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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Do appliance repairmen or specialists offer remote or virtual services?

You should contact appliance repairmen and specialists near you before hiring them for the project to see if they can offer their services remotely or virtually. Appliance repairs are typically done in person, but you can ask if it's possible to have a virtual consultation or an online walk-through. If you see that a pro is offering remote services in their profile, message them to find out what those services include.

Reviews for Sacramento appliance service specialists
Karin R.
Had a great experience using Appliance Geek. Gary is someone I will definitely call when I need another appliance repair.
Appliance GeekAppliance Geek
Judy M.
I am very happy about my appliance repair service, I would recommend them to everyone.
Appliance Worx SacramentoAppliance Worx Sacramento
Joshua J.
The company was quick to respond to my request for service and I had next day scheduling. The professional repairman “Denis” diagnosed my appliance repair needs and was able to obtain the parts needed for the repairs the very next day. I was happy that I did not have to wait for another repair appointment to finish the job. The most impressive part was I needed a refrigerator and range repaired and both were done in a two day timeframe (due to parts needing to be ordered.) I will definitely us this excellent company in the future if an appliance is in need of repair.
Prime Appliance RepairPrime Appliance Repair
Steven B.
I self repaired my dryer and did not use Bay Master Appliance Service. He was very nice even though I had to cancel our appointment.
Bay Master Appliance ServiceBay Master Appliance Service
Clay Q.
I had a bad water and oil leak from my washer machine. Appliance Geek removed my washer, took it to his shop, repaired it, and returned it within a week. All the while keeping me apprised of his work through texts and photos/videos. Very reasonably priced and honest. I will reccomend Appliance Geek to all my friends. Great Job Gary!
Appliance GeekAppliance Geek
Jason C.
I absolutely love both the professionalism & work quality that these folks do. Paul was the one who repaired my two fridges. He identified what was the issue & fixed them up really well. He didn't try to rush & focused on making sure the two fridges were working properly. If there ever is an issue on any of the appliances, I will not hesitate to ask them for help!
Prime Appliance RepairPrime Appliance Repair
Hope M.
I was in a panic because my Refridgerator went out! I called at least three different appliance repair companies referred by Zajic and I was looking at 7 to 19 days before anyone could come out to even look at it. My daughter asked me to try Thumbtack! Prime Appliance was the first to respond and all I can say it was the best decision ever! I got an immediate response and within a couple of hours a technician was at my house. In less than an hour I had an estimate. The next day (today) they arrived promptly and repairs were made. I was amazed at how knowledgeable and prepared they were. I believe they understood the urgency of our need. They were responsive, timely, knowledgeable and courteous. I cannot thank Jay, Jadon and Adam enough. They called at least 20 minutes ahead to let me know when they would arrive and wore mask. I appreciate that Adam had to work 2.5 hours with a mask on and never complained. This is a super team and you will not be disappointed. I have them saved in my contacts now! I will most definitely use them again and highly recommend their services. Today I canceled two appointments with other companies! Even they were surprised I got it fixed so quickly! Excellent job Prime Appliance!!
Prime Appliance RepairPrime Appliance Repair
Dar G.
Dear Adam, I wanted to update my review to reflect the appreciation I have over the quick response to my initial review. You were prompt in asking how you could make my experience better. Again, as I said in my first review the refrigerator was repaired properly. Because you were so apologetic and you were quick to compensate me. I will definitely use your company again. Thanks again for putting the customer first, Dar I connected with Prime, first, they cancelled and rescheduled my appointment twice. I wish, I could tell you the technicians name, but, he never introduced himself, definitely not friendly the only thing he said the whole time he was here, was do you speak Russian? And I don't, so even though the refrigerator was fixed, I have no idea what was wrong with it, because I couldn't understand a word he said. If you don't care to know why your appliance stopped working or if you do speak Russian this company will work for you.
Prime Appliance RepairPrime Appliance Repair
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