I pretty much bin it, a lot of my possessions are covered under home insurance and in many cases rather than fix it insurance companies discard it and replace it instead.
Case in point I have a friend who at the time had a toddler. She whacked a clothes hanger across his then new 55" inch television set because she wanted to get a spider off the TV which had crawled on it. It was quite an impact as there was a mark on the picture from that point onwards. My friend called his home insurance company and rather than send someone to replace the panel they just replaced the set instead.
Refrigerators, washing machines and dryers are so cheap these days that there is no point getting a repair done on them unless you do it yourself. I'm not very handy so in many cases I just replace things.