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What is the average life expectancy of a refrigerator?
Thursday, March 5, 2020
How long does a refrigerator last?
You can expect a refrigerator to last about 10 to 18 years, with an average of 14 years. Here’s a graph comparing refrigerator life expectancy to other major home appliances. Here’s a graph comparing refrigerator life expectancy to other major home appliances.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
Also, see our blog posts How does a home inspector inspect a refrigerator ice maker? and Does a home inspector check the refrigerator? and Does a refrigerator water supply line require a shutoff valve behind it? and Are a range and refrigerator required kitchen appliances for a house to pass FHA inspection? and Is a refrigerator receptacle outlet required to be GFCI-protected? and Is a refrigerator required to have its own dedicated circuit?
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Field Guide for Home Inspectors, a quick reference for finding the age of 154 brands of HVAC systems, water heaters, and electrical panels, plus 210 code standards for site-built and manufactured homes, and the life expectancy rating of 195 home components. Available at amazon.com for $19.95.
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