• To Repair or Replace?

  • When your appliance breaks down, the dryer won't turn or the oven won't heat it's time to either call an appliance technician or replace the appliance.

    A quality technician will be able to give you the answer you need. After all they want your trust to either fix the problem or give you wise advice that it's time to replace the appliance.

    Steve Kelly, the owner & lead technician for Kelly Appliance, Inc. in Seaford, DE says,"Newer appliances are often covered under the manufacturers warranty. If it isn't covered under the warranty you're looking at a repair cost of 10 to 30 percent percent of replacing the appliance with a new one."

    What is your appliance's life expectancy?

    Well, if the cost of repairs is more than 50% of a new appliance AND the unit is more than 7 years old, you should seriously consider buying the new appliance.

    The National Association of Home Builders provided us with the following estimates for the average life of common household appliances:

    • Dishwasher: 9 years
    • Refrigerator: 13 years
    • Freezer: 11 years
    • Kitchen range/oven (gas): 15 years
    • Washing machine: 10 years
    • Dryer: 13 years

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