Have you gotten rid of an appliance in your home because it didn't work the way that it should? There are times that it seems that the best course of action to take when an appliance malfunctions is to get rid of it and buy a replacement. I have learned an important lesson about taking such actions - it is not wise! Some repairs can easily be made on your own if you have just a little bit of experience making small repairs around your house. Other repairs can be made quickly by a professional repair technician at a much lower cost than replacing the appliance. Use the troubleshooting guides and tips on my site to get a few more years of use out of your appliances.