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Learn how to repair your household appliances with these step-by-step projects and expert tips from the pros.

  1. Whirlpool Washer Won't Agitate? Fix the Agitator Dogs

    If your Whirlpool washer stops agitating, the racheting pawls may be worn out or broken. The fix is inexpensive and easy, even for a beginner.

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  1. How to Fix a Leaking Refrigerator


    Water leaking from a refrigerator is often due to a clog in the evaporator drain line. Here's how to fix the problem in a bottom-freezer refrigerator.

  2. How to Fix a Gas Grill


    Save that beat-up old gas grill from the garbage dump and restore it to new condition for a fraction of the cost of a new grill. Virtually every part on the grill can be replaced, restored or repainted at relatively low cost, putting your grill back in use for many more seasons.

  3. Diagnosing Appliance Fault Codes


    When the display panel on your appliance flashes strange numbers, grab your owner’s manual. It may be flashing a fault code that’ll help diagnose a problem.

  4. How to Fix Chipped Porcelain


    Tiny chips and dings on expensive porcelain fixtures and appliances are distressing—but fixable. With a few careful dabs of touch-up glaze and a little sanding and buffing you can make those ugly blemishes vanish.

  5. How to Repair a Refrigerator


    Simple fixes for the four most common refrigerator problems: an ice-maker breakdown, water leaking onto the floor, a cooling failure and too much noise. Chances are, you can solve the problem yourself, save some money and avoid the expense and inconvenience of a service appointment. The following article will walk you through the simplest solutions to the most common fridge malfunctions.

  6. How to Paint Plastic Appliance Handles


    Yellowed handles can make a refrigerator or other appliance look old before its time. Fix the problem easily with a spray paint designed for plastic surfaces.

  7. How to Clean a Garbage Disposal


    Does your kitchen sink smell bad? Is it coming from your garbage disposal? Here's how to clean a garbage disposal and get rid of those disgusting odors.

  8. Dishwasher not Draining


    Does your dishwasher not drain or not drain completely? You might need to call a repairman, but try these three simple tests first.

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