If you own a few small or large appliances that are not working, don't throw them away. You could be throwing away good money. Chances are good, that your appliances may be experiencing a minor problem that is easy to fix. Hundreds of people throw away good repairable appliances each year, without having them tested. Some appliances are kept and used solely for spare parts. Appliances older than 10 years old, may need to be replaced.