DIY Guide to Appliances: Installing & Maintaining Your Major Appliances

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Say goodbye to appliance installers and repairmen!

When today's consumers buy new stoves, refrigerators and other major appliances, the usual choice isn't an installation contractor, but a home improvement or electronics warehouse store, which simply delivers the unit to the front door. Arranging for installation is now the homeowner's responsibility.

Installing the appliance themselves is the choice of increasing numbers of homeowners ...

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Overview


Say goodbye to appliance installers and repairmen!

When today's consumers buy new stoves, refrigerators and other major appliances, the usual choice isn't an installation contractor, but a home improvement or electronics warehouse store, which simply delivers the unit to the front door. Arranging for installation is now the homeowner's responsibility.

Installing the appliance themselves is the choice of increasing numbers of homeowners purchasing appliances in this way. For some appliances, DIY installation can cut the cost of an appliance by more than 50%. And equal cost-savings is achieved by the homeowner who is able to perform basic maintenance and repair tasks themselves.

DIY Guide to Appliances is a comprehensive guide to installing and performing basic maintenance on all major household appliances, including washers and dryers, refrigerators, garbage disposers, dishwashers, water heaters, ovens, ranges and more.

  • Perfect companion book for homeowners buying appliances from warehouse stores
  • Includes complete installation instructions
  • Repair and maintenance instructions can save homeowners thousands of dollars
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If the dishwasher is making funny noises or the air conditioner is straining, there are things you can do before calling the repairman, according to Willson (Outdoor Fix-It 101). Starting with diagrams of major home appliances and a list of basic tools, Willson covers installation of appliances first; this is followed by basic routine maintenance and some troubleshooting. For each project there is a list of needed tools and materials, a difficulty rating, and a time estimate. While not as in-depth as Eric Kleinert's Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, this book does address a lot of basic concerns and problems, and the maintenance section is spot-on. Recommended for most collections.


—Karen Ellis Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589233300
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 10.81 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author


Steve Willson was the home improvement editor for Popular Mechanics for more than 20 years and is the author of CPi's Outdoor Fix-It 101. He lives in Delancey, NY.
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