Appliance Cost Guides

Our appliances connect us, entertain us and make our lives easier. We depend on our refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, hot water heaters, air conditioners, microwaves and the rest to help us maintain our lifestyles. Whether we need to install new appliances or repair existing gadgets, the money spent generally falls into the category of "sound investment." How much you'll pay depends on a number of factors:

Brand and Quality of Appliances

In the past five years, we've all become much more sophisticated in our appliance-shopping strategies. We compare prices with a few mouse clicks. We also can go beyond low price tags and look at quality. What do reviews say about that brand of toaster oven? What kind of problems have arisen for owners of that refrigerator model? A few minutes of research can quickly make it clear that paying for quality brands can save you big bucks in the life of an appliance. That research can also suggest what brands charge way more than the value of their products. If you're buying appliances as part of a major renovation, your contractor can be another source of information, guiding you to the best values.  Continue Reading
  • Repair an Appliance Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $105 - $236
    Average cost:
    $170
    Low cost:
    $50
     
    High cost:
    $350
  • Install an Appliance Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $115 - $274
    Average cost:
    $191
    Low cost:
    $68
     
    High cost:
    $580
  • Clean Dryer Vents Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $95 - $171
    Average cost:
    $133
    Low cost:
    $68
     
    High cost:
    $300

Size of Appliances

Many appliances get more expensive as their size and capacity increase. Washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, microwaves and even trash compactors will often go up in price as their size and capacity increases. But understand that bigger isn't always better. Take into account the size of your family or the number of guests you serve as well as the available space you have for the appliance.

Appliance Energy Efficiency

Appliances that use less water and power and have a higher energy efficiency rating are often more expensive. But these are often the better value, earning you back that investment over time with lower utility bills. Look for the Energy Star, an international symbol that tells you an appliance meets exceptional efficiency standards.

Power and Water Needed for Appliances

When installing new appliances, it's important that you have enough electricity and water to run them, and that the power and water are located in the right places. If you need to increase the electricity or move the locations of plumbing or wiring to accommodate the new appliances then the cost of installation will increase accordingly.

Appliance Repairs

The cost of fixing your appliances will vary greatly from the type of appliance and the extent of the repairs needed. When you purchase your appliance, it's important that you consider the length and coverage of the warranty. Many appliances are covered for just a few months. Others are covered for a lifetime. When your repair is covered by a warranty, it sometimes is only honored if you return the appliance to the manufacturer for the repair. Make sure you check the details of the warranty before calling a repair professional. Some appliances will cost more at the point of purchase but carry a longer or more comprehensive warranty and therefore may be a better buy overall.

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Kimberly Endsley More than 1 year ago
I need a new water tank. And short on funding . is there some place can make payments on one?
Lorraine Karmonocky 28 days ago
I need my dishwasher repair.  It turns on but will not go to any of the cycles.  What would the average cost be in Ocala, FL.  It is a GE.
26 days ago
Hi Lorraine, Thanks for reaching out, we’re happy to connect you with an appliance pro for your project. You can submit a request to our pros here: www.homeadvisor.com, browse a list of local pros here: http://www.homeadvisor.com/c.html, or send your info to emailus@homeadvisor.com and a project advisor will reach out to assist you. –HASupport
Margaret Nappier 3 months ago
I need a receptacle over stove for a microwave to be installed..
3 months ago
Hi Margaret, Thanks for your comment, we’re happy to connect you with a pro for your project. You can submit a request to our pros here: www.homeadvisor.com, browse a list of local pros here: http://www.homeadvisor.com/c.html, or send your info to emailus@homeadvisor.com and a project advisor will reach out to assist you. –HASupport
Phyllis Scott 5 months ago
Dishwasher will no longer clean dishes, we are thinking it’s the water pump??  Average cost for this is usually how much??
Denise Jackson 6 months ago
The home Im renting has an older model refrigerator so I dont know how old and the landlord is clueless...Kenmore side by side Model#58251, 58271 Type 7 20.5-22.4  the freezer is no longer freezing and now has ice buildup like the defrost isnt working and the nonfreezer side wont get cold enough to maintain milk....
KAY Smith 9 months ago
I want appliance repair.  All I got was waste removal services.  Not helpful at all!
Nik Maximov 10 months ago
I have an issue with my microwave whirlpool GH9115XEB S/N FGR3001539:
the main circuit fuse will blown when I start any of buttons on the panel start/enter. Before start the display shows  888.88. If I turn fan or light, they are working properly. What's the reason of this failure?
BERTHA MCDONALD 11 months ago
I have a GE dryer that will spin, but it make a noise as if its off balance, what do I do to correct this issue.  I also have a Frigidaire self cleaning oven and the oven will not light.  The broiler part of the oven work, what do I need to get it fixed,
Jordan Allen More than 1 year ago
I have 2 Large TV's, a water heater, & an old dryer that needs hauled away !! Can anyone help ??
More than 1 year ago
Hi Jordan, We're more than happy to connect you with a pro to help you haul these items. You can match with pros here: www.homeadvisor.com, browse local pros and their reviews here: http://www.homeadvisor.com/c.html, or send your contact info to emailus@homeadvisor.com and a project advisor will reach out to assist you. -HASupport
Colleen McGarry More than 1 year ago
I am in need of a Repair Man for a LG Refrigerator, Is there anyone available to serve the Big Water, UT area? Please advise ASAP.
More than 1 year ago
Hi Colleen, Thanks for reaching out, we’re happy to connect you with an appliance repair pro for your project. You can submit a request to our pros here: www.homeadvisor.com, browse a list of local pros here: http://www.homeadvisor.com/c.html, or send your info to emailus@homeadvisor.com and a project advisor will reach out to assist you. –HASupport
Tracy McFarlin More than 1 year ago
just asked for a repair man out of poplar bluff. waiting for a quote. ill comment on how it goes.
Mattie Smith More than 1 year ago
I've been quoted a $40.00 service call and possibly $150-$200, plus parts, for the replacement of bearings in an electric dryer.  It's probably going to be cheaper to purchase a new dryer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Ms. Smith, I inform you that the gas dryers do not carry bearings, they carry the system to turn the tub securely with whoever is requesting the service. And it's also very expensive if that works. Greetings Araujo's Sotlutions
Luis Dalton More than 1 year ago
Can't find what is needed to fix problem of refrigerator plumbing in the event I won't need service I ask you to completely remove my information from your data base. 
Chad Johnson More than 1 year ago
My microwave started making a growling noise,and then tripped the breaker. When I reset the breaker the microwave had no power. Any idea on cost to repair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sr Chad  that is due to the fuse that went in short should be something shorter and so it should be revised to be that the cost of revision and labor including the part would be 120 dollars. Greetings Araujo's Solutions .

carole haislip More than 1 year ago
electric dryer shuts off after its runs a bit. It's a Whirlpool and purchased it 2008. Is it worth repairing?
Jason Watson More than 1 year ago
It could be several things. Clogged vent. Board. I would have your vent going out of the house inspected. Did it start with clothes taking a few cycles to dry the clothes?

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