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Wondering if your washing machine is on its last spin cycle? The lifespan of a washing machine varies depending on factors such as usage, maintenance, and quality of the appliance. On average, washing machines can last anywhere from 10 to 13 years. However, with proper care and maintenance, some high-quality washing machines can keep washing for up to 15 years.

When to Replace Your Washing Machine

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering, “How do I know when my washing machine needs to be replaced?” Let’s walk through a few tell-tale signs.

  1. Breakdowns: If your washing machine needs constant repairs, it could be more cost-effective in the long run to invest in a new unit.
  2. Outdated Technology: Older washing machines may lack the smart features, energy efficiency, and water-saving features found in newer models. If you find yourself spending too much on utility bills (or maybe you’re envious of your neighbor’s Wi-Fi enabled washing machine), it might be time for an upgrade.
  3. Wear and Tear: If your washing machine is showing visible signs of wear, such as rust, leaks, or unusual noises during operation, it may be nearing the end of its lifespan.

Is It Cheaper to Repair or Replace a Washing Machine?

While repairing a minor issue with your washing machine might be a cost-effective solution in the short term, frequent repairs and inefficient wash cycles will end up costing more in the long run. When you decide it’s time to upgrade, visit Aaron’s and explore out HUGE selection of washing machines from top brands like GE, LG, and Samsung. We offer affordable and flexible rent to own payment options so you can get the products you need without breaking the bank!

For tips on choosing the right washing machine for you, check out our washer and dryer shopping guide.