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Washing machine spare parts

 

Washing machines and dryers are appliances we service day in and day out, and consequently we have access to a large amount of second hand spare parts, particularly for older models. If your machine needs a non electronic part, such as a door or a hinge, try us to see if we can help out.

For new parts,  such as a belt or a control board, try us for price. We have a large number of reputable suppliers, and rather than risk your dollars on a faceless website, we may have it in stock or if not, we will get it in for you.

Please be aware that it is unlawful to fit electrical parts if you are not a licenced electrician.

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Spare parts for ovens, stoves and cooktops

If the seal is coming away on your oven door,  chances are you will need to find a new seal. If your fan element is not heating, or your stovetop hotplate only stays on high, and you have someone with electrical qualifications to install the parts, call us up or access our eBay shop.  If you have an Omega, Simpson, Fisher & Paykel, Westinghouse, Kleenmaid, Westinghouse, Chef,  AEG, Whirlpool Blanco, Neff, Smeg, Bosch, Euromaid, or De Longhi cooktop, stove or oven, with a problem, give us a call. If we don’t have it in stock we can access it from our reputable suppliers , in double quick time.

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But always remember electrical parts  must be fitted by a licenced electrician

Did your dryer just stop for no obvious reason?

If your dryer has suddenly stopped , but is still showing lights on, it may be that it has just overheated, and has gone into a safe mode to protect against further damage. First you should check why it has done this:  Have you left the filter too long before cleaning? This is something we see all too often, and if the dryer has stopped, it is because it is a fire hazard. Clean the filter, allow it to cool down and if there is a reset switch, press that and start again. Another issue you can resolve yourself, is emptying some of the damp clothes out. If it has been overloaded, the dryer will be working too hard, overheating the motor, and trying to protect against damage. Once again, allow to cool, press the reset switch if you have one, and start again.

How much room is there for the moist air to move away from the dryer? If the dryer is against the wall and vented at the back, there may not be sufficient room for the warm air to move away from the vent. If that is the case, try pulling  the dryer away from the wall, or if mounted, adding a spacer behind to clear it from the wall, or make sure the room is well ventilated.  Its also worth checking the vent for blockages. The vent needs a clean out periodically; a quick vacuuming will do the trick about once every 12 months.

If you have tried these steps and are still experiencing problems, give us a call. Our highly experienced technicians can come to you, or you can bring the dryer to our workshop for inspection. Talk to us about how to save using this option on 07 36301611.

Those big dual fuel stoves

They look pretty good, and when they work well, their output is fabulous, but unless you have a commercial grade stove, talk to the salesperson about the strength of the hinges on the 900mm wide oven doors. We do see quite a lot where the hinges go on the big ovens because they are made for a lighter door. If you have one, treat those hinges well, and if you are contemplating a purchase, ask the question, ‘How strong are those hinges, and how much do they cost to replace.’

Another consideration when calling us, if there is a heating problem or if the oven is tripping power, is, how is the gas connected to the stove?  We are not gas fitters so cannot disconnect a fixed gas pipe. However, if the stove is connected by hose, we can come and attend your stove.

Wet weather: Dryer tips

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With the wet weather many of us will be using our dryers to get the week’s washing off the line and dry into the cupboards. Think before loading up too heavily though. Don’t overload your dryer: leave space for the clothes and air to move so the damp air can be removed quickly from the dryer.

Make sure ventilation to the dryer is sufficient for the hot moist air to be removed from the back of your dryer if it is not a front vented model. It will waste electricity and possibly damage the machine, even to the point of causing a fire if it can’t remove the heated air. Similarly, keep a door to the laundry open so the air will leave the room quickly.

Lastly, after every load, clean the filter. It won’t clean itself and it will become less and less efficient with each load…. and yes.. will be a fire hazard.

Any problems give us a call on 36301611. You may like to enquire about our workshop rates, which make fixing your dryer a cheaper alternative to having a serviceman come out and inspect.

 

Spare Parts R us

If your washer has a torn gasket, or your dryer needs a filter; if your fridge or oven needs a seal, or your stove needs parts, give Albion Appliances a call. We keep a wide range of the commonly needed parts, and if we don’t have it in stock we can order in from our reputable and reliable suppliers. Don’t forget to ask about  second hand options for washers, dishwashers, and dryers in particular, but also for other appliances as well.

Remember though:  **ALL ELECTRICAL PARTS MUST BE INSTALLED BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN**

Call us on 36301611 for more

Second Hand fully serviced appliances at a fraction of the price of new!

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At Albion Appliance Service  we not only service and repair whitegoods, we also sell second hand appliances which have been fully serviced by our dedicated workshop staff. So if you are after a second fridge, or your old washer has turned up its toes, but cant see your way to paying for a full priced shiny and new machine at the moment, talk to us about our wide range of machines. Come the damp weather all the dryers we have will go, so get in early, and save big $$$ !

Talk to us about warranty too. We always like to look after our valued customers

Your dryer

Has your dryer stopped turning? Does it over heat? Is the door jammed? Does the timer stick? Or do you have another special dryer issue?

At our workshop in Hamilton, we can have your dryer back to full working condition  ready to face the current wet weather, getting your clothes dry and ready for your busy working days.

Westinghouse dryers, Fisher & Paykel dryers, Simpson dryers, Electrolux dryers,  Haier Whirlpool Hoover dryers and Maytag dryers are some of the main brands of dryer we fix.

We can also come out to inspect in the home. Call and talk to us about booking a service call on 36301611 or arrange to bring in to our workshop. Have your dryer working in tip top condition again.

Why hire us?

 In today’s disposable world, most people tend to purchase a new appliance when their old one breaks down. But sometimes, this isn’t a workable solution. What if it’s a large, expensive appliance, or something that can’t be easily replaced? To get back to work as quickly as possible, you will need an appliance repairer.

Your first instinct might be to call a general tradesman or handyman when repairs are needed, but this isn’t always the best option. A qualified appliance repairer should be your go to when your business or household appliances are in need of repairs. Here’s why. Continue reading

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