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Broken Appliances: Should You Repair or Replace?

Thursday, August 15, 2019

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