Introduction: What is an aftermarket part? -What are OEM parts? -What are the differences between aftermarket and OEM parts? -Which type of part should I use for my appliance repairs?
Aftermarket parts are the replacement parts that are manufactured by a company other than the original manufacturer of the appliance. OEM parts refer to the original equipment manufacturer, which is typically an appliance company.
There are a few differences between aftermarket and OEM parts. One major difference is that aftermarket parts are often cheaper than OEM parts. Another difference is that aftermarket parts don’t come with any warranty, while OEM parts do. This means that if something goes wrong with an aftermarket part, you will have to pay for any repairs or replacements out of pocket.
Part 1: The Basics of Aftermarket/OEM Parts
There are many factors that can affect your decision to purchase aftermarket or OEM parts. The most important factor is the quality of the part. OEM parts are generally considered to be higher quality than aftermarket parts and may last longer.
The second factor to consider is the warranty. If your appliance has a manufacturer’s warranty, then you would need to make sure that you purchase an OEM part in order for it to be valid. If there is no warranty, then this becomes less of an issue and you can decide based on cost and quality.
A third factor is part availability. Aftermarket parts may not be available for some appliances so you will need to check with your supplier before purchasing an aftermarket part for that specific appliance repair
Part 2: How To Choose The Right Part For Your appliance repair
The first thing you need to do is to understand what type of appliance you have. If you are not sure what type of appliance you have, take a look at the pictures below or call your nearest appliance repair shop and they will be able to help you identify the type of appliance that it is.
Now that you know what type of appliance it is, it’s time to figure out what part needs to be replaced. To do this, look at your current part and find out the manufacturer and model number. Then go online or call your nearest repair shop and ask them for a replacement part for that particular manufacturer and model number.
Conclusion: The Pros and Cons of Aftermarket Appliance Parts Versus OEM
Aftermarket parts are cheaper than OEM parts, but there is a risk that they may not be compatible with the appliance.
OEM parts are more expensive, but they are guaranteed to work with your appliance.