Got a broken appliance and not sure whether to repair it or replace it? Both repairing and replacing can have their pros and cons. Here is a brief guide on whether you should repair or replace that broken appliance.
Has It Broken Before?
If an appliance keeps breaking, chances are that it will continue to break again in the near future. Every time you repair that appliance, you’ll be throwing more money at it. Certain appliances such as ovens and freezers can also be a real inconvenience if they keep breaking. In other words, if it’s not the first time the appliance has broken, you may want to consider replacing it.
Consider the Age of the Appliance
You should also consider the life expectancy of your appliance. Once an appliance reaches the end of its life expectancy, parts are more likely to wear out, making a replacement a more sensible option. Here are just a few average appliance life expectancies:
· Microwave 9 years
· Dishwasher 9 years
· Refrigerator 13 years
· Washing machine 15 years
· Tumble dryer 15 years
· Gas oven 18 years
· Central vacuum 20 years