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flo's avatar

How much is a minimum charge by an appliance repair person, for oven/ dishwasher/ fridge, etc.?

Asked by flo (13313points) September 16th, 2020

It’s more if it’s holiday, night, if it’s far etc. But let’s say it’s day time, and it’s not emergency.

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kritiper's avatar

I would wager ½ hour labor.

flo's avatar

I suppose that’s reasonable. What is the easiest fix other than the problem was just not plugged appliance.

kritiper's avatar

Blown circuit breaker.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Depends where in the country. I had an A/C problem last week and it was $79 just to walk in the house.

Last year I needed a plumbing problem fixed, and it was $120 per hour.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

One hour of labor in my area !

Locksmith $ 55/hr
Electrician $125/hr
Plumber $120/hr
HVAC $130/hr
Appliance repair $90/hr

Darth_Algar's avatar

Most tradesmen, like plumbers, electricians, repairmen, etc, will charge a 1 hour minimum. Even if it’s something that just takes them a few minutes. I’ve never seen any charge by the ½ hour. As for the rate they charge: that’s largely going to depend on the supply and demand for their services in their area. And then, of course, there’s the cost of parts added on to that.

gondwanalon's avatar

Back in the late 1980’s in San Francisco my clothes washer stopped working. I just bought (a month earlier) the washer from a local washer repair shop about 2 miles from my house. I called the owner of the shop to come and repair the washer. He came over and quickly discovered that a single wire had came loose. He connected the wire which took him less than one minute. He charged me $125.

chyna's avatar

I must have hit the jackpot with my heating/air guy. My air quit working a couple weeks ago and he came out, found it was just the circuit breaker. He charged me $10.00. I tried to give him $20.00 and he wouldn’t take it.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I was brought up in the 1950’s. Eddy was in my class.

Eddy’s dad fixed TV’s (they had a TV in every room at home).

Eddy’s dad charged $10 to show up in his fancy panel delivery truck.

Half of the calls were plugs knocked out of wall outlet or antenna wire loose.

He’d take about 20 minutes to fix the wire or wires and collect, cash or check, his $10. (Minimum wage was $1.00)

flo's avatar

@gondwanalon Wew, that’s not good business practice, it looks like it was not such a good quality product, after only one month, if it was brand new. ”...a single wire had came loose. He connected the wire which took him less than one minute. He charged me $125.” He may have made that $ but I’m guessing he lost you as a loyal customer.

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