Knowing the Life Span of an Appliance is critical when faced with the questions of repairing the unit or replacing it.
When the fridge goes warm or the washing machine stops spinning, you may face a crucial question: Is it worth spending time and money getting an appliance repaired, or would it be wiser to replace it? In most cases, calling a repair technician out can lead to an answer fairly quickly and could save you big, depending on how old your appliance is
KNOW YOUR APPLIANCE’S LIFE EXPECTANCY
Generally, if a repair costs close to the price of a new appliance and the unit is more than ten years old, it might be time to buy new. Provided if there was a repair to prolong the life of your machine. The National Association of Home Builders provides the following estimates for the longevity of common household appliances (without repair).
Dishwasher: 9 Years
Refrigerator: 13 Years
Freezer: 11 Years
Kitchen range/oven(gas): 15 years
Washing Machine: 10 Years
Dryer: 13 Years