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Description of work:

Washer was stopping in middle of cycle and leaking. Technician showed us the tear in our door boot.

Member Comments:

Technician was very thorough, explained the cause of the problem, showed us the tear, and explained the repair needed. Part was ordered and he returned the next business day and completed the repair in a timely manner. He was even kind enough to allow my husband to observe him while he worked explaining what he was doing. We are very happy and satisfied with the service we received from the company and our technician Shan who was courteous to us and our home.

 
Description of work:

Repair a small leak in my KitchenAid refrigerator -- ice maker drain hose.

Member Comments:

I had a tiny leak coming from my refrigerator, which I thought (hoped) was related to the ice maker. I called and left a message and received a call immediately back from Tina at DMV. She was terrific and very, very professional. She explained how they work -- 3-hour appointment window, no charge for the service call if work is authorized, Angie's List coupon would apply even without a printed copy. The repair person showed up on time, work was done quickly, and repair was very reasonably priced. I would totally use this company again. Tina was wonderful. Polite, professional and they were punctual and affordable.

 
Description of work:

I have had DMV Appliance out for dishwasher, stove, and washing machine repairs.

Member Comments:

I have had nothing but great experiences with DMV Appliance - and I'm usually calling at the last minute for a Saturday appointment. I've had them out three separate times to deal with a dishwasher cricuit board that went out, an electric stove with lights that would not turn off, and a washing machine that wasn't draining. Each time the service repair person (I've had two different gentlemen) were prompt, knew the appliances, and were able to come up with solutions. In one case we had to wait a week for a particular part to be ordered, but in the other two cases they had what they needed on their truck. They were not only knowledgable, but also professional and considerate. While I wish their prices were a little lower, I believe they're going rate and not at all inflated comparatively, and most importantly, there was no premium for Saturday appointment (and they've been able to accomodate me, evenlast minute). The woman who works in the office is lovely and has been very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend DMV Appliance Repair.

 
Description of work:

Repaired refrigerator

Member Comments:

DMV provided excellent same day service. The technician, Shan, arrived promptly as scheduled and immediately was able to diagnose the problem within just a few minutes. He very quickly installed a replacement part, defrosted the fridge and reset it. Also, he willingly explained just what he was doing and why. Shan was very professional, courteous and a pleasure to deal with. I would not hesitate to use this company again.

 
Description of work:

My dryer was making a loud screeching sound. It was determined that the pulley needed to be replaced and that the drum needed to be balanced.

Member Comments:

Shan spent a very considerable amount of time balancing the drum and completing all necessary repairs. He was very punctual and professional, and he obviously takes great pride in delivering excellent service. I have the highest regards for him and his work. Shan was able to come out the day after I called DMV for an appointment. I have used DMV before, and I really like the fact that there are no long waits for appointments. I would definitely use this company again.

 
Description of work:

I called DMV for repair of three appliances that I was having problems with all at the same time: my refrigerator water line had a small leak, my dryer was not drying well, and my front-load washer had gotten this very musty smell that I could not get rid of.

Member Comments:

DMV was great. Ali came and diagnosed each of the problems expeditiously and correctly (and was able to identify the right solutions in a very cost-effective way). He identified one of the problems that another service had not fixed properly. He ordered parts and came back a few days later to install them. Tina in th office was also very good in getting everything scheduled. Ali was timely, very neat and clean when he did the work, and most importantly got everything working really well. They were responsive, came when they said they would, and were pleasant all around. I could not be happier that everything works, and that getting them fixed was so easy. I definitely recommend DMV.

 
Description of work:

My refrigerator had a leak that resulted in a small kitchen flood. I needed DMV to come assess the situation, prescribe the right course of action, and perform the repair. Even though my refrigerator is a Kenmore, it's actually a rebadged LG -- due to it being a French door, bottom freezer model. Other appliance repair companies don't service LG (or other Korean manufacturers like Samsung).

Member Comments:

It went very well. I got call from DMV in advance of the appointment. They informed me that the repair person would call 30 minutes before arriving. They accommodated my work hours and moved my window from 11-2 to 12-3PM. Shawn arrived to my home promptly. He took off his shoes (awesome) and helped me maneuver my refrigerator out of its space. He quickly went through diagnosis and ascertained that I had TWO problems: 1) The water valve had failed. It had leaked and corroded all over. 2) The water feed tube (to the dispenser and ice maker) had hardened and snapped into two pieces. Apparently, this is a common problem for LG. The cold water, coupled to the heat cycles, makes the plastic brittle. So, as the refrigerator was asking for water for dispensing or for ice (mostly), it was pouring out onto the floor. Shawn replaced both the valve and tube. The valve was NOT an OEM piece, but one from a GE refrigerator. That said, he installed it expertly and under their service warranty. The convenience of this is that I don't have to wait for the part to be delivered and schedule a follow-up (although Shawn offered that option). For parts and labor, DMV charged $189 (with $55 off included). Considering that the valve is probably a $25 part, and tubing, a couple of dollars, the price is fair, but not great. That said, I was charged $100 by DAR just to diagnose. Casually checking, the GE valve is probably a little more expensive, so that's why I say it's "fair." There was little mess made and Shawn did a great job. Overall, it was an extremely positive experience!

 
Description of work:

Repaired the dishwasher

Member Comments:

River Rock Management is a property management company with 70 properties in DC, NOVA, and MD. We get maintenance requests for appliance repairs and luckily we found DMV. Tina is always very polite, responsive, and gives us the best service possible. Our requests for repairs are answered promptly and scheduled quickly. The techs are always arrive within the time window provided. DMV is reasonably priced and has become our #1 go to when appliance repairs are needed.

 
Description of work:

This vendor has fixed numerous items for our company.

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I am a Property Manager for 200+ properties and I love calling on DMV for appliance needs great and small. Tina helps me get everything set up and the techs are always professional and polite. Just recently a tenant commented on how polite and courteous the tech was while fixing her washing machine. They are always quick to respond and fix items completely and for a great price. In fact, their pricing is usually much less than I anticipate. I think Tina may live at the office as she always answers the phone-even on the weekends! DMV is a great company and is very trustworthy.

