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How to Find and Hire the Best Appliance Repair Service

Appliances - Small - Service & Repair

Is there a banging noise coming from your dryer or perhaps a clunking from your dishwasher?  If so, it may be time to call an appliance repair person.  But appliance repair jobs can be expensive to have done.  How do you know that you are getting the best deal from the person that you have called?  Could you fix it yourself with the right repair manual and tools?  What about finding the appliance repair parts to complete the job?  Are they manufacturer available only or can you find them in a local hardware or home improvement store?

To begin with, finding a repair service in your area can be as easy as doing a search on the Internet.  There are sites that lists and sometimes will verify the services for you.  Listings with phone, email and website contact are provided. In the event that there are none that has been verified in your area, a list of two or three might still be generated, but you will have to do some checking to see if there are any complaints or problems with the service.  Talking to friends, coworkers and family members who live near you may be a good source of reliable referrals. 

Once you have a few service providers to check out, you should make sure that they are certified on the make and type of appliance that you need repaired.  If you have a Maytag, you should have Maytag certified repair person work on it.  This makes sense because the certification process is conducted by the manufacturer, so the nuances of that particular machine are known to that repair person.  Appliance repair can be as specialized as some medical professions, so you want to get the very best, just like you would want if you were having surgery.  Many times, the certifications that the employees hold will be advertised so that you can see the expertise of the service person that you are hiring before you do so.

If you are a handy person and you know, for instance, that the repair is something that you can do; like replacing an exhaust hose on a dryer, then you perhaps could attempt it on your own.  Sometimes repair manuals are available online and in some bookstores. Appliance repair parts can be found in home improvement stores and local hardware or plumbing supply stores, but you need to know what size and possibly the model number before you get to the store.  Some stores have employees wandering through the aisles to help you, but they may or may not know the part that you seek.  If it is something that detaches, it might be sensible to bring it with you to compare it with the new one.

Appliance Repair can require a professional to diagnose and fix the problem, or the problem may be a small or easy one to fix and you could do it on your own.  Some appliance Repair jobs require specialized equipment and expertise to install parts or to repair what is broken.  Finding a reputable service technician can save you trouble in the future and potentially extra money if your home repair goes bad.  Stores like Home Depot and Lowes have parts available to fix many appliances, but making sure that you have the correct tools for the job and the correct parts is very important.  Finally, checking the credentials of the service that you hire can give you peace of mind when hiring them.  You know that if Maytag certified the workers, they should be able to fix a Maytag appliance without a problem.