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Title: Average lifespan of appliances
Post by: AJ on March 20, 2013, 07:06:00 AM
Washer 11 years
Dryer 13 years
Dishwasher 10 years
Garbage disposal 9 years
Refrigerator 12 years
Freezer 12 years
Microwave 9 years
Oven/Range 16 years

Source:
http://www.idahopress.com/extra/home/average-lifespan-of-appliances/article_bf78a7c4-8eb6-11e2-bfa3-0019bb2963f4.html
Title: Re: Average lifespan of appliances
Post by: wildimaginations on March 20, 2013, 07:34:53 AM
I get a lot of older customers who complain that their old washers and dryers and refrigerators lasted 30+years and now have to deal with cheap stuff like now.

I respond to the customer, "This is what you call Progress."
Title: Re: Average lifespan of appliances
Post by: theoldstoveguy on March 20, 2013, 08:42:39 AM
With the exception of dryers I would say they are wrong about the lifespans ,should be half that if talking NEW machines.
Title: Re: Average lifespan of appliances
Post by: AJ on March 20, 2013, 08:54:34 AM
I would also be interested in knowing how they collected this information.
Title: Re: Average lifespan of appliances
Post by: LowSL2 on March 20, 2013, 09:08:51 AM
Those numbers are correct for a family that takes care of their appliances (performs regular maintenance, does simple repairs on their own, etc). However, people these days/our customers use and abuse their appliances because they have no respect for anything. Reduce those numbers by 50% and that's the true lifespan.

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Title: Re: Average lifespan of appliances
Post by: go400 on March 26, 2013, 06:34:07 AM
It really depends on the brand. Generally, GE refrigerators and stoves are relatively easy to repair, and their refrigerators use reliable GE compressors. Have seen ony one compressor failure
 at Penn State and their items are 12 years old.
 Have seen a few Embrako compressors fail in GE refrigerators recently, hope this is not a trend for GE.
Title: Re: Average lifespan of appliances
Post by: PARTech on April 16, 2013, 10:53:19 PM
They just sourced it to Idaho Power, and they had it listed in a flyer (http://www.idahopower.com/pdfs/EnergyEfficiency/2012_WinterEEGuide_10x10pages_53866.pdf) with no source... Yeah, I want the background information too.