How Much Do Home Appliances Cost?

Stephanie Figy
Written by Stephanie Figy
Updated October 21, 2021
Refrigerators for sale in a showroom
Before you make the decision to buy a new appliance, consider the costs of repairs and maintenance. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

New appliances $350 to $8,000 on average. The broad range depends on the type of appliance, such as a refrigerators on the high-end to dryers on the low-end. We include cost breakouts for each below.

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How much should I budget for home appliances?

Is your refrigerator running? No, this isn’t a bad joke. But running appliances do come with certain costs. From regular maintenance to repairs and replacement, here are some common expenses to consider for your major household appliances.

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Refrigerator prices

Average annual maintenance cost:

$120-$140

Most common fridge repairs and cost to fix:

  • Ice maker failure: $275-$325

  • Main control board failure: $260+

  • Clogged drain line: $109+

Should I repair or replace my fridge?

Depending on brand, consider buying a new fridge if estimated repair costs exceed $700. Take into consideration your current fridge’s age and performance history. A compressor failure almost always signals it’s time for replacement due to the cost and involvement of the repair.  

Average lifetime of fridge:

 6-15 years

How much should I budget for a new fridge?

$900-$8,000

Range and oven prices

Average annual maintenance cost:

There’s no average annual maintenance cost. Everything on the stove is accessible. Keep it clean and use with care.

Move common range/oven repairs and cost to fix:

  • Igniter cleaning or failure: $110-$200

  • Broken control board: $260+

  • Bake element problems: $160+

Should I repair or replace my range/oven?

You might look into replacement options when your repair costs get into the $400 to $700 range, or when you’re investing more than half the price of the unit into a repair.

Average lifetime of range/oven:

10-15 years

How much should I budget for a new stove?

 $650-$2,000

Washer prices

Average annual maintenance cost:

$85-$100, but you can save money by checking the hoses yourself.

Most common washer repairs and cost to fix:

  • Rubber door gasket replacement: $200-$300

  • Lid switch failure on top-loading machine: $140+

  • Water inlet valve issues: $160+

Should I repair or replace my washer?

If washing machine repair costs exceed $500, you might consider replacement options. Major failures, such as the motor or transmission, signal the washer’s demise.

Average lifetime of washer:

8-12 years

How much should I budget for a new washer?

Top-loading washers start out around $350. Front-loading washers range from $700-$1,000.

Dryer prices

Average annual maintenance cost:

$85-$100

Most common dryer repairs and cost to fix:

  • Coils: $170

  • Thermostats: $130+

  • Belts: $180+

Should I repair or replace my dryer?

If dryer repair costs go beyond $500, consider replacement options.

Average lifetime of dryer:

8-12 years

How much should I budget for a new dryer?

$400-$1,000

Dishwasher prices

Average annual maintenance cost:

There’s no average maintenance cost. Keep it clean and clear of food debris.

Most common dishwasher repairs and cost to fix:

  • Drain pump cleaning: $100-$300

  • Water inlet valve: $160+

  • Control board failure: $190+

Should I repair or replace my dishwasher?

If there’s rust, rot or corrosion in your unit, or if you’re looking at a repair equaling or exceeding half the cost of the dishwasher, you should replace it.

Average lifetime of dishwasher:

8-10 years

How much should I budget for a new dishwasher?

$400-$700

Editor's note: This is an updated version of an article that was originally posted on May 12, 2014.

Sources: Krystle McConnell, general manager of Lake Appliance Repair in Orangevale, California; and Bonnie Woolsey, owner of All American Appliance Service in Springfield, Virginia.

Hiring for Appliance Repair?

Do you need a new refrigerator or do you think it needs a repair? If you are hiring for repairs be sure to check all online resources and find local appliance repair companies on Angi. Do your homework and hire the best pro!

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