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How Long Should Major Appliances Last?

System - Thursday, January 22, 2015
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The life expectancy of household appliances can vary depending on use but the following can be used as a guide to how long they should last before needing replacement:

  • Gas range/oven - 15 years
  • Refrigerator - 13 years
  • Dishwasher - 9 years
  • Microwave oven - 9 years
  • Washing machine - 10 years
  • Electric or gas dryer - 13 years
  • Garbage disposal - 12 years
  • Electric water heater - 11 years
  • Gas water heater - 10 years
  • Electric boiler - 13 years
  • Gas boiler - 21 years
  • Garage door opener - 10-15 years