Why is it that our home appliances get stuck or break at a time when we never expect them to do that? And then suddenly it stops working leaving you with a question to fix it or ditch it. At the initial stage, we think to repair it ourselves, sure why pay when we can do it. So we start examining the issue and sometimes we manage to fix the appliance ourselves.
But the other times we need to call a specialist. One thing is to remember that all appliances are given an average life span. So if you appliance has been there already many years, it is probably wise to think of replacement rather than repair, of course if you can afford it. All appliances have their own minimum and maximum lifespan, which greatly depends also on how well the owner maintained or how well it was repaired at various periods.
Here are ten appliances with their lifespan and also the approximate time when replacement is preferred to repair.
- Lifespan – 10 to 20 years, repair up to 4 years.
- Lifespan – 4 to 10 years, repair up to 4 years.
- Washing machine. Lifespan – 8 to 16 years, repair up to 4 years.
- Vacuum Cleaner. Lifespan – 5 to 7 years, repaired up to 3 years.
- Lifespan – 5 to 10 years, repair up to 2 years.
- Lifespan – 3 to 5 years, repair up to 2 years.
- Clothes Dryer. Lifespan – 11 to 18 years, repair up to 4 years.
- Oven Range. Lifespan – 13 to 17 years, repair up to 2 years.
- Lifespan – 9 to 16 years, repair up to 3 years.
- Lifespan – 5 to 10 years, repair up to 3 years.
So you know the lifespan of your appliances and the approximate time when it would be better to replace he appliance rather than to fix it. Again this is all on average level, because the lifespan of an appliance will depend on it manufactured quality and the efforts of the owner to prolong its appliance or to replace it at the first break up.