Appliances we use every day like washers and dryers are expected to work flawlessly, day in and day out for years. The time will come though, that you will need to replace that ever-faithful washer or dryer. The hundreds of loads of laundry eventually will take their toll, and here are some of the signs to look for that indicate it may be time:
- Inefficient washing and heating or drying
If you begin to notice that your dryer is taking longer to do its job, you have to use a higher heat setting than usual, or the clothes aren’t drying at all, it’s definitely time to start shopping for a new dryer. If you notice that your clothes are coming out dripping wet from the washing machine, or are still soapy, that is a sign that your washer is on the way out.
- How long have you had it?
The age of your washer or dryer is sometimes the best indicator of whether or not you need to think about replacement. A general rule of thumb is that if your washer or dryer is over 10 years old, it may be time to consider a replacement, as they tend to begin to work less efficiently past that age.
- Costly repairs
As washers and dryer’s age, the cost of the repairs tends to increase. Another good rule of thumb is that if the cost of the repair exceeds 40% of the value of the washer or dryer, you should invest in a new unit.
We know that replacing your washer or dryer can be an intimidating prospect, but we aren’t in the business of costing you an arm and a leg just to replace a broken appliance. We specialize in offering the easiest financing plans anywhere, and offer units to suit almost any budget. Give Buddy’s a call today at 1-866-779-5058 with any questions.