Washing machine repairs are the most dreaded expense that any household can encounter. Of all of your white goods, the washing machine is also the most important. Most of us could manage without a hob for a few days, but when school uniforms and work clothes need to be washed, a trip to the launderette is an inconvenience we can all do without.
Unfortunately, washing machine repairs sometimes don’t end in resolution, and what seems like a quick fix can just make the problem worse. That’s one of the main problems with washing machines; the cost of a repair can mount so quickly that it would have been worth buying a new machine instead.
How to Stop Washing Machine Repair Costs Spiralling
If your washing machine doesn’t get clothes clean, the cause may be simple. It may just be a build up of detergent, or a pipe that’s trapped underneath. It could also be something much more expensive, like a drum that isn’t rotating properly.
There’s also another problem. Some washing machine repairs just don’t fix the problem, and you have to pay for the engineer to come out multiple times to work on the same issue. That’s where the costs really mount up.
The problem is that we’re all used to paying for time and parts when a washer breaks. But there’s no need. Fixed price repairs are much more manageable.
And in addition to fixing a price, you need to make sure that the work is covered if the fault isn’t totally resolved.
What do Repair Guarantees Cover?
When you get a guaranteed repair for your washing machine, there are a few things you need to check before you accept the quote.
First; is this going to be done by a reputable person?
The more experienced someone is, the better chance they have of solving the problem, and the less likely it is that they’ll vanish with your money if the problem persists after they’ve been to fix the washing machine.
That’s why we never recommend picking a random repair person on a social media website. You can never really be sure they’ll be around long enough for their guarantee to be valid.
The other issue is the time limit. You need a reasonable amount of time to test that the repair has worked. We suggest that, in a normal household, you need at least a week to put a few loads through the machine and check that your washing machine is behaving itself.
The ideal guarantee period is two weeks; enough time to do a few big washes on different settings.
Get Guaranteed Repairs with Row
Row.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading washing machine insurers. We provide good quality cover for all of your white goods, and we allow you to claim multiple times in a year while your policy is active.
If you need a repair, you’ll be pleased to know that we cover the work for 14 days. So you have plenty of time to make sure that the problem really is fixed.
Our policies cover washing machines and washer dryers, as well as standalone dryers. And our policies start from just £1.49 a month. We’ll even give you a discount if you insure more than one appliance, or you pay annually instead of monthly. It’s completely up to you.
For more information, give our friendly sales team a call on 0844 318 6870 now.