Repair or Replace
Repair or Replace? General rule of thumb is... IF the appliance is more than 50% through its lifespan and IF the repair will cost half or more of the price tag of a new machine, it's probably time to replace it. The average appliance repair costs around $260.
This is a customer experince from this past week:
She called stating that her washer was not working and needed help. Josh went out next day and diagnosed the issue.
3 year old Front Load Washer (average lifespan 10-14 years) Faulty drain pump Leaking dispenser hose
$95.00 Diagnostic/service fee $20.68 Dispenser hose $25.92 Drain pump $4.42 Pump drain plug $11.95 Parts shipping $55.00 Labor & Installation $14.38 Sales tax
Total repair cost of $227.35
It would have been over $1000 to replace the washing machine. Josh is always honest and will never fix something that he knows you would be better off buying new!