Rescue and Recycle

pilotfbWe will donate $18 in your name to the ASPCA for each unwanted or broken appliance we pick up for free. We clean and repair them for resale to families in the area who can NOT afford to buy new. There is a shortage of used appliances for sale because  most are going to the scrap yard. Rescue and Recycle Today! Call or text Doug now for a free pick up at 724-506-2601 and within one week you will receive a receipt for your donation via Facebook for your records. $18 takes care of one animal in a shelter for one month. We only take refrigerators, washers, dryers and ranges. Must be in repairable condition. Please share this on your page with anyone in Southwestern  Pennsylvania. Thank you for your time. Douglas Robinson

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What to expect when you call Fast and Fair Appliance Repair “Same Day Next Day Service”

HelpYou wake up one morning and your refrigerator is warm, dryer will not heat or your washer is walking across the basement floor. You walk away and utter a few curse words while wondering what you can do. You think to yourself buying a new appliance is expensive and finding a good reliable used appliance is risky. So using Google you search for appliance repair in Pittsburgh or somewhere in southwestern Pennsylvania and here you are. Well I can help and I am glad you are here. We will take care of it from here! Here is what to do next. Call or text Doug at 724-506-2601. When you call we will need a model number and a good description of the problem you are having. You will then receive free consultation. Then we will proceed to make an appointment at your convenience with a 2 hour window of time ETA. When I arrive I will introduce myself and you can introduce me to your broken appliance. I will then proceed to test and diagnose your problem. We will then give you our diagnosis and an exact price for the repair. We will not do any work without your permission first. If you decline you will be charged the $79 service charge for the diagnosis and estimate. If a second trip is needed because we do not have the part you will not be charged anything for the second visit.
We are dedicated to providing affordable appliance repair in the southwestern part of Pennsylvania!
Give us a call today! 724-506-2601

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The Appliance Dilemma: Repair? Buy New? or Buy Used?

Being a repairman and also a used appliance salesman I am often asked, should I repair or should I buy new or used?  Let’s keep it simple.

If the appliance can be repaired cost effectively then I believe repair is a great option. After a repair most appliances continue to live for years and in a lot of cases will out last  a new unit. A repair usually comes with a warranty. Saves time. Saves money. Done in your home at your convenience. You would not believe the appliances thrown out that needed a minor repair. You would not throw your car out because it was broken. Then why not call a repairman for your other major investments?

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Summer Soft Ice Cream?

FH04NOV_BROKRE_01It is near the end of summer and your refrigerator has been working twice as hard to do its job. This time of year creates extra stress on all refrigeration products. Here is the number one end of the summer tip for repairing your refrigerator and keeping your refrigerator healthy and you happy!Drum roll please…1. Blocked air circulation to the condensing coils and compressor is the number one problem for refrigerators not working sufficiently in the summer.Make sure the vent below the front of the refrigerator is clear and without obstruction. Remove the grill if possible and take a flashlight and look under there. What do you see? Yuck! Now take a vacuum hose and gently vacuum out that debris. You also may find some stuff you been looking for. Then pull your refrigerator out so you can gain access to the back. On the bottom back of the refrigerator there should be a couple of vents. vacuum those also. If proper air circulation is not given to the condensing coils and compressor they overheat and cause symptoms such as:Ice cream kind of soft.Refrigerator runs constantly.The frame around the refrigerator door is hot.You may also want to make sure you feel air coming out those vents that are on the lower back of the refrigerator. If you don’t you may want to check the condenser fan operation. Many times they are just caught on some debris. Take off the back bottom panel and make sure the fan is working. The summer can stress and wreak havoc on these little motors. If the motor is overheated and stiff you will need to replace the motor. If you have any questions or need to schedule a repair please feel free to call Fast and Fair Refrigerator Repair at 724-506-2601. My name is Douglas Robinson and I would like to help you any way I can.

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No Brainer Appliance Repair

We Repair Refrigerators, Freezers, Ranges and Wall Ovens, Dishwashers, Washers and Dryers. All brands major household appliances serviced.Low Flat Rate Pricing! No Hidden Charges! No Labor Fees! No Trip Fees! No Return Fees! Call Now! Fast & Fair Appliance Repair 724-506-2601

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Spring/Summer Refrigerator Tips

HelpSummer heat can really drive up your energy bill. Take a few minutes for preventative maintenance and you can put some of that money back into your pocket. After air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers typically use the most power in the home. Refrigerators manufactured after 2001 use at least 30 percent less energy than models made in the 1990s or earlier. If your refrigerator is an older model, it’s especially important to make sure it’s operating efficiently.“As the temperature rises, more strain is placed on your refrigerator and freezer to keep it cold,” says Aldo Davila-Quea of the Mr. Appliance® of Marble Falls. “Appliances run more efficiently with some extra upkeep. The better you take care of them, the longer they’ll last.”Use this checklist from Mr. Appliance® to keep your fridge operating at its best.Keep the refrigerator and freezer well-stocked. It takes more energy to cool and empty fridge. Clean the condenser coils behind the refrigerator. Unplug it and gently remove the dust and dirt with a brush or vacuum.Defrost it. Frost buildup reduces energy efficiency.Check temperature settings. The refrigerator temperature should be 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer temperature 0-5 degrees Fahrenheit.Test the refrigerator seals for wear. Slide a piece of paper halfway in the door. If the paper pulls out easily, you may need a replacement seal.Position the refrigerator efficiently. Try to keep it away from heat sources, like the oven, dishwasher and windows that receive direct sunlight.