 
Description of work:

Replaced leaking hose and flushed the line for the condenser on our refrigerator.

Member Comments:

DMV Appliance made the refrigerator repair we'd been delaying and easy fix! They were able to accommodate a weekend appointment, meaning we didn't have to take off work (thank you!) to wait around for a repairman. The gentleman arrived within the 2-hour window, calling in advance to let us know when to expect him. He efficiently found the leak's origin, repaired the tubing, and flushed the condenser's line to ensure it wouldn't happen again anytime soon. He was in and out very quickly, meaning we could get on with the rest of our day. They did a great job and we'll definitely use them again!

 
Description of work:

LG dishwasher

Member Comments:

It went well. They replaced a pump in my LG dishwasher. The only difficulty was in getting the part, which is LG's fault. Some repair shops won't work on LG dishwashers because of the difficulty of getting parts. The technician was polite, efficient and left no mess or damage. The price included the initial diagnostic visit and the actual repair visit.

 
Description of work:

Ali rid the washer of its lint;ordered a part for refrigerator; repaired the water filter of refrigerator. The large job was to get both ovens to work once again. I find Ali to be very pleasant and professional whenever he is in my home. Also I have received good service from the lady who answers the phone. I believe her name is Tina.

Member Comments:

4It went extremely well I dealt with

 
Description of work:

Washing machine repair

Member Comments:

I just had an excellent experience with DMV Appliance Repair. My washing machine suddenly stopped working this morning in the middle of a cycle. I called DMV, and Shaun arrived around 1 p.m. after having called to say he was on his way. He was polite, professional, and helpful. He very quickly determined that I had a broken part and quoted me a price that included the cost of the part and labor. He had the part on his truck and completed the repair within a few minutes. He also gave me a couple of tips on how to properly balance and operate the washing machine and explained to me the warranty on the part. I definitely recommend DMV

 
Description of work:

repaired my washing machine

Member Comments:

DMV Appliance Repair was great. They came out on a Sunday to fix my washing machine -- and older Kenmore model that had stopped mid-cycle. They were courteous and pleasant from the moment I called. Shaun arrived on time -- even called ahead to say he'd be on his way. He worked efficiently and let me know how much it was going to be ahead of time. Can't say enough good things about them

 
Description of work:

Repaired my refrigerator by replacing the thermostat and cleaning the fan

Member Comments:

The lady answering the phone was pleasant and helpful. She quickly set up an appointment for later in the day (just a very short wait for the appointment - called about 9:30, job done by noon! They called to let me know that they were on their way and didn't get upset when I stupidly forgot to turn on my cell phone while I walked the dog. They arrived just as I ended the walk.
Mr. Ali quickly assessed the problem. He explained what was going on, then after receiving my approval for the cost, began working on the refrigerator. He was professional, efficient, and very nice to be around. he cleaned up after the repair was completed and explained the warranty on the repair (90 days). I will definitely use DMV Appliance Repair in the future should the need arise!

 
Description of work:

repaired my washing machine

Member Comments:

DMV Appliance Repair was great. They came out on a Sunday to fix my washing machine -- and older Kenmore model that had stopped mid-cycle. They were courteous and pleasant from the moment I called. Shaun arrived on time -- even called ahead to say he'd be on his way. He worked efficiently and let me know how much it was going to be ahead of time. Can't say enough good things about them!

 
Description of work:

Repaired dishwasher

Member Comments:

Starting with my first call, DMV did a great job. Tina, who answers the phone and sets appointments, was cordial and competent and was able to set up an appointment for a day and time of our choosing. Ali, who came to do the repair, was thorough and skilled. He felt the problem was caused by a part (the heater) that was malfunctioning, so he ordered the part. Upon returning with the part, he found that the existing part could be reset so we did not need to pay for the new part! How many repair people are that honest?! He told us to use the machine for a few days to be sure the current part was indeed working, and he said he wouldn't charge us that day, but would let us know how much the repair was if we found we didn't need the new part as he expected. Other than paying for the initial service call, we have not yet even been charged!
This is the second time we have used DMV and have been totally pleased with their service and talented staff. We wouldn't think of calling anyone else.

 
Description of work:

My 15yo GE washer's spin cycle suddenly stopped working. Shan had it working again within 10 minutes

Member Comments:

I had a fantastic experience with DMV Appliance! I called on a Saturday at 4pm and was hoping to get service within a week or so. I was very apologetically told that same day was unavailable but was immediately offered service for the next day (a Sunday). Due to my schedule, I instead opted for the following Tuesday and was given a 9a -12p slot. Shan arrived prompted at 10:15 and was very cordial, even took time to affectionately greet my dog and give him a tummy rub. Within 10 minutes he was able to diagnose and fix the problem and then spent another 15 minutes making sure that the spin cycle worked well with each washer cycle. He gave me the Angie's List discount without me even having to ask/remind about it. All in all, a great experience without complaints

 
Description of work:

Repair dishwasher

Member Comments:

The technician was professional, quick, and thorough. he cleaned up after himself and tested the dishwasher to make sure it was operational. very good experience

 
Description of work:

The tech unfroze the waterline to the ice maker

Member Comments:

The tech called to let me know he was on the way. He immediately identified the problem with the ice maker and had the problem fixed within 30 minutes. Prompt professional knowledgeable and friendly. Cleaned up when he was done.

 
Description of work:

Shan correctly diagnosed our refrigerator malfunction, cleaned the filters and coils, and got the 7 year old appliance working after it had failed for reasons incorrectly identified by another service provider.

