Appliance Repair – When to Repair and When Not to Bother

To be restored or not repaired…. The issue is that!

How do you really save money on repairs to appliances? Find out if it’s worth doing first and foremost.You may want to check out Quality Appliance Repair Melbourne for more.

Before you even contact the service representative, answer the questions below.

How old is the device?

How much was it used?

Is it a brand that is well known?

Have you purchased the top of the range or the bottom?

Golden Rule: it is really hard to justify any appliance that is over 10 years old and here’s why:

Washing machines / dryers / refrigerators / dishwashers / air conditioners / microwaves are all built for approximately 10 years. If you have a family (4 or more days a week and use them extensively, then 5-7 years is the standard.

Now I know the people are going to jump up and down saying they’ve bought the world’s most expensive so-and-so brand and they’re expected to last for 20 years. Ok, maybe they’re right. I own a dryer that is now over 25 years old, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth repairing when for three very good reasons, it finally breaks:

Very expensive brands typically have very expensive materials, less service agents for appliances that can fix them, and fixing them is very very expensive.

The start of a very long and painfully costly journey could well be to replace a component in a 10-year-old computer. Let’s say your repair of the washing machine calls for a new engine. The brand new motor, once assembled, is surrounded by components that are all 10 years old. Thus the old pump and gear box may not be so successful while the new engine runs perfect.

There is a fair assumption that other pieces would be worn to the same degree if one of the parts breaks after 10 years. Logic says most of the components would be built to last for a similar period of time in either machine. There is not much point in building a motor that lasts 10 years and a pump that lasts 20! Let’s face it!