Whether it is a major appliance like a washing machine or dryer or something small, repair companies can usually give you the best direction to go before making a final decision. Most companies work on appliances of all brands including those that you might not think about. A diagnosis of the problem is usually given in one visit. However, if more information is needed, someone will contact you. There is typically not a charge if someone has to come back to look at the appliance to determine what might be wrong. New appliances are often installed by repair companies. Warranties are usually given so that you have peace of mind in knowing what you use in your home is protected. Make sure you ask the company if it services smaller items like microwaves and televisions because some don’t.