When your appliance technician tells you that most washer problems stemmed from water, take it seriously. Having a faulty appliance repaired is one thing; having the appliance prematurely replaced due to water effects is an entirely different matter. You should expect some appliance problems here and there. That’s normal. These units won’t run flawlessly forever. But their lifespan will be cut short by at least 2-3 years if the water is hard. Water has bad effects on appliance parts anyway let alone when it’s hard.
You don’t need anyone to tell you how important your microwave is. But since this is one of the most useful kitchen appliances, everyone can understand your frustration when it breaks down. Don’t you just hate it when this happens? No doubt you do and so it will be helpful to learn a few microwave troubleshooting tricks or at least the reasons why your favorite appliance has given up on you!