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If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably known how to use a toilet for most of your life (some earlier than others, but hey, no judgment here). Living on your own brings a whole new perspective to this basic utility that you may have taken for granted.
There’s no two ways about it – you can’t shower with water pooling around your ankles forever, and if your bathtub drain is clogged, that’s an even bigger problem. In fact, a clogged bathroom drain is a problem that gets even hairier (sorry for the gross pun) if left unattended to.
Summer’s coming, and with that balmy weather, our refrigerator water dispenser sees more action than ever as we make sure to stay hydrated. Sure, it might not be our refrigerator’s primary function, but we love having cool, filtered water on demand – drinking tepid tap water or running to refill a Brita every few minutes just isn’t our jam.
Standing ankle-deep in tepid shower water might not be the most annoying thing we’ve ever experienced, but it definitely makes the top ten. To make matters worse, if you’ve got a shower flooding, or your stubborn bathtub won’t drain, the situation can start to become an emergency.
Drips, leaks, and clogs can spring up without warning, or often linger for long periods of time without being addressed. Calling in a professional plumber might seem expensive, and fixing the problem yourself can be intimidating.
Frankly, we don’t have a clue as to how we ever managed to survive our younger years on ramen noodles alone – do those things even have any nutritional value to speak of?
If you’re like most people, by the time you figure out that your dishwasher won’t start, you’ve already loaded it up with tons of dirty dishes and are about to move on to your next task – whether that’s sweeping the floor or settling back on the couch to unwind with some Netflix.
So, you’ve combed through our resource center on how to fix a refrigerator, went through the motions of diagnostics, and still, you’re frozen (pun intended). You’ve perused out our fridge repair guides that detail how to check the power, the thermostat, the gaskets, and you’ve already researched how to fix a fridge that’s leaking water.
Whether you’re fixing to show off your culinary prowess to some friends or preparing a simple weeknight meal, it’s hard to get very far if the burner won’t light on your stove.
Did you ever walk into your kitchen and get the strange feeling that something is off, only to realize that something is off – and it’s your refrigerator? That silence might be the loudest thing you hear all day, but don’t worry, fridge problems are no reason to lose your cool.
The fact is, some appliances are simpler to fix than others. Oven repair does tend to fall on the trickier side of the spectrum – which is understandable, because you’re dealing with components such as gas lines and electric heating elements designed to get searing hot.
A leaky fridge is never a welcome sight – and with all the potential causes for that water puddling beneath it, you could spend the better part of an afternoon just trying to figure out just why the refrigerator is leaking.
If your clothes aren’t coming out completely dry at the end of a laundry cycle, there’s no need to let it dampen your spirit. Still, it can be daunting to deal with a technician if you’re not sure how much it should cost for dryer repair – after all, not knowing what you’re getting yourself into can make your head spin.
Do-it-yourself projects can be fun, economical, and environmentally friendly – as well as provide a sense of satisfaction at a job well done. But sometimes it can be intimidating when you’re first dipping your toes into a new field.
Having a broken dryer can be a real wet blanket (yes, pun intended) – but if you’re of a DIY mindset, it can take a load off if you’re able to figure out what’s wrong with your dryer on your own. Fortunately, we’re here to help you isolate and solve many common problems with our dryer troubleshooting guide, so you’re not left feeling high and dry.