Appliances That Break The Most Often

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Michael Foster
May 13, 2024
Home appliances
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It’s only fair to say that all home appliances are expected to break down at one point. There’s no such thing as keeping the washer or the fridge for a lifetime! And then again, how fast appliances break down depends on many factors, ranging from the quality of the dryer, the brand of the oven, how often you use the microwave, where you place the refrigerator, etc.
Check out the list and the causes of their failures to be cautious while also being ready in case home appliance repairs are necessary.


Your refrigerator could break down at any time if you purchased it between 10 and 13 years ago. Fortunately, repairs can frequently be done to increase the lifespan of your refrigerator.
Remember to dust the condenser coils on the bottom or rear of the refrigerator twice a year to avoid problems in the first place. So that the condenser doesn't have to work as hard, make sure the refrigerator is always loaded with food and never leave the door ajar.

Washing machines

Most manufacturers recommend using your washing machine for at least 10 years before it starts to malfunction. If your washer is several decades old, replacement parts could be hard to find.
First, check that your washer is installed properly to avoid problems. Then, make sure to regularly check your pockets to avoid accidentally washing anything that could clog the drain or harm the drum. Finally, only use the prescribed amount of detergent and never overfill the washer.


The majority of washers and dryers come in pairs. Similar to the washing machine, the dryer may start to malfunction after ten years.

Cleaning the lint screen after each load and hiring a technician to blow out the vent once a year will increase airflow and prevent overheating. To make your dryer run more effectively, use rubbing alcohol to wipe the moisture sensor.


Dishwashers normally begin to wear down after 10 to 13 years, just like the other large appliances in your kitchen and laundry area.

Run your dishwasher frequently to stop seals, gaskets, and hoses from dry rotting. Avoid washing anything other than dishes in this machine. Additionally, every month, replace the detergent with a sugar-free lemonade mix and perform empty cleaning cycles. In the dishwasher, this minimizes deposits and dissolves clogs.