The digital switchover is well underway. Have you switched over yet? If you’re not sure, Digital UK has a location checker on their website, which tells you if you’ve switched over, or if you haven’t, the year in which it’s scheduled. The switchover has been rolling out to various parts of the country since 2007; we’re currently about 60% through the process – it finishes in 2012.Read more
Detergent dispensers are a vital part of a dishwasher, without it you’re just pumping regular old water round the washer, and that ain’t no good if you want crockery and cutlery that’s meal worthy once the cycle’s finished. Like the cutlery basket, it’s a part of the dishwasher that’s getting used constantly. Constant use can lead to wear and tear, and sometimes wear and tear will lead to damage.
There are some Fix Its that even the most hardy FIYers might shy away from; changing motors on a vacuum or the heater on a dishwasher for example… the type of fix that really requires a fair amount of time and a bit of persistence. Tricky fixes can make you want to put them off indefinitely and maybe even buy a new appliance. Not so fast!
Today I realised that ever since we started the blog, we’ve never formally introduced ourselves. That’s more than six months and almost 80 blog posts, and you could say that’s just bad manners. So let me put things right for you, reader. I know you can see who contributed what with those natty little photos at the bottom of the post, and there’s an About Us page too, but let me do this properly.
User submitted reviews are such a vital part of the online buying process that we no longer simply hope we’ll find them; we expect them to be there. Reviews add objective opinion and harness the most powerful marketing tool in the world: word of mouth. And it’s not just about finding products that only have great reviews.
Today I am a very proud chap. I get to introduce our new video series. It’s called the ‘How Appliances Work’ series, hosted by the very knowledgeable Matt. There’ll be plenty more in the future, but in the meantime here’s the first…
We’re getting towards last cut of the year kind of time, and after a hard summer of keeping the grass in check, does your lawn mower need a bit of love? Even if all seems well, it’s always worth giving it a quick MOT to make sure everything’s running smoothly.
Door seals are one of the most commonly damaged parts of an oven, but they’re also one of the easiest to replace – even if you can’t find a genuine replacement for your model number. In this video, I show you the wonders of the universal door seal; coming to the aid of oven owners everywhere.Read more
Our Call Centre is closing at 6pm today, Friday 27th August, and will remain closed for the duration of the Bank Holiday weekend. It will reopen on Tuesday 31st August at 8am. In the meantime, enjoy your long weekend, and let’s hope the weather holds out.Read more
Over the last year or so we have been making an effort to provide a more helpful ‘fix it yourself’ (FIY for short) web experience by creating our own ‘How To’ videos. At the time of writing we’ve got over 130 videos, with 750,000 total views, across 12 video sites. The vast majority of these are viewed on our Advice Centre and YouTube channel.
However, we are just a small drop in the web’s ‘How To’ ocean. Here’s a look at some of the best FIY the web has to offer…