The average life span of a new washing machine is eleven years. But consumer reports recommend that you should replace any appliance that is more than eight years old, and others suggest that top-loading washing machines that are older than 1999 should be replaced.
If you want to buy a new washing machine 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. Another great time for appliances buying is on the holidays –Labor Day in September, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving and Black Friday during November and also often on the Fourth of July.