Searching for Appliance Spare Parts
You have to start your search with the model number, the model number is the starting point for every search appertaining to a domestic appliance model. Without the model number you are definitely searching for a needle in one massive haystack. To find the model number of any appliance you should first look at the "User Instructions Handbook" that came with the appliance, as this usually is labelled with the model number as a reference. On a washing machine or tumble dryer, first look inside the door recess along side of the rubber door seal, the model number can often be found here. If not, then the next place to look is inside of the pump hatch, the place where you can remove the pump filter to clean out fluff and other debris, often, on a plate on the inside of this hatch, you'll find the model number. No luck here, then it is round to the back of the machine, and usually the model can be found on a plate attached either at the bottom or the top of the rear of the machine. On dishwasher machines, the model number is more often than not to be found on a plate at the rear of the machine near to the bottom, or sometimes it is down the side edge of the machine door. If you drop the door down and look carefully at both edges, you just might find the model number here. Got the model number? You might still end up with the incorrect part, sorry, but appliance manufacturers always reserve the right to change or modify without prior notice. It’s their cop out!
A search of the internet using the brand name plus the newly found model number will more often than not, turn up a selection of suppliers competing to supply you with the item that you require. Should this not turn out to be the case then it is more than likely that the model is an obsolete model that has been discontinued by the manufacturer. That does not mean that all is lost as there are very often stocks of older or pattern appliance spare parts still around for a long time after the original machine has been discontinued by the manufacturer. All appliance spare parts usually come with an industry standard three months warranty, this is extended to the normal twelve months when fitted by a suitably qualified person where an invoice has been issued by that person or company, and can be shown as proof of such fitting. Most appliance spare parts will have been manufactured to quality standards accepted by the appliance spares industry.
Appliance spares from genuine branded manufacturers
These type of parts come packaged in appliance spares manufacturers packaging with their own brand logos on the packaging and are easily distinguishable from pattern appliance spares which come in either plain packaging or the wholesale distributors own packaging.
Appliance spares for older appliances
Finding a supply of older appliance spares and other products can be challenging, but with determined searching it is possible to locate stock of older or vintage parts, so if you are needing to repair an aging appliance and are unable to find the spare part you require, an inquiry by telephone to an appliance spare parts business could be time well spent and give you the positive outcome you are looking for.