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Average Appliance Life Guide

Appliance Life Expectancy

Do you know how long your freezer will last? How many years should you expect your washer and dryer to function properly? To effectively manage your household budget, it helps to know the life expectancy of your appliances. This can help you determine if an appliance can be saved or if its time might be up. The best way to ensure your appliances have a long, healthy life is to perform regular maintenance and have them checked periodically by an appliance repair expert.

Major Home Appliances (Excludes Commercial Appliances)

Life Expectancy (Years)

  Low High Average
Trash Compactors 7 12 11
Dryers, electric 11 18 14
Dryers, gas 11 16 13
Dishwashers 9 16 12
Garbage Disposals 10 15 13
Freezers 12 20 16
Microwaves 5 10 8
Ranges, electric 13 20 16
Ranges, gas 15 23 19
Ranges, hoods 9 19 14
Refrigerators, compact 4 12 8
Refrigerators, standard 10 18 14
Washing Machines 8 16 12

Life expectancy of appliances as reported in the 23rd annual portrait of the U.S. appliance industry.

Regular maintenance can help extend your appliance's lifetime; however, it can come to a point where it would be advisable to replace your appliance rather than repair it. Has your appliance reached its life expectancy? Call us today to schedule an appointment or use our simple Service on your Schedule form!