There is something incredibly rewarding about completing a DIY repair in your Summerfield, FL, home. While there are many instances where DIY repairs are a terrible idea, there are some occasions where fixing something yourself is completely safe and acceptable. If you need any of the following appliance repairs performed, consider doing them on your own to save some money.

Slow-Filling Washing Machine

If your washing machine takes too long to fill, you may have an issue with the inlet valve. Simply turn off the water supply to your washer and remove the fill hoses from the inlet valves. If there is a lot of dirt and debris on those screens, you can use your finger or a pair of needle-nosed pliers to remove it, and the water should begin flowing freely.

Loud or Squeaky Dryer

As is always the case with appliances, you should make sure that you unplug the dryer before starting your DIY repair. Make sure that there is no clothing or residual water in the drum, and try spinning it by hand. If you can easily move the dryer drum in any direction, your squeaky dryer problem probably stems from a faulty bearing that can be easily replaced.

Faulty Fridge Icemaker

Much like your washing machine, your fridge’s icemaker relies on a water inlet valve. If you’re noticing an inadequate ice supply, there may be a clog in the filtration screens. Unhook your refrigerator, remove the rear panel of the fridge and find the inlet valve near the bottom of the screen.

If there is debris in the valve filters, you can remove it with your fingers, tweezers or a pair of pliers. If there is no debris, the valve may have a crack.

Generally speaking, major appliance repairs require a professional’s help. However, there are some minor issues that you can handle on your own. If you have any major appliance issues or other HVAC needs, call DeSantis Appliance & AC Service Inc today.

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