The best appliance repair services in Canberra

We rely on our home appliances everyday, and them becoming damaged can be extremely frustrating. From the discomfort of having a broken cooling system in the harsh Canberra summer to the dangers of a faulty stove-top or oven, making sure you have properly functioning appliances is crucial to both a comfortable and safe home environment. So if you’ve noticed that there’s a puddle around your washing machine, or your fridge isn’t staying cold enough, it’s probably time to call a repair service!

Canberra is lucky enough to have a multitude of both appliance repair services and plumbing services that offer repairs for appliances – but how can you choose who is right for you? Appliance repair can be a tricky job, and you want to be able to rely on your service to not only get the job done properly, but promptly and affordably – nobody wants to wait around for three days before a service is available, only to pay an arm and a leg for a half-fixed problem.

If you’re looking for a top-quality repair service, you’ve come to the right place – in this article, we’ll give you a list of the most important things to look out for when hiring an appliance repair service, as well as a guide to some of Canberra’s best.

What makes a great appliance repair service?

Appliance repair is a complicated and very important job, so you want to be sure your repair service is offering a fair and quality service and advice. Keep these traits in mind as you conduct your search:

  • Extensive experience. The best in the appliance repair business have years of experience. This gives them the expertise they need to detect and diagnose any problems and follow-up with an effective and long-lasting solution.
  • Specialist knowledge. Various appliances require specialist knowledge. Look for a team of repairmen that are confident working on the type of appliance you are having trouble with.
  • Showing up on time is a sign of respect. An appliance repair shouldn’t keep you waiting around – they should arrive as scheduled and work promptly.
  • Competitively priced. Cost is always a significant factor when it comes to selecting an appliance repair company. Look for a team that offers transparent, competitive prices.
  • Friendly and approachable. Not only is the person you’ve hired coming into your home, you might be feeling a bit stressed out in the moment – there are certain dangers to faulty appliances, after all! You want your service to be affordable and professional, but friendly and positive as well.

The best appliance repair specialists in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

It’s now time to introduce the top three appliance repair specialists in the Canberra region. Let’s go.

Silva Plumbing Service

Silva Plumbing Service is a Canberran business that is family owned and operated, offering an extensive suite of both domestic and commercial services. With a business model that prioritises customer satisfaction, and a team of friendly staff that have been carefully selected and trained, Silva guarantees not only a successful service, but a positive one a well. Outside of just plumbing services, Silva can also help with gas changes and fittings, which includes the repair of your oven or stovetop. The team can carry out all necessary safety checks, and even replace your appliance if it’s too damaged. They are available 24/7 to offer their services, so they’re great not only for longer-term jobs but also emergency repairs too!

Happy customer Paul Deller writes in their Google review, “Michael gave great advice and was very reasonable in his price. I wouldn’t go anywhere else from now on.”

The Ginger Beard Repair Service

Specialising in appliance repair, Tait, the man behind the Ginger Beard Repair Service (and the owner of the infamous ginger beard itself) is a licensed electrical repairer with years of experience. He’s able to repair any type of appliance, from your refrigerator to your dishwasher. Offering upfront pricing and a friendly, local attitude, the Ginger Beard Repair Service is a fantastic option if you’re dealing with a broken or faulty appliance.

Liz Milbourne wrote the following in their Google review, “Tait was excellent. He took on a challenging job and went above and beyond to chase up parts and fix my cooktop. He was able to repair something that other companies refused to look at. I highly recommend him!”

Canberra Plumbing & Drains

Established over 15 years ago, Canberra Plumbing & Drains services the Canberra, Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra areas. Promising a quick but thorough service that meets your standards, the whole team of qualified and accredited staff are available for both same-day and emergency 24/7 services should you need a quick repair done by a team you can trust. In addition to their plumbing and drainage services, Canberra Plumbing & Drains can help you with appliance repair for heating units, whether that’s general maintenance, repairing damaged parts or full replacement, and the same for evaporative cooling systems – two crucial appliances for getting through the harsh Canberra winters and summers!

Tamara Brown wrote about their experience in this Google review, “Attended and fixed an issue promptly and within the quotes rate. Staff are very friendly, getting them back again!”

AES Appliance Service

The team at AES Appliance Service offer quality appliance repairs for those in the Canberra region and surrounding areas. AES Appliance Service is an authorised agent for the following manufacturers: Hoover, Bosch, Miele, GE Refrigerators, Ariston, Siemens, and more. Their committed team is dedicated to understanding appliances inside and out, so they can quickly and effectively detect, diagnose, and repair just about any appliance on the market. It’s that easy.

As Nat Weston writes in their Facebook review, “Absolutely love my new dishwasher. Adam and Eucale went over an above to accommodate my needs in a timely manner. I highly recommend AES Appliance Service. Thank you.”

Looking for more recommendations for appliance repairs for your home? Check out our articles on the best oven repair services, the best washing machine services and the best toilet repair specialists in Canberra for some helpful information!

Your experience with appliance repair specialists in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had an appliance repaired in Canberra? Share your experience – good or bad – in the comments area below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I have my appliance serviced?
This depends on which appliance. Fridges and dishwashers, for example, are pretty low-maintenance and don't require as much attention as an oven or a hot-water heater. As technology has improved, the need for regular servicing of appliances is no longer necessary - just make sure you know the life expectancy of your appliance, and are keeping an eye out for any signs of damage.
What are some signs that my appliance has been damaged?
The obvious sign would be that the appliance simply isn't working properly - for example, your washing machine isn't cleaning your clothes properly or your fridge isn't staying cold. Other signs are also quite obvious, such as leaks, sounds, or smells - look out for puddles, unusual sounds when the appliance is in use, the smell of gas if the appliance runs on gas, or blown fuses whenever you try to use the appliance.
What are the risks of a broken oven or stovetop?
A faulty oven or stove-top can be very dangerous to the home. The biggest danger is the emission of carbon monoxide, which occurs when an oven’s ventilation is inhibited or damaged. If your stove is electric, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is significantly lower, but the main danger is the possibility of an electric fire. Make sure you keep an eye on your oven/stove for signs of damage, and contact a repairman if you're concerned.
Can I install appliances myself?
While installing appliances like fridges and washing machines are pretty easy to do on your own, you should definitely leave it to the professionals when it comes to ovens and stoves. These three appliances run on gas, and faulty connections can lead to serious problems down the track. Avoid the risk altogether by hiring a professional.
Can appliance repair services recommend good brands?
Absolutely - most repair services will specialise in working with certain appliance brands already, and will have connections to local suppliers. They will be able to recommend the perfect appliance for your house and your needs.

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