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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 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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Reviews for Orlando appliance service specialists
Anne d.
2nd time I have used George's appliance repair. Both times they were punctual and thorough. Repairs were done and appliances are working well.
George’s Appliance RepairGeorge’s Appliance Repair
Gus F.
Great follow thru, honest about what repairs make sense or not, and very knowledgeable on appliance repairs.
J L Appliance Repair LLCJ L Appliance Repair LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Repair of Appliances. Very professional and I was very pleased with his work. ON
AM-X Services Co., LLCAM-X Services Co., LLC
Mary M.
Juan from J L Appliance Repairs came out the next day, on time, completed all repairs, very knowledgeable, would definitely reccomend.
J L Appliance Repair LLCJ L Appliance Repair LLC
Nancy R.
Mercados Mobile Appliance Repairs notified me immediately after writing up the problem I was having with my washing machine. The young man came out to my house that same day and evaluated the washer and knew what it was right off the bat! I was so impressed on his knowledge of the appliance and how quickly he fixed the problem. I will definitely use Mercados Mobile Appliance Repairs again!!
Mercados Mobile Appliance Repairs LLC.Mercados Mobile Appliance Repairs LLC.
Carmen G.
I was impressed with the responsiveness, quality of work and professionalism. Will definitely use again and recommend to family and friends for appliance repair needs.
Mercados Mobile Appliance Repairs LLC.Mercados Mobile Appliance Repairs LLC.
Yu L.
I have never thought about to repair appliance before. George did make my dryer work again. Good job!
George’s Appliance RepairGeorge’s Appliance Repair
Wanda W.
Came on time. Very efficient on changing out the start knob on the dryer. Def would use again on appliance repair. Thank you!!
George’s Appliance RepairGeorge’s Appliance Repair
Richard V.
Was about the best appliance repair appointment I've ever had! Hands down you won't be disappointed, thank you for taking care of our dryer very quickly!
J L Appliance Repair LLCJ L Appliance Repair LLC
Robert B.
Al was right on time. Took the time to communicate status and completed the job fast with professionalism. Glad to refer him to others that need appliance repair. Pricing was fair and on par.
Lou P.
Al, was very professional responsive and accommodating in scheduling the repair work with my tenant . I would use him again and also recommend his service to others. If your a landlord or property manager do not hesitate contacting Al to repair your appliances.
Kristy W.
JL Appliance Repairs replied immediately to my service request on a weekend night and scheduled their visit for the next working day. They were extremely responsive, professional, and fast. Thank you!
J L Appliance Repair LLCJ L Appliance Repair LLC
Julie F.
Jesus came for the appointment. He did not seem to know much about my appliance. He had to look online for guidance. I had trouble communicating with him. He could not make the repair.
George’s Appliance RepairGeorge’s Appliance Repair
Chris S.
J L Appliance Repair is hands down the best. He’s worked at my house twice now and is so friendly knowledgeable quick and professional. The lady and gentleman are so nice and easy to work with. I highly recommend.
J L Appliance Repair LLCJ L Appliance Repair LLC
Patrick D.
Al was very helpful in determining our problem. He checked things out and was very professional and courteous while fixing the problem. I would recommend Al and his company anytime if you need repairs to your appliances.
Janet c.
Quick to respond on request to fix my refrigerator. He gave me what the problem was an estimate to repair it. He came the very next day and worked on it. Now I have a nice cold freg. I would definitely use them again and also would recommend J&L to anyone who need to repair any appliance
J L Appliance Repair LLCJ L Appliance Repair LLC
Ms D.
I can't say enough about JL Appliance Repairs...they were AMAZING. Exceptional responsiveness, combined with professionalism is always important to me. Not only was their brand stellar, but the work quality was equally impressive. I'm so happy to have worked with them.
J L Appliance Repair LLCJ L Appliance Repair LLC
Erik L.
Al did a terrific job. Great and efficient communication, strong knowledge / experience, prompt same day service and a great value. Also just a very nice, hardworking honest professional. Highly recommend Al for any appliance repair needs.
Aimee M.
We had this company repair several appliances in the house, including the dryer and gas cooktop. Within 4 weeks both are not working again. We have contacted the company several times and have yet to receive a call back. We ended up contacting another company who repaired both. Can not recommend this company due to poor reliability and follow up.
George’s Appliance RepairGeorge’s Appliance Repair
George came over quickly. Fix our filter door issue effortlessly and for much less than quoted by others appliance repair companies(that's including the additional work of cleaning our refrigerator grill and condenser. He is fair and does quality work.
George’s Appliance RepairGeorge’s Appliance Repair
Janet G.
As every appliance is different, I appreciated how quickly Angel found the source of our non-working burner on our 15 year old electric stove top range. Repaired and checked it out all in less than an hour. VERY POLITE YOUNG MAN!
Mercados Mobile Appliance Repairs LLC.Mercados Mobile Appliance Repairs LLC.
Thea S.
I contacted J&L and they were able to accommodate me the following day. My dryer wasn't heating and they were able to fix the issue in an hour and for a reasonable cost. I appreciated that they wore masks while inside my home, put everything back to how they found it once the repair was done and they explained and showed me the broken part they replaced. They're honest, efficent and capable, exactly what you hope for in appliance repair.
J L Appliance Repair LLCJ L Appliance Repair LLC
Amanda L.
Many thanks to Justin at Appliance Speedy Repair for taking care of my refrigerator so quickly. I reached out late Tuesday evening, and I was put on the schedule for early the next morning. Justin arrived on time and handled the repair the same day. He thoroughly explained the issue and gave a couple of solutions to resolve it. When he replaced the part, he showed me what he was installing and where. Appreciate your prompt, professional service and I would recommend to others.
Howard G.
Cant say enough good things. On time, like on time. Unheard of for a repairman. Diagnosing the problem, he was spot on. Was able to get the refrigerator to limp along for a day without loosing all the food and then had it fixed. Not to mention he came out on Saturday at 5pm. I will use JL anytime I need an appliance repair. Highly recommend
J L Appliance Repair LLCJ L Appliance Repair LLC
Joseph D.
George’s ultimately couldn’t fix my refrigerator, had to ultimately rely on Samsung but Jesus was extremely professional. They were very responsive and professional and waived many of the costs when they determined they couldn’t fix our appliance after coming out 3 separate times to attempt different repairs. Can’t say enough nice things about this company. Will use Jesus again!
George’s Appliance RepairGeorge’s Appliance Repair
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