The best fridge repairs in Canberra

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Most of us can’t live without a refrigerator, and a broken or leaking fridge can be a cause for serious concern. The good news is, we don’t always need to fork out hundreds – if not thousands – for a whole new fridge. Instead, we can get it repaired.

In this article, we’ll share with you three of the best fridge repair services in Canberra. These three businesses receive consistently great reviews, so you can expect a stellar experience.

Are you ready to go? Fantastic.

What makes a reliable fridge repair service in Canberra?

Not sure what to look for in a top-quality fridge repair service? We can help. We suggest starting your search by keeping a look out for the following characteristics:

  • Trustworthy. The fridge repair technician that you decide on should always be trustworthy and reliable. That means, when you book a visit for 11 am, they show up at 11 am ready to get the job done. No excuses.
  • Fast and efficient. As we mentioned above, a faulty or broken fridge is an emergency, and you most likely need urgent repair. The best in the business get the job done fast.
  • Specialist knowledge. The most effective repair technicians know everything about refrigerator repair – they know precisely how to mend both typical and more unusual fridge problems.
  • Respectful. When you hire a fridge repair person, you are inviting into your home or office. As such, they must treat you and your property with the utmost care and respect.

The top fridge repair services in Canberra according to you

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 19 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 maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

And here they are our top picks for fridge repair services in the Canberra area.

Brett’s Appliance Repairs

What makes Brett’s Appliance Repairs stand out from competitors? Well, aside from their attention to detail, 25 plus years of experience, and effective services, the team at Brett’s offer a unique fixed-rate system. That means all charges are cost-efficient, and you won’t be stung by any nasty surprises.

If cost is of concern to you, check out Brett’s Appliance Repairs.

AES Appliance Service

Looking for appliance repair specialists to get your fridge back in perfect working order? AES Appliance Service is a fantastic option. Their team is packed with true refrigerator experts.

The committed team at AES Appliance Service serves the entire Canberra region. What’s more, they are authorised agents for the following brands: Asko, Ariston, Belling, Bosch, Falcon, Gaggenau, GE Refrigerators, Hoover, Liebherr, Miele, Neff, Qasair, and Siemens.

Silva Plumbing Service

Family owned and operated, Silva Plumbing Service is an industry-leading business that boasts a stunning track record of quality workmanship and near unbeatable customer service.

For almost a decade, their competent and dedicated team have helped local Canberra residents keep their fridges in tip-top shape.

Who did you pick?

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

Have you had your fridge repaired in Canberra? Who did you work with? Was the experience good or bad? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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For fridge repair I’d recommend Nationwide Appliance repairs, top job they do. Check them out Fridge repair

peter, give Bill Stove a call – he is contactable at Superior Home Appliance Service (02) 6258 8668. My family and I have been using him for over 30 years.

Once again – thank you, thank you, and thank you for all your advice/recommendations. I’ll feel a lot more confident now approaching someone without being afraid I’ll be ripped off.

Peter, Give Ron Olivero a ring on 0418862755. He is skilled, honest and reasonably priced. No. He is not a friend or relly of mine, but I,and others I know, are very happy with his work.

yes, I was a chgef, its a chef in an eastern European province

One thing I noticed with home and commercial fridges (When I was a chgef) is that if you have things all the way to the back wall, they will probably freeze. Usually the back wall is where the coldest air moves to the bottom of the cabinet (Hot air rises, cold air falls to replace it, )

However, if you notice things all through the fridge are freezing, probably a symptom of a larger problem

I’ll concur with the vibe of everyone’s else comments so far- make sure they are honest and know what they are doing. As an employee of a fridge retailer in Canberra, I see too many innocent people getting screwed over. If you’re worried about workmanship and follow through, make sure whoever your using is the warranty repair agent recommended by your manufacturer. They have to adhere to a high standard to receive all the warranty work and if they don’t deliver, you can always register a complaint with the manufacturer.

The unfortunate reality is that, at the moment, 70-80% of the major brands in refrigeration are warranty serviced by one firm. This does mean practically that you can get caught sometimes in the queue. My advice – always get the name of every person you talk to and grab customer/reference numbers – makes life easier for them and if anything does go wrong or take too long, you’ve got all the info at your fingertips.

It’s also possible that the drain for condensate at that the back of the fridge is blocked.
That’s a common cause of ice buildup.

Thanks for your prompt and comprehensive reply. I’ll bear this in mind when I find a repairer.


Sounds like the thermostat has carked it. You could defrost for a whole day, make sure all ice is gone, turn the thermostat dial back and forth a few times and leave it on the warmest setting and turn the frig on. If the motor continues to run without a break for several hours, it’s likely to be the thermostat. But it depends on the style of electronics and frig, a frost free with electronic controls will be different to an older style frig.

Anyway, if the repairer tries to pull any of the the needs new gas, doorseals etc, and will cost $500 type baloney, show him the door and find someone else. The retailer of your brand should be able to rcommend an honest repairer…

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