Remember the time you paid $200 for a repairman to “fix” your dishwasher only to find out it was just a Lego jamming the spray arm?
Yes, home repairs can be costly, but there are many you can tackle on your own. After all, you’ve got nothing to lose if you try, and hard-earned cash if you don’t!
Here are a few do-it-yourself, money-saving tips to try next time before calling the repairman.
1. The Garbage Disposal Isn’t Working
If there’s no noise at all when you flip the switch on, it’s likely an electrical problem. To be sure, try pressing the reset button on the bottom of the unit and/or see if the circuit breaker has tripped.
If you hear a humming noise but the disposal doesn’t work, there’s likely something being lodged in the disposal. Lower the wooden handle of a broom into the disposal and rotate the flywheel until it turns freely.