Homeowners have been rushing to remodel and build as well as wash during the pandemic. Washers and dryers, refrigerators, and many other household appliances are in high demand and short supply. My client needed to replace her kitchen appliance suite and found that her orders at a large retailer did not get filled. She had 2 attempts and both orders never got delivered. It's a common problem these days so plan ahead and don't get rid of the old ones until the new ones arrive!
Nearly ninety percent of home builders are reporting having trouble getting appliances for their new homes, according to a February survey from the National Association of Home Builders. The appliance shortage began last March soon after the pandemic ignited across the U.S. Households began stocking up on goods and were in need of extra refrigerators and freezers, more households attuned to germs were washing clothes more and appliances overall were getting more use as more people remained at home. In addition, remodeling & DIY projects also took off, leading to more demand for appliances.
It appears that appliance shortages are popping up regardless of price point, whether $800 or $8,000, and across brands.
Source: Realtor Magazine March 9, 2021