To Repair or Not to Repair… That is the Question
The big question: Repair Refrigerator or Replace Refrigerator
There are a few factors that should help you tip the repair refrigerator or replace refrigerator scales in a wise direction… Your refrigerator’s manufacturer or brand, the age of your refrigerator, and the symptoms of your refrigerator problem, greatly affect your best course of action.
In this article I will do my best to give some basic guidelines for the big refrigerator repair vs. replacement dilemma.
First some refrigerator repair vs. replacement background questions and information.
1. WHAT IS YOUR REFRIGERATOR’S PROBLEM?
You may not be able to pin down your refrigerator problem exactly, but we should be able to get a pretty good idea of your refrigerator problem with this [Troubleshooting Refrigerator Problems.] If you haven’t looked through the refrigerator troubleshooting pages yet, you should. If your problem is with the compressor or sealed system, save your repair money and put it toward the new refrigerator bill… unless your refrigerator is extremely expensive to replace.
1. HOW MUCH IS YOUR REFRIGERATOR WORTH?
Refrigerators have a large price range. If we are talking about a 400.00 appliance that is 10 years old that’s very different from a 2000.00 refrigerator that is 10 years old. Obviously a 100.00 to 200.00 repair on one would be wise on one and not so much the other. Fortunately, whether you are the 400.00 or 2000.00 refrigerator person you are at the right place.
3.HOW MUCH WILL A REFRIGERATOR REPAIR COST?
Well that’s a good question. Honestly a low-end refrigerator shouldn’t have any mechanical parts that are too expensive to replace, and the majority of the repair cost will be the service call and labor. However, high-end appliances tend to have hi-end parts that can be quite pricey. Control boards and thermostats are probably worth the money if they solve the problem and the repair parts and labor have some warranty. Always ask if the repair has any warranty!
4. HOW OLD IS YOUR REFRIGERATOR?
In the old days refrigerators regularly made it to 20 years or more. However, newer refrigerators are expected to last between 10-15 years before they have a major problem. So if your refrigerator is more than 10 you may want to think twice before putting more than 200.00 into a refrigerator repair.
5. REFRIGERATOR BRAND RELIABILITY
who made your refrigerator may also be something to think about when considering repair refrigerator or replace refrigerator. Here is a page that looks at how frequently different brands of refrigerators needed major repair. And also what refrigerator styles more commonly need repair.
[MOST RELIABLE REFRIGERATOR BRAND] [WHO MAKES THAT BRAND?]
The sealed system of a refrigerator is the heart and circulation system of the appliance and the freezer section is its pulse. If the freezer is freezing food you have a very good indication that the appliance is worth repair, or at least a service call. If the freezer section is not cooling properly then there are a few more questions that need to be asked to determine if your refrigerator is salvageable. Here is a page that will help you get a general idea of what your refrigerator’s major malfunction may be. because sealed system refrigerator repair out of warranty is extremely expensive!
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