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Buy Now Pay Later

Applying for online finance

We are pleased to offer our customers a choice of finance options

With option 1 below you benefit from NO DEPOSIT, NO PAYMENTS and NO INTEREST* 

*If balance cleared by the due date. £29.00 settlement fee payable



We are pleased to offer our customers a Buy Now Pay Later facility on all items over £200.

This means that you can order the goods you want today and not worry about paying anything for 12 months.

You can choose to pay in full by the end of the interest free period (final settlement of £29); alternatively, you can spread the cost. If you decide not to pay in full during the interest free period, no problem, you will automatically revert to an interest bearing option, at typical 29.8% APR, spread over 48 monthly payments.


Spread the Cost with Flexible Finance

Flexible repayment options are available on all items over £200, making those important purchases easier to manage.

You can choose to spread the cost over 24, 36 or 48 months, with an interest rate of just 19.9%.

Just follow the steps below to make your application.

Representative Example
Order value (cash price) £300, total amount of credit £300 with no deposit to pay,           19.9% representative APR, 36 monthly payments of £10.89, total amount payable £392.04.

This gives you complete control, even if your circumstances change.

This facility can be arranged over the telephone within a few minutes when we email you with a secure link to complete the finance application at your convenience.

Once approved, simply digitally sign the finance agreement and your sales consultant will contact you to confirm delivery or collection arrangements.


Follow 3 easy steps to arrange our Buy Now Pay Later interest free option…

1. Select the product(s) you wish to purchase;
2. Call 01253 699009 to apply for credit OR visit us in-store;
3. For Buy Now Pay Later, pay the balance back to the finance company whenever you like within the deferred period, and pay no interest.

Just call 01253 699009 or visit us in store… and leave it to us need to know more vist it here 


Please note:
1. We cannot ship a finance order to a different delivery address.

All finance orders must be delivered inside the Customer’s current residential address. 2. You cannot apply for credit if you have not been a resident of this country for 3 years, if you are receiving unemployment benefit or are under 18 years of age.
3. Minimum order value of £200 after deposit.

Credit is subject to status, arranged by Appliance Spares Direct Ltd.


Buy Now Pay Later Finance Example

Buy Now Pay Later with payments deferred for up to 48 months

Spread the cost with our buy now pay later finance available online and in store.

Our simple buy now pay later (BNPL) finance options allow you to spread the cost of your purchase over 48 months, with the first payment deferred for 6, 10 or 12 months. Settle your agreement within the agreed period and pay an early settlement fee of £29.00. Minimum 10% deposit required.

All you need to do is:

  1. Spend a minimum £225 and above
  2. Place a minimum 10% deposit
  3. Minimum finance amount after deposit £200 and above

We offer 3 simple finance options to help you spread the cost of your purchases.

  • 48 months buy now pay later finance, with the first payment deferred for 6 months on orders of £225 and above
  • 48 months buy now pay later finance, with the first payment deferred for 10 months on orders of £225 and above
  • 48 months buy now pay later finance, with the first payment deferred for 12 months on orders of £225 and above

Representative example:

Cash price       £1,000
Deposit            £100
Loan amount   £900
29.8% APR representative
Interest rate     21.37% fixed
48 monthly repayments of £38.78
Total term of loan agreement 48 months, with the first payment deferred for 12 months
Total charge for credit £961.44
Total amount payable £1961.44
If you pay the full amount plus the £29.00 fee within the deferred period then there is no interest charged

Finance FAQ 

How do I choose to pay by Finance?

Just select the finance option on the checkout page or let the sales consultant know if you’re buying in our showrooms.

Who is eligible to apply for online finance?

To apply for finance, you must be over the age of 18, work at least 16 hours a week, or be retired with an income. You must also be a resident of the United Kingdom and have lived in the UK for the last 12 months or more. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer online finance to residents of Eire. Homemakers aren’t excluded from applying under their own names; however we will require the employment details of your spouse in order to process your application.

When do my repayments start?

Your monthly repayments will begin one month after your purchase has been delivered.

Are there any arrangement fees or hidden extras for credit?

No. There are no arrangement fees or hidden extras.


Your questions answered

Here’s some of the most commonly asked questions regarding online finance.

Once my application is approved, what happens next?

Within minutes of your application being approved, you will be presented with the option to sign your credit agreement. If you are offered the ability to e-sign your credit agreement and choose to do so, a PDF of your credit agreement will be displayed on screen. You should read the credit agreement carefully before clicking all the relevant sections agreeing to its terms. Once you have agreed to the terms of the credit agreement Appliance Spares Direct Ltd will be notified and you need do nothing more. If you are presented with the ability to print and return your credit agreement you should print the PDF agreement, read it carefully and then sign the document following the instructions on the covering letter. This signed document should then be posted to the address shown on the covering letter of the credit agreement.

