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Repair or Replace Guide

  • Refrigerator

    Average Lifetime: 10-18 years
    Cost to Replace: $900-$5500
  • Washer

    Average Lifetime: 5-15 years
    Cost to Replace: $500-$1100
  • Dryer

    Average Lifetime: 11-16 years
    Cost to Replace: $400-$1000
  • Dishwasher

    Average Lifetime: 7-15 years
    Cost to Replace: $400-$700
  • Range
    Range / Stove

    Average Lifetime: 15-23 years
    Cost to Replace: $650-$2000
  • Oven

    Average Lifetime: 10-18 years
    Cost to Replace: $300-$3000
  • Cooktop

    Average Lifetime: 13-23 years
    Cost to Replace: $500-$2500
  • Freezer

    Average Lifetime: 12-20 years
    Cost to Replace: $300-$1000
  • Microwave

    Average Lifetime: 5-10 years
    Cost to Replace: $40-$300
  • Trash Compactor
    Trash Compactor

    Average Lifetime: 12-20 years
    Cost to Replace: $400-$1200
  • Ice Maker
    Ice Maker

    Average Lifetime: 10-15 years
    Cost to Replace: $300-$3000
  • Wine Cooler
    Wine Cooler

    Average Lifetime: 13-19 years
    Cost to Replace: $150-$2000

A good rule of thumb is to repair if the cost for the repair is less than 50% of purchasing a new appliance.

Top Reasons To Repair

  • The appliance is still under warranty
  • The appliance still has a long enough life expectancy left to justify repairing
  • The appliance repair cost is less than 50% of a new purchase
  • The appliance has been reliable prior to the current issue

Top Reasons to Replace

  • The appliance warranty is expired
  • The appliance is older than the average life expectancy
  • The appliance repair cost is greater than 50% of the cost of purchasing a new one
  • The appliance has had other issues previously
  • The unavailability of parts. As appliances age, the availability of replacement parts decreases, causing the cost of the parts to go up
  • Improved energy efficiency-especially for appliance built more than 15 years ago, you could save hundreds per year on your energy bill by upgrading to a newer model
Refrigerator Infographic