Electrical services and appliances repair are not cheap that is why a technician gave some tips on what should be done when appliance reached their broken down state. Upon purchasing an appliance, it may have already cost the consumer a lot of money and there are quite a few appliances that are no considered a necessity inside the house. After the purchase is made, the spending does not end there.
According to Mike Mannino, a technician at The Appliance Doctor, he has received many calls from customers and almost all of them are asking whether they should send their appliance for repair or not. Mannino experienced firsthand how his own appliances needed repair and he did but only after more than a year, it was already experiencing faults and would seem to need another repair. The repair bill kept coming only within a short span of time.
Mannino admitted that it is now one of the biggest problems since repair can be really expensive and it is so because of the high technology used by these appliances. Because these modern machines are so high tech, they also offer a lot of feature which is cause for more faults in the future. The problem with modern appliances is that with continued use, they tend to break down. But he shared the general rule that should be followed when it comes to repair decisions:
When the repair fee is half or below the total cost of the appliance when you purchase it and it is worth saving. More than that and you should consider buying a new one with the money you have.
There is now the latest list of product lifespan depending on the type of appliance. Give 10 years for washers and dryers and if the repair cost is expensive then it is high time to buy a new one. For dishwashers, it has a lifespan of 9 years before it needs replacing. For refrigerators, 13 years is the average but may not be uniform because there are many types. In the case of ranges as well as wall ovens, give 15 years before it breaks down.