How Much Does Appliance Repair Cost?

Discover the typical cost of hiring professional appliance repair in Glendale from Bruce Ryner, owner of Key Glendale Appliance Repair, below:

A kitchen is full of several electrical appliances. An electrical stove, dishwasher or refrigerator must have proper wires. If any electrical appliance is improperly installed, it creates a real chance of fire in a kitchen. In order to be sure your electrical kitchen appliances are installed correctly, it’s important to call a appliance repair service in Glendale, AZ.

DIY electrical troubleshooting for appliances isn’t a recommended plan of action. There are one or two minor repairs where ”do-it-yourself” might be an option. In those cases, be sure to use the proper tools and to shut off the power.

Fixing or installing large kitchen appliances, however, is incredibly more difficult. Don’t try ”do-it-yourself” repair. Your stove, for an example, might need a 250- or 125-volt circuit dependent on if it is 100% electrical or gas-powered, plus you will want to have a minimum of two 20-amp, 125-volt circuits to power smaller appliances. These circuits will carry numerous electrical outlets, just don’t overload them — which will mean, a third is needed.

The chance of a short (which might cause major injury or even death) during any type of bigger job in most cases will not be worth it. It’s best to call a professional in Glendale.

You can complete a search for appliance repair companies in Glendale on social media. Find companies with a lot of customer reviews. Or find a referral from a coworker if you’re having difficulties with an oven, freezer or refrigerator.

Hiring professional appliance repair technicians begins with finding a repairman in Glendale that has experience in the service of kitchen appliances. Some repairmen are appliance-specific and do not provide repair for all kinds of household appliances.

The primary reason many appliance repair services aren’t qualified to fix a kitchen appliance is due to all of the electrical appliances in a kitchen that use water. Refrigerators need water to make ice in the freezer and dishwashers always require water to run. Water is extremely dangerous when performing electrical repairs.

If electrical repairs are not performed correctly and waterlines rupture, for example, there’s a very good chance of electrocution. Water and electricity don’t go well together.

Which is why you want a Glendale repairman who can handle both elements.

Well trained appliance repair technicians can
cost in the neighborhood of $50 to $60 per hour for repairs, and solo contractors could charge between $70 and $115 an hour. This could seem too expensive, that’s because it’s better to pay a higher price for excellent work. If a “professional” cost lower than $30 an hour, you should probably be skeptical.

You should be sure the appliance repairman has a permit from Glendale for any kind of electrical repairs. Some low-quality technicians will try to convince you they will not need a permit, but don’t trust it. Always double check with Glendale officials.

Most technicians in Glendale will charge a minimum amount for their travel, from $45 to $60. You’ll have to pay the total price no matter if the repair is completed, so have a list available of appliances for the repairmen to troubleshoot.

The national average is $159 for refrigerator repairs – companies in Glendale will sometimes charge $80 to $125 per hour. Expect a $60 to $75 trip fee too for the company to come and inspect the issue.

The average prices for brand new kitchen appliances range somewhere between $325 and $7,500. The broad range is dependent on the model of a kitchen appliance, such as a high-price refrigerator compared to a low-cost dishwasher. Fixing or replacing an electrical appliance is one of the most detailed repair jobs you can require in a kitchen.


A way to sidestep these kinds of issues is listening attentively to an appliance repairman when he or she completes an estimate for service. Certain types of wire must be used depending on the appliance, and the wiring colors (for ground or neutral) could change as laws and requirements are renewed.

Plus, most jurisdictions demand arc fault protection for kitchen electrical circuits in addition to ground fault circuit interruption (GFCI) protection. If the technician fails to mention this or says you don’t really “need” them, it’s time to hire a different service.

Plus, it is important to watch a technician closely when he completes the first inspection of the dishwasher. If it’s a brand new appliance the repairman is installing, question if it is able to use the exact same circuit or if it will need an enhancement because there are a noticeable size and power usage differences in the latest models. The same recommendation applies to dishwashers and ranges.

A professional has to be able to articulate what they will do, why they must do it and go over each piece of the final cost, which includes appliance parts, labor and miscellaneous. Some appliance repair services that will wave the service fee if service is completed.

Key Glendale Appliance Repair
6734 N 57th Ave #101 Glendale, AZ 85301