If your dryer stops drying, do you consider dryer vent repair? Or do you jump right to replacement? Unfortunately, Americans have a tendency to lean towards simply tossing the offending device rather than opting for appliance repair, but taking that route could be expensive, wasteful, and just plain silly.
Think about the logistics of the problem. Very often, calling in a professional just to get an estimate for what is wrong is usually free. They can tell you that the only thing wrong is that the hose is clogged, and your dryer vent repair would cost a tenth of what it would cost for an entirely new dryer.
Something to consider when devices starting malfunctioning is their age. How long have you had it? And when is the last time you needed to call someone in for refrigerator repair? The average lifesp