A Used Refrigerator is a great option. New appliances can be quite expensive, especially if they have the most advanced technology. If you’re savvy, buying used appliances can save you money and still provide quality. These are five things to consider when buying a used refrigerator.
Your Space Must Be Fitted by the Fridge
Before you begin looking for used fridges, make sure you measure the space in your kitchen and your existing fridge. Consider which direction you want the doors to open. This will save you time and prevent you from looking at units that do not meet your needs.
Is the Fridge Running?
Most fridges that are sold will not have the ability to be plugged in or run. This means you don’t have any assurances of a high-quality unit. Although used appliance dealers might offer a guarantee on all their products, this may not be possible if you deal with an individual seller. Before you sign the deal, make sure the fridge motor is running by plugging it into the outlet.
Parts availability and cost
It is important to understand the costs of repairs and maintenance when buying used appliances. Although you may believe you are getting a great deal by buying a Sub Zero fridge at a low price, it is important to know what the maintenance and repair costs will be. You should also be aware of rare or old models. These fridges can have difficulty finding parts and cause delays in refrigerator repairs.
It takes time to cool down.
It can take between 12 and 24 hours for your fridge to cool down to the right temperature when you bring it home. If your fridge doesn’t cool down within a few hours, don’t panic.
Take into consideration professional service
Your fridge should be in excellent condition if it was purchased from a dealer that reconditions appliances before selling them. If you bought the fridge from an individual, it may not be in the best condition. Fixify can provide refrigerator repair services. We can inspect your refrigerator, clean condenser coils and replace door seals. These are just a few of the many maintenance tasks we can do to help you get the most out of your unit’s energy efficiency and performance.