How Much Does Appliance Repair Cost?

Learn the standard price for professional appliance repair from Hayes Appliance Repair:

Your kitchen is filled with electrical appliances. An electrical stove, dishwasher or refrigerator needs up-to-code wiring. In the event an electrical appliance is improperly installed, it poses a real possibility of starting a fire. To be sure your electrical appliances are in good order, it’s important to hire Hayes Appliance Repair.

DIY electrical service for appliances is rarely a good plan of action. There are one or two small repairs where DIY is be possible. In those instances, be sure to use the correct tools and to shut off the power source.

Fixing or installing larger appliances, however, is more intensive. Don’t consider ”do-it-yourself” repair. Your oven, for one example, can need a 250- or 125-volt circuit whether it’s gas-powered or electrical, and you will need to have at least two 20-amp, 125-volt circuits to power small household appliances. These types of circuits can each power numerous electrical outlets, just don’t overload them — which often will mean, a third is necessary.

The likelihood of a short (which could mean serious injury or death) during any larger job in most cases will not be worth it. Instead call a professional service.

You will want to search for appliance repair service on the internet. Find repairmen with several customer reviews. Or find a a recommendation from a friend if you are running into problems with an oven, dishwasher or refrigerator.

Hiring appliance repair services begins with locating a contractor with experience performing repair of kitchen appliances. Some companies are appliance-specific, and don’t provide repair for all types of household appliances.

The single reason many local appliance repair services won’t be a good choice to fix a kitchen appliance is due to the number of electrical appliances in a kitchen that require water to run. Refrigerators use water to make ice cubes and dishwashers always use water to wash dishes. Water is very dangerous should there be electrical repairs.

If electrical work is not completed the right way and waterlines rupture, just one example, there’s a strong risk of electrocution. Electricity and water do not mix.

And you should hire a repairman who can handle both elements.

Certified appliance repairmen will cost close to $45 to $60 per hour for their work, and solo contractors may cost somewhere between $70 and $115 an hour. This could seem expensive, that’s because it is preferable to pay a more expensive price for top-notch work. If a repair company costs cheaper than $35 per hour, be suspicious.

Be sure the service is in possession of a permit for any type of electrical repairs. Some low-quality services will try to convince you they do not need a permit, but do not listen. Always double check with local officials.

Most local companies often charge a small cost for their travel, from $40 to $65. You’ll pay the total price no matter if the repair is done, so it’s smart to have a list on-hand of appliances for them to troubleshoot.

The national average is $150 for oven repairs – services will often charge $65 to $140 an hour. Expect a $50 to $80 trip charge too for the repairman to travel and troubleshoot the problem.

The average cost of new appliances can range around $325 and $8,000. The wide range depends the type of kitchen appliance, such as a high-price refrigerator compared to a standard oven.

Fixing or upgrading an electrical appliance is among the most complex repair jobs one can need in a kitchen.

A possible way to limit these types of issues is listening attentively to a appliance repairman when he or she provides an estimate for repair. Exact types of wire need to be used dependent on the type of appliance, and the wiring colors (for ground and neutral) sometimes change as state laws or requirements are revised.

Plus, many jurisdictions now demand arc fault protection for all kitchen electrical circuits in addition to ground fault circuit interruption (GFCI) protection. If the repairman does not mention this, or says you do not really “need” them, you should hire someone else.

In addition, be sure to monitor a contractor closely as he performs the first inspection of the oven. If it is a brand new kitchen appliance the company is going to install, ask if it is able to use the same circuit or might need an enhancement since there are noticeable size and power usage differences in the most recent models. The same goes for dishwashers and ranges.

professionals have to be willing to explain what it is they will do, why they need to do it and explain each part of the final cost, which likely includes appliance parts, labor and miscellaneous. There are some appliance repair companies willing to wave the travel fee if repair is completed.


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