Repairing an Appliance Costs How Much?!
It seems like every year I’m caught off guard by the price to repair my essential household appliances. I never know if I’m paying too much.
That’s why in addition to catching up on home repairs, I’ve made it my New Year’s resolution to brush up on my appliance-repair knowledge. Next time I have a home appliance in need of repair, I’ll be prepared with this handy cheat-sheet!
The laundry room
Washing machine: The most common washing machine repairs deal with the seal or a faulty water level switch. Calling in an expert to fix the problem usually sets you back $150. But Fixr.com notes that some major appliance brands, like LG or Samsung can cost more to repair because parts are more expensive.
Dryer: Like with other appliances, the cost to repair a dryer depends on the severity of the issue. While the average cost is $180 for minor repairs, a busted drum can set you back upwards of $400.
Refrigerator: Forbes interviewed an expert to find out that most refrigerator repairs are under $300. For more extensive repairs, it might just be worth it to buy a new unit.
Stove: Well, it depends on if you have a gas or electric stove. Most professionals who specialize in home repair services charge around $200 all together to repair an electric stove, but upwards of $400 to fix a gas unit. Fixr.com explains this is because gas stoves have more complex components and the repair professional needs to be familiar working with gas.
Dishwasher: This essential kitchen appliance will probably cost you around $300 to repair, but it’s worth it for clean dishes! But, if a large-scale repair is needed you could be spending $500.
Garbage disposal: Most garbage disposal repairs can be fixed quickly for around $100, unless it’s part of a larger plumbing problem. Since new ones are relatively inexpensive, sometimes it makes more sense to purchase one instead of going through with a repair.
Microwave: Your microwave can do some pretty amazing things, and since they’re one of the least expensive kitchen appliances, so are their repair costs. A typical house call for a microwave repair is around $50.
Essential home systems
Garage door opener: A lot can go wrong with your garage, which can be inconvenient and costly. HomeGuide.com estimates that common repairs, like with the opener, can cost anywhere between $85 and $290 depending on the severity of the problem.
Doorbell system: A broken doorbell system is most likely the result of wiring in need of repair. Wiring installers can charge $150 to $350 for their services according to Thumbtack.
HVAC: Life would be pretty miserable without air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter. Most HVAC repairs run between $125 and $459 according to HomeGuide. For large repairs, like a leak or coil problem, you may need to spend $1,500 to get this system up and running.
Overall, the experts at Thumbtack estimate that the average cost for having a large appliance fixed ranges from $100 to $300. This is also dependent on the age, accessibility and how much an appliance repair company or professional charges for labor.
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