Washers and dryers, like all major appliances, have to be replaced eventually. However, there is usually a question of what to do with the old set before purchasing a new one. Owners can donate the appliances or recycle them or even make some money by selling them. Some businesses will buy used washers and dryers, whether they are working or not. Of course, the washers and dryers that are still operational are more valuable than those that are not.
Call local retailers of discount and used washers and dryers. In most cases, the retailers expect that the appliances are in good condition. Some retailers will still accept washers and dryers that are not working if they can be easily repaired.
Check with local appliance repair shops. Such shops typically need old appliances, like washers and dryers, which they can use as a source for parts.
Contact a recycling center, where the washers can be dismantled so that the metal can be reused. According to EnergyStar, 65 percent of a washer is metal. Some recycling centers will pay for these appliances.
Call local salvage yards in search of those that accept appliances. Find out if the business will pick up the washer and dryer. Use this information, as well as a comparison of the prices given for your appliances, to select the best offer.
Tina Amo has been writing business-related content since 2006. Her articles appear on various well-known websites. Amo holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in information systems.