Price of Appliance Repairs

When a household appliance suddenly stops working, it can be very frustrating. However, having your appliance repaired quickly and professionally will have you up and running in no time. 

Depending on your appliance type, size and brand, and type of problem, appliance repair costs range from R500 to R3000+. 

Why Hire an Appliance Repair Pro? 

When it comes to large appliances, it is normally more cost-efficient to repair than to replace. 

Replacing a fridge, washing machine, dishwasher or tumble dryer can range from R1000 to R30,000, depending on whether you buy new or used. 

What is The Price of Appliance Repairs?

For an accurate quote, it’s best to contact your local appliance repair pro. 

The final appliance repair price will depend on several factors. In the meantime, here is a handy table explaining the cost of appliance repairs in South Africa:

Typical fridge and freezer repair prices

ProblemAverage Cost
Faulty thermostatR600 – R1000+
Leaking waterR700 – R1100
Broken compressorR1200 – R3000+
Faulty fanR800 – R1300+

Typical stove and oven repair prices

Type of StoveRepair TypeAverage Cost (in Rands)
Electric StoveHeating Element ReplacementR750 – R900
Control Board RepairR900 – R1200
Gas StoveBurner ReplacementR750 – R900
Igniter ReplacementR750- R900
Gas Line RepairR1000 – R1200
Control Valve ReplacementR1100 – R1300
Induction StoveControl Board RepairR1200 – R1500
Heating Element ReplacementR1000 – R1200
Glass Top ReplacementR1200 – R1500

Typical washing machine repair prices

Type of RepairAverage Cost (in Rands)
Replacing the belt:R500 – R1,500
Water pump repair or replacement:R800 – R2,000
Motor repair or replacement:R1,000 – R2,500
Drum repair or replacement: R1,500 – R4,000

Typical tumble dryer repair prices

Type of RepairAverage Cost (in Rands)
Replacing the BeltR500 – R700
Fixing the MotorR800 – R1,200
Replacing the Heating ElementR700 – R1,000
Thermostat ReplacementR500 – R800
Fixing Control BoardR1,000 – R1,500

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What Determines The Cost of Appliance Repairs?

The price of appliance repairs depends on many factors. Your appliance repair pro will take the following into consideration when compiling your quote:

  • Type of appliance
  • Appliance brand
  • Your location
  • Nature of the appliance problem

Type of Appliance

Larger appliances are typically more expensive to repair than smaller ones. A microwave will therefore generally be cheaper to repair than a big fridge-freezer. 

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Appliance Brand

Some appliance brands are more costly to repair due to the price of their spare parts. 

The more common the appliance brand, the more reasonably priced the repair will be. 

Common South African appliance brands include:

  • Defy
  • LG
  • Siemens
  • Whirlpool
  • Indesit
  • KIC
  • Bosch
  • Hisense
  • Samsung
  • Smeg

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Your Location

It’s always better to hire an appliance pro in your local area as they won’t need to travel as long or spend as much on fuel to get to you. The further away the appliance pro is from you, the higher they will likely charge. 

Nature of the Appliance Problem

Some appliance problems are quick fixes but some are more complex. 

Generally speaking, the more complicated your appliance issue is, the higher the appliance repair price will be. 

What Appliances Can You Repair? 

Your appliance repair pro is well-trained to repair a wide range of appliances. Examples of appliances they can repair are:

  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Fridge-freezers
  • Tumble dryers
  • Commercial washing machines
  • Commercial tumble dryers

How Do I Choose The Best Appliance Repair Pro? 

Choosing the right appliance pro for your needs is vital as it means your appliance will be repaired quickly and professionally. 

Here are some top tips for selecting the best appliance repair pro:

  • Check online reviews. A good appliance repair pro will have at least a few shining reviews to back up previous work done. 
  • Ask about qualifications. Don’t be afraid to ask about the appliance repair pro’s qualifications as this is a good indication of how good they are. 
  • Obtain at least 3 quotes. To avoid being ripped off, get at least 3 appliance repair quotes and compare them. Make sure that they all contain a call-out fee (if applicable) and labor. 
  • Appliance repair experience. The more experience the appliance repair pro has, the more they will charge. However, extensive experience is a sign that they know what they’re doing. 


What is the price of appliance repairs?

It’s difficult to give an accurate appliance repair cost without a description of the problem. However, appliance repair prices normally range from R400 to R700, depending on the problem. 

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How long does appliance repair take? 

An appliance pro can generally repair something within an hour or two. However, if it’s a complex problem, it can take longer. Contact your appliance pro here for an accurate repair estimate. 

Do you do emergency call-outs?

Many appliance repair pros do emergency call-outs. However, they often have availability very soon and can usually help you out at the last minute. 

How do I know that the appliance pro is legit? 

Before hiring an appliance pro, always check their credentials and previous customer reviews. If it’s all positive, this is a good indication that they are legit. 

Why should I get my appliance repaired? 

Most appliance problems can be economically repaired and it’s cheaper than you think! It’s normally more cost-effective to repair than replace (not to mention better for the environment). 

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