Tumble Dryers.

As Autumn finds its feet we are finding the phone has become busy with calls for help about tumble dryers.

Please have a look at the bottom of this page for a link to maintenance. you may find the cure for your tumbling ailment!

A tumble dryer like a car will serve you much better if you maintain it, following a few simple steps. Its amazing how many call outs result in us cleaning the heat exchanger! (in some cases its the first time its ever been done)

Frozen Washing machine waste hoses.

We have come across a number of machines that even though they were inside and that includes the pipework, they were still frozen.

If your machine wont drain then take the grey waste hose which is attached to your machine and submerge the end in boiling water. Then select drain after  putting the end of your hose in a bucket. If it does then drain you know your pipe work is frozen!

Why are washing machines not lasting?

 

It is very notable that appliances over a decade ago have a superior build quality when compared to today's machines. I would like to say that the better brands buck this trend, but in truth in my opinion, this is not the case. I regularly inspect machines which are at least a third more expensive which end up as beyond economical repair. 

Summing up, a machine that you bought in the 80s and 90s which is only now being replaced was a financial disaster in todays sell sell sell world of business.

What does make money, is a unit that is replaced every five years.

We as engineers fight this every day, making sure that when we go out to a customer, we :

1. Assess the machine, to see if it is going to give you the customer a good return in terms of life. (It may be a an easy fix now but are you going to be spending more money in a few months?)

2. Is it an economical repair? Will it be value for money, compared to a replacement?

3. Can we advise you on maintenance on not only the machine we are looking at, but also your other appliances. We will gladly answer queries whilst there.

4. If we cant repair it, we will give you what we consider to be the best advice available on what to buy next, how to site it, install it and even dispose of your current item. We are aware that not all our solutions fit every customer, so we include advice on what other companies offer, to put the customer first. Yes they do exist!

Thanks for reading. M.Williams Director.