When appliances start breaking down, and you don’t know what to do, you may be tempted to give up and replace them with newer models. But there are times that a broken washer, dryer, or fridge can last much longer with just a quick fix.
But how do you tell the difference between needing a new part versus needing an all-new appliance? When you think about replacing appliances, you should consider how long an appliance can work for you and how much it will cost to get the one you have up and running again.
There are a few fixes that come along with owning appliances, and some appliance repair is much easier than you might think. On the other hand, there are times when it makes more sense to replace that broken washer. Following are some of the most common problems homeowners run into with their appliances.
Some issues that come up with a washing machine can be fixed. Here are some simple ones that Comfort Appliance Services has outlined:
If your washing machine is acting up and it is relatively new, the repairs you need may still be covered by the warranty. However, if there are several things going on with your machine and it is over ten years old, it is probably time to think about getting a new one.
If the repairs do not fix the problem and your dryer has been around for a long time, it may be less expensive to just replace it.
If your refrigerator is leaking, the ice maker isn’t working, or your fridge is not staying cool enough, it is a good time to call an appliance repair service. However, if these things are happening and you have had your fridge for more than 13 years, it may be time to look into buying a new refrigerator.
Dishwashers that are ten years old or getting close are probably not going to last much longer, and it is probably time to buy a new one.