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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.

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.

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. 

Who fixes refrigerators?

Typically, appliance repair technicians who offer refrigeration repair also work with washers, dryers, dishwashers and other household appliances. While there is no formal training required to be an appliance repair technician, consider certification requirements, as the technician should know how to safely work with refrigerants (the chemical that keeps your fridge cold) and substitute refrigerants such as HFCs. You should also read reviews to get a sense of the pro’s experience and reputation. The appliance repair pro will come to your home, bringing all the necessary tools for diagnosis. They may need to order parts to complete the job, but all the work will take place in your home. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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 Ashburn appliance service specialists
Marlene G.
Paul was excellent and I would call on him again for appliance repair.
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Patricia R.
My Kenmore dishwasher now runs PERFECTLY, thanks to Kash! Contact Kash ASAP to take care of your appliance repairs! You will be glad that you did.
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Eduardo A.
Andrey Kashavkin is a highly skilled technician , very thorough and knowledgeable . He fixed my washing machine .I highly recommend Andrey and the Kash Handyman appliance repair
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Eduardo A.
Andrey Kashavkin is a highly skilled technician , very thorough and knowledgeable . He fixed my washing machine .I highly recommend Andrey and the Kash Handyman appliance repair
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Roxanne S.
Best appliance repair experience I’ve ever had. Responded to my request within minutes. Once my appointment was scheduled Paul made sure to follow up with me regarding his ETA. He arrived right on time 2 days in a row (needed to return with parts for other issues discovered upon inspection). He was very professional, polite, and reasonably priced. I will use them for all my future appliance repairs!!!!
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Miles S.
GDoing came and quickly fixed my double oven. Very professional and even explained how to secure my dishwasher. GDoing would be my first call for appliance repairs in the future.
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Donna M.
I had a problem with frost building up in my LG freezer. Dimitri spent time diagnosing and correcting the problem without pushing expensive repair costs. He responded to my call quickly, arrived on time, and was thorough and neat. You can be confidant calling him for your appliance repair needs.
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Juan C.
Andrei was very professional, quick, knowledgeable and did not try to over sell. He quickly diagnosed the issue and suggested the most economical approach. Lucky for me it was just a condenser fan, but if it had been the electronic board or the thermistor he suggested a new refrigerator, instead of paying him a costly repair. I recommend using KASH handyman for your appliance repairs.
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Andrea B.
He was on time and did quality work. My dryer was working better than before the fuse went out. He cleaned out all the built up lint which probably caused the fuse to go out in the first place. I will call GDoing for any and all appliance repairs in the future.
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Rhonda S.
I was very happy with the service we got from Mr. Appliance of Ponte Vedra. Justin our serviceman was prompt, professional, and safety conscious. He had to order the part for our repair, but it was quick and he was immediately back to finish the repair. He was also a very knowledgeable and friendly guy. The whole office were rock stars. They were all on the case and communicated with us so we always knew what was happening and when. Highly recommend.
Mr. Appliance of Ponte VedraMr. Appliance of Ponte Vedra
Ajay A.
The dishwasher was not working as there is problem with panel buttons. I was already aware of that and tried all options that were shown in manual and other youtube videos. I called Mr Appliance and wanted to see that they could tell me if there are any other issues going on apart from panel. The technician came in with a ipad and had visual check and told that there is a panel problem. He came up with estimate of repairs which the cost came up with same as New Dishwasher that you will get in local stores. I was still ready to do repairs and I told him to check if there is any other problem but he did not care to see and will check only after replacing the panel board. If there was any other problem comes up after replacing the panel board then they will come up with another estimate and I would think it will cost same as New Dishwasher. Please do not waste your time calling these people.
Mr. Appliance of Ponte VedraMr. Appliance of Ponte Vedra
Diane K.
This company blew away my expectations. One of the easiest to work with and the results were great. My dryer stopped working on Friday and by Sunday Andrey got me up and running. His wife Veronika was awesome at setting up the appointment and keeping things on a timely schedule. I love that she was able to work with my schedule. My dryer runs the same like I never had a problem to begin with. Andrey was punctual and respected my time. He was clean and organized. He tested the dryer after. He explained what was wrong. I will definitely recommend Kash to anyone that need appliance repairs. What a great husband and wife team!
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