This thought prompted by a water leak on our dishwasher.
We had a new kitchen about 8 years ago.
The extractor hood lasted about 5 years then I had to replace it.
The dishwasher is now leaking and the question is how much to repair and
how long the machine would be expected to last after that.
Choice of repair or replace.
It could be something very simple, or not.
Experience suggests that if I start taking it apart it may be
"interesting" to return it to the "working but leaking" state.
So how long should appliances last these days, and how often are they
Back in the day washing machines, for example, were mainly mechanical and
could be expected to last for decades with the occasional new drive belt,
set of brushes, door seal etc.
I haven't worked on one for a decade or so.
In cost terms white goods were relatively expensive and worth the time and
effort to repair.
These days it seems that you can often replace electronic devices for less
than the repair.
Just had a quick look at the Which? reviews and 3 of the top 5 are by
Miele and the cheapest is £1,130! That makes a repair look attractive!
As usual they don't seem to review Lamona products even though Howdens are
a massive kitchen supplier.
The recommended Bosch is £669 which seems a more reasonable target.
Anyway, how long would the team expect a fan oven, built in microwave,
washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer or hob to last these days?
- posted 1 month ago