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How Long Household Appliances Last: When You Should Toss or Fix

Opening the toolbox and taking a crack at fixing an errant stove or fridge (or hiring a repair person!) can be a great way to save money, as well as an opportunity to avoid putting another appliance in the landfill before it has reached its lifespan. Don’t know whether you should scrap or salvage? We’ve got you covered. As a general rule of thumb: if you need to budget more than half of the cost of the appliance new out of the box, it’s best you replace it.

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