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Wednesday 24 May 2023

Reasons Why Your Appliances Stop Working

It is a fact that appliances stop working. And when this happens, you may need to replace them. However, before you do, do some quick checks because there are reasons why this happens. And if you look after your appliances, you can often remedy any damage quickly and easily.

Internal Systems are Overheating

Almost all electrical appliances produce heat. And when heat builds up in a machine, it can cause a malfunction. Fortunately, most electrical appliances are designed to cut out when this happens to avoid an electrical fire. In some cases, it could be that the fan blower that spreads cool air around your device has died for whatever reason. So it could just be a case of replacing this for a fraction of the cost of getting a new machine. Always hire an expert to check for you.

They Need a Good Clean

Pretty much every appliance and the electrical device gets dirty. And it's almost unavoidable. Even in the cleanest homes, dust will get into your electronics. For most appliances, you can easily open them and clean some of the dust from vents and openings. But get an expert to clean deeper if you aren't qualified or comfortable doing this. Also, remember that the things we use to clean need to be cleaned. For instance, use limescale tablets in your washing machine.

Appliances Stop Working when Misused 

Technology helps us all. But appliances will malfunction if you use them in ways other than they are intended. So don't use the CD tray to hold your coffee! Seriously though, most appliances are more fragile than they appear, even the heaviest such as fridges and washing machines. For example, if you lean on your washing machine door when loading it, it won't last long and will stop closing properly. So carefully read the manual for correct usage, and just be careful.

They Are Just Getting Old

Of course, some appliances have a lifespan and can only be repaired or upgraded so many times before they eventually die. It can be hard to let some things go. But the time often comes when you need to replace something. And things aren't made as well as they once were. For instance, in the 1950s, electrical devices were expected to last for 40 years. By the 1990s, the average lifespan of an electrical appliance was 4.5 years. Today, it is even less than before.

Constant Electrical Fluctuations 

An unstable electrical current will burn out appliances. This can happen over time or instantly. For example, your home's electrical circuit might need repairing if it's old. Or lightning could strike nearby, causing a massive power surge. Either way, your home's appliances and electronics are at risk. Fortunately, a quick and easy way to prevent the worst from happening is to use surge protection devices. These are pretty cheap and will stop extra electricity damage.


Appliances stop working for various reasons. Some of the most common are that they are overheating, you can misuse them, causing damage, and some will just die of old age. 


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