Home

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Service Fee Apply To The Cost Of Repair?

The service fee will be waived if you decide to complete the repair with us. Our service fee is $69. This fee covers the time and travel needed in order to bring a fully certified and trained appliance repair technician straight to your doorstep. During your service appointment, the technician will take a look at your appliance to identify the cause of the issues. He will then provide you with a an estimate for the cost of the labor & parts. If you decide to complete the repair with us, the service fee will be waived.

How Much Does Labor Cost?

We base our labor charges based industry standards. Depending on the appliance & the type of repair needed you can expect to pay anywhere between $150 and $350. More complicated issues can cost as much as $600 and more.

Which Brands Do You Service?

ER Appliance Repair services most of the major appliance brands. We are factory certified to service some of the largest brands. To see our full list of brands, learn more about the brands we service.

Appliance Repair FAQs

How much does it cost to repair a dishwasher?

The average you can expect to pay for dishwasher repair services is around $250. Dishwasher repairs could cost $50 to $150, but sometimes go up as high as $500 depending on the problem at hand.

Is it worth repairing a 20 year old dishwasher?

If your dishwasher is more than 10 to 15 years old, you might be better off replacing it instead of paying for dishwasher repair services. Older dishwashers sometimes have higher repair costs due to the lack of availability of certain parts.

Is it cheaper to wash dishes by hand or use a dishwasher?

Compared to washing by hand, a dishwasher is far more efficient at getting your dishes cleaned. They are safer, much faster, and cheaper than any cost effective hand washing method.

How many years should a dishwasher last?

Modern dishwasher on average, lasts approximately 6 to 10 years. Dishwashers like any other appliance, are subject to wear and tear. Major components such as a motor or a pump wear out over time and cost hundreds of dollars to repair.

What is the average cost to repair a dryer?

Prices range depending on the problem. The average cost you can expect to pay to repair a dryer is between a $100 to $400. This estimate will cover majority of the most common issues.

Is it worth fixing a dryer?

Depending on the age of your dryer as well as the complexity of the problem, it may be worth fixing. If your dryer is less than 4 years old and the repair cost is less than $500, repair may be a good option for you. But if it is older and the repairs are more expensive, you are better off purchasing a new appliance.

Who to call if the dryer is not working?

If your dryer is not working correctly, you will need to call a local appliance repair company. The appliance repair company of your choice will send an experienced repair technician to diagnose the problem and take care of it accordingly.

How many years does a dryer last?

The average lifetime of clothes dryer is typically between 8 and 12 years.

What is the most reliable dryer brand?

According to Consumer Reports, the most reliable brand of dryers is the LG brand. Other reliable dryer machines come from brands like Electrolux, Whirlpool, Amana, Maytag, Estate, Kenmore, Electrolux, and GE.

How do you know if your dryer is going bad?

The most common signs of a dryer that requires an inspection of a knowledgeable appliance repair technician is when: the dryer wont start, the drum won't turn, not enough heat being produced, squealing or grind sounds as well as banging and popping noises, or if the dryer stops mid cycle.

Is it worth repairing a 14 year old washing machine?

Repairing an old washer may be worth if you have a cost effective solution. Depending on the price of repairs, it may be better to invest into a new machine. But keep in mind, that a qualified appliance repair technician can help extend the life of your old washer. Our techs at ER Appliance Repair will help you get the most use out of your washing machine regardless of its age or brand.

Who do you call when your washing machine breaks?

In the case of a washing machine malfunction there are several people you can call: An electrician, a plumber, or an appliance repair technician.

How much does it cost to replace a washing machine tub bearing?

Tub bearings can last up to 10 years. If you require a replacement expect to pay between $140 and $190 to switch to new drum bearings. If your washing machine starts making loud noises you should get in touch with an appliance repair service near you, because broken bearings if not fixed, can lead to more expensive problems.

Does unplugging a washer reset it?

Washing machines that do not have a rest button can be rest if you unplug it and plug it back in.

What brand of washer is most reliable?

The most reliable washing machine brands are LG, Samsung & Whirlpool

How long should a front load washer last?

