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How Much Does a Refrigerator Repair Cost?
Trip & diagnosis is $89.00 in most cases. The average refrigerator repair cost is $219.26 over the last 12 months in Saint Johns County, Florida, (from October 11, 2018, through October 11, 2019) with Saint Augustine Appliance and Refrigerator Repair. See below for the cost to repair individual parts.
Refrigerator repair generally costs a fraction of the price of a new fridge and should have your appliance up and running again in no time. The problems your refrigerator is experiencing and the parts required to fix it will affect your repair costs. Where you live can affect labor rates, which will raise or lower your costs. Here are some examples of average costs:
- Diagnostic fees: $50-$100. Repair pros often have a service call fee or diagnostic fee to account for their time traveling to your location with all their tools to assess the problem. If you choose to have them repair the fridge, most pros then credit this fee toward your repair cost.
- Parts: $20-$500. New compressor averages $400, an icemaker $300, and computerized components such as touch screens and control boards average $300 or more.
- Basic repairs: $180-$400, including parts. This price range can include repairing the evaporator or fan motor.
Refrigerators should be is a long-term appliance that needs repairs and maintenance to stay in the best condition. Maintenance can improve the life-span of a refrigerator.
The decision to repair a refrigerator or to replace it can be determined by the cost of repair, the age, the make and the efficiency of the fridge.
Fridges that are more than 10 years old typically will out-last most of the newer products available. The majority of the appliance manufacturers have intentionally designed for their compressors to fail within 18 to 24 months, and most claim their compressors have a 5-year manufacturers (PART) warranty. PARTS ONLY, this as well is intentionally made difficult for the consumer to obtain the part. The consumer would be responsible for any and all other charges.
The average charge for the installation of a compressor is $600. to $800. (If successful in acquiring the part under warranty) This includes “installation” of the compressor, line dryer filter, evacuate the system and recharge. Dependent on the system there are exceptions where this price could vary in either direction, it is more common to increase in certain units and situations.
Some fridge repairs will be expensive to the point where the difference in repair cost and purchasing a new one is small. When the repair cost is too high, it is advisable to purchase a new fridge.
An issue with the compressor of a refrigerator is mostly signified by humming or buzzing and/then a click. This normally would indicate the compressor of the unit kicking off on the overload relay, which is usually a fairly inexpensive repair cost. A compressor may be damaged due to a few reasons like a broken condenser fan, a start relay, a faulty start capacitor, a restriction or defective valves within the compressor.
A broken condenser fan will cause the compressor to overheat leading to high amp draw poor performance. Overheating of the compressor will lead to overheating and damaging the compressor
A well functioning condenser fan is vital in ensuring the compressor heat is managed. If your fridge is making some clicking noise, it’s an indicator that the start relay, overload or start capacitor has an issue. The problem can be caused by numerous possibilities, Call a professional.
When there are any funny noises coming from your refrigerator or freezer compartments, it usually indicates the evaporator motor is faulty, often it will also develop a build-up of frost. Have the evaporator motor replaced immediately to avoid the build-up of gas in the fridge.
How Much Does Ice Maker Repair Cost?
The cost of repairing an ice maker will vary from approximately $129.00 to $287.00, depending on the make and model of the unit. Often it has been explained a frozen ice maker fill tube can be thawed to resolve icemaker issues. “This is definitely advised against doing” by thawing out a fill tube hose in hot water will remove the restriction preventing an ice maker from filling. The problem of the tube freezing is due to a faulty high-pressure water inlet valve failing to entirely stop the water flow. Removing the water flow restriction without replacing the faulty part could cause a situation where your water won’t turn off. Call a pro to check it out.
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