Five easy fixes for common household appliance problems

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Canton, Mich.—®, 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.


###® 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 and follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Contact Jody Lamb, Public Relations Manager, at JLamb [at]

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