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    Default How old is your oldest appliance?

    Another thread I was reading, Yankeemom's about her extended warranty, made me think about this. I remember a Maytag washing machine that my mother had that lived to be 18 years old with no repairs. I've never had one that good but I did have one last for 10 years, which was a record, even though it had to have help on occaission. I have a 30 year old freezer right now that runs like a top, was given to us by my parents eons ago. Probably costs me $50/month to keep but it works like a dream. What's your oldest appliance and was it bought new or used?

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    My dh! Okay, not funny!

    My oldest is my refrig. it's 5 years old.

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    The fridge, stove, and dishwasher are the oldest . They were all bought when the house was remodeled about 4-5 years ago.

    Washer/dryer - 1 year old
    Microwave - 3 months old
    Chest freezer - 1 year old

    Everything was bought new.
    Last edited by Neeley; 10-11-2007 at 10:11 AM.

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    My freezer is probably about 8 or 9 years old and works great.

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    I can't be sure of their age, because they were here when we bought the house, but I would bet my washer and dryer are atleast 17 years old. I would love to have new ones! They aren't pretty but they work well (knock on wood) and I do approx. 10 loads of laundry per week. The few repairs that they have needed DH was able to do them himself, cheaply.

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    My mom had a Kenmore washing machine for over 20 years, and replaced it about 5 years ago. I'm sure the new one won't last as long. They don't make 'em like they used to... intentionally, I believe. They make more money if we need to replace things more often, plus companies are being 'cheap' and using cheaper parts

    My fridge is 12 years old, it's a Whirlpool bought in the scratch-n-dent outlet store (new, but scratched up). I'm trying to nurse it along!

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    Hmm. I don't know!

    Probably the second hand chest freezer in the basement or the side-by-side fridge in the kitchen (it came with the house). I hate the fridge, anyone want it?

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    The freezer. It was bought new by my husband about 20 years ago.
    The fridge we bought when I moved here when we got married and that was 6 years ago.
    We put in a new wall oven a couple of years before we remodeled the kitchen, so it is about 5 years old.
    The stove, Microwave, and dishwasher are 2 years old when we did a complete kitchen remodel.
    Washer and Dryer are also 2 years old got at the same time as the remodel as we moved them from the basement to the new kitchen.

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    Default OLDEST APPLIANCE

    MY HAND ME DOWN CHEST FREEZER, WE'VE HAD IT FOR 7 YEARS, HUBBIES GRANDMA HAD IT FOR MORE THAN 20 YRS!!! KNOCK ON WOOD, STILL EXCELLENT!!!

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    Either the dishwasher or the dryer, but I don't know how old they are. I bought the freezer in '02 and brought it with me, the other appliances came with the house but the washer was new ('04) and we've replaced the fridge ('05) and the stove ('07) since we moved in. The dryer and dishwasher both look at least 15 years old, but I don't use either so I don't really care.

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    Upright freezer, purchased from friend over 30 yrs ago. Currently looking for a new chest freezer to replace it. It is old, ugly and needs a new gasket, but that thing just keeps on keeping on.

    Side note--I have my moms "newer" freezer that went belly up and couldn't get anyone to even come and look at it. I was told it was considered a "throw away" item now, they weren't made to repair. ????? I don't remember the brand right now, but it's not an cheap freezer. DF was told the same about her refrigerator.

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    Probably my microwave. I thought it had finally blown up a few weeks back and was contemplating living without one. I had finally decided before we left for vacation that DH should just take it out and I could enjoy the counter space. He plugged it in ....and ....it worked again. I'm sure it's gonna blow for good soon, but currently I think it's 17. (Bought new)

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    I have a canister vacuum cleaner that I bought from Sears 34 years ago. I bought my present home 9 years ago and the washer and dryer are both about 12 years old.

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    My chest freezer is 11 years old.

    The stand-up freezer is like 9.
    The garage fridge is at least 7.

    Everything else, I've replaced in the past few years.

    FTR, my air conditioner is 35 years old & the furnace is 14. got one more year out of that air conditioner!! YAY!

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    Our washer is by far the oldest appliance in our house. It is 1972 Maytag and it works great. We rent, so I am not sure when it purchased or if it has been repaired.
    My parents got upright freezer in nearly 30 years ago for $50 from a friend that was replacing it because it was too old. It still works well. The only issue with it is that you have to lock the door or it comes open.

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