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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. 

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. 

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 San Diego appliance service specialists
Richard R.
Quickly diagnosed dryer problems and fixed. Great communication and responsiveness. Would hire again for appliance repair.
Peace of Mind Appliance RepairPeace of Mind Appliance Repair
Stefan R.
Immediate response, good communication, fast repair, and you can't beat the price. Save yourself some time and just get this guy to handle your appliance repairs. A+
39.00 First consult39.00 First consult
David G.
The technician showed up on time and pretty quickly figured out the problem. He was very professional throughout the repair process. I would definitely use Atlas Appliance Repair again.
Atlas Appliance Repair INCAtlas Appliance Repair INC
Thumbtack Customer
Hoyt's appliance repair was affordable, he showed up on time and fixed our 2 year problem! AWESOME, AWESOME service!
Hoyt's Appliance Repair
Barbara C.
Dmitri even came early, and got my freezer fridge up and running very quickly. Would hire him again for appliance repair!
FOLA Appliance RepairFOLA Appliance Repair
Patricia H.
Andrew did an excellent job! I’m very pleased with his service and would definitely use this repair man and Atlas Appliance. Super pleased!
Atlas Appliance Repair INCAtlas Appliance Repair INC
Oguz A.
Dimitri was on time and professional and fixed my refrigerator issue in one trip. I would recommend Solo Repair for your home appliance issues for sure! 🤓
Solo Appliance RepairSolo Appliance Repair
Martin R.
Fast response and high quality work. My request went out at 5pm and the repair was completed by 1pm the next day. He diagnosed the problem quickly and completed the repair on the spot for my electric dryer. I will use him in the future for appliance repair. He was very professional.
39.00 First consult39.00 First consult
Victoria A.
Dmitri was very responsive and came to repair my washing machine less than 24 hours after I requested. He had new parts with him and was able to repair my appliance same day, and finished the job very quickly. Would recommend!
FOLA Appliance RepairFOLA Appliance Repair
Gary L.
Wow! Andrew was knowledgeable, had the parts he needed with him, and worked quickly. The best experience I have ever had with an appliance repair guy...really! Highly recommend him.
Atlas Appliance Repair INCAtlas Appliance Repair INC
Michelle M.
Friendly and prompt service. I was very happy with the easy of the experience and the ability to view and pay my invoice immediately. Will definitely use again going forward for appliance repair needs. Thank you!
Atlas Appliance Repair INCAtlas Appliance Repair INC
Alex I.
We had service on our refrigerator by Andrew of Atlas Appliance Repair. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and determined to resolve an issue with the ice maker which he did. By giving the problem a great deal of thought, and by process of elimination, Andrew solved the problem and saved us a great deal of trouble and expense. We will be using Atlas Appliance for any future service.
Atlas Appliance Repair INCAtlas Appliance Repair INC
Michael C.
I highly recommend Atlas Appliance Repair. I reached out to Atlas through Thumbtack and received a very quick response from Andrew. After a short message interchange where I described the problem, I made a appointment for an estimate. Andrew showed up on time and was able to diagnose and fix the problem on the spot. He was professional and knowledgeable and my microwave now works like new. I would hire him again for any appliance repair that have. I highly recommend Atlas and Andrew.
Atlas Appliance Repair INCAtlas Appliance Repair INC
Pratik D.
My tenant had issue with dishwasher. I contacted solo appliance service and got quick response within hours. Technicians looked at the issue same day and got the repair done within 24 hours ,since had to get the new parts for the repair. Overall great customer service and work quality. Thanks .
Solo Appliance RepairSolo Appliance Repair
Linda B.
Luis responded to me immediately, was in the area, and came over in 25 minutes to check out the problem with my dryer. He gave me a quote and was back the next morning to do the repairs on my dryer. He is excellent, knew exactly what the problem was and brought parts, and quickly and efficiently did the repair. I highly recommend Luis from Appliance Repair, don’t think twice, hire this pro!
39.00 First consult39.00 First consult
Laurie R.
