from the RepairGuru®
Welcome to the February
2006 edition of the RepairClinic.com newsletter. This month is all about
showing your love. One of the best ways to show your love for yourself,
house or spouse is to do a little home maintenance to ensure your appliances
stay true to you.
The tips below help
you take on your fridge and ice maker. And, get inspired by fellow do-it-yourselfer
Anne, who whipped her ice maker back into shape with the help of RepairClinic.com.
Problem Puts California Homeowner on Thin Ice
Anne is not your typical do-it-yourselfer. In fact, before
her ice maker broke, changing a light bulb was about the extent of her
home repair ability.
Moss Beach, CA
when the ice maker in her two-year-old refrigerator stopped working
- a problem not covered by the warranty - the inconvenience drove
her to take matters into her own hands.
had to go out and BUY some ice cube trays," Anne said. "Refilling
those got old fast! Then they cracked and I had to buy new ones.
I didn't realize how spoiled I was in such a short time, having
an automatic ice maker."
than hire a repair technician or buy a new ice maker, the writer
and designer looked to the Web. She typed in "appliance repair"
in Google and was quickly directed to RepairClinic.com.
To diagnose the problem, Anne followed Repair Help to see a list
of possible refrigerator problems.
|How Did She Do It?
machine just stopped working
What led her to RepairClinic.com:
Typed in "appliance repair" at Google.com
How she diagnosed the problem:
Using Repair Help on the website, she disassembled the
ice maker and saw a part that was broken
How he fixed it:
- Removed the ice maker
- Removed the broken part
- Installed the new plastic water fill cup
A water fill cup and bearing assembly.
Which is a small plastic piece on the back of the ice maker
her problem right there: "The ice maker has completely stopped producing
ice/ice cubes are poorly formed."
was the answer in black and white! I found clear, concise directions,"
the site directed her to look for any parts that were broken or looked
odd. Removing the ice maker, she immediately noticed a broken piece. After
finding detailed diagrams of her ice maker on RepairClinic.com, she answered
a series of questions in the PartDetective® to find the right replacement
part - a water fill cup and bearing.
the part and received it in three days. To fix it, she simply removed
the ice maker, unscrewed the broken part and screwed the new part in.
She estimates she saved about $100 in parts and labor by replacing the
broken part on her own. Plus, she didn't have to take time out of her
busy day to wait for repair service.
confidence in her repair abilities, Anne has since turned to RepairClinic.com
for other appliance issues. And, she's so pleased with the site that she
has spread the word. "I recommend RepairClinic.com to all my friends,"
Tips to Try This Month
Improve the efficiency of your refrigerator
Looking for ways to increase your energy efficiency? Don't forget
Clean your refrigerator condenser coils with a condenser cleaning brush.
Use your vacuum cleaner to clear the dust and lint off of the black coils
underneath your self-defrosting refrigerator.
For detailed illustrations to help you locate condenser coils, click
To stock up on a condenser cleaning brush, click
Keep your water and ice cubes tasting great
Has your water and ice started to lose that fresh taste? It's important
to change your refrigerator or ice maker filters about every six months.
For detailed illustrations to help you find where filters are located,
To find refrigerator or ice maker water filters, click
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