Reasons for Buying Appliance Extended Warranty
Introduction to appliance extended warranty and how it affects you as a buyer:
- Most appliances last up to 5-10 years. Since advancements in technology and the use of more electronic part and control boards appliances fail at a much faster rate.
- Repair parts are much more expensive.
- An extended warranty should pay for itself in just one service call.
Reasons for Not Buying appliance Extended Warranties
- You may be purchasing insurance you already have. Most products you purchase will carry some type of manufacturer’s warranty. If your appliance purchase fails prematurely, this warranty usually covers your loss. If the manufacturer’s warranty has expired, you may be covered if you paid for your purchase with a credit card. Many (but not all) credit cards offer some form of warranty protection.
- The fine print can be costly. Most extended warranties come with pages of fine print which we never read. The companies that issue the extended warranties know that we don’t read their fine print.
However, they know exactly what the fine print says and this protects them. When a claim is filed, if there is anything in the fine print that will allow the company to avoid paying the claim or repairing the appliance, they will take advantage of it. You may find out that your purchase isn’t covered against whatever caused the damage.
Our conclusion is to consider a warranty on the most expensive products like your fridge, stove, washer & dryers (depending on the manufacturer). Most importantly, at least understand what the service warranty experience will be like after the sale before buying additional coverage.
Finally, ask many questions before the sale of your appliance, do your research for the online reviews and don’t fall into a trap of buying an extended warranty when the provider cannot resolve any warranty repair problems in a reasonable amount of time.
Introduction on How To Change The Water Filter On Your Refrigerator:
Here are some general directions on how to replace the two main forms of refrigerator water filters. Your filter should be replaced every six months. Guaranteed Parts carries genuine refrigerator water filters.
How to Replace a Twist-on Refrigerator Water Filter
- Locate the water filter (On the bottom grill or the back or inside of the refrigerator)
- Twist the water filter turning counterclockwise
- Pull the fridge water filter out
- Remove the knob on the filter and place it on the new water filter
- Push the new water filter into the housing
- Turn the fridge water filter turning clockwise to lock it (Make sure it is locked in straight and correctly)
- Run a gallon or two of water out of the water dispenser to remove any carbon residue
- Throw away the first two batches of ice from the ice maker
How to Change a Push-in Fridge Water Filter
- Find the water filter (On grill at the bottom of fridge, at the top rear of the fridge or in a drawer)
- Push the button to release and remove the old water filter and pull out old fridge water filter out
- Take the cap off of the old filter and put it on the new water filter
- Push in the new filter until it locks into place
- Run two gallons of water out of the water dispenser to remove any carbon residue
- Throw away the first two batches of ice from the ice maker
If you have questions on how to replace the water filter on your refrigerator, guaranteedparts.com can help. Give us a call at 1-855-472-4443 today!
A little maintenance on your air conditioner can help to extend their life and also make them as energy-efficient as possible. (Please make sure unit is turned off and unplugged before servicing) If you need any assistance in locating any appliance replacement parts CLICK HERE and someone will be able to assist you at guaranteedparts.com
- Clean or replace the filter every month or two during the cooling season. (Make sure unit is turned off and unplugged)
- Vacuum the discharge grill area to remove any dust buildup.
- Check your evaporator coil every year and clean it as necessary.
- Occasionally pass a stiff wire through the unit’s drain channels. (Clogged drain channels prevent a unit from reducing humidity and this results in excess moisture)
- Inspect the seal between the air conditioner and the window frame to ensure it makes contact with the unit’s metal case. (Moisture can damage this seal, allowing cool air to escape from your house.)
In conclusion: Maintaining your air conditioner will help it last for years. Start applying the tips that we’ve discussed above and begin caring for your appliances today. If you need to replace any of your appliance parts please don’t hesitate in contacting us at 1-855-472-4443 FREE or email us at: guaranteedparts.com
Taking good care of your washer & dryer can help to extend their life and also make them as energy-efficient as possible. (Please make sure unit is turned off and unplugged before servicing) If you need any assistance in locating any appliance replacement parts CLICK HERE and someone will be able to assist you at guaranteedparts.com
- Check your washer inlet fill hoses for damage and consider replacing your old rubber hoses with stainless steel “No-burst” washer hoses which are much more resistant.
- Check the hose connections and make sure they are secure (This is the main cause of any leaks of spills around your machine).
- Make sure your machine is leveled, (This can be done by adjusting the leveling legs).
