The age old question, "should I fix this thing or just replace it?"

Well that depends on the equipment.

Some appliances are worth putting a little money into. Some aren't worth the money the manufacturers put into it producing the darn thing, but that's a different story for a different day. General maintenance items can get pricey at times, (belts, couplings, water valves, pumps, drum rollers, elements, thermostats, fuses) but by putting that money into a decent appliance it may last even longer than the new appliance you go out and buy. There will come a time when it's just not worth keeping it up and running but until then...give me a call and I can help keep it around till its time to go.

Now, is it worth putting $400.00 - $500.00 into a $500.00 appliance that's already 10+ years old, well again that kinda depends on the appliance but probably not. Will I do it? If that's what you want then yes, but would probably not recommend it. Now if you have an old Maytag Dependable Care set then YES, by all means fix it if the rest of the unit is in decent shape. That was a good appliance. Some of the Whirlpool direct drive washers are worth keeping since they stopped producing them.

On refrigerators, most of them are worth repairing until you have a "Sealed System" problem, ie: bad compressor, refrigerant leak or until they are just rusting out.

My opinion on these new appliances is that a really expensive appliance will do about the same job as a not so really expensive appliance. All the pretty lights and bells and whistles will not make it last any longer or really perform any better.

As I tell my customers: If a $600.00 appliance needs $400.00 to $500.00 in repairs one will probably replace the appliance, but if the same part goes bad on a $1500.00 appliance one will generally fix the appliance..... Does that mean the $1500.00 appliance is any better or is it because one has more money tied into it?

Either case, please don't hesitate to call or email me with any questions I may help you with. Allow me to come out and take a look and see if its worth repairing or replacing.

 

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