Last updated on May 13th, 2022 at 02:50 am
Do you feel confident when it comes to do-it-yourself appliance repair? Here’s what you need to know to save money on your next repair.
For many of us, saving money has become second nature. Over time, you automatically look for the best bargain, clip coupons, use up your leftovers, and start to enjoy doing your own painting and decorating.
But there are a few things that relatively few of us end up doing. One of which is going online to find high end appliance parts to use to make our own repairs. There are several reasons for this. Below, we are going to take a look at the most common ones and provide a solution for each of those concerns, so you can feel confident when it comes to do-it-yourself appliance repair.
Do-it-Yourself Appliance Repair
How do you know what is wrong?
The first step is to try to figure out what has gone wrong or what’s broken. In most cases, this is far easier to do than you expect. You can use the troubleshooter section in the back of the appliance manual, or ask the manufacturer for advice. Even better, go online to find out how others have repaired their appliances. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is to come up with an accurate diagnosis.
I don’t know how to take my appliance apart
Once you have a good idea of what has broken, look for a how-to video or an in-depth appliance repair article, like this one. There are plenty of very detailed ones available online. Very often the person who has made the video will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Once you’ve watched the video, and are fairly sure that you will be able to carry out the repair, you can go ahead and source the parts.
Getting the parts is easy
With the biggest online retailers stocking millions of parts, it’s relatively easy to track down the parts you need. Just be sure to buy from a reputable firm that guarantees their parts and has a fast and easy-to-use returns service.
Earn money repairing other people’s items
Once you’ve repaired a few of your more expensive items, it may be worth thinking about doing the same for others. This kind of work pays well, and it is something that you can potentially do as a side hustle in the evening or on the weekends.
In most places, you aren’t required to have any special qualifications to do so, although you might want to consider taking out some liability insurance. If you discover that you like the work, you could make it your full-time job using the advice that you can find here.
Pushing yourself to learn new skills brings many benefits. It boosts your confidence levels, saves you money, makes you more employable, and opens up the chance for you to work for yourself.
Have you tried do-it-yourself appliance repair? I fixed a dryer with a part that cost less than $20, saving myself a lot of money! What DIY repairs have you done to save money?