Electrolux is a brand name associated with quality, durability and innovation. But eventually owners of these products will have to face the inevitable. Parts and accessories eventually break and wear out due to normal wear and tear, or due to defect. Thankfully, finding Electrolux spare parts is easier than you might think. All you need is the make and model of your appliance or you can search by the individual component model number. Once you obtain this information, the company website or customer service representative can help you order a part or direct you to an authorized dealer.
The History of Electrolux Appliances
Originally founded in Stockholm, Sweden, Electrolux has become the second largest manufacturer of household appliances in the world next to Whirlpool. Started in 1901 as AB Lux, it sold the Lux lamp which was a kerosene lamp designed for outdoor use. While this start was important, it is not the primary reason for this companys growth or popularity. The first major turning point was in 1919, with the merger of AB Lux and Svenska Elektron AB. Eventually a product line called Model V was released, which was the introduced the first vacuum for home use. First catching on in the United Kingdom, this home appliance launched this brand name into the marketplace. Soon after, the Electrolux name was created and released. While you may not recognize the name today, this brand is extremely popular. Frigidaire and Eureka are only two of the many brand name household appliance manufactures owned by Electrolux. Today, this company is not only known because of its leadership in the marketplace, but because of its innovative designs and technology.
Locating Electrolux Appliance Parts and Accessories
The Electrolux website can offer consumers of this brand name an easy way to purchase parts and accessories. Filters, pans, light bulbs, installation components and cleaning supplies are only a few of the options available. While this option may be more expensive, you can rest assured the part or accessory is completely compatible with your household appliance. And if there are any problems or concerns, returning or replacing an item will never be an issue because you are dealing directly with the manufacturing company.
Finding Replacement Electrolux Spare Parts
Even the highest quality home appliance will eventually break or require repair. Because of the popularity of Electrolux appliances, finding spare or replacement parts is not a difficult process. However, the component you are looking for may not be available on the website because of available inventory or because they require technical installation. In these cases, the best place to start is by contacting the Consumer Assistance Center during business hours at 1-800-444-4944 or 1-866-213-9397 (for Canadian residents). This company department will be able to direct you to an authorized retailer to obtain the required components for repair. Also, they will advise you on the steps to take if your parts and repairs are covered by warranty.
Dealing with Major Electrolux Appliance Repairs
Technical repairs often cause major dilemmas for appliance owners. For those who are savvy with tools and home repair, this may be a slightly easier problem to deal with. However, not everyone has access to individuals with this type of expertise. In these cases, the best solution is to bite the bullet and find an authorized Electrolux repair specialist in your area that caters to the individual brand name. While the cost of the repair may be more, you can rest assured it is done properly, and the work may be covered by warranty depending on the company you are dealing with. Before you schedule a repair, determine if the parts will be provided or if this will be a step you need (or can) take independently.
Should You Buy Used or New Electrolux Parts?
You may be tempted to save money on repairs by purchasing used Electrolux spare parts online. However, any buyer should be skeptical during the shopping process. While buying discount parts could save you money they could be damaged, about to wear out or not covered by warranty. In other words, your used appliance part could end up costing you more money in the long run, especially if it is worn, defective or damaged. When you buy new replacement parts, most sellers will warranty against damage and defect, ultimately saving you money and unneeded worry.
Owners of Electrolux home appliances can not only rest assured they have purchased a high quality product, but will be able to replace components easily. Even when a breakdown occurs, there are a number of resources available to locate parts and qualified technicians. By using all of these tools, the repair will be taken care of quickly and efficiently and your appliance will be running like new in no time.
Originally posted. April 10, 2011