What's the Life Expectancy for my appliances?

Posted by Alexandra Ulici on 2/23/2018 to Appliance Maintenance
What's the Life Expectancy for my appliances?

As homeowners, we’ve all had to pay an arm and a leg for certain appliances, but are they worth buying if they ware out fast? Appliances are a necessity of modern living, but getting one that lasts a decade is difficult because of changes in technology and modifications. Knowing the average life of an appliance can help you determine if purchasing a trendy appliance is worth it and when you should start saving for a new appliance. We are here to inform you on the life expectancy of your appliances and help you determine when to get a new appliance!


Your refrigerator is probably the most used appliance in your home and most likely the most expensive. Refrigerators last 10-15 years depending on how the homeowner maintains it and the brand of the refrigerator. On the low end, you can spend $1,000 for a refrigerator, but you have to consider the repairs you may need if the quality of the refrigerator is not well. If you paid a pretty penny for your refrigerator, you’ll want to get the most out of it. To avoid your refrigerator from unexpectedly dying, homeowners should start looking for a replacement when your refrigerator is near the 15 years mark. Insert a thermometer inside the refrigerator to monitor the temperature of your refrigerator and if it is higher than forty-five degrees, your refrigerator may be giving out on you.  



The life expectancy of your dishwasher is about 8 to 10 years. Dishwasher’s starts around $400, which is relatively inexpensive, but newer models cost more and are more likely to break down because of innovative features like electronic readout. Two main signs to look for when determining if your dishwasher is at its end are; if you hear a loud banging noise coming from the dishwasher, or it no longer cleans your dishes properly.

Washer and Dryer

The life expectancy of your washer and dryer dependents on how often you run it and how you run it. For example, a family of four compared to a family of eight will most likely not have to purchase a new washer/dryer before the family of eight does. Washer/dryers last about 8-13 years; you can extend the life of it by cleaning your lint traps and dryer ducts daily. Maintaining washer/dryer will extend its life and cost you less money.


Cleaning the inside of your range is constantly painful, but it will help increase the life of your range. The life expectancy of a range is 10-20 years. You can keep your range around loner by demolishing heavy grease buildup on the interior of the range. Gas stoves have a longer life expectancy than electrical stoves by about 2-5 years. Good everyday care on your range will help extend the life of it and decrease repair costs!

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