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Old 10-06-2021, 05:21 PM   #11
DickR
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My approach to broken appliances is to open it up to find out what is broken. The worst thing that can happen is the item is toast (even if it is literally a toaster!), and must be replaced anyway. Failure can be due to as simple a thing as a blown fuse near where the power cord enters the box, and replacing the fuse likely is easy. Things like a drum belt in a dryer or water valve in a washer can be bought online and installed DIY fashion without too much fuss. There are plenty of U-tube videos online to provide helpful guidance. Electronics is another matter. So many things have a circuit board governing its operation that a failed board may be the reason for failure, and that likely is not repairable. Still, replacement boards are available online for many appliances, but price is another matter. It may be no more costly to replace the appliance, depending on its age.
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