to replace your toaster or toaster oven.
Call Factory appliances for Small Appliance Repair
Our goal is to keep your kitchen running smoothly with properly functioning appliances, both large and small. If your microwave, toaster, wine cooler, or another small appliance is on the fritz, contact Factory appliances to see if your broken kitchen appliance is among those we repair. We’re happy to deliver quick, efficient small appliance repair to our customers!
Contact us today and let’s provide professional small appliance repairs at considerate costs.