Samsung has been a trusted brand at the forefront of the tech space since the 1930s. From fridges to TVs, vacuums to laundry appliances, there’s a good chance you’ve got some Samsung in your home somewhere. And as with all appliances, things can go wrong. You can lose that cable or screw or other small but essential part, or one day the machine just decides it doesn’t want to work any more. We’ve all been there. Here is a quick guide to finding genuine Samsung appliance spare parts online.
Rather than calling the technician or (worse!) throwing the appliance out, it might be worth seeing if you can fix it yourself.
If you feel confident that you know what is wrong, then it may be worth having a go. However, be careful that it doesn’t involve any electrical work or mechanical moving parts repairs, which should be done by an experienced technician.
Why use genuine spare parts?
Wholesalers like WWSpares stock genuine replacement parts that are guaranteed to fit and function properly. Samsung is a trusted brand, renowned for the quality of their products, so it makes sense to use a genuine Samsung part that has been tested rigorously and is known to work. Do your research. If you’re looking to fix an appliance yourself, you need to feel confident that you not only have the right part but that it will work well and last.
How to find the right part
It’s simple really… you need to find the important bits relating to the faulty or broken appliance. There are thousands of different brands and models out there so it’s important you know your model number to ensure you order the right part. The fridge or dishwasher you have may look the same as the one you saw online or in-store, but product variants have different model numbers, and each year they may bring out slight variations or upgrades which may affect the spare part you need.
Here’s what you should be looking for:
- First, identify the make (brand) of the product. In this case, it would be Samsung.
- Find the model number of this appliance. This is generally written in a small font on the serial plate or sticker of the appliance. You may find it helpful to take a photo of the serial plate with your phone so you can read it more clearly. The accompanying user guide or instruction manuals are generally not a reliable source for identifying the exact model as they are often generic or cover a number of different models, so you will need to find a specific model number from the item itself.
- You may also need the serial number, production code or service number from the serial plate – so we recommend you write it all down or take a photo of the serial plate.
Find a reliable supplier
When searching for genuine spare parts, it’s important to find a reliable provider.
At WWSpares, we sell a wide range of genuine spare parts including Samsung. Our friendly customer care team can help if you have technical questions when ordering the parts.
We also have a huge online library of appliance technical manuals that can be searched and the relevant appliance model guide downloaded to your computer or phone. Note these are only available to trade customers.
Price or quality?
As with most things in life, it’s a balance between the cost of the item and the quality. Websites such as eBay, Amazon and others are selling parts that are reportedly compatible with Samsung appliances, but there is a risk.
For one, it’s often hard to know if you’ve found the correct part; it can be a bit of a minefield out there. Likewise, there’s no guarantee of the quality of non-genuine parts if they have not been approved and tested by the manufacturers. Investing in genuine and high-quality spare parts is a safer route.
Maintenance is key
As with all appliances, you must stay on top of the regular maintenance. For example keeping that dishwasher filter clear of debris, running the washing machine on a hot cycle etc. may help prevent faults from occurring. Similarly, if you do need to replace a spare part, you’re more likely to get longevity from the appliance if you keep the machine well-maintained and use a quality spare part.
It's important to make safety a priority when replacing parts in your appliances. If you are unsure about how to replace a part, or if the repair requires special tools, it’s best to consult a technician. At WWSpares, we can help you to find a suitable professional. With the correct parts and proper installation, you can extend the life of your appliances and avoid the costs and headaches of having to replace them entirely.
Here at WWSpares, we have an online appliance spare parts store, that sells a wide range of spare parts to fit any kind of appliance. Explore our extensive range of Samsung spare parts today. We ship nationwide and internationally. Contact us today if you have any questions.