I have a (Breville) microwave I bought from Target in October 2021. Warranty was for 1 year.
It's been used in a family setting, normal usage. Clean, not abused etc.
It's been just over 2 years (?), and it has suddenly stopped heating food. Very surprising, because my previous LG lasted 10 years.
- Is it reasonable for a $200 microwave to stop working after just over 2 years?
- If it's unreasonable, can I return it to Target for a replacement / refund based on the Australian Consumer Law?
Quote: There is no specific time when the consumer guarantees no longer apply to products. They may apply even after the manufacturer's warranty period has past. The length of the consumer guarantee period depends on a number of factors including: …the length of time for which it is reasonable for the product to be used….
Note: I have thrown away the microwave box it came in, just have the microwave.
According to this, a microwave should last 7-8 years.