We had two appliances fail this year. First was the washing machine. The timer failed. But it wasn't a timer like in the old days. It was a microcontroller board for $150. That was easy enough to replace but a month after that the pump failed. I should have gotten rid of the thing with the first failure. At least the new washer washes better. Then a month after that an Electrolux refrigerator failed. This time it was the "mother board" which shorted out from a broken sensor in the ice maker. You'd think that the electronics components designers would know how to isolate failures, but that probably costs too much to bother with in a $3K ice box. We replaced it with an LG that fit in the newly vacated space. Better design, at least from the using it standpoint. I doubt it'll last longer. I wish I could least appliances. We lease an MB and a BMW. You don't want to own them a day after the warranty runs out and have to pay for repairs. The thought of replacing a double clutch transmission or a fire breathing turbocharged engine would keep me awake at night. I'd love to be able to replace appliances every three or four years and let the next owner enjoy the horrors of having them serviced.