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Why You Shouldn’t Self Diagnose Appliance Issues

February 8th, 2017

When you get sick, you go see a doctor. When your car breaks down, you take it to a mechanic. When your appliance malfunctions, it’s important to exercise the same sense of reasoning and have a professional diagnose your problem. Why? Let’s break it down, below:

1. Tutorials can be misleading
If your first instinct is to go online and try to self-diagnose your issue using YouTube or another site, there’s a very good chance you’ll be misled. Most appliances have complex parts and connections, which means any single given problem may be caused by a number of various malfunctions. A professional is necessary to pin point the precise reason why the unit isn’t working.

2. It’s dangerous
Trying to fix an appliance (especially like a fridge or microwave) without any training or experience is asking for trouble. You might inadvertently disconnect something, cause more damage, or worse—get hurt.

3. It can lead to extra expenses
If you end up misdiagnosing your own appliance, it’s likely you’ll either cause extra damage in the process, or end up needing to order more parts. It’s always best to allow professionals to do their work as soon as possible, in order to avoid unnecessary costs.