Appliance Repair – When to Repair and When Not to Bother

The question is whether to repair or not to repair.
How can you save money on appliance repairs in the long run? Determine if it is really worth doing in the first place.
Before you contact the service representative, answer the following questions.
What is the age of your appliance?
When was the last time you used it?
Is the brand well-known?
Did you go for the top of the line or the bottom of the line?
The golden rule is that any appliance older than ten years is extremely difficult to justify, and here’s why:
Washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, and microwaves are all designed to last 7-10 years. If you have a family and use them often (4 times or more per week), 5-7 years is the average. see here
Now I’m sure people would exclaim that they purchased the most expensive so-and-so brand in the world, which is expected to last 20 years. They may be right. Although I own a dryer that is over 25 years old, I do not believe it is worth repairing when it breaks for three very good reasons:
Very expensive brands usually have very expensive components, less appliance repair agents that can fix them, and are therefore extremely costly to repair.
Replacing a part in a ten-year-old computer may be the beginning of a long and costly journey. Let’s say you need a new motor for your washing machine repair. The brand new motor is surrounded by parts that are all over ten years old until it is assembled. So, although the new motor works well, the old pump and gearbox do not.
If one of the parts breaks after ten years, it’s safe to assume that the other parts will be worn to the same degree. According to logic, the majority of the parts in every computer are built to last for the same period of time. Let’s face it, it’s pointless to create a motor that lasts ten years and a pump that lasts twenty!