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    Domestic, is it worth the time and money?



    Hello everyone,

    Just want some of your opinions on domestic refrigeration.

    Recently i have had neighbors and friends of neighbors asking if i would take a look at the fridge/freezer and i have always turned it down due to thinking the cost of parts/refrigerant would out weigh the cost of buying a new unit.

    I have seen a few white goods companies who will look at the fridge/freezer but always seem to say the compressor has failed, either domestic compressors are not very good or the companies are only interested in the initial callout fee and diagnostics rather than the hassle of fixing the unit?

    so my question to you all is, in your honest opinion is repairing domestic units worth the time and money? with the prices of refrigerant increasing it would feel like daylight robbery to the client/customer in my eyes.

    Any feedback is welcome.



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    Re: Domestic, is it worth the time and money?

    Not that I would really know but unless it’s a door seal, blocked drain or fan & you want to do someone a favour,

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    Re: Domestic, is it worth the time and money?

    I only get involved in domestic stuff for close family not from a business point of view,its a loser full stop because a replacement is cheaper than my timr and effortmwho repairs an iron ?

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    Re: Domestic, is it worth the time and money?

    Today's white products are low quality and high price.
    OEM parts are not always available and their cost is very high.
    Thaking off the back of a fridge and look inside is not easy.
    If you are experienced enough, you can tell the problem by a quick check. If it goes down to replacing parts, you just might find yourself with a broken piece of plastic that you cant put back and you only wanted to help....
    Even at my home I replace a fridge when it breaks down without even checking.
    I don't think it worth it apart from what RANGER1 wrote.

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    Re: Domestic, is it worth the time and money?

    Thanks everyone, it seems I was on the right track of thinking about steering clear, I just wanted opinions as I see alot of white goods companies "servicing" domestic fridge.
    Thanks all hope your all still living the dream

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    Re: Domestic, is it worth the time and money?

    Quote Originally Posted by TrickyRikki View Post
    Thanks everyone, it seems I was on the right track of thinking about steering clear, I just wanted opinions as I see alot of white goods companies "servicing" domestic fridge.
    Thanks all hope your all still living the dream
    Most households have either One or Two Refrigerators. ( Australia) Refrigerators these days have Dual PCB's. One for VFD and the other controls all functions. ANY Communication fault will cause a shutdown. Dual PCB'S = nightmare.
    To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.

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