Large appliances don't last nearly as long as they used to
March 20, 2017 9:25 PM Subscribe
This is especially about refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, and air conditioners.
Some details about how and why major appliances are worse built-- lack of competition and over-focus on energy efficiency.
Do read the comments-- there's more from people who do repairs and discussion of whether it's just that we only know about the older appliances that haven't broken down. (The answer is no, there's a real difference in quality.)
Emotional Durability Design
-- a book about designing things that people want to keep. It looks promising, but I haven't read it yet.
This post was deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is a fine topic, but could do with better links and framing, for example it's not good practice to post a full disssertation that even you say you haven't read -- LobsterMitten