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How Much Do Most Appliance Repairs Cost?

Dealing with a broken appliance can be a frustrating process. Whether it’s your refrigerator, dishwasher or washing machine that’s not working as it should, diagnosing the problem and getting it repaired can often be a costly experience.

Just like with plumbing and electrical problems, knowing the market price for most appliance repairs can help you avoid spending more than you need to if one of your appliances stops working.

From ovens to dryers, fridges and more, we’ve put together a list of average appliance repair prices below, using data from the Which? Trusted Traders survey.

Washing Machine Repairs

Washing machines can break for a number of reasons, from damaged motors to doors that don’t close properly. Like most appliances, the cost of scheduling a repair for your washing machine can vary depending on the specific problem.

Most of the time, fitting a new door seal to your washing machine will cost between £79 and £102. Other repairs, such as fitting new motor brushes, installing a new motor or fitting a new pump, usually cost between £63 and £275 depending on the specific type of part.

As always, you’ll usually pay slightly more in major cities than in rural areas. In short, expect to pay towards the higher end of the market price for London appliance repairs, or less if you live further away from a major city.

Oven Repairs

Oven repairs are usually priced under or around £100, with the average cost depending on the specific type of repair that needs to be performed.

If you need to have a new element fitted to your electric fan oven, expect to pay between £83 and £98, depending on the type of oven and your location. For a new thermostat, you’ll usually need to spend between £89 and £104 for a complete replacement.

Dishwasher Repairs

Dishwashers usually break down due to a damaged seal or gasket, although bigger issues like a damaged motor or pump can also cause your dishwasher to stop working.

Like other appliances, repairs for dishwashers can vary dramatically in price depending on the type of damage and the specific brand of dishwasher you use. The most common dishwasher repairs are the replacement of damaged pumps and motors.

To replace a damaged dishwasher pump, you’ll usually need to spend between £93 and £127, depending on your location and the type of dishwasher you own. For a new motor, it’s best to budget between £174 and £250, as this is a fairly complex and costly type of repair.

For a new dishwasher heating element, you’ll usually need to spend £109 to £184 for the part and the cost of performing the installation.

Other Appliance Repairs

Just like washing machines, ovens and dishwashers, other appliances can stop working as a result of long-term wear and tear.

If your fridge no longer maintains the correct temperature, it could have a broken or damaged thermostat. Replacing a thermostat usually costs between £77 and £110, depending on your fridge’s brand and internal parts.

To repair fridge/freezer’s door seal, expect to pay between £76 and £115. For a damaged or non-functional dryer, expect to pay between £92 and £114 to remove and replace the heating element.

For smaller or less common appliance repairs, the price you’ll pay can vary depending on the extent of the damage, the type of appliance you use and your location. As always, the greater your understanding of repair pricing, the easier you’ll find it to avoid overspending.

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