Appliance repair technicians get calls for all kinds of appliance repairs, big and small. But despite the hundreds of appliances that appliance technicians respond to, there are always a few issues that come up more often than others.
If you need a quick answer to an appliance repair question, check out this list of appliance repair FAQs. If you can’t find your answer here, call Liberty Appliance Repair to speak with a tech who can help you.
How much will appliance repair cost?
A good question, but unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The cost of fixing your appliance will depend on the problem, the extent of the repairs required, and the cost of replacement parts (if needed). Liberty Appliance Repair will not charge you a separate service fee; this fee is applied to the repair cost, and we always strive to keep our rates low.
Before work begins, we will also provide a detailed estimate of what the repairs will cost.
Should I repair or replace a broken appliance?
Most appliance problems can be fixed. However, if an appliance is past its prime, sometimes it is better to replace it. While not set in stone, many homeowners follow the 50% rule: if your appliance is past 50% of its anticipated usable lifespan and the repair will cost more than 50% of buying new, it may be time to buy new.
My appliance won’t turn on, what do I do?
Before jumping to the worst-case scenario, first make sure the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped, then try unplugging the appliance leaving it for a minute, and plugging it back in. Sometimes appliance repairs are really that simple.
Why is my ice maker not making ice?
There are several causes of icemaker malfunctions, but the most common are clogs or kinks in the waterline, clogged filters, ice getting stuck in the tray, and faulty water inlet values. Your appliance manual will have instructions on how to change a filter, and a frozen supply line or blocked tray can be defrosted with a hairdryer, but for any other issues, you’ll probably need a repair tech to help you out.
Will the manufacturer repair my appliance for free?
If your appliance is still within its warranty period, the manufacturer may cover some or all of the cost of repairs (provided it’s an issue with the appliance and not misuse). Most manufacturers will not cover service calls, parts, or repairs if you are outside of your warranty period.
How do I get rid of old appliances?
First, check with your municipality to see whether they have an appliance recycling program. Many cities will offer scheduled large appliance pick-up. You can also take a broken appliance to a designated drop-off center or have it picked up by a junk removal service. If you buy a new appliance or have one installed professionally, you can usually have the old one taken away for free.
Why are my dishes coming out of the dishwasher dirty?
If your dishes are still dirty after a wash cycle, it could be a dirty filter, clogged spray arms, or an issue with your soap dispenser. Try emptying your filter (check your user manual for instructions) and give your dishwasher arms a good soak in a 50-50 water-vinegar solution to clean them out. If that doesn’t work, Liberty Appliance can help you identify the issue.
Why does my front load washer smell bad?
Front-loaders are notorious for musty smells. The key to a nice smelling washer is frequent cleaning (either with a store-bought solution or you can try 1/3 cup baking soda into the drum and 2 cups vinegar into the detergent tray), leaving the door open after the last cycle so it can dry, and not forgetting wet clothes in the washer for long periods. If the smell persists, there could be a deeper mold or mildew issue that will need professional help.