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5 Appliance Repairs You Can DIY

All appliances will break down every now and then. Having them serviced by a professional can be costly, but the good news is that it isn't always necessary. With the right appliance parts, a basic tool kit, a little elbow grease, there are many repairs that are completely DIY. Not only will it save you money, you'll also have the satisfaction of a job well done. 

5 Appliance Repairs You Can DIY

1. Refrigerator Door Gasket Replacement

If you notice that your refrigerator door is not sealing properly when closed, it may be time to replace the door gasket. Simply remove the old one and install a new one.

2. Oven Igniter Repair

If your oven is not heating up properly, the problem may be the igniter, which can easily be removed and replaced. Be sure to disconnect it from power before doing any repairs. You can unplug the unit from the wall, or turn off the circuit breaker.

3. Dryer Vent Cleaning

Clogged dryer vents can cause your dryer to overheat, or could even start a fire. To clean the vent, detach it from the dryer and use a vent cleaning brush to remove any debris.

4. Garbage Disposal Repair

If your garbage disposal is not working properly, it may just need to be reset. Turn off the power supply and use a hex wrench to manually turn the disposal. Then, turn the power back on and try the disposal again. Never put your hands into the unit while the power is on.

5. Washing Machine Agitator Replacement

If your washing machine agitator is not moving correctly, or at all, it may be time to repair it. The agitator is easily removed and replaced.

By doing these appliance repairs yourself, you could save hundreds of dollars in repair costs. And with the help of online tutorials and videos, these repairs are easy enough for beginners to tackle.