Repairs, adjusts, or installs all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Bills customers for repair work, and collects payment.
- Observes and examines appliances during operation to detect specific malfunctions such as loose parts or leaking fluid.
- Talks to customers or refers to work orders to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions.
- Refers to schematic drawings, product manuals, and troubleshooting guides to diagnose and repair problems.
- Traces electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conducts tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds.
- Replaces worn and defective parts such as switches, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, circuit boards, or defective wiring.
- Provides repair cost estimates, and recommends whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice.
- Disassembles appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made.
- Responds to emergency calls for problems such as gas leaks.
- Services and repairs domestic electrical or gas appliances, such as clothes washers, refrigerators, stoves, and dryers.