Help guesstimating remaining life of Hotpoint washer and dryer?

yeboJune 7, 2012

My Hotpoint washer and gas dryer are still functioning (squeaks in dryer only problem) after at least 21 years (were here when I bought my place). Planning renovation and wanting to do it to low-budget, I'm wondering about keeping the Hotpoints.

This is both b/c money and b/c if I replace, I have to get a very more expensive electric dryer and maybe smaller stacking units (building rules, NYC).

Should I ask the repair guy who comes for the squeak to estimate? Is there something specific to look at? Or should I just get rid of the oldsters now, since they could stop at any time.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

"...squeaks in dryer only problem"

Probably the belt or tensioner-pulley....both cheap and easy. Even if you have to hire someone to diagnose and fix, still cheaper than new unit...and will last indefinitely once repaired. If I'm wrong, I'll stand for your fist-shaking.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 10:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Or idler wheels. Usually not a deal.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 5:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hotpoint made by General Electric and I regularly see old GE stuff from the 1960s still in use, so they seem to be reliable. They made the same basic design for decades, so parts are readily available.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 8:03AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Speed Queen washer
When you all are discussing your Speed Queen, did you...
Fisher+Paykel Eco Intuitive not working properly
Hello, I hope someone out there can help me! I have...
Good sheet set, stand up to laundering...
Hi all: I placed this post in the laundry forum because...
How to access Program Mode in Miele W3038
After almost four years without a washer yesterday...
Ok to only use cold water hookup on washing machine?
Hello, My washing machine is in a location with only...
Sponsored Products
Grohe Talia Pressure Balance Valve Trim - Infinity Brushed Nickel
Modern Bathroom
Satin Nickel 5-piece Bathroom Accessory Set
Outdoor Ceiling Fan: Hampton Bay Rocio 60 in. Indoor/Outdoor Natural Iron Ceilin
Home Depot
AICO Furniture - Lavelle Blanc 13 Piece Dining Room Set -...
Great Furniture Deal
Trac-Master T446 Open Back Gimbal Ring Low Voltage PAR36 Track Light
LBC Lighting
Heritage Black and Ivory Rectangle: 7 Ft. 6 In. x 9 Ft. 6 In. Area Rug
$374.95 | Bellacor
Philips | Adrio 4 Light Pendant Light - 36671
$190.00 | YLighting
Julian Dual-Flush European REAR OUTLET Toilet - Two-Piece - Elongated - White
Signature Hardware
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™