Last updated: 31st Jan 2019
Oven and stove repair services have an average rate of $69.50/hr. Simple repairs and general maintenance can cost around $55/hr. However, if your job needs complex work such as replacement of parts, you can expect to pay about $89.50/hr. Although many people believe it is not cost effective to hire an electrician to repair a broken stove or oven and it makes more sense to simply purchase a new one, the vast majority of issues can be solved quickly, simple and cheaply by a professional electrician in less than an hour, or the cost of a call-out fee.
Oven and stove repair prices from real customers
He needed the fans of his rangehood repaired because they would not start when switched on.
TOTAL COST: $380
She had a Westinghouse electric oven with a malfunctioning thermostat, and two stove tops were also not working. She had them checked and repaired.
TOTAL COST: $300
She needed the heating element and bulb of her oven replaced.
TOTAL COST: $280
Costs of common oven and stove repair jobs
|Oven and Stove Repair Task||Typical Quoted Prices|
|Repair an electric oven||$400|
|Repair a stove top||$300|
|Repair the hinges on an oven door||$265|
|Repair the ignition of a gas oven||$240|
|Repair an oven that isn’t heating||$280|
|Replace heating element||$200|
What can impact the cost of a job
Actual costs of oven and stove repair vary depending on the specifics of the job. Typically, appliance repairers take the following into consideration:
Type of oven or stove
Gas ovens and stoves are usually more expensive to fix than their electric counterparts. This is because gas is a lot riskier and harder to work with. Gas leaks from broken ovens can result in fires and other hazards for the repairman.
Extent of service
If your oven simply needs some cleaning on the inside in order to function properly, then you probably won’t get charged much. However, expect to pay more if certain parts in the oven or stove need replacing. This is more labour-intensive and might require more time to complete. Your expenses will likely increase especially if the repairman charges hourly rates.
Ovens and stoves have multiple parts including the fans on the rangehood, bulbs, heating elements, ignition controls, etc. Replacing these parts can be costly especially if your oven or stove is an older model. Parts for older models can be hard to find and can be more expensive.
Different states, different rates
With an average price of only $55/hr, oven and stove repair services in Victoria is the most affordable in Australia. Rates are much higher in other states such as New South Wales where oven and stove repair services cost approximately $85/hr. Meanwhile, oven and stove specialists in Queensland charge around $90/hr for a repair service.
Pricing information correct as at August 2017.
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