Bill Yacey Posted February 19, 2022 Report Share Posted February 19, 2022 9 hours ago, HoGo said: In modern alectronics or kitchen appliances they just don't supply spare single parts at all, just "assemblies" that cost so much that it is cheaper to buy new appliance. I needed one simple rubber valve for my dishwasher and the only option was to buy whole drain pump with hoses. I just stopped at nearby recycling facility and they took me to a heap of those pumps prepared for recycling so I could find one that matches mine and take just the drain valve. The reapir took me whole 5 minutes of time and zero money. Folks are dumping 2 years old machines just because it is cheaper (or almost) to buy new than repair. Or like in laptops where new motherboard (which is most common failed part) costs nearly as much as new laptop. Being directly involved in the electronic service industry for the last 35 years, I can say that manufacturers have made access to proper service information difficult or impossible, limited to no access to any parts that are proprietary, and service technicians in general are poorly trained and don't have the technical ability to perform component level troubleshooting and repairs on circuit boards. The whole goal appears to render products unserviceable. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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