Member Comments:

Our highly rated GE refrigerator is only 7 years old but stopped working this past week, evidenced by lack of coldness which resulted in frozen food defrosting and all other food becoming warm. We got an estimate from another service provider who indicated that we would have to spend hundreds of dollars on parts in addition to a service fee which would add up to enough money to question whether it was worth fixing at all. Upset at the prospect of spending so much money on a relatively new major appliance, we decided to get a second opinion. Fortunately, we called DMV Appliance Repair. The service request was on a Saturday. Shan, the technician arrived promptly at the time we were told he would arrive. He was courteous and professional. we shared with him the results of the previous assessment. Shan diagnosed our problem quickly as being far less serious than we were led to believe by the previous technician from another company. The problems stemmed for excessive dust that was clogging the system. Shan cleaned the coils and the filter and showed us how to maintain these parts so as to avoid the problem in the future. He couldn't have bee nicer or more professional and helpful. The cost was extremely reasonable and a fraction of what it would have cost us had we gone with the previous provider. We are SO grateful to this company for providing the service with integrity. We would use DMV again and recommend to others. I would request Shan again to repair or service our appliances. We gladly give this company, the technician and this service and excellent review.

 
Description of work:

Fixed washer and dryer

Member Comments:

Tech came out to replace the heating element on my dryer and he came out examined the machine and determined that the element was in good condition and just needed to be cleaned. He cleaned the dryer and then I remembered a problem with the washer and he fixed that too. I can't say enough about how nice and professional the tech was. I'll use this company again.

 
Description of work:

Fixed a relay in my dryer. The start button would not maintain a start.

Member Comments:

Very good response. They came on time, they called 15 min before arrival. The work was very professional. The tech was friendly. The price was not rock bottom, but it was a reasonable price. The work is guaranteed. My dryer broke on Saturday morning, by Monday, they were at my house.

 
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Outstanding Service!!! They were quick and on time. Shaun, the service technician was an outstanding professional! He was very polite, and explained what the problem was, and how it would be repaired. He had my repair completed quickly. I'd highly recommend DMV!!

Member Comments:

Outstanding job!!

 
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Ali provided us with excellent service to diagnose the problems with our Samsung refrigerator's ice maker.

Member Comments:

Parts had to be ordered, which DMV took care of. Ali returned and performed the installation. We will use DMV again!

 
Description of work:

The technician replaced the switch that controlled fan vent and burner system in my Jennair stove top that shorted.

Member Comments:

The stove top is over 30 years old and parts were very difficult to locate requiring a follow up visit to complete the process. It's not perfect since one of the burners cannot be adjusted, but will hold until my kitchen remodel is done later this year.

 
Description of work:

Washing machine repair (water valve)

Member Comments:

I called to have a washing machine repaired and they were very responsive, out the next day and able to get the part needed and repaired the very next day. The technician was very polite, efficient and on time.

 
Description of work:

Repaired clothes dryer.

Member Comments:

I called DMV and was able to schedule an appointment for the following day. Shan, the service technician, arrived on time and quickly diagnosed the problem with our clothes dryer. Although the dryer was 15 years old and I thought I might have to purchase a new one, Shan had a replacement heater on his truck and installed it at a reasonable cost. He was thorough, courteous, professional, and happy to answer the many questions I had. I am delighted that my old dryer is now functioning as if it were new! I would not hesitate to call DMV for any appliance repairs in the future.

 
Description of work:

Worked on repair of transmission for stackable washer/dryer.

Member Comments:

Professional clear communication about the problem, how they can solve it and what the constraints were and costs and process Happy with experience with Mr. Ali especially.

 
Description of work:

Shaun fixed a leaking dishwasher quickly & efficiently at a very reasonable price.

Member Comments:

see above

 
Description of work:

Repaired a washing machine I thought was not fixable!!

Member Comments:

It went great! They fit me in on a Saturday and did a great repair at a reasonable rate. The tech was friendly and informative! Highly recommend!!

 
Description of work:

Fixed a relay in my dryer. The start button would not maintain a start.

Member Comments:

Very good response. They came on time, they called 15 min before arrival. The work was very professional. The tech was friendly. The price was not rock bottom, but it was a reasonable price. The work is guaranteed. My dryer broke on Saturday morning, by Monday, they were at my house.

 
Description of work:

Repaired a broken dryer.

Member Comments:

DMV repaired my dryer when another Angie's List top-rated appliance repair service left me stranded after multiple failed attempts to fix the same problem. Shan was prompt, professional, and polite. He showed me the part he replaced and assured me that if I experience further trouble with the dryer, the full price of today's service would be applied to that repair. What more can you ask for from a service company? I wouldn't hesitate to contact them again or refer them to a friend or colleague.

 
Description of work:

Our refrigerator was not cooling food to the proper temperature, despite the attached freezer working perfectly.

Member Comments:

DMV came out and cleaned the coils of the refrigerator thoroughly, an issue we did not realize was present due to purchasing our home recently. The DMV representative inspected the appliance to determine the problem before settling on a solution. All of this on a Saturday when we needed weekend services. I have no complaints.

 
Description of work:

Bosch dishwasher repair

Member Comments:

I picked DMV based on Angie's list reviews. My tenant's Bosch dishwasher had no power. DMV answered the phone on Saturday, in itself a small miracle, and promptly scheduled an appointment between 1 and 4pm on MLK day. I was not able to meet Sam, but the tenant was there. Sam replaced the part and all was good, tenant was happy. Extra marks for being able to schedule an appt on Saturday and also for promptness. Foreign brand appliances can be difficult to find parts and repair, i.e., expensive, and I consider DMV charges, coupled w/ their responsiveness and speed, more than reasonable.

 
Description of work:

Replace heating element in dryer.

Member Comments:

My dryer was no longer producing heat. I called DMV and they said they might be able to come out the same day. The phone service was great. They did in fact come the same day (on a snowy day) - Ali, our technician was in the area and able to stop by. He took his shoes off when he entered so as not to make a mess. He was AMAZING, fast, and thorough. He immediately diagnosed the problem as a broken heating element and showed me where it had burned through. He replaced the part and cleaned out the dryer vent, tubing, and back of dryer from all lint. He even walked in the snow around to the back of the house to check the outside of the dryer vent to be sure it was all clear. When I asked if he could leave the dryer out so I could sweep behind the dryer, he said he would sweep up (and he did). I will definitely call again.

