|Academics and serious amateurs will note that when photos like this appear a new appliance has been purchased.|
When a kitchen appliance breaks my first instinct is to call the repair person. My thinking is how can something so big, so substantial just be disposed of?
After a few decades of throwing away money on repairs, I realize that when these appliances start breaking it means that they are nearing the end of their lifespan, even if I think the period of time is too short.
A repair usually means the appliance will only last one or two more years, and will cost about 25% of a new unit.
I'm sure there are those who will argue that repairing things makes sense financially. And who knows? One could get lucky and get a long period of time out of the repaired unit.
My mind is now that when these breakdowns occur, and the unit is 10-years old, I should just bite the bullet and purchase new.