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Best Home Appliance Repair Services in Washington DC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Washington DC Home Appliance Repair Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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4301 50th St NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20016

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Google
4.8 (217)
Yelp
4.0 (14)
Facebook
5.0 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Mr. Appliance of Woodley Park offers home appliance repair services to residents of Washington, D.C. Its team of technicians is skilled in fixing different types of home appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, garbage disposals, stovetops, ovens, and ranges. The company also provides repair services for commercial appliances, including ice machines, deep fryers, and bar coolers. It also carries a variety of commercial appliance parts. Mr. Appliance has over 290 branches and has been in the business since 1996.

2700 Pensylavania Av NW, Washington DC, DC 20007

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For more than 11 years, Appliance Repair Experts has been serving clients in Washington, D.C. Its team of EPA-certified technicians repairs gas-operated and electrical household appliances, such as refrigerators, ovens, ranges, laundry machines, and garbage disposals. It works on major brands of home appliances, including Amana, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, and Maytag. The crew members carry common appliance parts on their trucks, allowing them to complete repair jobs the same day. Appliance Repair Experts extends its services to some areas in Maryland and Virginia.

Ashburn, VA 20148

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4.4 (234)
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4.0 (39)
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4.2 (5)

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Apple Appliance Repair, based in Ashburn, installs and repairs appliances at single-family homes across the D.C. Metro region. All technicians are trained and factory-certified to service virtually any appliance from any of the major American and European brands. Additionally, the technical staff is fully licensed and insured. Past clients praise Apple Appliance Repair for its speedy, inexpensive service. They also encourage new potential customers to check out the coupons on Apple Appliance Repair’s website.

Fairfax, VA 22030

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5.0 (249)

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Expert Appliance Services is a Fairfax home appliance repair business operating throughout the Washington D.C. Metro area. The team of technical specialists at Expert Appliance Services specialize in fixing and tuning up freezers, ice makers, microwaves, and refrigerators. They also work with washers and dryers. All of the technicians on staff are licensed, insured, and certified, and Angie’s List has multiple times awarded the company its Super Service Award.

Woodbridge, VA 22191

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Appliance Geek is a Woodbridge business that has been providing appliance repair services to customers in D.C. and other nearby communities since 2005. Consisting entirely of licensed, insured industry specialists, all of whom have been factory-trained, the company’s technical team can repair large appliances of virtually all makes and models. Angie’s List awarded Appliance Geek its Super Service Award designation in both 2014 and 2015. According to past clients, the technical crew members at the company are not just knowledgeable and efficient, but also courteous and professional.

Lanham, MD 20706

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5.0 (3)
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1.0 (1)

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Lessna Appliance Repair is a company based in Lanham that operates throughout the greater Washington D.C. community, providing technical services to clients with malfunctioning kitchen appliances, laundry appliances, and heating and cooling systems. Lessna Appliance Repair’s insured, qualified technicians specialize in repairing or tuning up garbage disposal systems.

FAQs

  • Can I repair my own appliances?

    When an appliance is acting up, it’s a good idea to check the manual to troubleshoot common problems. Some appliance repairs can be done without calling a professional, such as:

    • Replacing a refrigerator gasket
    • Replacing an oven door seal
    • Fixing a broken water dispenser or ice maker in a refrigerator
    • Replacing an electric burner
    • Recalibrating an oven thermostat
    • Cleaning a clogged inlet screen on a slow-filling washing machine
    • Checking the drain hose in a washing machine that won’t drain

    Remember that appliances have many delicate components, so if you don’t have the proper tools or you aren’t comfortable tackling a repair, it’s best to turn to a professional.


  • Should a tenant pay for their own appliance repair?

    The responsibility of repairing appliances in a rental property depends on state laws, local ordinances, and the terms of a lease. In areas where landlords aren’t required by law to provide appliances, tenants are usually responsible for the repair. Even if appliances are provided with a rental, the lease agreement may state the landlord is not responsible for maintenance and repair.

  • Can I repair scratches or dents in my stainless steel appliances?

    Fine scratches can be buffed out using a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner. These come in liquid form or a powder that’s mixed into a paste using water. Apply a small amount of cleanser onto a damp microfiber cloth and gently rub the scratch in the direction of the grain. When the scratch is buffed out, remove any residue and wipe dry. Deeper scratches may require a scratch removal kit that includes abrasive pads of different grits. Follow the kit instructions and rub the grain in one direction. To remove a dent on a stainless steel surface, try a suction-cup dent puller, which you can usually find at automotive parts stores.

  • How do I determine if I should repair or replace a home appliance?

    Some experts suggest replacing a home appliance if the cost of repairing is more than half the price of buying and installing a new one. An appliance that’s nearing the end of its lifespan, or one that frequently needs repairs, may be worth replacing.

    The lifespan of an appliance varies depending on the brand, model, and usage. Typical life spans are:

    • Dishwasher: 9 to 16 years
    • Microwave: 9 years
    • Washer: 8 to 16 years
    • Dryer: 11 to 18 years
    • Gas range: 15 to 23 years
    • Electric range: 13 to 20 years
    • Refrigerator: 10 to 15 years
  • Is a home warranty worth it for home appliances?

    Home warranties may make sense if appliances are expensive to replace or nearing the end of their life span. In some cases, appliances may be covered under a manufacturer’s warranty or a credit card used to purchase the goods, eliminating the need for additional coverage.

  • How do I know if I need to replace a home appliance?

    Before investing in a new appliance, you should consider whether your current appliance’s lifespan can be extended with repairs or better maintenance. In some cases, older appliances may be more costly in the long run than a newer energy-efficient model, which can save you money on utility bills. It also may make sense to invest in a new appliance if it offers more functionality for a busy household or complements a renovation or makeover.