Note that products will not be allocated to your order until your completed and signed agreement is returned and received by Hitachi Capital. Shipment of your goods will follow soon after your agreement has been returned to our finance company.

Will your credit score me and if so, what does this mean?

Credit scoring is the process used by financial services companies to evaluate the credit risk of new applicants. This technique will be applied to your application for online finance. Credit scoring works by awarding points for each answer given on the application form such as age, income and occupation, together with information obtained from credit reference agencies. This information allows us to produce consistent decisions, ensuring all our applicants are treated fairly. Credit scoring does not discriminate on the grounds of sex, race, religion or disability.

If you decline my application, what is the reason?

In addition to credit scoring, we also take into account confirmation of your identity, validation of certain application details, existing commitments and information held at the credit reference agencies. Though we are unable to provide you with a main reason for decline of your application, it is usually based on one, or a combination of the following:

  • Your credit score (note that every finance company will score you differently)
  • Adverse credit reference agency information
  • You are considered to be overcommitted
  • You are aged under 18
  • Your existing account performance with other lenders

What type of information do credit reference agencies hold about me?

Some of the information is public information, for example electoral roll, County Court Judgements and bankruptcies. Other lenders may also file information about accounts you hold with them for instance this could include your payment history and outstanding balance on these accounts. Any requests for credit, where a credit reference search has been undertaken, will also be filed, although the result of the request is not recorded.

How do I obtain a copy of this information?

You should send a cheque for £2.00 made payable to the relevant company, together with details of all addresses at which you have lived over the last 6 years:

  • Consumer Help Desk Experian Limited PO Box 8000 Nottingham NG1 5GX
  • Equifax Ltd., Credit File Advice Centre. PO Box 1140. Bradford, BD1 5US
  • Consumer Services, Callcredit Limited, PO Box 491, LEEDS, LS3 1WZ

The above listed agencies will provide details of information relating to these addresses. If you believe that the information is incorrect, you can ask the agency to correct it.

If my application is not successful, can I re-apply?

Yes. We acknowledge that your circumstances change and just because we have refused a previous application, it does not mean that we’ll automatically turn down a further request. We do suggest however, that you leave at least 6 months between applications.

Can I request delivery to an address other than my home?

In order to safeguard against fraudulent applications, we regret that we’re able only to deliver goods to the home address of the applicant. 

Credit subject to status and affordability. Terms & Conditions Apply. (Appliance Spares Direct) are a credit broker and are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Credit is provided by Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance, a division of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Extraction rate of cooker hoods is it important?

3 questions about cooker hood extraction rates

BoschDWA064W51B_defThe main reason for having a cooker hood is to extract smells and grease from the kitchen. The extraction rate of the cooker hood gives an indication of how powerful the hood is and how effective it is at doing this.

The extraction rate can be called airflow which refers to the amount of air per m3 that can be extracted in one hour. The move powerful the extraction rate the more air can be removed.

1. Is the extraction rate the same for recirculating and ducted hoods?

Short answer no its not.

With all cooker hoods that are used in recirculation mode, as they have no duct to remove the smells and rely on a charcoal filter to do this job, this in turn reduces the airflow by 30%.


If the hood is ducted out then the length and diameter of the duct will affect the extraction rate, the more bends and longer or narrower the duct the lower the extraction rate, if a concertina hose is used this will also affect the extraction rate. If the ducting is longer than 3-4 meter or more and has more than 2 bends this will reduce the extraction rate of the appliance.


Recommended size manufactures is rigid 150mm diameter ducting for optimum results.


2.What extraction rate do I need?

In order to calculate what extraction rate / airflow hood you need, you need to you simply measure the length, width and height of you room and multiply them together then multiply by 10, please see example below.

For example: If your kitchen is 5 meters wide, 7 meters long and 3 meters high, your calculation will be:
(5 x 7 x 3) x 10 = 1050

This means that a hood with an extraction rate of 1050 m3/h should achieve efficient ventilation of the room, anything less will not extract air effectively.

3. How is the extraction rate reported?

Most manufacturers, comply with the European standard IEC EN 61591. This means that the airflow is measured in a realistic scenario: after one meter of ducting plus one 90° bend plus one more meter of ducting.

