As someone who had to buy a new stove yesterday because my "old" one (at 10 years of age) has an "electronics" problem and 'spare parts are not generally available for stoves older than 10 years' (and if they are they cost $$$) this really hit home.
We've gone through 3 washers and 3 dryers in this matrimonial household of 35 years. I sat down and calculated that they are good for about 800 cycles... then, poof; and uneconomical repair.
I'm wondering where Gold's Appliances gets those minty examples. Perhaps they have technicians with some terrific restoration arts skills.