 
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Worked on our dryer for us…. It had a screeching noise that would drive any sane person - insane! We have used DMV in the past and will continue. Reliable, trustworthy and professional. Tina handled the appointment - outstanding! Requested Ali again and always will! A great

Member Comments:

Ali is outstanding! That sums it up! Being in law enforcement I do not trust just anyone in my home. We have used Ali on a number of occasions and will continue to. Tina was a great help too.

 
Description of work:

Repaired Viking stove. Replaced oven burners, cleaned filters, etc.

Member Comments:

Very satisfied. The technician was knowledgeable and explained what the problem was and what he was doing to fix it. He offered solutions for cleaning/refurbishing some parts rather than replacing them, even though it seems replacing would have been easier for him and more expensive for me. I will definitely use them again.

 
Description of work:

Fixed a dishwasher in which water would pool in the bottom.

Member Comments:

The service man arrived during the time that was stated and he provided a list of options after the initial analysis. The machine was fixed quickly and is working like a charm. Not to mention, the price was very reasonable.

 
Description of work:

I used DMV APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICES INC

Member Comments:

Repaired LG washer which has a tendency to clog and not spin properly and also replaced broken part on JennAir dishwasher rack

 
Description of work:

Repaired malfunctioning Whirlpool Duet Steam washing machine. Conducted extensive troubleshooting and then solved the problem.

Member Comments:

I called DMV for help, after I had done everything I could think of to fix our washing machine, to include swapping out the water automatic pressure switch (APS, cost - $130), given the error code I was getting. The DMV dispatcher, Tina, was very helpful and responsive. The repairman, Ali, arrived that evening, after battling his way through DC traffic. He spent the next 2.5 hours troubleshooting the machine with every trick in the book, but still couldn't clear the error code and get the machine functioning properly. He worked to clear the drain line, the likely culprit, and concluded that the problem might be a malfunctioning drain pump. Ali had to wait more than a week for the new pump to arrive from Whirlpool, and came back out with it. After conferring with tech support, and assuring them that I had already swapped out the APS (which was working properly), he tried a few more procedures to clear the lines. This time, in a visit lasting more than an hour, he was able to clear the error code, and our washer is now working like a dream. In fact, I wish that I had called him first before replacing the APS, as it didn't need replacement--and I wasted $130. The total cost for the two visits (3.5 hours work) was $159--not bad at all! DMV, Ali, and Tina get our highest commendation!

 
Description of work:

Replaced a sensor on my Samsung dishwasher.

Member Comments:

Good phone customer service, promptness, and efficiency. It took a couple of weeks from first diagnosis until the part finally came in, but that wasn't their fault. Recommended.

 
Description of work:

Assessment and estimate for repair of dishwasher

Member Comments:

DMV Appliance Repair was a very easy company to work with. They answered calls quickly and were able to dispatch a technician the day after my initial call. The technician was on-time and called prior to his arrival to let me know he was on his way. When he arrived, he was quickly able to assess the damage to the dishwasher and told me that the estimate would be ready the following day. I received a call the following day as he stated I would. The dispatcher was extremely helpful and faxed required documentation to my insurance company. Due to the insurance company's decision to replace the entire dishwasher, instead of fixing it, I ended up not using DMV's repair services, however, I expect to call them again, if I ever require such services.

 
Description of work:

A gentleman named Ollie came out and repaired my washer as the water was not draining out on it's own. He replaced a switch.

Member Comments:

I was very satisfied. He explained everything clearly. I had just called this morning and was able to make the appointment immediately. Ollie was very polite and I would highly recommend DMV Appliance Repair.

 
Description of work:

Replaced fan for a Bosch refrigerator.

Member Comments:

We were most satisfied with the responsiveness of DMV as the company got a repairman out the same afternoon we called. Obtaining a replacement fan required a second trip, which occurred the next day. Ali was the repairman. He was polite and efficient. He also took the time to explain several operational details regarding our Bosch refrigerator. As to cost - I do not know if $225 is fair or not. I can say the office called once they knew the price and obtained permission - quite professional.

 
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Not only did they fix the refrigerator, they also fixed my oven door which was not part of the original services.

Member Comments:

They explained everything as they did it and left the kitchen in the same condition they found it. I am very satisfied.

 
Description of work:

They came out to work on our dryer.

Member Comments:

The tech was very polite, on time, and worked quickly. Follow up visits were required at no additional costs to us. Would recommend

 
Description of work:

identified a problem with Sharp drawer style microwave magnetron and fixed the problem.

Member Comments:

The company was very prompt and professional. Easy to contact and talk with a human representative. Repair technician was extremely professional. He called as he said he would, arrived when he said he would (with a call 1/2 hour ahead so i didn't need to take a whole day off from work), very knowledgeable and capable and polite. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

 
Description of work:

I am a Property Manager and use DMV as my first contact for appliance-related service calls. They are absolutely wonderful!

Member Comments:

DMV consistently delivers great service, awesome prices and professional follow through. They always quote a low and fair price. They are quick to respond and schedule service and keep me updated constantly through the process. They are always my first call. Tina, the dispatcher/administrator, is consistently friendly, helpful, speedy, and helpful. I love DMV and have been happy and confident to refer them to others.

 
Description of work:

Ali came out and assessed why my refrigerator and freezer were both not working - we just installed them! He found the Freon to be low, checked the motor and compressor and fixed the issue!

Member Comments:

It was great. I called this morning and was given a Wednesday appt. I was pleased as the other two companies, 1- never responded and 2 - called back a few hours later. As soon as I hung up with DMV they called back again and told me they had a cancellation for this afternoon! Great communication and great customer service. Ali was very professional when he came and diagnosed and fixed the issue within 45 minutes. I will definitely use them again.

 
Description of work:

identified a problem with Sharp drawer style microwave magnetron and fixed the problem.

