1. Do I like the performance of my current appliance under normal conditions?
Keep in mind, if your appliance has provided you many years of trouble free service, it may be wise to invest some money into it. Troubled appliances tend to break frequently, so if yours is "bug" free, keep it!
2. How much will it really cost to replace my appliance?
Don't forget, when comparing appliance repair cost vs. replacement cost, be sure to calculate down time, installation fees, delivery fees, and possibly lost time at work. For instance, installation of a new dishwasher could add an additional $150 to your cost of replacement. All of these factors may help you decide to repair your current appliance. Appliance Doctor repairs over 80% of the appliances that we service on the first trip!
3. Are new appliances made of the same quality as my current appliance?
I think you already know the answer to this question...Major appliance manufacturers have for years attempted to keep foreign brands from entering the U.S. market. In order to accomplish this, with rising labor costs, the materials get cheaper. Your 10 year old washer is most likely superior in quality to that new washer you have your eye on.
4. Isn't this is a perfect opportunity to get one of those "high-tech" appliances?
This answer may really upset you. High Tech appliances introduced in recent years have produced a lot of work for us and at a much higher price tag for you. For example, front load washers save you a lot of water, but some have mildew problems, computer board problems, and when they do break, and they will, you will be stuck with a repair bill that is probably not what you signed up for when you purchased that high tech appliance.
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