- Always use the correct detergent and the correct amount for your machine.
- Never overfill your machine (This could wear out the motor and drive belts).
- Clean the lint filter after every load and also clean out your dryer’s venting (This will keep your home safe and it will increase the efficiency of your clothes dryer).
- Replace any damaged dryer duct venting with new rigid metal vent piping.
- Vacuum dryer vent often to minimize build-up on pipe lining as well as minimize fire hazards.
In conclusion: If you put in the effort to maintain your appliances you’ll find that many of them will last for years. Your existing washer and dryer could last up to 20 years. So go ahead and start applying the tips that we’ve discussed above and begin caring for your appliances today. If you need to replace any of your appliance parts please don’t hesitate in contacting us at 1-855-472-4443 FREE or email us at: guaranteedparts.com
A little maintenance on your appliances can help to extend their life and also make them as energy-efficient as possible. (Please make sure unit is turned off and unplugged before servicing) If you need any assistance in locating any appliance replacement parts CLICK HERE and someone will be able to assist you at guaranteedparts.com
- Clean your oven regularly and use the self-cleaning feature (If you have it) after you have already heated the oven to cook.
- Check the seal of your oven door and replace the gasket(s) if broken, torn or otherwise warped. A tight seal keeps heat inside your oven and allows food to cook evenly and quickly.
- Remove and clean stove-top drip pans with warm soapy water, or replace them if damaged.
- Clean the area around your spark igniter (include the burner caps and the holes around the caps) use a nylon scrubbing pad or toothbrush to remove any dirt covering these parts.
- Clean the stove-top grates.
- Before you put the grates or burner plates/caps back on the stove, lift the range and vacuum all the crumbs if possible.
- Clean your refrigerator compressor coils regularly with a refrigerator coil cleaning brush. (These coils are usually located on the back or bottom of your refrigerator)
- If you have a water dispenser you will need to change your water filter
- Check the gasket or seal around your refrigerator. (If damaged in any way you will need to replace the gasket to help increase the life of your fridge)
- Do not to overfill your refrigerator or freezer. (When overfilled it can block the airflow in the appliance and cause the motor to overwork)
In conclusion: If you put in the effort to maintain your appliances you’ll find that many of them will last for years. Your existing refrigerator and stove could last up to 20 years. So go ahead and start applying the tips that we’ve discussed above and begin caring for your appliances today. If you need to replace any of your appliance parts please don’t hesitate in contacting us at 1-855-472-4443 FREE or email us at: guaranteedparts.com
As winter is arriving, the most important thing you need to do for yourself and your family is to ensure that your furnace is prepared, safe, and as energy-efficient as you can make it. When that first cold day hits, you don’t want to turn on the furnace only to discover that it isn’t working. (Many things can happen during the warmer months to affect your furnace.)
The best bet is to call an HVAC professional and have them come out and inspect your furnace to ensure it is ready for the next season. During a regular maintenance inspection, the repairman also will clean the furnace, change the filter, check for leaks and unhealthy gasses, and ensure that everything is operational. You should also have them clean the furnace ducts.
- Change the furnace filters regularly. We at Guaranteed Parts suggest every three months. Take a look at the filter after 30 days of operation. You’ll be able to tell if it needs to be changed. If your filter still looks pretty good, you can put off changing it.
- Stock up on filters during the warmer months. You often can find a bargain on furnace filters and other winter items during those hot summer months.
- Remove any items you have stored near the furnace, particularly anything that is likely to catch fire. Also, remove any household items that are suddenly sitting on top of or in front of your air ducts and return vents.
- If you have a gas furnace, contact your gas company and have them fill it up. Gas is much cheaper to buy during the summer than in the middle of a January cold spell.
- If you have hot-water radiator(s), bleed the valves. Open the valves slightly and close them again when water starts to appear.
Igniter – Bad news: Furnace igniters fail often. Good news: Igniters are fairly inexpensive and easy to replace.
Flame Sensor – Over time, corrosion can build up on flame sensors which can prevent them from properly sensing the flame. If simple cleaning doesn’t improve operation, you should replace the sensor and replace.
Blower Run Capacitor – A run capacitor sends power to the furnace’s blower motor and it’s a component that is more likely to fail than the motor itself. If the blower motor fails to work, always check the capacitor first. As with many electrical parts, you can use a multi-meter to test the capacitor for continuity.
For any parts that you may need for your furnace you can get them at Guaranteedparts.com