Member Comments:

The company was very prompt and professional. Easy to contact and talk with a human representative. Repair technician was extremely professional. He called as he said he would, arrived when he said he would (with a call 1/2 hour ahead so i didn't need to take a whole day off from work), very knowledgeable and capable and polite. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

 
Description of work:

They repaired a side by side refrigerator that was not cooling. Cleaned out dirt and dust for coils in the back, defrosted a frozen water line, and changed the water filter.

Member Comments:

Although, it started off very bad because the repair man was late due to locking himself our of his van, they redeemed themselves extremely well. Once he arrived he was very professional, helpful and knowledge of how to repair the refrigerator. In addition, the office receptionist was extremely apologic about the service man being late. They compensated us in the cost of the repair. After I thought the refrigerator was still not working properly the next day, they came back immediately to see about my concerns. I highly recommend this company and would use them again.

 
Description of work:

Replaced thermostat in U-line wine cooler.

Member Comments:

DMV was very responsive. Ali was great. I sent an e-mail and within 20 minutes I had received a telephone call to obtain information about my issue and to set an appointment time. I was told I would receive a telephone call 1/2 hour before arrival, which I did. I was told my appointment time was between 10-1 and it was at noon. After determining the problem and ordering the part, I was contacted about the repair. This took just a few days and it was over a holiday weekend. I needed to change the appointment and they were very accomodating. I have no complaints. Ali was punctual, polite, neat, obviously is knoweldgeable regarding repairs and I would not hesitate to contact DMV Appliance Service in the future for any of my appliance needs.

 
Description of work:

Cleaned the blocked drain on my Kitchenaid refrigerator

Member Comments:

I called DMV Appliance Repair on Monday, November 4th. I was off work on Wednesday, November 6th and DMV accommodated my scheduled appointments. Ali was the technician. He arrived right on time, was very professional and pleasant. He knew exactly what the problem was and how to resolve it. I was very pleased and will definitely call DMV Appliance again for any home appliance repairs that come up (hopefully there won't be any).

 
Description of work:

I used DMV Appliance Repair Services Inc.

Member Comments:

This is the second time I've used DMV Appliance Repair and have their prices reasonable and their work of high quality. They have been very responsive both times they've been contacted about repairs and were able to repair the dryer and the dishwasher on the spot. I will continue to call them for any appliance repairs I have.

 
Description of work:

Repaired our ice maker.

Member Comments:

We called DMV after our built-in ice maker broke. Ali came out the next day to work on it, and the job ended up being more complicated than we had originally thought. Ali ended up coming back a total of four times over the course of a week to fix it, and was nothing but professional, fair and considerate. He did not charge us any extra for the additional visits, and called to make sure the problem was completely fixed. I cannot recommend this company or Ali enough! He was great.

 
Description of work:

I needed my dishwasher reattached to the cabinet and countertop.

Member Comments:

The technician arrived on time and gave me a quote for the work. He explained the options and what needed to be done. He worked quickly and efficiently and overall I'm very pleased. I will definitely use this company in the future.

 
Description of work:

Replaced hinge/rope on Samsung dishwasher. Replaced door latch on Samsung microwave.

Member Comments:

Excellent service. Very courteous and professional. They asked me for model numbers of affected appliances so technician could order the parts ahead of time. Once parts were in we scheduled the technician on Saturday evening. Ali came during the time window scheduled and completed the work within an hour. He had to pull the dishwasher out and was very careful not to scratch our hardwood floor. Would definitely use them again.

 
Description of work:

Fixed refrigerator and stove.

Member Comments:

Great service! Sam was right on time, fixed the problem on his first visit and quickly. I would definitely call them again in the future.

 
Description of work:

Fix refrigerator gasket

Member Comments:

Arrived on-time. Suggested he could fix the gasket, rather than replace it. Saved us money and it works. Repairman's name was Ali (I believe). Super nice and helpful. We'll use DMV in the future.

 
Description of work:

Repaired the washing machine of a stacked unit.

Member Comments:

Best service ever. They came on time and determined what the problem was. Needed a part, scheduled an appointment and came back the next day again right on time. Repaired the machine in record time. Made certain everything worked, and it did. The repairman was outstanding .The price was very fair. I plan to tell all my friends and neighbors.

 
Description of work:

Repair multiple appliances at many different properties throughout the DC area.

Member Comments:

As a property manager, I have been very pleased with the level of service I have received from DMV Appliance Repair. Dina (sp?) on the phone is always extremely courteous, and does her best to schedule repairs for us as soon as possible every time. Working in property management, it is important for us to have the repair process started the same or next day we hear of an issue, and DMV has been very good at quick response times. Their DC technicians have done a great job for me so far, and can usually fix a problem on the first trip, as they have many parts already available in their truck. Their prices are competitive for the appliance repair market as well. Definitely would recommend DMV Appliance Repair to anyone in the area.

 
Description of work:

Our GE refrigerator had ice collected in the freezer section and it didn't get cold. Mr. Ali knew right away that the defrost heater was burned out. He replaced the heater with even a better one, since our old one had only 1 heating element. He replaced it with a two-element heater so that when one burns out, the other can still work.

Member Comments:

We called DMV in the morning around 8:30 and by 3:30 Mr. Ali showed up. He was very professional and knew exactly what was the problem with our refrigerator. He went to work and fixed it. Afterwards, he cleaned up the inside where water and debris had fallen due to defrosting the freezer and the burned out heater. The refrigerator is working great now. It was a very good experience and we will definitely use this company again, especially Mr. Ali!

 
Description of work:

repaired the water and ice maker in our fridge

Member Comments:

They were profesional, on time and very helpful. When there was a problem with the repair, the water wasn't working, they came back and instead of charging us to do the work, told us how to do it our self. It was a froze water line and all all we had to do is leave the freezer door open for a few hours. He said that for him to do it it would cost aver $100 because he would have to take the door apart...and that is where the cost would be. He didn't charge us for the visit or information. We will used this service again if anything else needs repair.

 
Description of work:

I am a Property Manager and DMV is our preferred vendor for our properties. The service is top-notch and they are very speedy in responding to service calls.

