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Your Questions About Appliance Repair Service Charge

Lizzie asks…

How much do plumbers charge to fix a clothes washing machine?

Our clothes washing machine isn’t working right, and we want to call a plumber. I am only 14, and my mom is making me pay for another one. How much would a plumber charge me to fix our clothes washing machine? It isn’t a washer and dryer combination machine btw. Oh, and we live just outside of Kansas City if that makes a difference.

James Conley answers:

Call an appliance repair man not a plumber.

You should expect something around $50-$70/hr?
I would expect to pay around $100+ for the service.

Carol asks…

How much do plumbers charge to fix a clothes washing machine?

Our clothes washing machine isn’t working right, and we want to call a plumber. I am only 14, and my mom is making me pay for another one. How much would a plumber charge me to fix our clothes washing machine? It isn’t a washer and dryer combination machine btw. Oh, and we live just outside of Kansas City if that makes a difference.

James Conley answers:

Plumbers don’t fix washing machines. For that, you call an appliance repair place. Look in your yellow pages under “appliances–major–service and repair”. Call one and ask what they charge for a house call or per hour, but they can’t tell you exactly how much it will be until they know what’s wrong and they can’t tell that for sure until they look at the machine. Sometimes they can give a rough estimate over the phone from your description of the problem, sometimes not.

Paul asks…

how long should a person contunue to renewing the waranty on appliances such as refrigerator and washers?

good morning,

I am a first time homeowner…i have made it a point to keep warranties on my appliances such as stove refrigerator washer and dryer; every year i renew my warranties but i was wondering how long should one continue to renew the warranties on these products i guess i have had each appliance for about 4 years now….

James Conley answers:

I never buy those extended warranties. I stopped after realizing I had paid more in warranties on a sewing machine than I had paid for the machine itself, and it had never needed service. My experience with large appliances is that they last quite well, rarely needing repair. In 35 years of home owning, I have yet to need an appliance repaired. By the time anything went wrong, they were old enough to need replacing. 17 years on a washer and dryer(still working fine when I sold the house they were in), 15 years on a fridge, and the last kitchen stove I had was in good working order at 45 years old. Now, things might have changed somewhat, what with all that stuff having digital displays and controls that are probably more likely to screw up than the older style controls, but remember that if someone wants to sell you insurance(and that is what an extended warranty is), it’s because they expect to make money doing it. I don’t know how much you are paying in warranty fees, but add it up over the probable life of the appliance and see if it makes sense to keep paying for something you may never need. Consider the cost of replacing your current appliances vs what the warranty charges, because replacing them is the largest possible amount you can ever spend on them.

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