Fisher & Paykel has been around since 1934. The company began as a home appliance retailer and has remained in that market since. They offer a wide range of high-end home appliances and parts for the 21st century. Like all appliances, Fisher & Paykel appliances may need periodic repairs to ensure they are working properly.
What common home appliances does Fisher & Paykel produce?
Kitchen ranges—Kitchen ranges have cooked food for generations. Whether standing free or in a pre-formed space, kitchen ranges have been the principal cooking tool of families for over a century. The kitchen range includes both the oven and the cooktop.
Wall ovens—The wall oven is another classic cooking unit. The wall oven concept largely fell out of fashion when the combination kitchen range became the preference. The wall oven allows the cook to stand while inserting or removing food instead of bending over as required by the kitchen range. Wall ovens are still around but they’re typically a high-end specialty appliance.
Cooktops—Fisher & Paykel manufactures cooktops that are installed in homes that use wall ovens.
Range hoods—In the 1970s, the range hood grew into a necessary item. The range hood gathers cooking fumes and greases and carries them outside the home.
Refrigerators—With the invention of the refrigerator, food preservation grew into common practice.
Dishwashers—Dishwashers are a major convenience developed in the 20th century.
Clothes washers—The automatic clothes washer took much of the work out of the life of a homemaker.
Clothes dryers—Clothes dryers are another major convenience for the homemaker. Gone are the outdoor clothes hangers that were the prevalent means of drying clothes up to the 1950s.
What kinds of parts need repair or replacement in appliances?
As with any other type of mechanical device, home appliances have parts that can wear out or break. These parts can be broken down into five categories.
Heating elements—Whether on a cooking top, in an oven or in a clothes dryer, heating elements carry a significant amount of current. After prolonged use, replacement may be a necessity.
Cooling systems—Though compact freezers and refrigerators seem impervious to outside forces, it is the inside parts that are subject to wear. Compressors, seals, refrigerant pumps and many other parts work together to create the cold inside.
Power parts—Dishwashers, clothes washers and clothes dryers have parts that spin, and the mechanisms that create that spin can break down over time.
Handles—The handles that allow you to open or close these specialized products can break over time.
Activating/safety devices—Home appliances have safety devices that act as circuit breakers. Clothes washers have sensors that indicate whether the door is open or closed, and clothes dryers and dishwashers will not run unless the doors are closed. When these parts break, the unit will not run.