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Top Appliance Trends & Updates For 2019
In Seattle WA & King County WA 

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When to Repair or Replace Your Household Appliances

For the cost-conscious consumer, major home appliances are a key expense, and it can be stressful when the time comes to repair or replace appliances. Whether you are facing issues such as your food spoiling in a broken refrigerator, an oven that refuses to heat at dinner time, or a dryer that stops spinning the clothes you need for the next work day, you’re probably weighing the options of what to do—repair or replace your appliance?  Like any money minded consumer, you probably want to extend the life of your appliances as long as possible and choose the best time to replace them.

When your everyday appliances stop working, you need help fast. Before calling a repairman or visiting your local appliance store, follow these tips to determine whether to repair or replace your broken appliance. The following guidelines are set up to save you time and money.   

  1. How much will the repair cost?

This is a given. If the repair costs more than 50% of a new appliance (including installation and removal), buy a new one.  Luckily most common repairs won’t come even close to that amount, in which case you’ll save money by having the appliance repaired. For example, a high-end refrigerator/freezer or a gourmet cooktop can cost well over $2,000 new. If the cost and availability of replacement parts is considerably less, you’re best off getting it repaired. Many modern appliances have tech based defects that manufacturers are working to mitigate. So replacing the defective part would depend on the overall cost to do so.

You also need to keep in mind that installing a new appliance and scrapping your broken appliance adds an additional set of costs that need to be considered. Appliance repair would help you avoid the cost of the complex installation of a built-in appliance, as well as the cost to remove your previous appliance.

However, if an appliance tech diagnoses your machine as a “catastrophic failure,” requiring massive expenditures in parts and labor to fix, then we’d recommend replacing the unit.

  1. How old is the appliance?

The age of your appliance plays a crucial role in deciding whether to repair or replace it. As we mentioned in our previous tip, the 50% rule still applies. Basically, if your appliance is more than halfway through its expected lifespan and requires repair work that’s more than 50%  its original cost, you may consider buying new. Luckily, most repairs don’t come close to this amount, and in most cases you’re better off hiring an appliance repair tech. That said, due to the rise in information via the internet, we are undergoing a DIY craze, so please consider that there are some home repairs you should never do yourself.

The following is a list that will help you determine the overall lifespan of your appliances, and whether it is better to replace or repair your broken appliances. The average life span (in order by year) of everyday major household appliances is:

The following is a list that will help you determine the overall lifespan of your appliances, and whether it is better to replace or repair your broken appliances.

The average life span (in order by year) of everyday major household appliances is:

  • Gas range: 15 years

  • Range hood: 14 years

  • Electric range: 13 years

  • Refrigerator: 13 years

  • Dryer: 13 years

  • Disposal: 12 years

  • Freezer: 11 years

  • Exhaust fan: 10 years

  • Washer: 10 years

  • Dishwasher: 9 years  

  • Microwave: 9 years

  • Compactor: 6 years

Also note that the overall life of your household appliances can greatly vary based on usage, maintenance, manufacturer/model, and reliability. For example, a large family that uses the washer on a daily basis versus a single person who uses it sparingly presents a greater variation in usage.

In addition to considering the age of your appliance, you need to determine whether it is still under warranty as well as how many times you’ve had issues with it in the past. Most appliances that are under a year old will likely have a warranty covering parts and labor, so getting it repaired could cost you nothing or much less than you expect.

If your appliance’s warranty has expired, but it has not had a history of breaking down, you’re likely best off repairing it. However, if it has cost you many repair bills over its lifespan, it may be time to purchase a new appliance.

  1. Do you need a more energy-efficient appliance?

Appliances are becoming more efficient and greener with time, which in the long run can save you money on energy costs. If your appliance is creeping toward the end of its lifespan, it’s likely to have a lower energy-efficiency rating than newer models.  In this scenario, you may save more money in the long run by switching it out. If you’re unsure what your energy score is, check the yellow and black EnergyGuide label that should be attached to your appliances. This should give you a good indicator as to how to estimate how much an appliance will cost to operate. The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed this label to certify that the appliance has met an international standard of superior energy efficiency. In General, these approved appliances use about 20 percent less energy than standard models.

  1. Have you maintained your appliance over its life?

You can skip the repair or replace debacle all together by adopting a few good maintenance practices. For instance, cleaning your refrigerators coils, vacuuming our your dishwasher’s disposal, properly seating your washer/dryer, annually cleaning the exhaust vents in your dryer, cleaning your range top and many more techniques will prolong the life of your major home appliances. For more detailed information about appliance maintenance check out our blog at for a number of helpful articles on appliance maintenance that you can do yourself.

  1. Is the style and overall look of your appliances important to you?

If you want your appliances to look uniform, this can also play a factor in whether to replace or repair your broken appliance. For instance, if your older white refrigerator breaks down, this could signal a time to replace it with a model that better matches any newer appliances in the kitchen. This, of course, would also depend on your budget at the time of the break, so keep in mind the additional installation and scrapping costs that we outlined in the first tip.

