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Published on September 12th, 2014 | by RepairClinic.com Staff

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Five easy fixes for common household appliance problems






Canton, Mich.— RepairClinic.com®, the trusted online store for replacement parts and free how-to repair help for outdoor power equipment, home appliances and heating and cooling equipment, today shared five easy fixes for common household appliance problems.

Problem 1: Refrigerator is running constantly.

Possible fix: Dust and pet fur may be smothering the heat-dissipating condenser coils, which are the black coils located at the back or beneath the unit. Clean them off using a condenser-coil cleaning brush ($9).

Problem 2: Garbage disposer motor is not working.

Possible fix: Push the reset button located beneath or on the side of the unit and use a quarter-inch Allen wrench in the bottom of the unit to free up the motor. ($0)

Problem 3: Lawn mower is not starting.

Possible fix: Replace spark plug or clean out bad fuel from the carburetor ($3).

Problem 4: Dryer is taking too long to dry clothes.

Possible fix: Clean out the lint buildup in dryer venting from the inside of the dryer to the outside. Hire professionals or make it a low-cost, DIY job using a long dryer vent cleaning brush ($39). A related fix could be cleaning or replacing the lint filter ($25), which may become coated and clogged due to dryer sheet residue.

Problem 5: Washing machine rocks or moves too much when in use.

Possible fix: Level the machine by adjusting the front and rear legs. Consult the owner’s manual for instructions on this process, as it varies by brand and for front or top-load models. ($0)

RepairClinic’s award-winning how-to videos have been viewed more than 32 million times. This year, RepairClinic celebrates 15 years in business and three and a half million customers who have saved an estimated $260 million in repair costs by fixing things on their own.

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RepairClinic.com® makes fixing things easy for millions of people. Founded in 1999, it is North America’s trusted online store with replacement parts for major household appliances, outdoor power equipment and heating and cooling equipment. Free repair resources including more than 1,800+ how-to videos empower people to fix stuff on their own. One million parts for 160 brands are stocked at its 86,000-square-foot facility in Canton, Michigan. It offers a generous, no-hassle 365 Days. Period.® return policy. In-stock parts are guaranteed to ship the same business day. For more information, visit RepairClinic.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Contact Jody Lamb, Public Relations Manager, at JLamb [at] RepairClinic.com.

All quotes from this release may be attributed to Chris Hall, president and co-founder, RepairClinic.com.

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About RepairClinic

Since 1999, three and a half million people have purchased replacements parts and accessories from RepairClinic and saved more than $260 million in repair costs by fixing appliances, lawn equipment, power tools, and heating & cooling equipment on their own. From the beginning, RepairClinic has provided free troubleshooting and how-to resources on its website.

The company’s 2,000+ free how-to repair and how-it-works videos on its YouTube channel have been viewed more than 41 million times.

RepairClinic’s free, advanced online repair help system empowers do-it-yourselfers to fix common problems associated with home appliances, lawn equipment, power tools and heating & cooling equipment. DIYers can enter a model number to choose from a list of common symptoms for that particular model, troubleshoot and watch award-winning, expertly-produced videos to learn the most likely causes and conditions and purchase the correct part.

RepairClinic.com stocks more than one million parts and accessories for 160 brands of lawn mowers, small engines, snowblowers, string trimmers, furnaces, air conditioners, air handlers, heat pumps, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, power tools and many other products.

Since 1999, the company has served more than three million customers including homeowners, first-time and beginner DIYers, advanced DIYers, appliance repair professionals, small engine repair shops and landscaping and lawn care business owners. RepairClinic orders are backed by a 365 Days. Period.® return policy that enables customers to return any part. Of the more than one million parts available on the website, 95 percent of parts ordered are in stock and guaranteed to ship the same business day. RepairClinic ships within the United States, U.S. territories and military bases and Canada.




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