Published at Thursday, March 29th, 2018 - 09:48:37 AM. Kitchenaid. By Lucija Bališ.
Excerpt from KitchenAid Replacement Parts - The Dangers of Buying Aftermarket Parts :
KitchenAid Replacement Parts. Buying aftermarket parts for your appliance may save you some money upfront but may end up costing more money in additional repairs down the road. For example, I purchased an aftermarket drain pump for a Whirlpool direct drive washer. The unit was difficult to install due to some molding imperfections compared to the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) part. It was also noisy. Not trusting the part, I removed it and installed the OEM version. The OEM version is about three times more expensive than the aftermarket product, but I found it worth the added cost.
KitchenAid Replacement Parts. In conclusion, cheaper is not always better, and make sure you know what you are purchasing. If you have to have an aftermarket version, do some research to see what others have to say about it first. If you're looking for an OEM part, make sure to read the labeling carefully, in order to confirm that it is not an aftermarket part disguised with phrases like "Exact Replacement Part."
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