Member Comments:

Everyone at DMV gives superior service. Every tech we've had assigned and the operator/dispatcher is always friendly and fully responsive. When I report in tenants with an emergency or a routine maintenance item they are courteous, fast, and the price is unbeatable. I have never felt like they overcharge my home owner for basic appliance services. They have handled garbage disposals, washers, dryers, dishwashers, etc. I fully trust them and they are always my first choice to call.

 
Description of work:

Repaired a 2011 Whirlpool Refrigerator. The freezer was working but the frig part was not. I did my research and understood the probable cause was probably the defrost timer (now contained within the control unit on this model), defrost heater, or defrost thermostat. Ali determined it was the defrost thermostat, replaced it and all was great

Member Comments:

Great service. I was given a 2 hour window on a Sunday afternoon after calling at 9am. Ali called when he left his last job so I knew he was on his way. I think he was here less than 1.5 hours. He had no problem taking things apart, gaining access to the components in the back of the freezer, identifying the broken part, replacing it, defrosting the unit, testing and getting things back together. I was impressed because he used a heater and a steamer to defrost the coils. I just assumed a heat gun would be good enough but he explained why the steamer was needed around the plastic. Ali also answered tons of questions from a certain 5 year old who was ssooo curious and couldn't take his eyes off him. Very friendly and knowledgeable. When asked about what training, he said he goes to a refresher training every 6 months to stay on top of the new models, components and issues. $269 (after $55 coupon) seems high for replacing such a small part, but it was a lot of work to get in there, trouble shoot, and get it all back together. He has to bring all sorts of parts/tools/supplies provide 90 day parts and labor warranty, etc. The part he replaced is pretty cheap, but with his time, skills and professionalism... I wish it was cheaper, but I really can't complain. Not sure what other places charged. Great service, communication and very friendly. I can see why DMV is so well rated and I'll definitely use them again for any future work.

 
Description of work:

Diagnosed and repaired refrigerator

Member Comments:

My refrigerator/freezer stopped working late on a Thursday evening. We immediately made a service appointment with GE, but they couldn't come until Tuesday. Since we didn't want to lose all our food, the next morning I began calling appliance repair services. DMV Appliance Repair was the only one willing to send someone that day and they offered an Angie's List discount. Tina, the office dispatcher was so kind and helpful. She reassured me, that the the technician would have most parts needed to fix my fridge that day. She also gave me an estimated time of arrival, checked back in with me later in the day to update me, and instructed the technician to wait if I happened to be picking my kids up from the bus stop when he arrived. Ali, arrived right when the dispatcher said he would. He was extremely professional and nice to work with. He took my fridge apart to check for any possible problems and put it all back together the way he found it. He offered his diagnosis and solution and provided a 30 day warranty in case it ended up being the more expensive and less likely possible issue. So far, everything is working properly. The total for diagnosis/estimate, parts, and labor was $135 with the discount. I would definitely use them again for large appliance repair.

 
Description of work:

Replaced the computer (who knew?) in my KitchenAid Refrigerator which broke while I was out of town

Member Comments:

I came home after business hours on a Thursday and discovered my refrigerator was not working. Threw out all the food. I had a guest so off we went to dinner and I was depressed because I was sure there was no way to get it fixed the next day (a Friday). But I looked on Angie's List, saw the good reviews for DMV, and sure enough they came that afternoon in the interval they predicted. The repair person was very professional about moving the refrigerator (which is jammed into a tight spot) and quickly determined the computer was dead. But the best part was that he or the appointment scheduler had asked the brand, so he had the part and replaced it. I had a refrigerator back before the weekend (though my guest and I still ate out a lot).

 
Description of work:

Replaced the broken handle on my microwave.

Member Comments:

I called in panic because I have company coming. The gentleman I spoke with checked right away for availability of the part, called me back right away, and worked with me to set a time that fit into my hectic schedule. The service man arrived on time, was extremely polite and professional, and quickly installed the new handle! I will definitely use this company again!

 
Description of work:

Fixed clothes dryer

Member Comments:

The service person called before he arrived and was very punctual. I called the day before and they came out next day to repair a clothes dryer that stopped working. He was there a little over an hour and replaced a broken belt and vacuumed out a lot of line accumulated in the dryer. He showed me that it now works and was very efficient and pleasant.

 
Description of work:

Repair the fridge/freezer. The fan motor was burned out.

Member Comments:

I awoke to find my fridge/freezer not working. I was very concerned that all of my food would spoil. I called DMV when they opened at 9am and they were able to give me a same day appointment several hours later. The tech, Ali, called before he arrived to give me an approximate time. He was very punctual, polite, and professional. I would most certainly use this company again for future appliance repairs.

 
Description of work:

Inspected refrigerator, checked coolant, had to replace compressor and redo coolant lines.

Member Comments:

DMV had someone there the next day, on short order. We have a non-standard icebox, so part had to be ordered. Technician explained that. and went over exactly what would have to be done to get the icebox running again. Price was fair, and significantly less than others we talked to. He was knowledgeable and friendly. He got back with the part within a week (more quickly than promised), and immediately set up an appointment. He got there as scheduled, and started work. He had told us in advance what was involved (tearing out and re-welding lines), that it would take a few hours and be loud and messy - it was. He set up a time when it would be convenient for us to be there for that amount of work, so he could go straight through and get everything done. He did a very good job, front office is helpful and efficient, we have them scheduled for another job this week and recommend them to everyone.

 
Description of work:

Fixed refrigerator side of SubZero side-by-side that was not cooling.

