The temperature in your refrigerator’s fresh food section is getting warm and precious ice cream in the
freezer section is getting soft.
Just three weeks ago, which seems like yesterday, you paid an appliance repair guy that didn’t know what he was doing
one hundred and ten dollars just to walk in your house to check out your squeaking gas dryer that was producing
insufficient heat. You are still trying to recover financially from the hit you took on that stupid microwave.
All the microwave needed was a dumb six dollar fuse, which if you had known, you are quite confident your husband
or your brother-in-law could have easily fixed with a rusty screwdriver you kick around every time you walk through the garage. You don’t realize how much you miss your microwave until you do not have one, so you opt for the quick fix even though
You don’t realize how much you miss your microwave until you do not have one, so you opt for the quick fix even though a new
one with a full year’s warranty would have been a better decision.
So, the appliance repair guy is in and out of your home in less than an hour and you have to shell out three hundred plus and
you say to yourself, why am I paying all this money when I believe I can fix it myself?
You may be correct, here are 12 surprisingly easy things you can do yourself and save a bundle. (see below)
If one of your home appliances won’t work, why wait for a repairman? Who needs the extra expense anyway? RepairClinic.com has the repair help tips and affordable parts to fix your home appliances yourself. And don’t let the idea of repairing an appliance intimidate you … here are the top 12 repairs pretty much anyone can do:
- Water Filter – Are you replacing your fridge’s water filter every six months? If not, you should, it helps maintain proper water flow and ensures good water quality. See the difference a genuine water filter can make.
- Condenser Coil – If your refrigerator is constantly running, it may be time to clean the condenser coil. The condenser coil collects dust and debris which prevents it from cooling efficiently. Your best bet is to use a special brush to clean the coils a couple of times a year. Clean the condenser fan motor while you’re at it. Refrigerator maintenance tips.
- Gasket – A refrigerator gasket is the rubber seal between the door and the fridge itself that keeps the cold air in and the warm air out. Since the refrigerator door is opened and closed frequently, the gasket can wear out quickly. Replacing the gasket is simple and should only take about 30 minutes.
Glass Tray – If your microwave’s glass tray has seen better days, it’s an easy and affordable fix.
Filters – Did you know your microwave has a filter? Grease and carbon filters should be replaced on a regular basis to help with venting and eliminate odors. Plus, they’re not hard to access.
Waveguide Cover – Seeing sparks? It may be time to replace your microwave oven’s waveguide cover. A damaged cover can result in electrical arcing within the oven itself. They cost $10 or less and can be quickly replaced. See how a microwave works.
- To see all 12 surprising tips (click here)