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Question DetailsAsked on 9/18/2016

who can i call to repair a few small dents in dryer and refrigerator

who can I call to repair a few small dents in my stainless steel dryer and refrigerator. I live in Spicewood, Texas 78669

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Reefer answers here - tougher than on dryer because of the insulation and cooling coils underlying the metal sheeting.

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Dryers easier to do because you can fairly easily get at the bare inside of the sheet metal (except on the doors on some models). Unlikely to get back to near-original appearance without spending near as much as a new dryer costs - for commercial auto body shop to do dent removal and refinishing like on a car dent, for for an Appliance Repair - Large tech to vacuum pull or hammer out the dents and repaint that side or the dent only with touchup paint or spray can paint - which can remove the out-of-plane situation but commonly leave a bit of a noticeable ring around it, plus possibly a bit of a color mismatch where the "matching" touchup paint is. Likely to be in the $150-250 range if it takes hammering out the dent, and probably from that to maybe $500 or more range (plus cost of transporting from and to if you cannot do that yourself) if you have an auto body shop repair the dents.

Of course, when I talked repaint I was assuming not a stainless model - if stainless, then see comments in the reefer section about that. Of course, if in stock or still in production, an entirely new body is a possibility too - though by the time a tech partly takes out the guts and replaces the body that is certainly int he $500+ range too.

Cheapest fix for small dents - cover with reefer magnets or decorative decals or appliques. One thing NOT to use - sticky-back or self-adhesive plastic film or decals - the heat and drying effect of the dryer will cause them to gum up and slide off, or dry up and peel off.

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