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“Take Carl McCarthy’s dishwasher in his weekend house in the Catskills. In 12 years, it never saw daily use. Then the coronavirus hit, and his family decamped from Manhattan. Nonstop service for four people broke the old Kenmore, and they waited more than a month for it to be repaired.

“We had to do dishes by hand, and it proved to be too much for the family to handle,” McCarthy said. “One day I bought a huge plastic trash can and tons of paper plates, disposable plastic cups, and cutlery and hid all the real dishes and cutlery.”

After learning that the key part would take weeks to arrive if ordered from the manufacturer, McCarthy tracked it down for $12 on eBay. Another visit from the repairman and the family escaped dirty dish purgatory.

As similar scenes play out across the country, repair companies are triaging calls, hiring new employees, and navigating backlogs from the broken supply chain for parts.”

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Most families have to resort to either ordering take out or cooking meals at home more often than ever. Getting take out quickly adds up and with kids home from school home-cooked meals are the sensible option. This means more strain on appliances such as dishwashers, stoves, garbage disposals, refrigerators and so forth. Such demand leads to break down but in many cases these appliances can be repaired at an affordable cost.

At Apple Valley Eagan Appliance our appliance repair technicians are standing by and are ready to meet the demands caused by the pandemic. If you live in the south metro mn area call us at 952-953-0080 and we’ll have a technician come out to diagnose the problem.