If a hood can only be used in recirculation mode, then the airflow should be measured at the point of the metal grease filter with the charcoal filter in place (which reduces the airflow.


At  Appliance Spares Direct we can help you order the correct hood and also ducting needed for you.

Visit here for cooker hood ducting



Smeg Retro Refrigeration

Smeg 50’s Style Retro refrigeration is very must sort after these days!

These free-standing appliance looks fantastic in the modern home and are a stylish option for many people bringing back the 50’s style. I you were to ask most people what appliances Smeg sell, most would say the retro fridge, although they do make many other appliances as well.

Within each range there are many exciting and different colours to choose from. Cream, Black and Red are the most popular however for the Blackpool Football supports the orange one is very nice, they also come in Denim, Union Jack, Pink, Pastel Blue, Silver, Green and Lime Green.

The FAB10 is the Fridge and the smallest one, the FAB28 is a tall fridge with a 4* ice box, the FAB30 is a fridge with a freezer on top and the FAB32 is a fridge with the freezer at the bottom. These are all either A+ or A++ on energy so they are energy efficient.

The doors on these appliances do not change over, if you require one you need to order either left or right hand hinge.

Available to purchase from Appliance Spares Direct Ltd

Now on display in-store!


Smeg Retros

Special Offers on Hundreds of Appliances

We are Appliance Spares Direct Ltd and we sell appliance spare parts & brand new domestic appliances.

We have some excellent offers on appliance at the moment and we :-

We provide a FREE Local Delivery the same day or a day which you choose.

We will deliver FREE to you on a time you have chosen. 101F12B89NDALIM

We will Remove All Packaging FREE & Recycle

We also offer Removal of your old appliance & recycle

We also offer Free Installation on various appliances such as tumble dryers, fridges & freezers but not on built in appliances.

The local Area is Blackpool & the Fylde Coast, including parts of Preston. If you live in the following postcode areas then we are able to deliver to you FY1, FY2, FY3, FY4, FY5, FY6, FY7, FY8, PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4. In most cases we provide a Free Same Day Delivery. Some area’s just out side the local area we can still deliver to but may be subject to Small delivery charges. If you are unsure as to whether we will be able to deliver appliances to your selves the please call 01253 699009 and we will gladly answer your questions.


To see a list of all our special offers then please click here for the full list.

Vacuum Cleaner Paper Bags

Vacuum Bags, Vac Bags, Dust Bags

Well in this day an age you would think that most people use bagless cleaners like Dyson’s. There are still plenty of manufactures making vacuum cleaners that take dust bags these would include Bosch, Siemens, Oreck, Sebo, Miele, Numatic and more. There are good reason to have a dust bag and some bad. Some good reasons are easy emptying of dust, simply change the bag and quasdb340mfreplace a new one with out getting a face full of dust, as you change your bag you change the main filter as the bag is if fact a filter & they are Easy to maintain. The two main bad points would be that some paper bags can burst as the pores in the bag get blocked and the bag acts as a balloon, this can happen to some inferior quality bags before the bags full. The Second would be that as the paper dust bag fills up with debris from your floor or carpet the suction reduces as the pores with in the bag get block as mentioned before reducing the machines performance .

You can buy microfibre bags which are strong and much less likely to burst QUASDB369and also have better filtration & some come with hepa filtration for allergy sufferers.

We mostly stock Qualtex Hygienic vacuum bags which are made to the manufactures specifications, but not as expensive. We do not stock inferior quality bags that can be found else where. We can also get the manufactures original bags to those who prefer to use them.

Here at Appliance Spares Direct we stock over 300 different types of vacuum bags for current machine as well as old ones. We can send out to you directly to your door or if you are local to us you can call in a collect in store.



Dyson Vacuum cleaner parts

We stock hundreds of Dyson vacuum cleaner parts

Dyson vacuum cleaners and probably the best bagless cleaner on the market today. Dyson spend millions of pounds a year on research in fact they spend 1.5 million pounds a week to ensure that their products are on of the best. They constantly look at new ideas not just using the conventional type of cleaner that every one is used to.

QUAFIL306Dyson Vacuum Cleaners are design to last the user a long time and are stronger that most people think. Having said that we see people abusing their vacuum cleaner not cleaning filters, brushrolls & bin assembly’s thus shortening the life of the motor in side the machine. Filters are an important part of any vacuum cleaner and when blocked create a vacuum and make the appliance loose suction and the motor very quickly over heats. There are thermal cut outs built into the motor to help, if overheated they will activate and the machine will stop. If left to cool now will work again but, if you have not found the reason it cut out the first time it will do it again.

