Appliance repair technicians work on repairing devices such as air conditioners, refridgerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, microwaves, and other small appliances. This work involves responding to reported problems, or performing maintenance work to avoid problems in the future. When working on air conditioners and refridgerators, the home appliance repair tech needs to be careful to preserve as much coolant as possible, as this is a legal requirement.
Appliance repair schools provide training for future technicians who will be working on larger and more complicated appliances, such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, and refridgerators. Employers prefer to hire people who have already received formal training. In addition, repairers who work with refridgerants must also receive formal certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).