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5 Things to remember before you attempt to repair an appliance

Ok, so you want to repair your appliance. Before you do, there are a number of things you need to think about.

  1. Often, attempting to repair an appliance will void the warranty. If your appliance is still covered, then it is best to take it back to the store where you bought it, or call the company who made it, before attempting repairs yourself.
  2. Check your state’s regulations surrounding DIY electrical work. In Queensland, it is illegal to repair any plug-in appliance. You risk voiding your home insurance and could face hefty fines if you attempt any electrical repair to an appliance.
  3. If you have checked points one and two and want to move on, the next thing to think about is finding comprehensive electrical plans for your appliance. Often these blueprints can be found on the internet and they provide an excellent map of the electrical system.
  4. Once you have the blueprint, make sure you have all the right tools on hand. Soldering irons, voltage meters and needle-nosed pliers are invaluable when doing electrical work.
  5. Finally, get yourself a good space where you have a powerful repositionable light and can leave your appliance undisturbed, as electrical work can take some time.