Mike Cloutier's Reliable Appliance repair
Over 30 years serving Kanata & West Carleton
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FAST, FRIENDLY, RELIABLE APPLIANCE REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE IN WEST OTTAWA

Mike Cloutier’s Reliable Appliance Repair provides personalized, convenient, courteous and professional service for all your appliance repair and maintenance needs. I cover West Ottawa from Arnprior to Kanata and all communities in between.
Man Cooking on Stove, Family Cooking

DEPENDABLE, AFFORDABLE AND TRUSTED APPLIANCE SERVICE - 5 STAR GOOGLE RATING!

Home appliances help us simplify our lives every day and when one breaks down it can really interrupt our routine.

I understand how costly and frustrating appliance repairs and maintenance can be. I am certified, experienced and knowledgeable and offer professional services at affordable rates to keep your home running smoothly.

WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE ME FOR THEIR APPLIANCE REPAIRS

  • I am local. I have lived and worked in Nepean, Kanata and West Carleton for over 50 years.
  • When you call it will be me who answers the phone, not a call centre. If you have questions, I will take the time to answer them. Then, if you wish, you can schedule an appointment.
  • I have over 30 years of experience repairing appliances and operating my own company.
  • I offer same or next day service.
  • I keep many common parts in stock which helps to avoid repeat visits.

GET A QUICK REPAIR QUOTE FROM MIKE NOW

If you need a repair quote, please call or text me directly with your make and model number at (613) 277 0107. You can also contact me by clicking the button below and using the form to schedule your appliance service today.
Appliance Repair, Stainless Steel Appliances

SERVICES

APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICE AND MAINTENACE FOR WASHING MACHINES, DRYERS, REFRIGERATORS, OVENS, STOVES AND FREEZERS

  • SAME OR NEXT DAY SERVICE
  • APPOINTMENTS AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
  • HONEST ASSESSMENTS
  • STRAIGHTFORWARD AND FAIR PRICING (payment by Cash, cheque or eTransfer)
  • INSURED
  • GUARANTEED
  • SAME OR NEXT DAY SERVICE
  • APPOINTMENTS AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
  • HONEST ASSESSMENTS
  • STRAIGHTFORWARD AND FAIR PRICING (payment by Cash, cheque or eTransfer)
  • INSURED
  • GUARANTEED

SERVICE IN WEST OTTAWA COMMUNITIES INCLUDING WEST CARLETON

I service most makes and models of major home appliances. Give me a call for friendly, professional and affordable service in West Ottawa.
  • Kanata
  • Stittsville
  • Richmond
  • Bells Corners
  • Crystal Beach
  • West Carleton
  • Carp
  • Dunrobin
  • Woodlawn
  • Constance Bay
  • Pakenham
  • Arnprior
  • Fitzroy Harbour
  • Kinburn
  • Corkery

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE FOR ALL MAJOR HOME APPLIANCE BRANDS

If you’re having issues with your refrigerator, stove, washing machine, dryer or freezer, I can help! I repair most brand name appliances, including:
  • Admiral
  • Amana
  • Frigidaire
  • General Electric
  • Whirlpool
  • Hotpoint
  • Inglis
  • JennAir
  • Sears Kenmore
  • LG
  • Kitchenaid
  • Maytag
  • Moffat
  • Roper
  • Samsung

Is your appliance under warranty?

If your appliance is still under warranty? I can fix it, but I always recommend first checking with the manufacturer’s authorized warranty representative. That said, I’ve often found that the reps aren’t able to visit rural addresses.

I can complete the repair and then you can submit the invoice to the manufacturer for a refund!

Appliance Repair, Stainless Steel Appliances

FAQ

DRYERS

LEADING DRYER BRANDs

Samsung dryers, Whirlpool dryers, Kenmore dryers, LG dryers, Maytag dryers, GE dryers

COMMON DRYER PROBLEMS THAT I CAN FIX:

Dryer makes strange noises or vibrates: A fast and inexpensive repair.

Loss of heat due to issues with the thermostats or heating coil: A one-trip repair that will vary in price depending on the brand or part required.

• Dryer doesn’t run: Inexpensive and easy to fix.

The dryer motor starts but the drum doesn’t turn: This happens when the belt breaks or detaches from the motor. This is also a quick and easy repair.

Washing Machine, Dryer
Usually, a dryer can dry a full load of laundry in less than 45 minutes. If the load is still damp at the end of the cycle, the venting system may be clogged. Clean the venting system and if you’re still having problems, give me a call!
Yes. Dryer lint can restrict air flow, which can be very dangerous. Clean out the filter after each load.

Dryers can be big energy hogs, but you can reduce their consumption by following some simple rules.

1. Don’t overload your dryer. Follow the owner’s manual for instructions on load sizes for your particular model.

2. Clean out the lint filter after every load.

3. Once per year, clean out the entire venting system.

4. Pay attention to drying times so that you’ll know as soon as there’s a problem.

WASHING MACHINES

LEADING WASHING MACHINE BRANDS

Samsung washers, Whirlpool washers, Kenmore washers, LG Washers, Maytag Washers

COMMON WASHER PROBLEMS THAT I CAN FIX:

Drain pump failure: A low to moderate cost depending on the manufacture and model.

• Door bellows (door seals) that are torn or leak: Most often caused by fabrics or foreign objects. An affordable repair that generally takes an hour.

