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Home Appliance Repairers
District Of Columbia

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Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Disassemble appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made.
  • Bill customers for repair work, and collect payment.
  • Trace electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds.
  • Service and repair domestic electrical and/or gas appliances such as clothes washers, refrigerators, stoves, and dryers.
  • Replace worn and defective parts such as switches, bearings, transmissions, belts, gears, circuit boards, or defective wiring.
  • Reassemble units after repairs are made, making adjustments and cleaning and lubricating parts as needed.
  • Talk to customers or refer to work orders in order to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions.
  • Record maintenance and repair work performed on appliances.
  • Provide repair cost estimates, and recommend whether appliance repair or replacement is a better choice.
  • Conserve, recover, and recycle refrigerants used in cooling systems.

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