Appliance Repair and Maintenance

Appliance Repair and Maintenance

Overview

The 4,200 repair services in the US provide repair, installation, and maintenance services for household appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers, water heaters, and room air conditioners. While the majority of revenue is derived from servicing household appliances, companies may provide service for other types of appliances or equipment or resell merchandise. Manufacturers, retailers, or dealers may outsource repair or warranty service to independent appliance service providers.

Dependence on Manufacturers

Appliance service providers depend on manufacturers to supply replacement parts, provide training and support, and develop reasonable warranty repair programs.

Warranty Work Less Attractive

Appliance manufacturers’ efforts to cut costs have resulted in warranty programs that are less profitable for service providers.