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Broken appliances? Use this site to learn how to fix them yourself

When a home appliance fails, it’s not always easy to diagnose the issue. What’s causing the problem and why? Tap or click here for 10 bad habits destroying your home appliances.

We’ve found a helpful tool with a find-a-part database to refer to when fixing an appliance. You can plug in your model number or brand and quickly get the answers you need.

Read on to learn how to use this incredible tool during your next major catastrophe.

A website that helps DIY fix home appliances

Repair Clinic is an online marketplace for appliance parts and so much more. We love this site because it’s accessible and well-organized. Its parts search feature is truly one of a kind.

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To begin, visit the homepage. The search bar will be the first thing you see. You can search in several ways, including by product, issue and even the part number itself if you have it.

Your search results will include everything Repair Clinic offers in its catalog that matches your inquiry, including alternative providers and brands.

Even if you don’t choose to buy on this site, this excellent knowledge hub can help you diagnose the issue definitively and identify the exact parts you need to solve the problem.

Don’t know the exact problem with an appliance? No worries. There is a Repair Help tab near the top of the home screen. Click that tab, then click on Appliances on the menu that appears. Next, select the appliance you’re having problems with.

You can search by model number to get a repair guide. There is even a troubleshooting section with common problems you might be experiencing. It names the problem and a few potential solutions to try.

The site has a library of how-to information. It offers thousands of custom-produced videos, 360-degree images of parts, detailed part diagrams and product schematics to help you put them all together.

Best of all, it’s free to use whenever you need it. It’s the ultimate handbook for any homeowner. Repair Clinic is well-designed, highly functional and extremely easy to use. It’s super interesting to browse, even when there’s nothing to fix in your home.

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