Do It Yourself Appliance Repair Basics

In this section, you will find the basic rules for appliance repair, and some tips that will save you, the Do-It-Yourselfer, money and time. The most important thing to remember is that working on appliances that are connected to the electrical supply can be very dangerous. We recommend that all diagnostic procedures by the Do-It-Yourselfer, be done with the appliance disconnected from the electrical supply and gas supply.

1, Follow The Rules - Read This First

2, Basic Electrical For Appliance Repair

3, Tools Needed For DIY Appliance Repair

Use Common Sense When Repairing Appliances
In a lot of cases washers and dryers are located in basements or on concrete floors. If you made a mistake and forgot to disconnect the appliance from the electrical supply, the electrical path is going to be through you, through your socks, and into the moist concrete floor. Not to mention the fact that you may drop something on your toe. It's not a bad idea to wear some gloves, preferably thin gloves, to prevent getting cut from sharp edges. Also remove all jewelry when working on major appliances, and make sure that you have adequate light to see what you're working on. And finally, appliances are very heavy, so if you need help moving in appliance don't be afraid to ask.

Use Common Sense When Repairing Appliances
In a lot of cases washers and dryers are located in basements or on concrete floors.If you made a mistake and forgot to disconnect the appliance from the electrical supply, the electrical path is going to be through you, through your socks, and into the moist concrete floor.

Not to mention the fact that you may drop something on your toe. It's not a bad idea to wear some gloves, preferably thin gloves, to prevent getting cut from sharp edges. Also remove all jewelry when working on major appliances, and make sure that you have adequate light to see what you're working on. And finally, appliances are very heavy, so if you need help moving in appliance don't be afraid to ask.