Member Comments:

I called DMV in the late evening on Wednesday because their webpage said they were open until 11pm! I spoke to the nicest lady who listened to my tale of woe about a warm refrigerator and schedule in their SubZero technician for the very next day. Sam came promptly and easily diagnosed the problem as low coolant. He refilled the coolant, cleaned the coils and the air intake, and, voila!, the fridge works like new. We had been living with the under-performing fridge for a year, after having Bray and Scarf out to fix it, only to be told that the air intake screen was hopelessly bent up (from vacuuming it in a vain attempt to perk up the machine) and that we'd have to buy a new fridge (no self-interest there, right?). They said nary a word about low coolant, I guess because that would have fixed the problem and kept us from buying a new machine from them. Discouraged, we put that off until the recent hot weather made the non-cooling fridge a menace to our health. How glad we are to have had Angie's List to turn to and to have the list lead us to DMV. We couldn't agree more with the reviews that say they wish one could give more than five stars to this company. Sam was great-- really knew his stuff and wouldn't even take payment until the machine had run well for a few days. I will only, ever use DMV for appliance repairs again. I will recommend them to everyone, even folks who don't have an appliance issue yet.

 
Description of work:

Ali came out to fix my dryer. He came out on a Sunday and didn't charge for a Sunday call, never heard of that. I was extremely impressed. He showed up on time and fix it very quickly.

Member Comments:

Ali did a great job. Diagnosed the problem quickly and replaced the bad part. Very happy to use him again

 
Description of work:

Fixed refrigerator

Member Comments:

I found DMV Appliance Repair on Craigslist, and they had great ratings and a coupon, so I called. It went great! I called in the morning on Friday July 5, never expecting to get an appointment right away because my situation wasn't an emergency and it was the Friday after the July 4th holiday. Nonetheless, the woman on the phone was extremely friendly and arranged for Ali to come out late that same afternoon. Ali was very polite and set to work immediately. He diagnosed the problem quickly -- neither the refrigerator or freezer sections were cooling -- and said he didn't have the part on the truck with him. He said he would come back the next day except he didn't know if he could get the part. He said they had the part at the office but the office wouldn't be open on Saturday and he could try to call around to see if he could get the part from a supplier on Saturday but didn't know how successful he would be. He asked if it would be ok to come back on Monday because I wasn't in a hurry. I said yes at first but then realized no one would be home so I said it would have to be Tuesday. After I said that, he offered to go by the office after he finished his last job that day so he could get the part and come back Saturday. I couldn't believe it! He went out of his way to finish the job even though I wasn't in a hurry. He said he'd probably be able to come back at about 11:00, and he was here before 11:30. Again he set about to work quickly and before long everything was working again as it should! I will also add that I am a woman who was at home alone with my elderly mother when Ali came, and though I am always cautious about letting folks I don't know into my home, the woman who took my call was understanding when I asked for the name of the person that would be coming to my house, and I felt very comfortable with Ali. I have already recommended DMV Appliance to a friend and would call them back without hesitation.

 
Description of work:

Performed troubleshooting and repair on refrigerator/freezer

Member Comments:

DMV scheduled a Sunday same day service call for a refrigerator/freezer that was not cooling. The technician was scheduled for between 1-4 PM. He arrived within the scheduled window and called about 20 minutes in advance to say he was coming. The technician quickly diagnosed the problem, located a defective fan motor, and replaced it with a new one from his van. The technician was very professional, worked quickly and charged a fair price. I'd be happy to use DMV again.

 
Description of work:

Serviced front-load washer to remove mildew, grease, and odors

Member Comments:

From start to finish, this was a great service provider. Arrived on the day I called, was experienced in the exact problem with our front-load washer (which by design collects mildew and dirt and must be carefully managed ---- I wont buy another one when this one dies).
Anyway, the serviceman immediately attacked the problem, totally took apart the washer to reach all of the affected parts, cleaned and rebuilt it and thoroughly tested it to assure it was working properly, suggested ways to avoid future problems, and totally cleaned-up from the project. Total time approx 2 hours.

 
Description of work:

We were very please with ALI's performance, he let me know right away what was the problem and got right to fixing it. I have never had anyone fix something that fast. He was also a pleasure to talk to givinig us tips on how to maintain our washer.

Member Comments:

Everything went well overall with Mr. Ali, he called and within 30 minutes he was here and got right to work and told me the problem. I was with him the whole process, he certainly know what to do cause he took the pump off and got another, put that on and tested the washer before leaving my house. We would be happy to have him back to fix other appliances in our home.

 
Description of work:

Repair of the dishwasher would not fill with water.

Member Comments:

The dishwasher stopped working and would not fill with water. I called and DMV Appliance Repair was able to schedule an appointment right away. They came out the next day on time. Ali was the technician and he was excellent. He determined the problem was the water valve needed to be replaced. He explained everything to me and showed me where the problem was. He also showed me some features of my dishwasher that I didn't even know were there. Ali was quick and efficient. The water valve was quickly replaced and he showed me that it was functioning and it worked great. Wonderful service and we will use them again for future appliance repairs.

 
Description of work:

Replacement of dryer belt and repair of dryer lint trap.

Member Comments:

Our dryer stopped working one evening. I called DMV the next morning and they were able to schedule an appointment that day. The repairman called to let me know he was on his way and arrived promptly. In addition to replacing the belt that was the source of the problem, he offered to fix the lint trap because the wire had separated from the frame on both sides. He used some metal tape to repair it and did not charge me for doing so. He was very pleasant and polite. The replacement of the belt cost $174.00 dollars. Since I didn't get estimates from any other companies, I don't know if that was reasonable or not. I would definitely recommend this company based on availability and service.

 
Description of work:

Diagnosed and repaired my subzero refrigerator

Member Comments:

about a week prior to coming I had called another appliance repair company that I chose from your list..They were awful!When I called them approximately to inform them my refrigerator was still broken.It seemed that it got a little cooler but it was back to warm again.I don't stay in my second home in Georgetown very often.As second homes go there is always a problem and little time to fix them.I was short on time.I explained this to the gentleman who answered the phone and he told me he didn't have time until the next week.I couldn't leave it that way.Anything left in there would spoil.He was clearly annoyed with me and didn't even try to fake.I went back to the list and chose this company.Complete polar opposites!!They came several hours later.The repairman couldn't have been nicer and more knowledgeable.I told him what the other had done as far as the repair.Without even opening the refrigerator door he asked if they checked the freon.He explained that he felt sure that was the problem and every 5 + years it has to be recharged.He checked the inside temperature of the refrigerator replaced the freon and with in minutes it was much colder.He said to call if there was a problem and he would call the next day and check.HE DID!I've owned this home for over 2 years and my SubZero never worked better.He was one of the most polite pleasant and competent repairman I've encountered in my 27 years as a homeowner.I would recommend them very highly.They repair a many types of appliances.If it's anything that they cover I would never call anyone else.

