Depending on the model, purchasing a new washing machine can be really expensive these days. So, when you go to throw a load into the washer only to find your machine not working, we can almost guarantee your frustration, worry, and panic. Most people just don’t have the money to go and replace it. Instead, consider a washer repair!
Is a washer repair worth it?
Like most major purchases, there are some factors to consider when deciding to replace your washing machine or choose washer repair. We all worry about our budget, so figuring out the problem can give you a good estimate of the repair as well as helping you to get a better quote from technicians. Many problems can be identified with a simple Google search of what you are experiencing.
Another aspect to consider is the life expectancy of your washer. Although this may vary by model, most washing machines have a life expectancy of about 11 years. For a more accurate estimate you can look in your owners manual or online for your specific machine. If you are in the last 4-5 years of use and have a moderate to high washer repair, consider just replacing. Some newer models cost can be off set by energy savings of more efficient and Energy Star models.
Lastly, find out if you are still under warranty. If you are, you won’t have to pay for the replacement parts, which can significantly reduce the cost of the job. Remember, you do still have to pay for the labor of the technician for the washer repair. If you are out of warranty, consider how your machine functions and whether you have had to repair it previously. A general rule of thumb is that if a repair is 50 percent or more of a replacement, go ahead and replace the machine.
If you decided to go with a repair, give us a call! Available 24/7 to provide you with fast, friendly, and easy service. One of our highly skilled technicians can let you know whether a washer repair is cost effective.