How to determine if a broken down appliance should be fixed or nixed
Most appliances have an average lifespan of anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Unless you are “fortunate” enough to have an appliance breakdown during a warranty period, you need to decide whether is makes sense to repair the appliance or just start over with a brand new machine.
It’s a tough question. If you don’t have an extended service contract for your appliances, repair costs aren’t cheap and it’s sometimes difficult to find a responsible, reliable repair person. But as we all try to do more with less, appliance repair can make sense IF you can be reasonably sure that this won’t be the first in a long line of repair costs for the same appliance! Read the entire blog post here