Q: How does one know whether to repair their current appliance or purchase a new one?
A: While this is a decision that each appliance owner has to make on their own, there are a few simple ways to help make the choice a little easier. For example, if a repair costs more than 50% of what the appliance is worth, it's often more cost effective to purchase a new unit. On the other hand, if simple repairs can keep the machine running smoothly, there is no need to buy a brand-new appliance.
Q: What is the best brand?
A: The truth is that it is not as much about the specific brand as the overall quality of the machine. The main thing to consider when purchasing appliances is whether they are service friendly or not. This is important if your goal is to have an appliance that will last for 15 to 20 years or more.