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Save Money on Appliance Repair

You know the drill … your beautiful new french door refrigerator isn’t even a year old and the ice-maker breaks. Ugh! You didn’t purchase the extended warranty but it is covered for a year, by the manufacturer. Of course, the manufacturer is in no hurry, to fix it for free, so you get to exercise patience.

You’re now just under two years and water is dripping out the bottom. You realize there is a sheet of ice on the bottom of the freezer. You know you’re out of warranty and use google to see if you can repair the problem yourself.

Holy Cow! You discover you’re not the only one with this problem. You find tutorials on how to fix the problem and then stumble across a wonderful person letting you know that this particular problem is a manufacturer defect and parts and labor are covered for two years! YES!

Not so fast. When you call the manufacturer, they tell you your particular model number is NOT on the list. Really? You research a little more and find your model number IS on the list and call the manufacturer back and get a different person, whom is much more willing to help.

Of course it takes a few weeks to get that appointment but, when you do, you’re told you purchased the appliance three years ago, not two. You are giddy with excitement because … drum roll please … you are super organized and still have the receipt, along with all the owner’s manuals, in a handy dandy binder. The receipt shows that you did, indeed, purchase the appliance within the last two years. Score!

Appliance is repaired  … FREE!

Save Money On Appliance Repair with this one simple step!

Persistence, research, and organization pay. That’s money NOT out of my pocket!

Appliance Receipts

Steps To Save Money On Appliance Repair

  1. Place receipts and owner’s manuals, in a sheet protector, in a three-ring-binder. Each time you purchase anything of significance, place the receipt and all paperwork in one sheet protector.
  2. When something needs repair, find the receipt and warranty information.
  3. Look it up online to see if others are having the same problem.
  4. Call the company.
  5. Save money!

Get Your Organized Manual System Here

This is the exact system I use to keep our manuals and receipts organized so I can find them, when I need them.

Manual Organization System In Binders
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Monday 8th of May 2017

Awesome post! Definitely some great tips and advice on saving money on appliance repair. It’s also great plan to start a savings account for long term goals! thanks for sharing this helpful post.

Oliver Neely

Thursday 2nd of February 2017

There's no shortage of advice and people willing to help on the internet. So long as you have the model number etc.. you can usually find the answers to a lot of problems and save yourself a small fortune.

Sunshine and Rainy Days

Thursday 2nd of February 2017

Absolutely! It's an excellent way to save money!

Silas Knight

Saturday 21st of May 2016

This is a great way to save money on appliance repairs. No matter who you are, you will probably face broken appliances sometime in your life. I know we have, a lot. It really is a great idea to save receipts and owners manuals from all purchases, for just this reason. Thanks for sharing!

Tara Allen

Monday 18th of April 2016

Getting your appliances repaired would be a great alternative to getting rid of appliances. I am glad to know that you can take your old appliances to get repaired and be ready for further usage. I would agree that bringing your appliance to a service could be nice helping bring back to life your favorite appliances and saving you money.

Hazel Owens

Friday 8th of April 2016

I think that having a binder with the paperwork and receipts for all your appliances is a fantastic idea! I can definitely relate with the situation you laid out in which you're scrambling to find the model number to see if your refrigerator still qualifies for the warranty. I really need to start putting my important paperwork in a binder like this for when something needs to be repaired. Thanks for the idea!

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