Last year my dishwasher went out. This year it looks like my refrigerator is going out. To be fair, we got it used just over 9 years ago... With all the shortages, not a good time for it to start dying though.

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Time to either repair or replace with used!

I've never bought a new home appliance >$200 . I have my reasons.

@lucifargundam I bought my washer and dryer new 7 years ago. We used cloth diapers. I had a series of used washers and dryers beforehand which were a waste of money. I figured I would check the used market, not holding my breath there. Our dying fridge is close to 20 years old. We got it from family.

I could be wrong but that doesn't seem to be a long time for it to go out. You're right though- regardless, now would not be a good time for it to go out. But you can try and see this an opportunity... Now there's a need to learn how to repair household appliances. There's plenty of places where I live that offer such services- but I live in an urban area.

@lucifargundam my 7 year old washer and dryer are running great. The fridge finished dying today. It was manufactured April 1996. I think it lasted a good long time.

Ah, ok. Yeah a fridge from 96 having lasted this long has had a good run- especially if it survived a few moves!

@lucifargundam my aunt and uncle had it before us. It survived whatever they did with it, a 3 hour drive home with us, my four kids and an additional move with us. It has lived a long life.

@CubicleNate there is so VERY little in stock. Even more of it can't be delivered until December or January...

@WendyDLN @CubicleNate Our fridge (compressor LG) died 3 times in 2 years. Fridge 3 years old, out of warranty. We gave up! Home Shield paid us to replace it thankfully. It seems like appliances don't last long anymore. I remember Grandparents having these things for decades.

@eastcoastweb we had that issue with dishwashers. Though the last one that died wasn't 100% the fault of these made to fail appliances. Kids had a bit to do with it. The current fridge that died is 25 years old. I guarantee the new fridge won't last 25 years.


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