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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I hire the best appliance repair technician in DC?

You can find the best appliance repair technicians in DC by conducting an online search of local pros in your area.

Start by viewing their ratings. Be on the lookout for Top Pro badges, which indicate consistently high ratings and positive reviews. Customer reviews that include photos of the pro’s work are of particular value, as these can give you insight into how well they’ve repaired refrigerators, washing machines, ovens, dryers, dishwashers and other household appliances.

Checking the pros’ credentials is another important step to hiring the best appliance repair technician. Ask the pros what licenses or certificates they may have. You can also visit the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs website to look up licenses. 

Finally, it’s time to gather free estimates. Reach out to the most qualified technicians in your area and ask for a cost estimate. Ultimately, choose a pro who produces high-quality work and charges fair prices. 

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. 

Reviews for Washington appliance service specialists
Christy W.
Best appliance repair experience ever!
Power Tech Appliance ServicePower Tech Appliance Service
Hunter G.
Stella Appliance Repair was super responsive, on time, and professional. They diagnosed the problem to, well, not be a problem. They are honest and fair. Exactly what you want in a contractor/appliance repair provider. Highly recommended!
Stellar Appliance repairStellar Appliance repair
Rhonda S.
General appliances repair LLC met all my expectations. I would use them for all my future appliance repair needs. I would also recommend them to others who need similar services.
General appliances repair LLCGeneral appliances repair LLC
Nolan W.
Great work and customer service! I highly recommend JD Appliance Repair!!
JD Appliance repair servicesJD Appliance repair services
Shelby B.
Central Appliance Repair clearly communicated expectations, arrived in the window of time they said they would, and successfully repaired our stove. We will definitely hire them again. Thank you!
Central Appliance RepairCentral Appliance Repair
Fairon F.
Two appliances needed attention. JD Appliance Repair came up in my search. His reviews were all five stars, so I called him. Everything said about him was true—simple as that.
JD Appliance repair servicesJD Appliance repair services
Janice O.
I truly appreciate the responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality of Central Appliance Repair. I had what I consider to be a complicated oven repair job. The response was quick, parts were promptly acquired and expertly installed, and the communication and work quality were exemplary. They were knowledgeable, caring and Covid-19 compliant. I recommend them highly and will make them my go-to place for appliance repairs.
Central Appliance RepairCentral Appliance Repair
Barbara W.
Excellent! They were right on time. Assessed the problem quickly and explained my options. While I’m disappointed my appliance died, I’m happy I now have the number of a reliable appliance repair service...for the next inevitable thing!
Same Day Repairs Jacob BellucciSame Day Repairs Jacob Bellucci
Mark D.
Very quick and responsive. Hached had the parts to repair our dryer on the spot. After several bad experiences with national brandname repair services, we were pleasantly surprised with the customer service. I would highly recommend Guemri Appliance Repair.
Angela A.
Stellar service from Stellar Appliance Repair!! Due to their expert repair, instead of a new purchase, I can look forward to the use of my dryer for many more years. I highly recommend this company!
Stellar Appliance repairStellar Appliance repair
Karyn C.
Excellent service that exceeded my expectations and delivered at a far more fair price than the appliance repair services I've used before. Would recommend highly.
LCP Appliances Repair ServiceLCP Appliances Repair Service
Lisa E.
Highly recommend. He solved the problem, price was very reasonable, and was highly professional with our dryer repair. I hope I don't have any more appliance repair issues, but Mr. Butler would be the first call I'd make.
Central Appliance RepairCentral Appliance Repair
David B.
Great experience with Hunny Do Appliance Repair. Responsive, professional and thorough. Explained multiple options and really looked out for our best interests. Will hire again and recommend.
HD Appliance RepairHD Appliance Repair
Mark j.
the igniter in my oven was not working General Appliances contacted me within 30 minutes of my request on thumbtack and the following day, it was repaired great work and I highly recommend!!!
General appliances repair LLCGeneral appliances repair LLC
Dan G.
I picked RJ Appliance for a dryer repair based on good reviews and was not disappointed. They responded quickly and fixed the problem. They were very professional and explained all the work. I would not hesitate to call again.
RJ Appliance ServicesRJ Appliance Services
Richard B.
Luis was responsive, punctual and completed the work as promised. He found the problem, ordered the parts and replaced them the same day. He did an excellent job. Highly recommend Luis for appliance repairs and installation.
LCP Appliances Repair ServiceLCP Appliances Repair Service
Kevin E.
Repair men spent 2+ hours working on my oven and determined that the cost and effort of repairing the shorted wire on my old-ish appliance was not worth the cost and I should buy a new one. That’s not a knock on them; they seemed knowledgeable and trustworthy. I would consider hiring for another job.
Central Appliance RepairCentral Appliance Repair
Amy m.
It turns out there are 2 Mr. Butlers at Central Appliance Repair and they are brothers. They were very communicative, professional, and honest. They diagnosed my refrigerator and said it could not be repaired-- they didn't try a bunch of things that would cost me money and only charged me a minimal service fee. I appreciated their service.
Central Appliance RepairCentral Appliance Repair
Thumbtack Customer
He identified what needed to be fixed, but the next day the appliance was magically working again, thus I did not have him do any repairs and just paid him for his first initial visit.
Same Day Repairs Jacob BellucciSame Day Repairs Jacob Bellucci
Calvin J.
Two persons came for a appliance repair. One of which was very RUDE. Price was HIGH but after questioning the price, it was lowered. Would not call again for service. I will not spend my money and be treated in a RUDE manner.
Stellar Appliance repairStellar Appliance repair
Mary Lou C.
AR Appliance Repair got back to me very quickly and came the next day. The repairman was on time, friendly, patient and knowledgeable! It was a great experience and I would call them again in a second! Thank you so much
Ar Appliance RepairAr Appliance Repair
Louis M.
AR Appliance was quick to contact me and followed up as Ali researched and found the specialized part that was needed. He gave same day service and kept his appointment. He repaired the problem in a short time. The work was good value for the money.
Ar Appliance RepairAr Appliance Repair
Sirhc Properties I.
Easy as Saturday morning! Reached out 11am on Saturday morning and AR Appliance Repair respo ded immediately. Arrived to work at 1:30PM and was over and done by 2:15PM. Just like that complex issue resolved plus sound advice on how to prevent issue in the future. Excellent value, these guys are awesome!
Ar Appliance RepairAr Appliance Repair
Christina C.
Modifying my previous review to indicate that within 3 weeks of the repair a new leak has resulted under the sink associated with the dishwasher repair that Guemri Appliance did. I have tried to get in touch with Guemri Appliance and have not heard back. Also the phone number associated with the Thumbtack account has a recording that indicates it only does outgoing calls and does not receive calls meaning I cannot call him to get a resolution. Assuming he stands by his work and comes to fix the leak caused by his work, I will update my review again to reflect more favorablly, but he has been online multiple times and has not responded yet so at this point I cannot recommend his work.
Teresa T.
RJ appliance services got in touch with me right away and were able to make the repair of the very next day. They were able to diagnose the issue using video although they were able to come out at no cost if we couldn’t do so over video. And now my washer is working great. They even cleaned around it!
RJ Appliance ServicesRJ Appliance Services
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