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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you tell if your fridge is broken?

Use your nose — and ears — to tell if your fridge is broken and it’s time to call a pro. 

The first clue is whether your food is expiring too quickly. Your fridge should be at or below 40º Fahrenheit and your freezer should be at 0º, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If temperatures deviate from these figures, the result can be food spoilage (from too much warmth) or even a frost buildup (from a faulty freezer). 

Other telltale signs that your refrigerator is broken are excessive noise, escalating electric bills and excessive heat from the back of the fridge.

If you think your fridge might be broken, don’t delay — contact the top appliance repair technicians near you today.

Is it worth it to hire an appliance repair technician?

There are several reasons why it’s worth it to hire an appliance repair technician instead of replacing the unit or doing the repair yourself. The first is to keep your warranty valid — doing a DIY repair on a home appliance may void some warranties.

Another reason is having the proper tools. While you may need to go buy extra tools to perform a repair, a technician will have the tools ready.

Hiring a pro can also help ensure a long-term fix instead of a band-aid solution, as an experienced pro will be able to assess the equipment for function.

If you have a broken appliance, get free estimates from the best appliance repair pros near you to figure out if it's worth hiring a pro to fix it for you.

How much does it cost for appliance repair?

While the average cost of appliance repair is $65, the price can range from $45 to $120. A technician may set a flat rate or charge by the hour. The average hourly cost is $65, although this can range from $40 to $95. 

Appliance repair technicians typically set their prices depending on the type of appliance, level of difficulty and other factors. Some pros may also charge a service fee or a consultation fee, and they might also offer discounts for new customers. 

To find out how much it will cost to repair your appliance, get free estimates from the best appliance repair technicians near you.

Is appliance repair easy?

While some appliance repairs like cleaning the inlet filter on your washing machine or cleaning a smelly dishwasher are perfect DIY projects, others are better left to the pros. 

Certain jobs can be dangerous and risk extensive damage, such as repairing gas lines or leaks. Others require experience and know-how, such as balancing a clothes washer, replacing electric wires, rewiring appliances and more. If you’re not sure how to get it done safely, contact the best appliance repair technicians near you.

Is it cheaper to repair or replace a refrigerator?

In some cases, it might be cheaper to repair a refrigerator — in others, your best bet is to just buy a new one. The decision to repair or replace a refrigerator will depend on several factors, but the most important is cost. If the cost to repair a fridge is much more than the cost of buying a new one, it’s time to replace the fridge.

To help you determine if your fridge should be repaired or replaced, get free estimates from the best appliance repair technicians in your area.

How much does refrigerator repair cost?

Refrigerator repair generally costs a fraction of the price of a new fridge and shouldhave your appliance up and running again in no time. The problems your refrigerator is experiencing and the parts required to fix it will affect your repair costs. Where you live can affect labor rates, which will raise or lower your costs. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Diagnostic fees: $50-$100. Repair pros often have a service call fee or diagnostic fee to account for their time traveling to your location with all their tools to assess the problem. If you choose to have them repair the fridge, most pros then credit this fee toward your repair cost.
  • Parts: $20-$500. A new compressor averages $200, an icemaker $300, and computerized components such as touch screens and control boards average $300 or more.
  • Basic repairs: $180-$400, including parts. This price range can include repairing the evaporator or fan motor.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire an appliance repairman or specialist when social distancing?

If you decide to hire an appliance service specialist or repairman, check your local news for community guidelines and follow the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing. Discuss safety protocols with the appliance repairmen before they enter your home. And when they enter your home, stay at least 6 feet apart, don’t shake hands, sanitize all involved surfaces and use digital payments instead of cash or a check. 

If you decide to postpone the work, consider buying a gift card from them or paying for future work. This is a great way to give back to the community, as many small businesses and individual contractors are feeling the economic effects of social distancing. 

How can I find out if an appliance repairman or specialist is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

The definition of an essential provider varies based on state, city and local guidelines. Visit the official government website of your state or city to see which services are considered an essential in your area.

For more information on a national level, read CISA’s publication on critical infrastructure workers. However, note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Does an appliance specialist need to enter my home?

If the faulty appliance is located in your home (e.g., a washing machine, refrigerator, toilet, dishwasher, etc.), the appliance repairman will most likely need to come inside to complete their work. However, if your appliance is outdoors (e.g., a grill, outdoor kitchen, etc.), it may be possible for them to complete the work without entering your home and with limited person-to-person contact. 

