The Ultimate Replace or Repair Washing Machine Quiz
by Staff
Why is it that your washing machine seems to malfunction at the worst possible time? When that happens, should you repair or replace it?

If your washing machine goes on the fritz while it is still under warranty, how much will the repair cost?

  • no charge
  • 25
  • 50

If the repair will cost 50 percent or more of the original cost of your machine, should you repair or replace?

  • repair
  • replace
  • do it yourself

Why should you repair a machine with faulty belts or pulleys?

  • inexpensive replacement parts
  • do it your self repair
  • both answers

What is a possible do-it-yourself repair?

  • change seals
  • replace motor
  • cracked tub

How much less energy and water do Energy Star washers use?

  • 5 to 15 percent
  • 10 to 25 percent
  • 10 to 50 percent

Who is behind the Energy Star program?

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Energy
  • both answers

What is the average expected life of a washing machine?

  • 5 years
  • 10 years
  • 11 years

What is a benefit of replacing older models?

  • energy efficient
  • water efficient
  • both answers

Where do the old washing machines go?

  • landfills
  • recycling plants
  • neither answer

What does Consumer Reports recommend you do with an eight-year-old washing machine?

  • replace
  • repair
  • neither answer

What model is a popular low-water washing machine?

  • front-loading
  • top-loading
  • commercial machines

How does the price of front-loading low-water washing machines compare to conventional washing machines?

  • less expensive
  • comparable
  • more expensive

Who is qualified to repair a washing machine pump?

  • do it yourself
  • professional service call
  • both answers

Which are components of a washing machine?

  • tub
  • motor
  • both answers

If you have a cracked tub, should you repair or replace your washing machine?

  • repair
  • repair or replace
  • replace

How do you know if your warranty is in effect?

  • check the warranty information
  • ask a handyman
  • neither answer

What should you do after purchasing a new washer?

  • register your warranty
  • apply rust proof
  • oil the exterior

What would simplify the decision to replace or repair a washing machine?

  • knowing what is wrong with the machine
  • knowing how much it would cost to repair
  • both answers

If the warranty has expired, how much of the repair cost must you shoulder?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 100 percent

Do you need to replace your washer and dryer at the same time?

  • yes
  • no
  • maybe