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Career and Education Opportunities for Household Appliance Repairers

In general, household appliance repairers repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, and ovens.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Household Appliance Repairer career.

STATES WITH Household Appliance Repairer OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Household Appliance Repairer

Household Appliance Repairer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Household appliance repairers furnish repair cost estimates, and recommend whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice. They also remove worn and faulty parts such as switches or faulty wiring. Equally important, household appliance repairers have to disassemble appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and fixes can be made. They are often called upon to observe and examine appliances during operation to uncover specific malfunctions such as loose parts or leaking fluid. They are expected to trace electrical circuits and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to find shorts and grounds. Finally, household appliance repairers clean and touch up minor defects on newly installed or repaired appliances.

Every day, household appliance repairers are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they note differences between sounds as they change tone and volume.