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 that’s easy to replace, it’s 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.