Factory closures caused by the pandemic made it nearly impossible for manufacturers to keep up with demand, creating a backlog from which the appliance industry has not yet fully recovered. New homes rise as scheduled, but appliance shortages and delays stop at market and sale. Shortages and delays affect stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, wall-mounted ovens and microwaves. The problems have affected US and foreign manufacturers.
BOSTON (CBS) — Due to supply chain problems, buying a new refrigerator, oven, or washing machine can be one of the worst moments in history.