One of the most common question that our Ottawa Pro Appliance Repair experts are asked is whether something’s worth fixing. As a general rule, we like to say that any repairs above $500 are too expensive. If you’re having to pay that much for significant part repairs or replacements, it means that your unit is probably in rough shape. Rather than filling an archaic appliance with shiny new parts, you’d probably be better off getting a replacement.
However, appliance repairs on this scale are relatively rare. More often, appliance fail because of maintenance neglect or minor, isolated part failures. Many of these minor issues can be repaired at very little cost, and when you choose the Ottawa Pro appliance repair team, you can have your washer, dryer, fridge, oven, or dishwasher fixed on the same day that you call.
In today’s post, our appliance repair experts discuss some common problems that homeowners encounter, and try to give you an idea of how much repairs will cost. If your appliance issue is on this list, it means you’re eligible for a relatively simple and inexpensive repair.
- Top-load washer won’t spin. There are a couple causes for stubborn washers refusing to spin. On older machines, it’s highly likely that a belt has been damaged. Alternately, it could be a coupling issue. If the lid switch doesn’t operate properly, the washer won’t spin. These repairs are pretty cheap; you can expect to pay between $100-175 to have your washer spinning like new.
- Front-load washer refuses to drain. The most common problem with front-load washers is that the water doesn’t drain. This can be caused by a number of different issues, but most problems are to do with the pump. Your pump could be clogged up with debris due to poor maintenance or running excessively dirty clothes through a wash cycle. Alternately, the pump itself may have failed, and could require a replacement. Cleaning out the pump will cost you around $100-120, which a replacement part will range between $120-200.
- Gas range oven won’t heat. One of the most common problems homeowners experience with gas ranges is that the oven won’t heat. If you turn on the oven and smell gas, but do not detect any heat being generated, contact the Ottawa Pro appliance repair team immediately. Leaking gas is a serious hazard and must be treated with care. With most ovens, the issue has to do with the burner being dirty and poorly maintained, or the igniter switch needing a replacement. This can cost you from $100-230 depending on the make and model of your appliance.
- My dishwasher isn’t washing dishes properly. Most dishwashers that aren’t washing up to par simply need to be maintained and cleaned out. If your cleaning efforts fail, you may need a new stainless steel chopper. Most appliance repair companies will quote you between $120-140 for a cleaning and part replacement.
If your problem appears on this list, give our appliance repair experts a call at (613)-518-3225, or visit our appliance repair page to learn more about our same-day service guarantee and 5-star reputation.