We find that people bring them into us for repair which we can fix by stripping down the appliance, cleaning the whole appliance, replacing the filters or QUABRL53cleaning them to bring it back to life. People have been known to throw away the appliance in this case when nothing is wrong with it apart from the fact it just needs a quick service.

If you regularly check your filters and keep them clean keep the brushroll clear of hair keep the rest of the air way clear of debris then you will have these machines for years.

Over time you may need to replace parts Filters,  brushrolls & belts we can supply you we all part you require. We stock both Original parts and pattern parts at original quality.

Dyson Spare Parts

Washing machine spare parts

If you’ve ever been quoted a ridiculously high price for washing machine spare parts then you will be glad to know that you can save yourself a serious amount of money by buying exactly what you need using the internet.

These days, the vast majority of modern day kitchen appliance manufacturers will try to get you to sign up to one of their over-priced product insurance schemes in case anything goes wrong with your chosen product.  These seldom required services can cost almost as much as the appliance itself!  Of course, when you purchase a brand new washing machine from a high street retailer such as Dixons or Comet, you would normally expect this revolutionary appliance to last for at least 4 or 5 years at a minimum before it starts to break down.

However, nothing is built to last these days and the manufacturers themselves seem to be taking advantage of this by offering expensive product repair services that supposedly offer unrivalled peace of mind at a stupendous cost.  In most situations, the root of the problem is typically nothing more than a simple, faulty wire or a malfunctioning component that you could easily replace yourself or get someone qualified to fix without having to fork out a small fortune.   

Instead of paying through the nose for spare washing machine parts and getting “ripped off” by the manufacturer, you could always opt to let a local repairman identify the problem and buy the washing machine spare parts you need online yourself so that they can get you back up and running with a minimal outlay.

Has your Dyson Lost its Suck!

Dyson Spare Parts

Dyson vacuum cleaners are amongst one of the most popular vacuum cleaner in the UK today. Have you ever thought that your cleaner was not picking up as well as it once did? We have seen people throw away good vacuum cleaners simply because they needed a simple service. The main problem with bagless vacuum cleaners is that most people do not clean or replace their filters regular enough this leads to loss of suction and early motor burn outs. This can be avoided if you clean your filters once a month and have the Dyson or other bagless vacuum cleaner serviced once a year.QUAFIL306




Here at Appliance Spares Direct Ltd we can service your Dyson Cleaner or other vacuum cleaner and bring it back to life for you. We can provide you with the correct Dyson Spare Parts  for your appliance to enable you to fix it your self. We also sell Hundreds of other vacuum cleaner spares including paper bags, belts and filters so if thats what your after we will be able to help.

Get Siemens appliances here!!

Siemens appliances are a high end appliance brand

Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 170 Years Ago.
The company employs around 13,520 people in the UK, including about 5,000 in the manufacturing sector. Last year’s revenues were £3.2 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey.

Siemens WM14E460GB


Amongst many things Siemens makes high end appliances some of them come with a 5 year parts and labour guarantee. Others come with a 2 year parts and labour guarantee. These include Washing Machines,  Dishwashers, Cookers etc. All Siemens products across the full range are built to the same    high quality as they get higher up the range the style and technology gets more advanced, see below for information regarding the iQ range and what each range means. Many of these appliances have  a Function Called “vario perfect” This is a button which you can use to shorten the programme length but get the same wash results.

What Siemens say about vario perfect

“Would you like perfect laundry done quickly, or with maximum energy efficiency? With Siemens’ new varioPerfect technology, the choice is yours. Whether you opt to save time with speedPerfect or save money with ecoPerfect, you’ll get perfect washing results every time. You can activate either function with any standard or special programme with the exception of wool handwashandrapid 15. The machine automatically adjusts the wash process for perfect washing results”.

The iQ Range

Siemens introducing Their range of fully co-ordinated appliances. Good looking on their own… fabulous together. One of the major driving forces behind the creation of Siemens; iQ range was to make it easy to achieve seamless design co-ordination between appliances. The range comes in four distinct variants and covers almost every kitchen appliance they make, with all pieces carefully designed to combine effortlessly with each other.


Exceptional design allied with seriously innovative technology is the basis of these, Siemens Premium Models.


Exuding class and refinment, these machines unite first-class features with top-class technology.


Good-looking appliances equipped with an attractive selection of smart features.


Typical siemens Style and build quality offering exceptional value. 


At Appliance Spares Direct you can purchase these fantastic appliances here.


If you are unable to find what your looking for then please calll 01253 699009 or email as we will be able to help.