A front loading washing machine has an average life span of five years, where as a top loading washer has an average lifespan of 10 years.

How do you reset a washing machine?

In order to reset your washer, you have to unplug it from the outlet and then plug the cord back into the wall. After doing so, open and close the door about six times to a reset signal.

What is the average cost to repair a refrigerator?

The average price people pay for refrigerator repair can range between $50 and up to $1000. But most of the time it is not worth paying a high price for repairs, because you are better off buying a new refrigerator. The average cost for refrigerator repair on the low end is about $200, and $1000 on the high end.

Is it worth getting a fridge repaired?

A good practice you can follow is to add up how much your refrigerator has cost you over the years. If you have already spend a lot of money on refrigerator repairs, it may not be worth it to spend even more. It's likely that you would be better off purchasing a new one instead.

How much does it cost to fix a refrigerator that is not cooling?

The reason your refrigerator is not staying cold is likely due to a faulty thermostat, or a dirty coil. In order to fix a refrigerator that is not cooling you may end up paying about $50 to $250 for parts and up to 1 hour worth of labor.

What is the first thing to check when a refrigerator stops working?

If your refrigerator suddenly stopped working you should check the breaker that in your home's electrical service panel.

What is the average lifespan of a refrigerator?

According to the National Association of Home Builders and Bank of America, the average lifespan of a refrigerator is about 13 years.

What brand of refrigerator lasts the longest?

Whirlpool is the refrigerator brand that last the longest. They are highly regarded for their durability and quality, and many home owners are loyal to the whirlpool brand for their outstading quality.

Can I replace a refrigerator compressor myself?

You can certainly replace a refrigerator compressor yourself. But it is recommended to have an experienced appliance repair professional complete the job for you. Replacing a refrigerator compressor is a tedious and time intensive task that requires the careful removal of Freon so that it does not escape and using a blow torch to properly remove the faulty compressor.

How often should a fridge be replaced?

According to the United States Department of Energy, refrigerators can last an average of 12 years. After that point you are better off replacing it with a new one. If your refrigerator is not energy efficient, you may want to consider replacing it sooner.

How long should a washing machine last?

An average lifespan of a washing machine is about 10 years. It is recommended to replace a washer that is more than eight years old. It is also suggested to replace any washer that was manufactured in year 1999 or earlier, and you can reduce water consumption and electricity costs if you replace a washer that was manufactured up to the year 2005.

How to repair Maytag washer not spinning?

1. Check the drain hose for a kink or blockage
2. If you have a front-loading washer, check if the lid is closed and not jammed
3. Check to see if there are any items in your washing machine that may be preventing it from spinning
4. Remove any excess clothing from the washer before starting another load of laundry
5. Run an empty cycle with no clothes to clear out any debris that may have been left behind by previous loads of laundry
6. Call an appliance repair professional for help if these steps do not resolve the issue

How to diagnose a GE refrigerator not dispensing water or ice?

1. Check the water filter for any buildup or clogs
2. Replace the water filter if it's old
3. Make sure that no debris is blocking the ice maker
4. If you have a GE refrigerator with an ice maker, make sure there are no air pockets in the line between your freezer and refrigerator
5. If you have a GE refrigerator with an ice maker, check to see if your defrost timer has tripped
6. Check to see if your ice bin's auger is broken or disconnected from its drive shaft
7. Remove all food from shelves near the front of your fridge so that they don't interfere with airflow when you open and close doors
8. Clean out dust build up on coils at the back of fridge, because this can reduce cooling efficiency by up to 40%!
9. Try replacing filters in both upper and lower filters, these are common spots for clogs which can increase energy consumption by 10%! (optional)
10 Connecting refrigerant lines correctly will improve performance by 50%! (optional)

Why should I clean refrigerator condenser coils?

Cleaning your refrigerator condenser coils is a simple way to ensure that your appliance runs efficiently. A clean coil will produce less heat, which means it doesn't have to work as hard and you'll save on energy bills! Cleaning these coils on a yearly basis can reduce energy consumption by as much as 10%. In addition, cleaning them will lengthen the life of your refrigerator's compressor.