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Refrigerator or Freezer Repair

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Troubleshooting a faulty refrigerator or freezer can be tricky business, and time is of the essence when these essential appliances aren’t performing as they should. An experienced pro can identify problems, and provide the correct parts to get your fridge or freezer up and running again.

Do I Need My Refrigerator or Freezer Repaired?

If your refrigerator or freezer is not working at all, if it cannot reach and maintain its set temperature, or if some of its functions and controls are not performing correctly, it’s due for a service call. Even if the issues with your appliance seem minor, left unchecked they could worsen and lead to more serious problems and expensive repairs.

What Are the Benefits of Refrigerator and Freezer Repairs?

In addition to restoring the cooling ability of your refrigerator or freezer, repairs and maintenance can help it operate more efficiently. A smooth running appliance can do a better job and use less energy than one that is struggling to keep up.

What Type of Refrigerator or Freezer Repairs are Available?

Modern refrigerators and freezers are complex devices, and some common issues relate to control boards and sensors that manage their operation. Mechanical parts, such as the compressor, icemaker, or fans are also serviceable or replaceable, and charging refrigerant and replacing seals are often necessary maintenance tasks.

How Long Does a Refrigerator or Freezer Repair Take?

Most appliance repairs can be completed within a couple of hours, though your technician may have to make a couple of trips to get the job done. An initial service call will be needed to diagnose the problem and if new parts are needed, your pro will make a second trip to install them.

What Materials Are Required for Refrigerator or Freezer Repairs?

Your pro will use appliance-specific parts as needed for the job, which may need to be ordered after diagnosing the problem with the refrigerator or freezer. An appliance repair technician uses common tools, such as a drill, screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers as well as more specialized tools like a multimeter or refrigerant charging equipment.

Do Refrigerator or Freezer Repairs Have Any Hidden Charges?

Your pro should be able to give you an accurate estimate for the repair of your appliance so you can plan ahead, but you will likely be charged for each trip the pro makes for the job, whether for diagnostics or repairs. Each service call could cost $75 to $150, plus the cost of parts and extra labor time. If you call for service after hours or on a weekend or holiday, you may be charged an “emergency service” fee or a higher rate.

How Much Do Refrigerator and Freezer Repairs Cost?

The nature of the problem with your refrigerator or freezer and the parts required to fix it will influence the cost of the job. Repair bills often fall between $150 and $400, depending on what’s involved. Take a look at our Refrigerator and Freezer Repair Price Guide to see how the details of your project may influence the price of the job.

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