Everything breaks down sooner or later. Our older generation often tells us that things are just not made the same way anymore. Once upon a time things were built to last. These days, the life span of many of our appliances is limited, yet technologists are working to combat this problem. In the meantime, when someone’s fridge breaks down and they cannot figure out how to fix it, an appliance service technician will come to their house to do the maintenance work and try to save the milk, vegetables and meats from spoiling. Appliance service technicians install, service and repair household appliances, such as ranges, clothes washers, dryers, freezers, refrigerators, microwave ovens, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, waste disposal units and waste compactors.

Technicians often disassemble appliances and look inside for signs of wear and tear or corrosion problems. When they have found the problem, appliance service technicians estimate the time and cost of the repairs. With the customers approval, they replace and repair parts like motors, heating elements and switches. They use hand tools to do the majority of the repairs. Once complete, they clean up the appliances and tighten, align and lubricate parts where necessary.