Start by troubleshooting the problem. Before you rush to call an Albany appliance repair technician, check the appliance yourself. It may so happen that it has become unplugged, has a blown fuse or has some other simple problem that you can easily repair yourself. If this is the case, then get on with the job at hand.
If you can’t easily spot your problem, then get out your appliance user manual and look at the common problems sections. If your appliance suffers from some common enough problems, then most likely you will find the problem and its solution on this troubleshooting section.
If it so happens that the user manual is not around, then get on the internet and try to find it alternatively, find the online troubleshooting section for your specific appliance. Most major appliance manufacturers and Albany appliance repair Company websites have this.
Note down all the solutions given to your problem. Do not attempt to do any repairs. Call an Albany appliance repair technician and explain your problem as well as you could. He may well be in a better position to tell you if your appliance needs to be replaced or repaired. Depending on the extent of the problem, it may well be cheaper to replace a broken down appliance than attempting to repair it.
Do some research on the prices of a new appliance and see how much it will cost to repair your old one? The internet can quickly provide you with the former. For the cost of repairing your appliance however, you need to call as many Albany appliance repair companies as you can and ask for an estimate. Compare the prices given.
The rule of thumb is if an appliance repair costs more than half the cost of a new appliance, then replace it. It makes little economic sense to call an Albany appliance repair technician and spend $7500 to repair an appliance costing around $10,000.