You are currently viewing How to decide whether to repair or replace an appliance

“When it’s 3 to 5 years old, that’s when things start to break, like the control board on a stove, and that’s when it’s time to decide whether to fix it or buy a new one.

“It really dictates on your desire for features and the price you pay, which kind of controls your emotions on whether you should fix it or not,” Scheer said.

Therefore, it’s important to think about how much you paid for that stove or refrigerator and how much it would cost to fix.”

Read the full story here.

For appliances that only cost a couple hundred of dollars, the decision to replace or repair is a little easier. However, if you’re talking about those that cost $1000+, it can be a difficult decision. One thing to consider is the overall lifespan of your appliance. If you fridge is 10 years old, it might not make too much sense to get it repaired. Although, the cost of the repair might be drastically less than purchasing a new refrigerator.

At Apple Valley Eagan Appliance, we repair many different appliances at competitive prices. Call us at 952-953-0080 or visit our appliance repair page for more details.