Dr. Helen: Appliance Woes: "Do you ever have one of those periods where every appliance in your house starts to break down?"
You might not think about this but your average appliance has built-in obsolescence and we tend to buy them all at once like when we move into a new house. They are designed to last about 5 years, then they start falling apart. Oddly enough they tend to do that all at the same time because they were all bought at the same time. Odd that.