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Appliance Repair

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

  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.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Fix a Gas Grill

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    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.

  2. Diagnosing Appliance Fault Codes

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    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.

  3. How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

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    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.

  4. Dishwasher not Draining

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

  5. How to Fix Chipped Porcelain

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    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.

  6. How to Repair a Refrigerator

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    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.

  7. How to Paint Plastic Appliance Handles

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    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.

  8. Clothes Dryer Repair Guide

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    Most dryer problems can be fixed in an hour with a few basic tools and a continuity tester or multimeter—and you can do the work yourself with these simple instructions.

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