While there is no universal lifespan for every major appliance in your home, most will last 10 to 15 years. Even with the best maintenance, most appliances will not work properly beyond their useful life, and if you start to notice that your appliance is malfunctioning, it may be time to replace it. All appliances have an estimated lifespan. If your machine is approaching its maximum service life, it may be time to replace it.
Dryers, refrigerators, and electric stoves should last approximately 13 years. Washing machines are expected to perform well for a decade, and dishwashers and microwaves have a lifespan of about nine years. It is important to note that these estimated ranges vary depending on the amount of use of the appliance. If you have a large family and you use your washer and dryer every day, you may need to change them first.
Most appliances will last 10 to 15 years of daily and regular use. Therefore, if something goes wrong after 10 years, you should expect more problems to arise. It is very likely that, even if repaired, something else will go wrong over the years. That said, most major appliances last 10 to 20 years, or so.
This includes your HVAC system, water heater, kitchen appliances, washing machines and more. A washing machine that doesn't drain or a stove that doesn't heat up can be very detrimental to our daily routine. A quick search on the cost of replacing any of these primary appliances increases stress. As a general rule, if repairing an appliance is going to cost more than 50 percent of the price of a replacement, it would be wise to buy a newer model if your budget allows it.
However, if you can balance it, it's probably best to replace an appliance that keeps sinking in costly repairs. Once an appliance starts to break down, you'll have to decide if it's worth repairing or replacing it. If you're not particularly skilled and one of your appliances is breaking down after the warranty has expired, it can be difficult to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced. The closer your appliance is to its hypothetical past expiration date, the wiser it is to replace it rather than repair it.
When an appliance is old and not working efficiently, it's easy to decide to replace the machine instead of repairing it, rest in peace.