Should You Repair or Replace Your Broken Appliance

Should You Repair or Replace Your Broken Appliance

Repair or Replace: Making the Right Choice for Your Appliances

Deciding whether to repair or replace a kitchen or laundry appliance can be a perplexing dilemma. When that trusty dishwasher or washing machine suddenly malfunctions, you’re faced with a crucial decision: invest in repairs or invest in a new appliance? Let's walk through some options:

When to Repair?

  • Minor Issues: If your appliance has minor issues, like a broken seal or a faulty switch, repairing it might be the way to go.
  • Relatively New Appliances: For newer appliances still under warranty or with plenty of life left, repairs can extend their usefulness.

When to Replace?

  • Age and Frequent Breakdowns: If your appliance is ancient or frequently breaking down, it’s time to consider a replacement.
  • High Repair Costs: When repair costs approach or exceed the price of a new appliance, it’s often more sensible to upgrade.

Examples of Repair vs. Replace

For specific appliances, explore our in-depth Repair vs. Replace series:

  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Range
  • Cooktop
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer

Consumer Reports has a great Repair or Replace? Tool on their website right here:
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