Maytag dryer owners can calculate the cost of repairs for various dryer problems at Myapplianceservice.com and Homewyse, as of 2015. Cost estimates at Myappliance.com are calculated after providing information, including appliance brand, type and problem. Homewyse provides dryer repair cost estimates based on location and number of repairs.
Online repair calculators provide consumers with a rough estimate only. Actual repair costs may be higher or lower, depending on location, parts and labor. Homewyse arrives at its overall cost estimate by adding the cost of labor and materials. Homewyse displays the low and high estimate numbers for the two categories, which is based on ZIP code. Labor costs typically include transportation, delivery of equipment, work site preparation and hourly wages. Additional labor charges include cleanup, and materials charges include parts and supplies specific to the job.
Cost estimates commonly don't include repairing or modifying existing structures such as cabinets, plumbing or walls. Sales taxes, inspections and permits are also omitted. The decision to repair or replace a dryer appliance is based on issues such as age, warranty and cost of repairs. If the warranty is still good on the dryer, repairing the unit is cost effective. If an older model uses expired technology, has no warranty and requires extensive repairs, replacing it with a newer model is the budget-friendly option.