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Refrigerator Broke Down: Repair it or Replace it?

every appliance, there comes a point in time where you will run into
a bump in the road; usually in the form of a breakdown. When your
appliance – whether it is your refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher –
malfunctions, you are left with two choices: repair it or replace it.
decision can be difficult, so use this guide to make it easier to
decide if you should fix your broken refrigerator or buy a new one
Repair if…
If you
have a broken refrigerator taking up space in your kitchen, it may be
more cost-effective to repair it than to buy a new one. We recommend
trying to salvage your existing refrigerator if the following
conditions are true:
  • Your
    refrigerator is less than eight years old.
  • The
    cost of the repair is less than half the cost of a new refrigerator.
  • You
    have a built-in or French door refrigerator.
Replace if…
the choice is obvious. If your refrigerator is totaled, you have no
option but to open your checkbook and hit the nearest appliance
store. Sometimes trying to save money with a repair is just an
expensive way of prolonging the inevitable. Here is when you should
replace your refrigerator:
  • Your
    refrigerator is more than 15 years old.
  • The
    cost of the repair is more than 50% of the cost of a new
  • You
    have a top-freezer refrigerator.
If you
decide that repairing is in your best interest, or you just need a
professional’s opinion, call 24/7 Refrigerator Repair at
866-782-9376. We have served New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
for more than 75 years and offer 24/7 emergency support. For more
information, click here to visit our website or connect with us on Facebook.