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Why Does My Tumble Dryer Keep Blowing Thermostats

Why Does My Tumble Dryer Keep Blowing Thermostats

Roughly 60% of households in the UK own a tumble dryer, enabling them to dry their washing whatever the weather. But, as with all appliances faults can develop, meaning the appliance no longer works as it should.

In this post, we look at the role the heat thermostat plays in your tumble dryer as well as the reasons for why the part can trip / blow, preventing you from getting the most out of your appliance.Read more

2 Million Views And Counting for BuySpares YouTube

BuySpares Hits 2 Million YouTube Views

At BuySpares we’re celebrating after our dedicated YouTube channel hit over 2 million views – helping us spread our ethos of “repair rather than replace”.

Since May 2011 we have been producing a range of household and garden appliance videos, covering a range of topics from “How To Fix a Smelly Washing Machine” through to “How To Replace The Cutting Blades on a Flymo Microlite Lawnmower”.Read more

How To Clean Your Tumble Dryer

How To Clean Your Tumble Dryer

Come winter, drying your washing can seem like an uphill battle. But with a fully functioning tumble dryer, there’s no reason why you cannot get your washing dry and prevent your laundry basket from overflowing.

Key to keeping your appliance working to its full potential, therefore keeping your laundry bin empty and your energy bills down is to keep your tumble dryer clean – and this can be done by following the advice outlined below.Read more

4 Beko Fridge Faults You Can Fix at Home

4 Beko Fridge Faults You Can You Fix

When it comes to fridges, Beko is the UK’s number one brand – and for good reason.  Since 1990, Beko have been selling a range of household appliances throughout the UK and Ireland, producing appliances which are designed to make life easier whilst also ensuring everyday appliances are energy efficient.

Despite their enviable reputation, as with all appliances, a Beko fridge can develop faults – and below we look at 4 of the most common ones you’re likely to experience and explain how you can repair them.Read more

How To Clean a Coffee Maker

How To Clean a Coffee Maker

Your coffee machine, whether a bean-to-cup, espresso or capsule machine will need regular cleaning to ensure every cup of coffee it produces not only tastes as good as the last one, but also has the flavour you’d expect from the finest coffee.

Yet many of us are guilty of neglecting our coffee makers and not providing them with the cleaning they require, so it should come as no surprise that coffee makers are a hot bed for bacteria. In fact, a study from 2011 found the reservoir in a coffee maker is likely to have a higher germ count than some spots in your bathroom.

Cleaning your coffee maker, including a bean-to-cup machine, needn’t be difficult. Below, we provide a guide on how to clean your coffee machine on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.Read more

Clumsiness Is Not An Excuse For Broken Appliances

Clumsiness Is Not An Excuse For Broken Appliances

When you think of memorable dates July 1st isn’t one which normally springs to mind. But the date does have its own connotations. For example, July 1st 2015 was the hottest day of the year (to date) and the hottest day for nine years. Due to the heat a heat-health alert was issued for all of England – and we did our bit, by posting tips via our “Keep Cool During This Week’s Heat Wave” post.

Aside from being a record breaking day in 2015, July 1st according to Direct Line, is the day of the year when home insurance claims rise by as much as 60% – leading to them labelling the day, the “clumsiest day of the year”.Read more

Are Your Appliances Costing You Too Much?

Household Appliance Cost

Did you know that leaving your appliances on standby each day could be costing you between £50 and £86 a year? This equates to roughly 16% of your annual electricity bill. But it isn’t just the cost of leaving your appliances on standby which could be costing you unnecessary money.

To help ensure your appliances aren’t costing you too much, it’s important to ensure you…Read more