Malfunctioning home appliances can be a hassle, especially if you can’t utilise their full functionality. From stinky washing machines to broken vacuum, we don't appreciate our appliances until we can't use them. Should you replace or just repair your broken clothes dryer? There are several factors to consider, like the cost of its repair and if the parts can easily be sourced from the manufacturer.
As a rule of thumb, it is better to replace a dryer that is close to 10 years old with a more modern and efficient one. In fact, dryers can be a household expense that can put a dent in your budget. That is why it is essential to make the right decision to either repair or just replace it with a new one.
Below are commonly asked questions about clothes dryers and some recommendations that can help you make the right decision.
How long does a dryer last?
Most dryers can last up to ten years, and that could only be possible if you keep up with recommended maintenance. Remember, ignoring minor problems and not fixing them will come to haunt you later. So, it is essential to do your part and maintain your dryer as best you can to keep it in good working condition.
How much do dryers cost to repair?
Dryer repair costs will depend on the repairs done by the technician and the parts he used in the process. So, the more complex the issue is, the more costly it will be. In fact, if it is still within the warranty period, you may be able to get the repairs done for free. But the average cost for most dryer repairs will be between $100 to $500.
How much is a new dryer?
When you are hunting for a new dryer, you should do your research since things have changed since you last shopped for one. There are new upgrades and features to look for like:
Prices may vary depending on the model, features and brand. For a basic clothes dryer, you can expect to spend around $300, but for models with a wider selection of features, it can jump as high as $2000.
Do I need to hire a professional dryer repair technician?
If you are qualified and you have the confidence to repair your dryer, you don’t need to hire a repair technician. For many homeowners, we recommend that you get in touch with an expert to reduce the risks of voiding your warranty and further damaging your appliance.
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