Posted on Jul 27, 2013 in Washing Machine Repair | 10 comments
Question by Joyce D: Should you always replace both washer and dryer when only one is broke?
The items are at least 15 years old , but the dryer still works
What do you think? Answer below!
I see no logical reason to chuck a working dryer.
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No! Why would you want to waste money, unless you get a good deal for both, when you think you might have to replace the other soon anyway.
I would just buy what i needed.
I use it till it dies or cannot be fixed.. .I would try and see if someone can come out and fix the dryer it might be easy and cheaper than buying a NEW pair…. OR try freecycle.org and see if anyone has a dryer you can have to get you through for awhile.. I see no reason to replace both if one still works. I got a hand me down washer/dryer and it took $ 20 for both to get it working again. It lasted me acouple yrs. Which was a good use of $ 20 !
No Unless you get a good deal on the both of them. GL!
You need to replace a unit only when the repair cost exceeds the cost of replacement. I had a washing machine for over 25 yrs, still ran good, but the cabinet had totally rusted out. That is when I replaced the washing machine. Dryer is still perking along.
it up to you!
I replaced both for two reasons. I needed to buy a gas dryer because I moved from an all electric rental in Florida to the house we purchased in PA which has gas. So I had to buy a new dryer anyway. I did bring my washing machine with me, but I knew it wasn’t going to last much longer and the washer and dryer are in my kitchen and quite frankly I wanted both of them to look nice, not just one of them. Since I could afford to replace both at the same time, that’s what I did.
Most folks wouldn’t get rid of an appliance that works fine. However, there are those who would only have a washer and dryer that match (my sister-in-law for example). The only reason for replacing a dryer that works would be to upgrade to a more energy efficient dryer, at least in my opinion. If you can afford the new set go for it. Give the older dryer to someone who needs it.
why not fix the broken unit. It will last longer than anything new you can buy. Bet I can tell you how to fix it and it is cheaper than a new unit.
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