Labor and parts are so expensive now that it might me cheaper to buy a new one.
Throw away society
When this strip ran the first time in 2014, I posted:
Got 15 year old washer and 18 year old fridge.
Both have been replaced in the past 5 years.
When did this Fritz guy turn into a mechanical gremlin anyway?
At least not politicians…
My current water heater is 22+ years old. To avoid fretting and worrying, I am having it replaced soon. A pre-emptive move.