How long does a washing machine last on average?

The average life expectancy of a new washing machine is 11 years. Consumer Reports recommends replacing any appliance that’s more than eight years old, unless it’s a high-end model and has a particular appeal to you. Others suggest replacing any...

How much does washing machine repair cost?

Some put the average washing machine repair price range at anywhere from $51 to $350, while others (including one of our top competitors) say repairs will run you a minimum of $200.

Is it worth it to repair a dryer?

It can be worth spending $150 – $200 to repair a midrange or high-end dryer that’s less than three years old, for example. While a new basic model costs only $300 or so, a nicer model would cost much more. Repairing it can extend its life so you can get your...

How can I fix my dryer?

Replace the bad heating element on an electric dryer by unscrewing the retaining clip at the top of the heater box. Then pull out the box and remove the element retaining screw. Swap the elements and reinstall. If you have an electric or gas dryer that tumbles but...

How much does it cost to repair a dryer?

The average cost to repair a dryer generally runs between $100 and $400, depending on the type of repair. A number of things can go wrong with your dryer, so it’s important to stay on top of service, maintenance and repair.

How do I fix my dishwasher?

Locate the dishwasher water inlet valve, behind the dishwasher’s bottom front panel. Disassemble the valve to reveal the screen. Clean any debris from the screen and reassemble the valve. If the screen appears clear, call an appliance repair person.