 
Description of work:

Repaired the ice-maker of the refrigerator.

Member Comments:

He discovered the problem quickly and fixed it. The repair resulted in another problem with debris in the water supply caused by the icemaker, and the technician fixed that also. He called the folowing day to ask if the icemaker was functioning properly. It was and is.

 
Description of work:

annoyingly LOUD noise in wash/ rinse/ spin cycles of washing machine

Member Comments:

I called on a Friday, and was surprised to be offered an evening appointment. We agreed on Saturday, and Ali was knowledgeable about and efficient in making the repair - a broken switch! What a happy surprise NOT to have to go washer shopping! The dispatcher, also, was pleasant and helpful. I would certainly contact them in the future, and recommend Ali to all who inquire.

 
Description of work:

My sub zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher were not working.

Member Comments:

My sub zero refrigerator was not cooling well so I called DMV on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The lady there gave me a window of time from 10 to 1 and she told me that the technician would call me half an hour before he arrived. The technician called me at 10:45 and he arrived at my house in about 45 minutes . He checked my refrigerator and he told me the Freon was low so he gave me the estimate which was very reasonable. Then he fixed the refrigerator. I was satisfied with his work so I told him that my Bosch dishwasher had not been working for the past month. He told me that he also works on Bosch appliances. He checked my dishwasher and told me that the water valve was bad and that's why water was not coming inside the dishwasher. He gave me the estimate and then he replaced the water valve. Now my dishwasher and refrigerator are working fine. I am happy with his services and both things cost me only $485. I already used this company before and I was satisfied with their services. That's why I called this company again this time and I highly recommend DMV to everyone.

 
Description of work:

Checked the fridge, freezer, and ice maker motor function. Cleaned around the fridge. Cleared built up ice in freezer.

Member Comments:

My fridge started smelling inside -- an electrical burning smell. This happened on a Saturday afternoon, right after I had come home with a lot of groceries ($$$). The smell was ruining the food, and I was afraid the motor was dying. I shut the fridge off, because I was afraid of fire! I was desperate for help, but most places are not open on Saturday afternoons! DMV was like a godsend! Ali came over that night, even though it was after 7pm! When we turned the fridge back on, he checked everything. He thought the motor may be going, but the smell had dissipated and the fridge was cooling correctly. He cleaned up a few things, and charged me a nominal fee. He said he did not want to fix it if it was not broken, and said he would come out again for free and fix it if it did die. Ali called us 2 days later to see if the fridge was working okay, and it was. I think I just overfilled the freezer way too much! It's running like a champ. I could not believe the service offered by DMV -- above and beyond. I highly recommend them for their service, reasonable prices, knowledge, and for their unbelievably long hours -- seven days a week!

 
Description of work:

My very old washing machine had stopped agitating.

Member Comments:

I called them on a Wednesday afternoon and they were able to meet me after work on the same day. I showed the technician, Ali, the washer and he got right to work. Within 10-15 minutes, he had diagnosed the issue (motor coupling), went back to his truck to get the part and installed it. Before he left, we tested out the washer and everything was working great! I will definitely use their services again. Ali was very friendly, knowledgeable and he worked quickly!

 
Description of work:

Fixed commercial stove that had both a gas leak and an aldahyde leak. Fixed burners so that we can now light them without using a match!

Member Comments:

Next day appointment was made quickly and easily. Ali was on time, very courteous, fast, and professional.

 
Description of work:

Fixed fridge and freezer, which were not functioning. Work included spending several hours clearing out large blocks of ice that had formed on the freezer. Fixed broken valve in in-freezer ice maker and cleared out dish washer filter.

Member Comments:

The owner himself came to repair a fridge and freezer that were not working. He also fixed the in-freezer ice maker and the dishwasher -- both of which were not working properly but were not the reason why I called for help. He spent at least five hours working on all the jobs -- at $ 300.00, the price seemed very reasonable; I was prepared to pay double. The fridge and freezer are working well as are the dishwasher and ice maker. The owner arrived on time and explained the problems and fixes clearly. I will go to DMV first when I next need an appliance fixed.

 
Description of work:

Relatively new washer would not operate normally.

Member Comments:

Frustrated with a major name to get my washer repair scheduled I turned to Angie's... This outfit responded to my service call immediately and gave me a clear time window. What I experienced was punctual, competent and efficient service. The problem was diagnosed within minutes, cost articulated, parts retrieved from the truck and repair executed. Machine was up and running and the repair man was out the door. They are now on top of my call list and would not hesitate to use them again.

 
Description of work:

The service technician replaced the heating element to my Kenmore Dryer. In addition he cleaned the interior of the dryer and noticed the light bulb in the dryer drum was out and replaced it. While testing the dryer after doing the work he noticed a rattling noise and quickly diagnosed the problem and fixed it.The service technician was prompt, professional and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with his attention to detail and willingness to do a quality job. The company received my call on a Sunday afternoon and was able to send a service technician to my home on a Monday evening because my wife and I both work during the day.

Member Comments:

Our dryer stopped working over a weekend, I contaced DMV appliance repair on a Sunday afternoon and they made arrangements for a service technician to visit my home on a Monday evening because my spouse and I both work during the day. The service technician was prompt, professional, very knowledgeable and maintained a very clean work area. I have lived in many places in the United States and was very, very impressed with the service technician's positive attitude, attention to detail and his willingness to do a quality job. He completed the job fairly quickly and without difficulty. Overall experience with DMV appliance repair was very positive and would highly recommend their services to my neighbors.