• Washer does not spin: Many causes but most often caused by water not draining out of the tub. Generally easy to fix.

• Leaking: There are many causes, but most are easy to correct.

• Slow to fill: This happens frequently; usually it requires a new water inlet valve. It is an easy and inexpensive repair.

• Corrosion and cracks on spin basket: A very expensive repair.

Washing Machine, Dryer
If the door won’t latch, the door lock assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and can’t be repaired. If the door won’t latch or lock is visibly broken, call us and we can replace it.
Yes. Your washer and all other appliances will perform best if they’re properly set up. If a washer isn’t level, parts and components may wear out before their time.

The warm water for your washer is a mix of the hot and cold water from your home’s water supply. The temperature is dependent on how hot the hot is and how cold the cold is when they mix. If your hot water supply is turned down, or is located a long distance from your washer, the temperature may be cooler than expected.

During the Canadian winter, your cold water supply may become very cold and this will affect the end temperature.

It’s also possible that the water inlet valve is restricted. This could be because there’s sediment on the filter screen. Call me to help!

For a top loader washer, lay clothes loosely inside the washer until they reach the top of the agitator.

For a front loader washer, fill it until it’s full, with minimal compression of the clothes.

Refrigerators

LEADING REFRIGERATOR BRANDS

Samsung fridges, Whirlpool fridges, Kenmore fridges, KitchenAid fridges, GE fridges, LG fridges

COMMON FRIDGE PROBLEMS THAT I CAN FIX:

• Problems with water pooling and condensation in the main compartment:  A quick and inexpensive repair.

• Refrigerator compartment is warm, but the freezer is cold: This is an air flow problem usually caused by ice build-up or a faulty fan. Usually takes 30-60 minutes to correct and generally inexpensive.

• Refrigerator compartment is too cold and freezes the food: Depending on the model, this could be a temperature control switch but could also be a sensor or control board on newer models. Low to moderate repair costs, considerably less expensive than a new fridge.

• Ice maker is not producing ice: A very common occurrence usually requires a new ice maker. Fortunately, they are not expensive and are quick to replace.

Woman Opening Fridge, Refrigerator
No, it is the first indication that something is wrong. There are several possible causes that will require professional help to diagnose but usually has a positive outcome.
Your refrigerator thermostat should be set from 36°F to 38°F (approximately 2°C). Your freezer thermostat should be set from 0°F to 5°F (approximately -18°C).
Yes, if your freezer has the necessary internal wiring. This can be a “Do it yourself” project.

Ovens / Stoves

LEADING OVEN / STOVE BRANDS

Whirlpool stoves, Kenmore stoves, GE stoves, Frigidaire stoves, Jennair stoves, KitchenAid stoves

COMMON STOVE PROBLEMS THAT I CAN FIX:

• Oven does not heat: This could be one of the elements, but if neither bake nor broil will work it is likely a control board problem. Some control boards can be expensive, but I can arrange to have your control board rebuilt for a fraction of the cost of the new one.

• Surface burner will not come on: The burner you use the most is likely the one to fail first. It could also be the switch that controls the burner. The cost to repair will vary depending on the faulty part. Call me and I will come over to diagnose which part is faulty then replace that item.

• Oven overheats: This is usually an inexpensive oven temperature sensor. It only takes a few minutes to replace.

Woman Cooking On Stove
Yes, I can replace it. The price of the glass top varies depending on the make and model. It will cost you far less to replace the glass top than to buy a new stove.
Appliance Repair, Stainless Steel Appliances

TESTIMONIALS

WEST OTTAWA’S TRUSTED SOURCE FOR APPLIANCE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

“Mike is a dying breed. The other local appliance repair businesses wanted us to commit to their evaluation fee so they could surprise us by over charging for a simple job. What Mike cares about is customer satisfaction, even if you're not a customer! We had an issue with the pump in our washing machine until I spoke with Mike. After I explained the symptoms, he told me that it was a simple fix I could do myself, quickly ran me through it, and that was that. Mike saved us a lot of money, as we were initially going to use one of these shady places who refuse to estimate costs before they get you on the hook for their fee. When something goes wrong that actually requires a repair man, you'd better believe we're calling Mike Cloutier, and if you want service from someone who cares about more than just your money you will too.”
Nick W
WEST OTTAWA
“I called Mike to repair an aging wall mounted oven. We were about to move house and a condition of the sale was that I had to include a working oven. I had already been told by the "official'' repair guy that it couldn't be fixed (but of course still wanted his call out fee!). I asked Mike to have a 2nd look at it and if he couldn't repair it to at least pull it out and give me the exact measurements to ensure that I bought the right size (new) replacement, which of course would have been very expensive. Not only did Mike manage to repair it (he found a spare part) but he charged me a normal, very reasonable rate. He knew I was in a bind but he did not take advantage. In short, he was knowledgeable (fixed it), fair in what he charged and totally trustworthy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike to others”
Chris J
KANATA
Appliance Repair, Stainless Steel Appliances

CONTACT US

Mike Cloutier’s Reliable Appliance Repair

Get same or next day service at a time that works for you anywhere in Arnprior, Kanata, Carp, Pakenham, Fitzroy Harbour, Bells Corners, Crystal Beach, Dunrobin, Stittsville, Woodlawn, Kinburn, Constance Bay and Corkery.

If you need a repair quote, please call me directly and have your make and model number available — or use the form below!