Providing you answers to your appliance questions.

Since 1972, Jim Bobal Appliance Service LLC provides you with affordable and reliable repairs and maintenance.

Here are some questions many of our customers have asked us in the past. If this list doesn't answer your question, don't hesitate in giving us a call or dropping in.

Frequently asked questions for service, products, and scheduling


How do I make an appointment for service?

To schedule an appointment for repairs, please call us at (610) 866-5243, visit our online scheduler, or email us.

What is the most common problem with appliances?

Washing machines can often bump or "hum," causing themselves to become unplugged.

Why do prices of similar appliances vary so much?

Manufacturers typically offer lower prices on their low-quality appliances and higher prices on their choice lines. The difference in price is in the internal components in the machines. Lower-end machines have lower-quality materials than those that are more expensive. You should expect top-end dishwashers to retail for about $900, washers for $1,100, and dryers for $600.

Is repairing an old appliance really a good investment?

When debating whether to repair an old appliance or purchase a new one, you need to consider the quality of appliance you can afford as a replacement and the option of having your current appliance properly repaired. Jim Bobal Appliance Service LLC can evaluate your appliance to determine if it's in your best interest to repair or replace it.

Should I repair or replace my existing appliance?


If you are comparing your machine that you bought a decade ago with one comparable in price, you are not making a valid comparison. The machines are neither similar in quality nor durability for the same price.

If you replace the one you bought a decade ago with one that costs what you paid a decade ago, you'll be repairing the new machine every 3 to 4 years. You'll either have to pay more upfront for a new, high-quality machine that will give you another decade of trouble-free operation or, if you are unable to afford this, repair your existing machine.

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