Changes to our service due to COVID-19

Updated 3/8//2020 7:35 AM AEST Dear Customers, The following is for your safety and ours. Please read it fully so you understand what to expect from us. As with all businesses, we have taken additional precautions to limit our exposure and ensure the health of our staff and customers. Below

Genuine Fisher & Paykel Suspension Rods

Now Available as a Single Rod or 4-Pack Kit Single Rods – Exclusive to Doug Smith Spares   Fitting Guide: These are general rules for selecting the right suspension rods. Please check the full details on the listings before ordering. If you aren’t sure what is correct for your machine,

Online Buyers Beware

Don’t Buy Anything! ……….until you read this. It will only take 60 seconds…….. There are lots of online suppliers of Appliance spare parts. But it is staggering how many of them will not even tell you who they are.  Doug Smith Spares offer you our physical addresses, phone numbers, photos

Keep your Children Safe around your stove

Most kids love to touch stuff. It’s how they learn. They are natural mimics, and love the old “Monkey see, Monkey do” game. It’s great to allow kids to explore their curiosity, and its great to let them experiment around the house, but obviously we need to keep them safe.

Generic Vs Genuine

People instantly understand Generic vs Genuine, when you talk about putting a cheap wiper blade in their Honda. But when it comes to choosing Generic vs Genuine appliance parts for a fridge, dishwasher or washing machine, some people think it doesn’t matter. When it comes to 240V electricity, It absolutely does

Thinking of Buying a New Appliance? read this first…….

A word of advice if you’re buying a new appliance…… Firstly, you should strongly consider keeping your old appliances going as long as you can. Typically it is true that they are better units than they make today. The old adage that ‘they don’t make things like they used to’

Does your fridge pass the paper test?

Try this: Get a small piece of paper (about the size of a post-it note, but not sticky.) Place it in between your fridge gasket and the body of your fridge and close the door. Does the paper stay or fall?  Repeat the test in all four corners of the

Keep your fridge smelling fresh

No matter how clean you keep a fridge they do, over time, develop that stale, off-plastic smell that can be really unpleasant. (not to mention the smells you get when things go rotten in the bottom of the crisper bins!) Room air fresheners and de-oderants only make it worse, and

Is your Dryer a fire Risk?

You have probably seen or heard media articles recently that indicate that clothes dryers represent a significant fire risk, and you may be worried about just how safe your dryer is….. Well, the good news is that it is not as bad as all the hype would have you believe. The

What to do when your knob is too hard

Sometime sourcing the original Knob for a cooktop can be very hard. Maybe the model number has gone, maybe its in a holiday home and you can’t easily get access. Maybe the manufacturer is no longer in business. Well, it’s a problem no more because there are now stylish universal

Making your New Cooktop fit your Benchtop.

Make your new cooktop fit your benchtop Modern cooktops are often slightly narrower than older cooktops, and often when you go to replace it, you find it doesn’t fit the hole in your bench. In the past the solution was to either fill the gap with something (which looked ugly)