In the sixties, buying a washing machine could cost something like a month wage, depending on the salary obviously. The cost of domestic appliances really came down at the end of the seventies to allow people to buy them more easily. Thankfully, with now appliances at a lower cost it is easier and more common to have more than one domestic appliance in a home.
With more and more competition in the appliance industry, we have seen the arrival of a lot more of those that are made in china. You might think that Chinese domestic appliances or spare parts would only be cheap and break down easily but it can be completely different. In some cases it really is what it is. How can you expect something very cheap to always be of good quality. With pressure on all the retailers and manufacturers to come up with cheaper products, some people really have cut corners and you end up with very unreliable appliances that have a short life expectancy.
You may actually be surprised to know that good products can come from China or any other Asian country. Those guys can make really good quality products.
So next time you want to buy Hotpoint dishwasher spare part, Electrolux washing machine spare part or anything else, have a look at where they were manufactured. It might be some part of Asia.
In difficult times when you cannot or do not really want to buy new domestic appliance when one breaks, you really need to consider looking in more details at what part has just broken and see if something can be done.
It is very easy to go on an online shop or to go to a brick and mortar shop and buy things like AEG cooker spare part, Electrolux Cooker spare part or others. In most cases it will cost you less to do the fix yourself if you can or get somebody to repair the broken appliance.