Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a few minutes to read through our frequently asked questions and answers to find helpful information about our company, our products, and our services.

Appliance Repair pricing varies but it typically costs roughly 25%-30% of the cost of a new machine.

In many situations it is worth repairing a 10-year-old refrigerator. Refrigerators can easily last for 20 years if properly maintained and cared for.

Yes, you can repair nearly all refrigerators and we regularly repair many different brands of refrigerators here at ABA Appliance, Inc.

Repair costs on washing machines vary depending on the model and the issue that needs to be repaired although they typically cost 25%-30% of a new machine.

Try checking the water valves to make sure they are turned on. Check the breaker to ensure that it is in the on position. After this point you will likely need to call in for service so a qualified technician can diagnose the issue.

Washing Machines typically last for 15 years.

We typically recommend our clients consider replace their washing machine when the repair cost is at or over 50% of the price of a new machine.

Repairing washers is a great way to save money and help our environment. It is worth it to fix your washing machine.

Dryers are worth repairing, they can be fixed at the fraction of a cost of a new unit.

If taken care of properly, dryers can last up to 20 years.

If a dryer is tumbling, this normally means the motor, control board, timer, and major components are working. If the dryer is only not heating usually a small repair such as an element or thermostat is needed.

It depends on the type of dryer, age, and issue it is facing but dryer repairs typically cost 25% to 30% of a new dryer.

Ice maker repair costs vary on the nature of the failure and the brand of the machine. Typically, a repair will range 20%-30% of the value of a new machine.

Icemakers have many different components. The best way to know what is wrong with your machine is to have a qualified technician diagnose the issue.

Yes, nearly all types of icemakers can be repaired. We repair ice machines every day here at ABA Appliance, Inc.

If you have a built-in microwave, it is likely worth repairing. Typically counter top microwaves and over the range microwaves are not worth the cost of repair unless the size of that machine is no longer available.

Microwaves if maintained properly can last up to 20 years.

Yes, most brands of microwaves can certainly be repaired. We repair them ever day here at ABA Appliance, Inc.

Magnetron replacement with labor typically cost $300-$400. However, the price may be different depending on the make and the model of the microwave.

Nearly every type of glass cooktops can be repaired by a professional.

Yes, most electric cooktops can be repaired.

Cooktops are an expensive appliance. With taxes and installation they can cost between $1,800 and $6000 depending on brand and model. This is why we recommend having a trained professional diagnose them for repairs to extend their life.

ABA Appliance Repair, Inc. has been servicing the greater Austin area for over 20 years. We are family owned and operated and strive to provide our customers with the best service possible for the best price possible.

A dryer’s drying time is largely related to the flow of air through the machine and the condition of the venting hose. If air is impeded in its pathway out of the dryer, or if there is a blockage in the venting hose, it could reduce the rate at which clothes are drying in your dryer.

While there are many great products and home remedies that can clean out the dishwasher, all our technicians at ABA Appliance recommend and carry Dishwasher Magic.

ABA Appliance strives to offer same day service to all of our customers, when the schedule allows.

ABA Appliance offers service to all brands of household appliances.

Depending on the appliance there are many different locations you can find this information. You can also find this information on the owner’s manuals that came with the appliance.

It is difficult to give any pricing without having done a diagnostic on the machine prior and knowing exactly what the issue is and what parts are needed. However, ABA Appliance uses a flat rate pricing system that benefits the customer because if the job takes longer than estimated the customer is not penalized.

There are several things that could be causing the dishes to not come out clean for example; built up soap scum on the spray arms of the dishwasher, or there could be a clog in the filter at the bottom of the unit. However, it could be as simple as just too much soap being used during the wash cycle.

To make the process as quick as possible have the following items ready: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email, and the appliance brand and reported issue. The make and model of the unit is also helpful.

We accept all payments including Credit Cards, Checks, and Cash.

Broken or clogged garbage disposals are often caused by misuse of the machine. Never put any non-biodegradable items down the garbage disposal, including glass, metal, or plastic. Most soft, biodegradable materials are acceptable, as are some hard, biodegradable materials such as eggshells, ice, and small chicken bones. Avoid putting hard-to-break-down food items through the disposal, such as corn husks, asparagus, or celery stalks and always run cold water when using the disposal as this can reduce the amount of fats and oils that are allowed to congeal within the pipes.

You may be using too much detergent in the washer. Concentrated detergents can be used at much lower measures. Check the detergent packaging for the proper amount per load. Also, if your home has a water softener, even less detergent will be required.

The sheets won’t damage your dryer, but do make sure you clean your lint filters before each use. This will prevent build-up of softening agents on the moisture sensor and keep your dryer running more efficiently.

A few things that could cause this issue are: freezer door left ajar, freezer drain tube frozen, torn gasket, or an ice maker not filling properly. If these are not the case for your situation you may need to call and schedule an appointment with a trained freezer repair professional.

Older appliances are generally better-made than new ones and are most likely worth repairing. Depending on the appliance brand, model and repair problem, our technician can offer advice about the pros vs. cons of doing the repair, but often it’s necessary for him to come out to your home and physically see the appliance to provide a full diagnosis and recommendation.