I’m very pleased with the work done on my microwave by FOLA Appliance Repair. It took a few visits, but my microwave is fixed! Dmitri’s professionalism was greatly appreciated, as he had to troubleshoot a couple of times, & the quality of work was very good.
FOLA Appliance RepairFOLA Appliance Repair
Valinda L.
Chris was a pro all the way. He was very knowledgeable, efficient and helpful with our troubled Samsung refrigerator. He saved us tons of $$$ and I would call him in the future for any appliance repair needs! Thank you Chris!
Peace of Mind Appliance RepairPeace of Mind Appliance Repair
Dorothy F.
I was first introduced to Mr. Luis when my clothes dryer needed repair. Luis came and assessed the issue gave me a quote and let me decide if I wanted to go with the repair. He did an excellent job and his price was very reasonable. When my freezer was staying as cold as it should I called on him again and he once again scheduled an appointment and fixed my freezer as well. I would highly recommend him for your appliance repairs.
39.00 First consult39.00 First consult
Lisa W.
Quick response on a Saturday morning request for a leak from my LG front loader washer. Andrew arrived same day less than 3 hrs. of request. He accurately identified & promptly remedied the leak source. Professional & friendly service. Great value. I wouldn't hesitate to contact him in the future for any of my appliance repair needs.
Atlas Appliance Repair INCAtlas Appliance Repair INC
Pamela F.
Thank you to Omega Appliance for repairing my leaky refrigerator! I noticed a leak on Wednesday and used Thumbtack to find someone that could help. I received an immediate response from Omega and called. He came out that day, determined there were a number of issues and gave me a quote. He then ordered the part that ended up coming in on a Saturday. Omega Appliances came out on Sunday to complete the job! While finishing up, he found another leaky hose and replaced it without an additional charge. On top of that, her reconnected my tv that sits on top of the fridge. I highly recommend this company! Don't hesitate to give them a try.
Omega Appliance Repair Inc.Omega Appliance Repair Inc.
Carrie H.
I highly recommend Luis for his appliance & electrical repair services. Luis & his helper provided excellent professional customer service at a reasonable rate charge. Luis arrived early before scheduled time & finished the repair in less than 30 mins. He showed me what was wrong with the washing machine & the part that need to be replaced. Luis went the extra mile to check to make sure both washer & dryer were working properly. He did not try to overcharge me for his services as some others have. I greatly appreciate his honesty & professionalism.
39.00 First consult39.00 First consult
Sophie L.
Arrive on time and indentify the problem immediately ( I have asked someone to fix my Samsung fridge leaking before and still couldn’t stop the leak). Luis is able to stop the leak right away. Luis is very acknowlegable on what he is doing. Most important he is very honest to tell us what is the problem. We are very happy to have Luis and highly recommend to anyone who needs appliance repair.
39.00 First consult39.00 First consult
Joe M.
Andrew of Atlas Appliance repair had his work cut out for him with my GE washer. To his credit he stuck to it, after troubleshooting an elusive problem, finished the job and washer is up and running. He was thoroughly professional, wore a mask, kept on the problem after trying a few things, always arrived when he said and the workmanship and value was stellar. We had to wait for parts, but that is to be expected. Thank you Andrew!
Atlas Appliance Repair INCAtlas Appliance Repair INC
James S.
Very responsive. Had my Maytag dryer fixed within 4 hours of my initial contact with them. I explained what I presumed the issue was and they happened to have the part (igniter) with them and did not had to wait days for a part. Communication was great. I contacted other pros for comparison but Sunshine Appliance Repair was the easier to work with. I will always appreciate a business that listens to customer concerns and opinions and are not just reading a script or sending automated responses.
Sunshine Appliance RepairSunshine Appliance Repair
Komal c.
Andrew of Atlas Appliance repair is by far the best service provider i have worked with. He is very professional, punctual and responsive. He wore the mask and when requested for booties for shoes, he had that too!! No one else i worked with in past had that. Small thing, but matters! He provided very accurate diagnosis and guidance for my broken refrigerator. With his direction, we were able to get it fixed. I will contact him again in future when needed. Thank you Andrew!
Atlas Appliance Repair INCAtlas Appliance Repair INC
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