Being working in the appliances field since 1994, I’ve acquired a solid experience and the knowledge to repair all brands and all ages of appliances. Since 2001, I’ve developed a real passion for old refrigerators and electric cookers from their very beginning, which is around 1920. I’ve acquired an expertise, that I think is unique in here Québec, with such old mechanics that is so simple, reliable and resistant that we can’t compare it to today’s mechanics.

On account of my experience, I can offer my services to repair at your home the old treasures that a “regular” technician might think are non-reparable. It’s obvious that for some models of the 1960’s or before, parts of origins are not listed anymore, so they’re not available. To fix that kind of problem I must use replacement parts that might need modifications. The expertise I’ve acquired helps me to find solutions to many technical problems… This “at home service” is offered in Sherbrooke and within a one hour drive around Sherbrooke.

My rate to repair in workshop and at home is $60/hour. The travel expenses I charge are determined by the distance. For people outside the territory I cover, I’d be pleased to help you by phone or email to give you tricks or order replacement parts for you.

Complete Restauration
Do you have, in the basement, the very first refrigerator that your parents or grand-parents bought in the 1930’s, 40’s or 50’s? Is it still working but it’s kind of degraded or rusted and you need to defrost it more and more often?
Did you just bought an ancestral house and a cooker of a unique style has been left in your new kitchen? The design and dimensions are perfect to fit your decor but there’s only one functional burner and the oven door doesn’t shut tight?

Those could be some of many reasons why you’d need my services for a complete restoration of your appliances. Just as I do with those I sell in my workshop, I can restore your antique refrigerator or cooker.Send me few pictures of inside and outside of your appliance and I give to You an estimation of restauration cost!

Steps of restoration: electric cooker

1. Inspection, verification of the original electric components (burners, element of the oven, controls…) and choice, according to the inspection, of the alterations needed. Keep the parts or replace them with new ones? This step often determines how costly or inexpensive the restoration will be.

2. Dismantling, completely or partly, of the features parts such as door, sides, top, head…

3. Complete cleansing (dismantled, the task is simpler and more efficient)

4. Painting, if needed: most of the times, the only paint needed if for the hidden parts (back, underneath) visible parts are made of high quality cooked enamel (often deep cleansing gives them back their brand new look) Choose the parts to be chromed, if necessary (hinges, handles, legs, grills…)

5. Inspection and changing of the insulation of the oven if needed

6. Verification, cleansing, inspection and sanding of all the control contacts (burners and heating elements)

7. Assembling of the puzzle.

8. Total review of the wires and other electrical components (fuses, switches, fuse holder…)

9. Final testing, verification of the temperature of the oven, the good working of the burners’ heating degrees, lights, clock…

For a restoration in my workshop (over 10 hours of work) fees are $30/hour plus parts, paint, workshop products (cleansing products, oil, soldering, insulation…) and delivery fees if needed.

Steps of restoration
: refrigerator

1. Inspection, verification and renovation, if needed, of the refrigerating system (compressor, fastening system)

2.Verification and replacement if needed of the electric components (wires, temperature control, door switch…)

3.Inspection and replacement, if needed, of the insulation (often wet or missing at some places)

4.Deep cleansing of the interior, exterior and components

5.Scouring of one or all the layers of paint of the casing. Preparation and choice of the parts to be chromed (handles, hinges, grills…)

6. Painting of the casing with “Acrythane” paint, which is of a higher quality and has a superior yellowing resistance than the one on new refrigerators (possible to put colors)

7. Final assembling

8.Replacement of the door rubber, which contributes to the elimination of humidity infiltration inside the refrigerator, so less frequent defrosting.

9. Final test, adjustment of the temperature