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Check Your Dishwasher and Fridge this New Year

The New Year is a time of resolution, new beginnings and handy-work! Since you’ve got a few spare minutes up your sleeve, it’s time to knuckle down and get things done around the house, starting with your annual appliance check. If they turn off and on, that’s a great start, but not at all what we mean. Your fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and even microwave require a check or two throughout the year to ensure you’re getting the best performance possible out of your white goods.  Continue reading

3 Signs Your Washing Machine Needs a Tune Up

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We all rely on our washing machines. Be it a top loader or a front loading washer, whether we realise it or not, the white good residing in our laundries or back sheds saves the majority of households hundreds of hours in physical labour, giving  our arm muscles a break from pokey old scrubbing boards. It’s bad enough you have to hand wash delicate fabrics, right?

When time is tight, you want to minimise hassle and housework, so the  suffering of a washing machine should be nipped in the bud as soon as it starts struggling – but how can you tell it’s feeling under the weather? While it can’t talk to you (and if it could, you’d probably feel judged for you choice of washing powder), here are 3 signs washing machine repairs are needed – and fast! Continue reading

4 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Dishwasher

Dishwashers can be time savers, eliminating the washing up/wiping down debate and ensuring at least one chore is done on time. Stack, set and go. Big ticket appliances need a little more TLC than microwaves and kettles, as like our cars, we want them to last longer than the warranty period. They aren’t cheap to replace. These easy fixes will ensure the longevity of your dishwasher, wind your electricity bills down and minimise any dishwasher repair issues that may spring up.

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To replace, or to Repair? that is the question.

Every day at Albion Appliance Service, we are asked whether an appliance has taken a mortal hit or whether with a bit of TLC it can be (economically) nursed back to health to provide more valuable service for a cash strapped family.

We all have appliances in our homes, from fridges to washing machines, to specialist cooking equipment. There was a time when appliances were new and unattainable, but now they are standard in all households.

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Fabric softener, the truth

How much fabric softener do you add to your wash? There are proponents for and against the use of fabric softener but what we see when servicing machines is that sometimes it causes a build up in your machine causing streaky marks on your clothes.

So go slow when adding fabric softener to your top loader or front loading washing machine; your washing machine will keep your clothes cleaner in the long run.

Stretch your dollar

How much washing powder are you using in your washing machine?

Quality wash powders and detergents are expensive but hey are also very effective. Using slightly less than the manufacturer’s dosage is still often sufficient to achieve a satisfactory wash and will stretch your dollar further too.

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