When major household appliances break, should you repair or replace them?
The answer depends on which appliance
Many refrigerator repairs are easy and affordable, especially if the problem is a bad motor or electronic controls.
Dishwashers are usually simple to repair, but issues with their door seal or tub often prompt a full replacement.
Unless water heaters are failing because of a part thats easy to replace, its almost never a good idea to repair them.
Washing machines with water leaks or broken belts are simple to repair, but a faulty clothes dryer might be a fire hazard worth replacing.
When in doubt, consult the manufacturer or a service professional.
Published with permission from RISMedia.
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