"White goods" is the trade name for major appliances that were originally all white. Refrigerators, dish washers, ovens and other permanently installed equipment fall into this category.  

With the addition of electronics, our appliances are essentially giant computers that we wash dishes in, or keep food in. While putting computers in appliances adds neat features, it also opens them up to the same repair concerns as other electronics: manufacturers can corner the market on repair, or even cut it off completely.

Keurig, for example, doesn't sell replacement parts for their coffeemakers—not to owners or repair technicians. The machines are designed to be disposable. Samsung's line of smart, web-connected fridges has suffered from buggy software and spotty updates. But investigating or modifying the software puts independent technicians at risk of violating copyright.

Appliances used to last for decades. Modern white goods should, too.

Fair Repair bills are intended to restore the right to repair white goods in exactly the same way as consumer electronics, computers, and anything else.