Deciding whether to fix a broken product or spring for a new one often feels like an expensive guess. But there's no need to throw away good money on a bad product. In fact, repairing broken items or keeping them going as long as possible isn't always the best way to save money. Consumer Reports has compiled research from its tests and from its survey of more than 29,000 subscribers and has created a repair or replace, year-by-year advice for more than a dozen common home appliances, electronics, and lawn and snow equipment.
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