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:
- Disassembles appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made.
- Bills customers for repair work, and collects payment.
- Traces electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conducts tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds.
- Services and repairs domestic electrical or gas appliances, such as clothes washers, refrigerators, stoves, and dryers.
- Replaces worn and defective parts such as switches, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, circuit boards, or defective wiring.
- Reassembles units after repairs are made, making adjustments and cleaning and lubricating parts as needed.
- Talks to customers or refers to work orders to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions.
- Provides repair cost estimates, and recommends whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice.
- Records maintenance and repair work performed on appliances.
- Maintains stocks of parts used in on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of appliances.
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