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The average cost for an appliance installation specialist is $130. You are likely to spend between $80 and $215 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated August 1st, 2017

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Appliance installers come to your home to install built-in home appliances such as stoves and cooktops, wall ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers, garbage disposals, washers and dryers. Nationwide, the cost to have appliances installed ranges from $65–$170, depending on the type of appliance, make and model, the power source (gas or electric), and whether your home has specific wiring, plumbing or natural gas hookups that require extra time or troubleshooting. As part of the service, many installers will haul away your old appliances as well. Be sure to ask about this ahead of time.

Appliance type and connections

Large, built-in refrigerators tend to be the most expensive appliances to install, followed by gas ranges, ovens and cooktops, which can get pricey depending on whether you also need a downdraft, range hood or other ventilation system put in. When replacing an existing appliance with the same type and size of appliance that uses the same power source, many services have standard flat installation fees. Below are some average installation fees for various appliances. These prices don’t include parts and can vary according to region or complexity of the job:

  • Gas cooktop: $105–$225

  • Freestanding or slide-in gas or electric range: $75–$125

  • Professional-grade single oven: $175

  • Professional-grade double wall oven: $150–$250

  • Refrigerator (basic): $85–$125

  • Column-unit refrigerator: $200

  • 42- to 48-inch built-in refrigerator: $150–$300

  • Standard dishwasher: $$65–125

  • Fully integrated (hidden controls) dishwasher: $165

  • Front-loading washer: $125–$150

  • Gas dryer: $85–$150

  • Stackable washer and dryer: $150

Sandman Appliance Installations owner David Gervais has a set rate for most appliance installations and typically provides customers ahead of time with an estimated "modification charge" should he run into complications during an installation.

Make and model

Experienced appliance installers will ask for the brand name and model of the appliance(s) you need installed. If they don’t, you should supply that information. Infinite Installations’ technicians regularly complete certification courses in popular appliance brands such as Wolf, Sub-Zero, Jenn-Air, Viking and Meile. Gervais has experience installing many popular appliance brands.

Power source and other connections

The power source an appliance requires—gas versus electric, for example—may affect the installation cost, but most likely only if you are replacing an electric-powered appliance with a gas one, or vice versa. Converting from electric to gas requires a contractor qualified to run a gas line. Dishwashers, refrigerators and washing machines must be connected to water lines. Cynthia Roman, who owns Roman Appliance Installation with her husband Michael, says many newer appliances have much more complicated control panels than older models, and often require additional connections.


If you purchase new appliances from a retailer or big box store without installation included, the hoses and other parts—a trim kit for an over-the-range microwave for example—may not be included. Installers can often supply the necessary parts, but they will cost extra.

Cost-saving strategies

The best way to save money is to provide installers with as much information about the job as possible upfront. For example, let them know If you are remodeling and installing all new appliances with new cabinetry and flooring or if you are replacing appliances that need to fit into your existing cabinetry or under stone countertops.

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All American Appliance of Arizona

Can I give six stars??? Leo was on time, very knowledgeable and price quoted was price paid. Installed dishwasher and gas range.

Genkar Electric LLC

Was prompt and did a GREAT job at a reasonable price! We plan to use Gene for future projects.

The G-Force

Gerhard was great! He was really flexible and really easy to schedule in for inspection and installation and was able to install my oven for much less than other contractors were asking for. One minor complaint is that he was late to the inspection and installation both times because of traffic, but overall it was still a great experience.