Tips for buying used coin laundry equipment include checking for common problems, determining the age of the equipment and contacting the manufacturer for more information. Hiring a laundry repair professional is one way to get a thorough evaluation of the equipment.
Common problem areas for laundry equipment include the water heating systems and the coin slots. The age of the equipment determines how much life it has left. The typical life span for a top load washer is between five and 10 years, while the typical life span for a front load washer is between 10 and 15 years, as of 2015. Dryers usually last between 15 and 20 years.
Manufacturers have information on expected maintenance and machine operation. Reading the owner's manual for the equipment is an excellent source of information.