Three time in recent months we have considered replacing an item in the house but each time we have repaired and continue to use the item instead.
The drier had not worked for over a year – it turned out to be a $20 switch !
The stereo had not worked for over two years – it was a $46 bill to repair a fuse and another item !
The oven was not working but was a DIY repair when the time was invested and the problem seen.
Next time I feel like giving an old item the boot ( not you Louise in case you are reading this ) I’ll take the patient approach and get it fixed !