Standard refrigerators last an average of fourteen years, and compact refrigerators have an average expectancy of eight years.
If you want to buy a new appliance the best time of the year to do this is in and September and October. That is when the appliance manufacturers usually reveal their new lines, which means that the older models will usually go on sale during this time. However, fridges are an exception, if you want to buy a new fridge the best time of the year to do this is in Spring. May is Maytag time!