Perhaps there are other considerations?
For some items easily owner replaced, eg broken handles, knobs etc, there is every reason to expect they should be readily available at a low cost. To the owner direct.
For other items it may require specialist skills or knowledge to fault find and or repair.
The catch here is not only the cost of the parts. There is also the cost of the service labour! Worse, that typically for in home service repairs the repairer never never carries any replacement parts. Hence there are two house calls required.
The service labour and call out fee alone can add up to half the cost of a shinny all new replacement. One, the marketing promises is 100% better, and will also last a lifetime. Lifetime of the current marketing campaign perhaps?
Why, when you make the call,
say you have a brand XYZ product,
Provide the model no,
Provide the product serial no,
Describe the symptoms,
Can’t the service guy bring a kit of parts to suit, and do the job in one visit?
Having looked on line it is more alarming to find that for many everyday white goods there is only a short list of replacement parts available, hence solutions for repair!
Something needs to change. The EU legislation may not be a solution on its own. Sorry, you cannot buy a new fridge as your old one is repairable! But the repair cost is more than a new fridge? Tough, them’s the new rules!
And for those of us with the skills to do some of the jobs ourselves, access to the source service manuals might help. It is worth pointing out Electrical Safety legislation in each state applies to any work or repairs on mains powered white goods, the same as for house wiring if anyone was wondering?