Replace or repair: How to tell when it’s time to upgrade your home appliances

Getting new appliances to replace broken ones can most certainly be a  thrill, but to save money you may want to think about keeping up with  regular maintenance rather than replacing an appliance.

The average lifespan of a dishwasher should be about 10 years. However,  that doesn’t mean everyone will get a decade of bliss with their  appliance.


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The average lifespan of a refrigerator is similar to that of a  dishwasher—about 10 years. However, like dishwashers, fridges also tend  to come with some issues at the five-year mark.


Electric ranges typically last 13 years, while gas ranges should last 15 years.

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On average, a washing machine should last a good decade. One  manufacturer, Speed Queen, claims its washer should last a whopping 25  years.

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