Overall, the choice to repair or replace is entirely up to you, and we hope the above tips will help you make a decision that best fits your family, budget, and get you the most value possible

If you have an appliance that is broken, you need help now! Don’t hesitate to call us at Puget Sound Appliance Tech,  as our skilled technicians can diagnose whether you’re better off fixing your current appliance, or investing in a brand new model that we’d recommend for you and your family’s needs.


When you’re ready to speak with an effective, expert, Seattle or King County WA appliance repair person, click HERE to contact us by phone or email. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible and will bring all the above skills to work for you to insure the successful repair of your appliance.


 If you have any issues with any of your appliances,
please don’t hesitate to call Puget Sound Appliance Tech
@ 253-455-2080

We have a tremendous amount of experience in repairing all makes and types of appliances in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Lynnwood, Lakewood, and other areas of King and Pierce County WA.


Please give us a call. We’re always happy to troubleshoot refrigerator problems, and to give you options on what’s needed to get your refrigerator back into top shape!




At Puget Sound Appliance Repair our Service Technicians know that high-end refrigerators like LG as well as Samsung, Viking, etc. require a lot of skill and experience!


LG’s Many Models and Features can also add to those challenges – but


Puget Sound Appliance Tech is a qualified local Seattle appliance repair center with a specialty in high-end appliance brands like LG and Samsung . This means that you’ll not only get great rates and fast service, you’ll get your appliance repaired the right way, the first time you call. It’s important to remember that a major consideration in fixing appliances, is to get them fixed correctly the first time – so there won’t be a next time. This is why you want a trained, experienced LG & Samsung repair company to take care of any problems you may have with your appliances.


The advantage Puget Sound Appliance Tech has over many of the other appliance repair services in the area of Seattle & King County is our extensive experience and wide range of appliance and brands we are able to service because of this experience. Through continued training and experience, our services and technicians are the most highly skilled you’ll find, and also trained in new and current state-of-the-art repair processes.


Puget Sound Appliance Tech knows it’s important to keep up-to-speed with so many different brands out there today. That is why they continue to work hard to become the leader in appliance repairs in Seattle and King County. These LOCAL Seattle appliance repair are ready to meet your needs with a warm smile as well as a competitive service rate.


The best thing about hiring Seattle’s most skilled appliance technicians to repair your appliances is the peace of mind that comes from knowing your appliances will be repaired correctly, the first time, by a knowledgeable expert. Our technicians years of experience on many different appliance platform, which help them to do the job right, and fast too. Puget Sound Appliance Tech technicians can fix refrigerators, washers & dryers, stoves, microwaves, and all other major appliances. Their specialty is LG and Samsung appliances, but they can repair any brand of appliance. Furthermore, they don’t just fix the current problem. They also do a thorough diagnostic and provide tips and suggestions for maintaining your appliances to help avoid future service calls.


Puget Sound Appliance Tech’s business is keeping your appliances running for many years to come. Our goal is to build a relationship with our customers that keeps them coming back to any time they need appliance repairs or maintenance.


Seattle and King County area customers love our appliance service because:


  • You Will Receive High Quality Service – done right the first time

  • Receive very affordable rates

  • Same day appointments available

  • We do refrigerator repair, washer repair, dryer repair, stove repair, microwave repair and most other major appliances

  • Fast service, and because we are highly experienced, the job is done right — fast!

  • We take the time to answer any questions and explain things in plain language

  • We treat our customers with respect! We get to know our customers and their appliances

  • We can show you tips and methods on how to avoid appliance repairs and how to care for your appliances properly

  • We offer a free 10-year warranty on parts and labor. We use only Genuine Factory parts in your repair.


Give us a call to discuss any problems you may be having with your appliances. We’re happy to help determine what needs to be done, and to schedule a service call as soon as possible.


First time customers can also be eligible for a 20% discount on any repairs! Call for details!




We service the following brands of appliances in the Seattle & King County WA area:
LG Electronics
Magic Chef
Modern Maid
And More…


Puget Sound Appliance Tech in Seattle – King County has many years of experience in appliance repairs.
With all of your choices today for appliance service and repair, we are very thankful that you are considering utilizing our company for your repairs.


Puget Sound Appliance Tech is a LOCAL, family owned and operated appliance repair center for Seattle & King County as well as Tacoma & Pierce County. Some name brands we work with daily include LG Electronics, Samsung, Magic Chef and Haier.


A privately owned company, we offer a extra personal touch that comes from knowing our customers and the area where they live. We live there as well, in fact the owner himself who initially founded Puget Sound Appliance Tech is on our staff as a technician! As a highly skilled and experienced technician, he is not only familiar with the area but also a whole range of brands and appliances.


Our well-trained technicians are constantly upgrading their skills and frequently attend training courses ensure our Seattle repair service is the best it can be.


Your Seattle and King County LG refrigerator appliance repair service – and your other appliances – will be in safe, capable hands with Puget Sound Appliance Tech.



To make sure that you receive all of these benefits
any time you need refrigerator repair be sure to call:

Puget Sound Appliance Tech


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