These appliance life expectancy stats appear as reported in the 23rd annual portrait of the U.S. appliance industry.
"How Old Is My Appliance?"
If you’re not sure how old your appliance is, you can find this information by analyzing the tag or sticker that shows the serial number. These tags are often located inside the door of an appliance, on the back, or under an easily removed panel (e.g., under a stove top). The serial number tag on most modern appliances lists the manufacture date clearly. If you can’t find the date, you’ll need to decode the serial number to find out the appliance’s age. Search for this “appliance date code” based on the brand of your appliance, or simply determine the appliance age by typing the brand and serial number itself in an online search. Often, the first few numeric characters simply line up with a month and year.
Regular maintenance can help extend your appliance's working age to the maximum. If it breaks, sometimes it’s more economical to replace an old appliance than it is to repair it. How can you tell? Our appliance repair technicians are happy to advise if you’re unsure about your appliance’s condition.
Not ready to give up on your appliance? Call us or schedule your repair service online.