How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Washing Machine

Learn from an expert how to extend the lifespan of your washing machine and avoid costly repairs. Find out how often you should use your washer and how many cycles it can handle.

How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Washing Machine

As an expert in the field of home appliances, I am often asked the question: Can a washer last 15 years? The answer is yes, but it depends on how well you maintain it and how often you use it. A well-maintained washing machine that is used regularly can last up to 15 years, while one that is rarely maintained and used daily may only last 10 years. However, even with regular maintenance, minor repairs may be needed during this time. According to Consumer Reports, the average lifespan of a washing machine is about 10 years. But this number is based on the assumption that a load of laundry is washed every day.

If you use your washing machine less frequently or do multiple loads a day, the lifespan may vary. An average washing machine can handle around 5,100 cycles, with low-end machines lasting around 4,000 cycles and high-end machines lasting 8,000 or more. This means that depending on usage and maintenance, most washing machines can last anywhere from 7 to 15 years. However, if there are issues with power or water lines or if the machine itself is faulty, the lifespan may be on the lower end of that estimate.

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