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Fridge Repair In Pittsburgh

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Whether you need a light bulb, Freon, Fan Motor, Door Seal, Compressor, Thermostat or other emergency repair — You can trust Appliance Services to quickly diagnose and fix your Refrigeration problem:

  • Trained technicians service all major brands refrigerators and freezers.
  • We repair from the latest in high tech to the oldest equipment.
  • Repair trucks are stocked with factory-replacement parts and we repair most
    refrigerator/freezers on first visit.
  • 24-hour services for refrigeration emergencies.
  • Recover and recycle Freon refrigerants of all kinds.
  • Expert at retrofitting old refrigerator/freezer units to make them Energy Star compliant/green friendly.
  • Specialize in finding stubborn freon leaks.
  • No job is too small or too large for Appliance Services. From small under-counter refrigerators/freezers & ice makers to huge walk-in coolers or refrigerators/freezers,
    Appliance Services offers the best service at lowest rates in Pittsburgh.

We repair all appliance, heating and air conditioning models and brands in Pittsburgh. Call Us 724-506-2601:

Whirlpool Magic Chef, GE, Amana, York, Jenn Air, Hotpoint, Bryant, Brown, Aprilaire, Frigidaire, Kitchen Aid, Speed Queen, Admiral, Heil, Janitrol, Trane, Caloric, Carrier, American Standard, LG, Carrier, Maytag, Roper, Sub Zero, Sears, Tappan, Lennox, Ruud, Tempstar, White Westinghouse, Thermador.

We repair in these service areas in Pittsburgh:

Serving Pittsburgh, South Hills area is comprised of the South Side, the South Side Slopes, Knoxville, Mt. Oliver, Allentown, Banksville, Beechview, Brookline, Carrick, and Overbrook. The municipalities of Mt. Lebanon and Bethel Park are also considered the South Hills. The suburban parts of the South Hills we service are the boroughs of Baldwin, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Greentree, Heidelberg, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills, West Mifflin, and Whitehall. We also service Baldwin Township, Carnegie, Peters Township, Scott Township, South Park Township, and Upper Saint Clair Township.

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling a Refrigerator Repairman

Pittsburgh Appliance Service1. What is the exact make and model of your refrigerator?
 

If you can, try to locate the make and model of your refrigerator. At the very least, determine the brand. You’ll want to start by finding someone who has experience fixing YOUR particular type of refrigerator. You might start by contacting the manufacturer to see if there are any service technicians in your area who are AUTHORIZED by them to fix their brands. You can also track this information down via the store where you made your initial purchase (assuming it’s still in business).


2. Is it still under warranty?
Hopefully you make it a habit of keeping your receipts and paperwork for large scale purchases such as a new refrigerator. If so, now’s the time to double check and make sure whether or not it’s under warranty. It can save you hundreds in repair or replacement costs should they arise.


3. Is it something you can fix yourself?
Think this through before you automatically say, “no.” If it’s just a light bulb replacement or a simple door gasket adjustment, these are repairs you might be able to accomplish on your own. You’ll not only save money on the repair labor costs, but also on the inflated parts costs that usually come with many service calls.


4. What the cost to fix it vs. getting a new one?
Many repair bills can run hundreds of dollars. You may want to weigh the option of considering purchasing a new fridge should the repair costs simply not pencil out. Considering that the average cost of a brand new fridge is about $1,200.00, this is something to keep in the back of your mind as the repairman hands you an estimate.


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Refrigerator Simple Diagnosis

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  1. The refrigerator doesn’t work at all.

    If your refrigerator doesn’t work at all, then the first thing you should do is check if it gets power from the outlet. The easiest way to check if your outlet is working properly is to plug a different appliance into it. If there is no power, check your circuit breaker or fuse. If the outlet has power, then the problem lies in a different area. You may have to call a reliable appliance repair service provider to inspect your refrigerator’s compressor, thermostat, relay and wiring.

    2. The refrigerator doesn’t cool properly.

    There are many reasons why a refrigerator wouldn’t cool properly. Start with checking if the light comes on when you open the door. If the light doesn’t come on, you may have a power issue, so follow the indications from problem 1. Next thing you should do is check if the thermostat is set properly. If there are no problems with the thermostat then check the compressor.

    Most compressors are located at the back of the refrigerator, near the bottom. If the compressor is running properly, you should hear a humming or steady sound coming from it. Keep in mind that the compressor is not suppose to run continuously so you may have to wait a bit to hear it running. However, if you hear no sound after half an hour then something is definitely wrong with your refrigerator’s compressor.

    3. The refrigerator makes a strange noise.

    Refrigerators typically make a lot of sounds when they operate, so finding the source of your problem may be a tricky task. If the sound is coming from the back of the refrigerator, then it can signal a problem with the compressor. Hire an appliance repair service provider and have the problem inspected before the compressor breaks down completely.

    You may also hear a dripping sound coming from the lower back part of your refrigerator. Luckily this is nothing to worry about as most refrigerators are equipped with a drip pan behind the kick plate, specifically designed to collect water resulting from the defrost cycle. Usually the water evaporates in time, but if the sound bothers you, you can remove the tray and empty it yourself.

    These are some of the most common refrigerator problems that you may be able to fix yourself. Unfortunately, there are many other common refrigerator issues, but they need the attention of a professional. Luckily, there are companies that specialize in appliance repair services. For service call Mr. Refrigerator 724-506-2601

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Troubleshooting and Repairing a Warm GE Refrigerator with an Inverter Compressor

Watch with shock and awe as The Appliance Guru tracks the problem in a warm GE refrigerator that uses an inverter-type compressor.  These are different animals than the old skool compressor like yo momma used to have.  Inverter compressors are variable speed, variable capacity and use a special control board, called an inverter board (or a Perverter Board) to control it– no start relay and overload device in these newfangled compressors.

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