Major vendors of appliances have parts for their machines available through their repair departments. It is always wise to keep your receipts for major appliances including all warranties in a plastic bag near your appliance or in your appliance or taped on the back of your appliance. Of course, some people have a special drawer in their kitchen for receipts, warranties, and other information related to their major appliances that comes with them in their packaging. The important thing to keep in mind is that warranty papers that come with your appliance should not be cast out as you might need them within six months or even six years later. Besides, keeping important warranty papers that come with your major or minor appliances, you should immediately fill out any forms that come with your appliances from the manufacturer and send it in on the same day if you can that your appliance was delivered to you or that you brought into your house. Procrastinating, often means losing the form or becoming so accustomed to your appliance that you don't bother to send out your manufacturer's warranty sheet. Once you have stored your appliances information packet, sent out your manufacturer's form, you should add the name and telephone number of your appliance vendor to your list of private telephone numbers.