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As stated above, it can vary between companies.
Typically just an inspection implies you do not have a contract or agreement that may include discounts or free repairs.
With our company you would get the annual maintenace service that you should do every year, and if repairs are needed, they are extra, but you aviod paying a "service call charge" that would be related to most repairs, because you are paying for the "inspection" and we are already on site.
Inspections are often discounted in the slow seasons, and can usually be found advertised , at reduced prices , on Angie's List.
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Since you asked this question over a year ago, I'm pretty sure you've already made your decision but I'd like to offer you some advice. You mentioned your husband vacuumed the coils and it worked for a couple more weeks. Chances are the condenser coils were very dirty when he did this. When refrigerator condenser coils are dirty, the compressor overheats and heat will cause a compressor to fail prematurely. You should vacuum or blow out your condenser coils regularly. Today's refrigerator compressors are not made to last like they were in the past. I remember when it wasn't unusual for a compressor to last 30 years. You won't see that happen with the way refrigerator compressors are made today. Regular cleaning of your condenser coils is crucial in preventing premature failure of your compressor. For more tips, check out my article here on Angie's list titled "How To Avoid Appliance Repairs"
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came out and quickly stepped through troubleshooting to confirm the control panel on my dishwasher had failed. Upon failing to convince me that it should ...MoreRead more of this review be covered under warranty (he did try), he walked me through the likely costs and invited me to explore the store for other alternatives. I paid the minimal fee and he was on his way.
I later reconsidered the unit's age and called Electrolux. After talking with them, I learned the issue should be covered under warranty. But Electrolux spent some time trying to talk me out of that after doing the numbers. I spoke with again who confirmed it should be under warranty according to their terms. was unavailable so another technician came out to do the phone conversation with Electrolux in front of the unit. After he got through, he did the same routine of convincing the manufacturer, but eventually succeeded. I presumed I'd be paying for this return visit, but these folks considered it all part of sorting through the initial issue. ( !)
They received the replacement control panel, scheduled a visit, and came out and installed it and verified its function. Yep, I paid for that installation since I'm in the parts only period of my warranty.
Overall, they treated me more than fairly on time and labor billing and worked to convince both me and the manufacturer that I was looking at a warranty issue -- removing any further cost for me. Great service! Much appreciated.
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