Thanks to the increasing popularity of social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and even Pinterest, many people now prefer the DIY approach to most appliance repairs. From arts and crafts, to technical advice such as appliance repair tutorials, you can find a lot of information online. Unfortunately, not all of this advice is good, and there are numerous pitfalls that await if you choose to follow such instructions. Four of the most common problems with these online appliance repair tutorials DIY are as follows:
Some of the DIY videos you see on YouTube make things look so quick and easy! They are kind of like infomercials where somebody is trying to sell a particular product, so they highlight the problem and skim through the solution in a matter of minutes or even seconds. There is no real way of knowing what goes on behind the scenes or how the video has been edited. In such appliance repair tutorials, everything looks extremely simple, but the potential pitfalls are not thoroughly explained.
Jargon and technical terms can also be confusing for those who are not familiar with the structure of appliances. Many videos and online tutorials make use of such jargon without properly explaining the meaning of each term. This makes it hard for you to follow instructions and leave you confused and unsure of the whole process.
There are several online resources that offer outright bad advice. By using the wrong tools or chemicals (for cleaning or lubrication), you can cause serious damage. Professional repairs require a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of the appliance as well as the right equipment. Sure, we have all used a butter knife to tighten or loosen a screw at some point, but this is not going to do it when your dishwasher breaks down! In addition, there are many videos out there that are misleading. The title and tags used to describe the video are not accurate which means that the instructions are not accurate either. Every appliance make and model is different. Some differences are easy to notice while others are not quite as obvious. Using the wrong video to guide you through DIY repairs is never a good idea for obvious reasons.
Remember, when you follow appliance repair advice from an online source, there is no way of knowing just how credible this source is. Anyone can create online content, and social network platforms are free to access and bombard with false information. While it’s a good idea to check the comments made by other web users, it’s also good to note that fake comments are also easy to upload. It’s not uncommon for people to create fake accounts online just to boost “Likes” and add fake comments.
The best advice that any real professional will ever offer online is to maintain your household appliances and clean them regularly. Keeping your appliances clean makes it easier to determine when a problem arises. In addition, proper basic maintenance helps reduce wear and tear so you don’t need repairs as often. Finally, professional appliance repairs ensure that your appliance is properly fixed! When you do your own repairs, there is no guarantee that the repairs will last. When one of your household appliances lets you down, call Express Appliance Repair at (647) 483-9051 for expert repairs.