Repair Your Own Appliance
Can you diagnose the problem and fix your own washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, cooker or fridge freezer?
In this section we explain the top problems with domestic appliances, how they work and often how to go about diagnosing the fault and curing it, what spare part you might need and advice on how to avoid common appliance problems and maintain your appliances so they work better and last longer.
This section has articles and tutorials that apply to all appliances and some, such as electrical safety, that should be read prior to attempting any DIY repair work on your appliance.
It is vital that you carry out any repairs to problems with your washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer and so on in safety and this means that any appliance should not be worked on with mains power applied. All components or parts can be accessed without any requirement to power them up.
These articles are designed to help you to stay safe and understand the appliances better allowing you to repair them yourself should you choose to do so.
Tutorials and guides on how washing machines work, what commonly goes wrong with washing machines and how to repair washing machine problems or breakdown yourself. Most of the top washing machine and washer dryer issues you will find in this section.
The tutorials and guides are designed to help you to diagnose problems with your washing machine and give insight into the diagnostic procedure.
Note that the washing machine tutorials are generic and the exact details may vary from your own washing machine or washer dryer but the general principles will almost always be the same.
Most of the common issues are covered in these repair guides but more specific fault code information may be available in the fault code section.
For addtional help or specific advice if required please use the forums and not the comments section on the guides.
Tumble dryer problems and issues explained and how to repair tumble dryer problems yourself in our guides and tutorials writen by engineers that repair tumble dryers as well as general tumble dryer maintenance tips.
The repair guides and tutorials for tumble dryers are generic like most and will not usually have specific model information but will give you insight in how to diagnose your tumble dryer problem and solve the fault yourself.
If you struggle at all or are seeking more specific advice on a particular tumble dryer issus please use the forums for assistance.
Help to deal with problems on fridges, freezer and fridge freezers with help to diagnose faults and repairing the problems, including with frost-free refrigerators.
All the repair guides and tutorials in this section are generic and designed to help you diagnose the problem yourself with your fridge freezer but if you need more specific help or cannot find the answers here please use the refrigeration forum for further assistance.
If you need specific guidance on how to repair your fridge or freezer please ask in the forums for more help.
If you have a problem or fault with your cooker or a built-in oven then this is the section that deals with most of the common problems that we see on built in ovens and cookers and how you can repair or cure many of these yourself.
For more detialed help with specific models on how to repair a built in oven, hob, cooker or range cooker please ask in our forums.
Dishwasher problems and maintenance is explained in this section in the various repair guides and tutorials as well as many ways that you can fix your own dishwasher as well as keep it in tip top condition.
The dishwasher diagnostic guides are generic and explain how to diagnose and repair many common dishwasher problems that we see.
More detailed guidance on how to repair your dishwasher can be accessed by using our forums for detailed assistance.
Got a problem with your hoover or vacuum cleaner? In this section you will find an explanation of all the things you need to check to resolve common faults and issues that very often means that you can repair it yourself.
If you need more help or advice please use our forums.
In this section we cover gas and electric as well as induction and ceramic cooking hobs or hobtops and cooker hoods, the common issues with these appliances and how to resolve them.
These guides will allow you to diagnose the fault with your appliance and to how repair it yourself.
This section contains articles based on common questions with a specific cure for specific models or ranges of appliances that crop up in the forums repeatedly. We try to condense some of the larger threads and give you the answers to the most common problems quickly.