Hi I’m Tait. Formerly of Ginger Beard Handy Services. As of July 2018, we have changed our focus to provide Appliance Repair to Canberra and the Surrounding Suburbs.
I’m a licenced and experienced electrical repairer and I am able to repair just about any appliance that I can get the parts for so that you don’t have to throw out your faulty washing machine, refrigerator, stove, oven or dishwasher.
I have changed the name of the business to The Ginger Beard Repair Service because repair is my passion and it better describes who I am and what we do: We repair appliances (and there’s also the beard).
We also now offer a time slot each day for urgent repairs. This is usually at the end of our day, once we have completed our previously booked repairs.
The Ginger Beard Repair Service uses an online booking system so that you are able to choose an appointment that works best for you, rather than the limited options you might get by booking over the phone.
One of the most important questions we get asked is “How much is my appliance repair going to cost?” So that you can make an informed decision, we have included our repair rates here.
It is understandable the frustration in not knowing what something will cost. We aim to complete most of our jobs within 1.5 hours of labour (Call out + 1 hour). This includes diagnostic, sourcing and collection of parts, repair and a testing cycle, if required. If you have extra appliances or things for us to do, things may take longer. You can find other information in our FAQ.
You want to know how much a repair on your appliance is going to cost. While each repair is different, I want to give you certainty in labour pricing. With this in mind, if I am able to complete an appliance repair in your home, then I will cap the labour on that repair to the call out + 2 hours labour. This does not apply to commercial appliances or installations, or quoted work. Terms and Conditions apply so be sure to check those out.
We charge the retail cost of parts as advised to us by our suppliers. Where a part is not supplied by retail (ie by trade supply only) we charge ~20% mark up (ie 10% + GST). Of course you can supply the part yourself but don’t forget about warranty (again check our T&C). A ballpark figure is between $30 to $150 for most parts. If parts cost over $250 (or other pre-arranged figure) we will contact you before ordering. This helps to speed up the repair process.
Our minimum charge is $175. Our aim is to complete the job in under $446 (parts and labour). Labour is capped at $417 and we will revisit if parts are going to cost more than $250, for a upper limit of $667 (depending on parts). This puts a repair between approximately 12.5% to 50% the cost of a new appliance (average $1400 appliance). In this range, we think it is cost effective to repair.
These are just some of the major brands found around Canberra that we can repair. If your appliance has parts available, we can repair it.
Our specialty is appliance repair, whether that be in the home or the commercial premise for example restaurant. We are equipped to be able to perform any kind of appliance repair that does not require a workshop (which covers almost everyting that is repairable). We even regularly travel outside Canberra to complete appliance repairs.
We are now able to diagnose and repair the small appliances that previously did not merit an in home repair:
Bread Makers & Toasters
Small Appliance repairs are handled differently to our regular in-home service, so check our Terms & Conditions for details.Top
Your washing machine not filling with water or dispensing detergent properly
Your washing machine not draining or spinning
Washing machine leaks
Washing machine isn’t agitating
Washing machine out of balance or noisy
Your washing machine isn’t completing its cycle
We also have experience with some not-so common problems
Freezer ice cold but fridge is warm
Ice building up or not defrosting
Fridge alarms not stopping
Refrigerator tripping your power circuit
Fridge making strange sounds
Your fridge is leaking water
We can also help with some unusual fridge problems
Dishwasher not draining properly
Problems with dishwasher racks and rollers
Your dishwasher leaking around the door
Dishwasher not filling with water
Replacing dishwasher inlet and outlet hoses
Dishwasher not completing cycle or washing properly
We are also experienced in some of the rarer dishwasher problems
Replacing elements in your stove
Repairing fan forced ovens
Dryers not heating or spinning
Other appliances in the home
We get it. Sometimes an appliance has a number of problems that make it uneconomical to repair. Parts may no longer be in stock or their price is prohibitive to repair.
We are able to help you with sourcing, and replacing your appliance from local suppliers and can help dispose of your old appliance.
We are also able to help you with things like clothes dryer mounting.
We make fortnightly trips to repair appliances outside Canberra. Be sure to check our terms and conditions. Locations we travel to include:
Contact us to see if or when we next service your area
Sometimes, your appliance gets damaged in transit. Or perhaps a weather event has caused damage to your appliance. If you require an honest and unbiased report on the condition of your appliance, we are able to assist you. Be sure to check our Terms and Conditions.Top
If you rely on your appliances in your business, then it is imperative that they keep going.
Our team is available to diagnose and repair your commercial appliance and we strive to make it serviceable again as soon as it is possible.
We are able to source parts locally within Canberra and Interstate using the fasted means available.
This ensures your appliances are up and running as soon as we are able. Be sure to check our Terms and Conditions, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
If you require your commercial appliance repaired in the quickest possible timeframe - Get in Contact!Top
The Ginger Beard Repair Service Team has the problem solving skills and experience to be able to repair your appliances.
The “Ginger Beard” behind the name
(He is a little shy at the moment)
The Ginger Beard Repair Service
8am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
ABN: 37 810 846 317
Fyshwick ACT 2609