Repair or Replace your Appliance?

by Aug 25, 2020Uncategorized0 comments

It’s simple to make a decision to repair an appliance when it needs minor repairs early on in its life. Nonetheless, as your appliance gets older and you encounter more serious problems, you might wonder if it would make sense to purchase a new appliance. Before you make the decision, however, you should consider the following:

  1. Can you repair it by yourself? Some common appliance problems are easy enough to be repaired by the consumer, assuming they take proper precautions. Refer to our Frederick MD appliance repair guides for further aid.
  2. Is your appliance still under its warranty? Most manufacturers’ warranties for appliances usually cover the parts and labor costs for repairs up to one year. If you invested in a high-end appliance such as dishwasher, or you decided to get an extended warranty, your appliance warranty could last over one year. Some appliance may have warranties beyond the standard warranty of the appliance (i.e. a refrigerator’s compressor). You should confirm the warranty status of your appliance with the retailer and manufacturer of purchase before ultimately deciding to replace your unit or hire a professional.
  3. Do you have an older appliance? As your unit ages, you might need to look into purchasing a new one when running into major issues. Newer models tend to be function more effectively than older ones. The included chart below will help you judge if you need a replacement. If your machine is getting old and requires a critical repair, it should definitely be replaced. If you have a high-end model, or an appliance that is built-in, extent an additional two to three years to take into consideration the extra costs of replacement.
  4. How expensive would the repair be? Small repairs should usually be done until the appliance is no longer usable. When you come across major problems such as failures with the transmission or compressor, replacing the appliance is worth looking into. No matter what the problem is, a professional should examine the appliance before deciding to invest in a new one. Something as major as a compressor failure could actually be a problem much smaller, and could be solved by simply replacing the main board or relay.

 

Appliance Lifespan Chart

Appliance Type

Low

High

Average

Refrigerator

12

20

16

Freezer

10

18

14

Dryer (electric)

11

18

14

Dryer (gas)

11

16

13

Washing Machine

8

16

12

Range (electric)

13

20

16

Range (gas)

15

23

19

Dishwasher

9

16

12

Microwave

5

10

8


If you need to replace or repair any of your appliances around Frederick MD, call us today at 301-264-6055 for free quote!

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