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with an appliance specialist during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up a consultation or appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic is virtually, with no in-person contact. After messaging the appliance repairman, you can ask to set up a video chat or phone call to discuss what work needs to be done. Make sure to ask them how they handle payments, keeping in mind that paying in advance may be safer than handling cash or credit cards until the pandemic is over. Ask the professional what procedures and precautions they have in place to ensure safety during this time. 

Reviews for La Mirada appliance service specialists
Vanessa L.
The tech that came to look at our appliance was extremly rude. He was rude to multiple staff members. We had a washer that was backed up and all he did was look at and tell us it was backed up. (thanks!) He then proceeded to have an conversation on his phone extremly loud in our lobby. He was very unprofessional. Next for the payment of the service call, he didnt even know what an American Express was. Then he charged us $5 to pay with a visa after demanding we pay him cash. I don't understand in what world this company has been hired so many times. I hope someone sees this review and choses a different company to do repairs.
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Jan M.
Update to my original review: SUBWOLF contacted me to inquire what had happened to cause me to write my negative review; I reiterated the below. They seemed to undestand my frustration and were anxious to make amends. James came out the next day and did everything the first tech didn't! He pulled the freezer out to check the back, as well as taking off the interior plate & performing several tests. He agreed that 1 of the items the other tech wanted to order was the correct part, but went on to say that the other parts on the original order, were NOT needed because they were "included as part" of the item he would order. This brought the cost of original estimate of $360 down to HALF of that! James & Veronica, who continued to call, seemed genuinely concerned about making things right and portraying that their company was competent. James had the needed part over-nighted (at no extra cost) & was back the next day to complete the repair. My freezer has been working great since. Thank you, SUBWOLF for taking care of your customers! See text on the attachments – they will offer more details to confirm my very negative review. I do not know where to start, there is NOTHING about SUBWOLF (aka Trinity Appliance Services) that would give me cause to recommend them to anyone! After entering my info on Thumbtack, I chose to send a request for contact to SUBWOLF regarding repairing my freezer. A man named, Max, had called me and texted (screen shots attached) several times on Sunday. At NO POINT did he lead me to believe I was actually communicating with Trinity Appliance Repair. I thought it was strange too, that neither company addressed my Request for Contact within the Thumbtack site as other companies have. I received a call Sunday eve from a female who was confirming the Monday appt, I had set up with Max via text. She was not particularly easy for me to understand, but I knew she had the time wrong. Because I was expecting other service-related calls, I asked her twice what company she was calling from; she finally answered when I supplied her with the name. The tech (Vass) who showed up to do the work today was obviously not comfortable speaking English. I am attributing this to, what came across as, a somewhat rude attitude; I think he may have been frustrated by my questions. I had done my own repair search, and already had an idea, so was asking for him to explain to me what was wrong with the freezer. He tried a couple of times, but as hard as I tried, I could not understand what he was saying. It made me feel like I was being rude by pushing him to explain, but I was not going to fork over more than $350 for a repair until I could decide if repairing the freezer was my best option. At one point, I think he tried to call in to the office for translation help, but their voice mailbox was full. Vass did not pull the freezer out to look at the back or even move the food to see where the temp control was set at. Ninety percent of the time he was here was spent on his phone looking up part prices. When I looked, I could see he was using the same site I had found my info on last night. He then presented me with an invoice to sign for $360 from “Trinity Appliance Services” company and got visibly upset when I asked if he worked for SUBWOLF (see attached text Number 5). I believe he said they were the “same company” and he showed me a blank invoice with the SUBWOLF name. When I asked where the $50 service had been applied, he said “already included.” I don't see it - maybe you can? When I said I wasn’t going to agree to purchase parts and pay labor until he could tell me what the problem he emailed me the invoice and stomped out. I was upset that he was leaving me worse off than I was before he arrived - my freezer was very cold, just not freezing hard. He had unplugged it and when he plugged it back in, it did not sound like it was running. I thought he was saying something about it taking 2-3 days to defrost. I needed to know if I would have to remove all the food inside so I went out to where he was sitting in his car and again asked for him to make himself more clear. I wasted an entire afternoon on this and am only taking the time to write this because I’m angry about the obvious discerption and want to see both companies called out for it. According to Thumbtack, background checks and credential details were run for both companies. See below – these are not listed under the same name & their bio's are not the same. SUBWOLF Background Check Altyn Makartz Completed on 4/18/2021 Trinity Appliance Services Background Check Igor Li Completed on 10/21/2020
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