Electrical Appliance Servicer

Install, service, repair, and test appliances.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Electrical Appliance Servicers do?

Installs, services, and repairs stoves, refrigerators, dishwashing machines, and other electrical household or commercial appliances, using handtools, test equipment, and following wiring diagrams and manufacturer’s specifications: Connects appliance to power source and test meters, such as wattmeter, ammeter, or voltmeter. Observes readings on meters and graphic recorders. Examines appliance during operating cycle to detect excess vibration, overheating, fluid leaks, and loose parts. Disassembles appliance and examines mechanical and electrical parts. Traces electrical circuits, following diagram, and locates shorts and grounds, using ohmmeter. Calibrates timers, thermostats, and adjusts contact points. Cleans and washes parts, using wire brush, buffer, and solvent, to remove carbon, grease, and dust. Replaces worn or defective parts, such as switches, pumps, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, blowers, and defective wiring. Repairs and adjusts appliance motors. Reassembles appliance, adjusts pulleys, and lubricates moving parts, using handtools and lubricating equipment. May be known according to appliance repaired as Clothes-Drier Repairer; Coffee-Maker Servicer; Dishwashing-Machine Repairer; Electric-Range Servicer; Electric-Refrigerator Servicer; Washing-Machine Servicer.


Should I be an Electrical Appliance Servicer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Coffee-Maker Servicer, Electrical Appliance Servicer Apprentice, Electric-Range Servicer See More

    How to Become an
    Electrical Appliance Servicer

    Most Electrical Appliance Servicers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9tgaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2840%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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