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Why Your New Appliance May Still Be on Backorder: The COVID-19 Effect

The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant disruptions to global supply chains and factory operations, which impacted many industries, including the appliance repair industry. Due to these disruptions, many repair technicians and appliance manufacturers were struggling to obtain the parts needed to fix broken appliances.

The pandemic caused factories to shut down or reduce their operations to comply with government regulations and keep their workers safe. This resulted in a shortage of raw materials, components, and finished products, which made it difficult for manufacturers to produce and distribute appliances and parts.

In addition to production issues, the pandemic also caused a surge in demand for appliances, as many people were spending more time at home and investing in home upgrades. This further exacerbated the supply chain issues, as manufacturers were struggling to keep up with the increased demand, while also dealing with production and distribution challenges.

Warehouse with rows of backordered appliances
Backordered Appliances

As a result, many newer appliances and parts are still on backorder right now in 2023, despite some factories and supply chains having resumed their operations. The backlog of orders and delays in production and distribution are still being felt throughout the industry.

Moreover, the increased demand for energy-efficient and eco-friendly appliances has also led to a shortage of certain parts and components that are needed to produce these products.

Overall, the pandemic had a significant impact on the appliance repair industry, and its effects are still being felt today, as supply chains and manufacturers continue to recover and adapt to the new normal.

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