Repairing Is Recycling

By Ron Carter
Wednesday - April 06, 2011
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By Ron Carter
Hawaii Regional Manager of Reliable Parts

As the economy struggles, many people are fixing their old appliances instead of buying new. But where do you go to get the parts needed for the repair?

Welcome to Reliable Parts.

Formerly known as Appliance Parts Company, we have been serving the people of Hawaii and the Pacific for more than 50 years. Seattle-based Reliable Parts, which bills itself as “the house of a million parts,” acquired Appliance Parts in February 2007.

Founded in 1933, Reliable Parts operates more than 40 stores throughout Canada, the western United States and Hawaii - one in Honolulu and the other in Waipio-Gentry. Our professional Hawaii sales staff with more than 150 years of combined experience is willing to help in any way possible. So whether you are a seasoned servicer or a weekend warrior, our knowledge and experience in the appliance parts industry will always be a plus.

Reliable Parts believes that “repairing is recycling.” It is usually less expensive and it adds less waste to our limited landfills. Here at Reliable Part we do our best to help you get your appliance up and running. But, there may be times when Reliable Parts will recommend calling in a professional. With the use of electronics in the newer appliances, it may be wiser and less expensive to call a qualified technician to fix it. When it comes to deciding on a technician, call a few different companies to get their rates. And, if possible, check online for any reviews.

Pictured (front, from left) Jay-Ar Salvosa, Robert Yoshimura, Dean Kaneshiro, (back) Roland Tauyan, Michelle Meacham, Randal Sugai, Chin Ho Chung, Grace Salvador and Erin Ramos. Photo courtesy Reliable Parts

Sometimes that old appliance is just not worth fixing. In that case, please be sure to dispose of your old appliance using the bulk pickup program in your area.

Reliable Parts carries an extensive inventory of unique accessories, cleaners and miscellaneous products. There are brushes made for specific uses, refrigerator water filters, barbecue sauces, and many other things that you might not expect to find in our store.

To learn more about our company, come into one of our stores or visit us at Thank you for your past patronage and we look forward to serving you in the future.

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