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"I just wanted to reach
out to you to tell you thanks for all the help... You have great
customer service - reminds me of the good ole days! Thanks again and if
I need any more [Maytag wringer] parts, I will definitely turn to you."
- Tara D, Strasburg, VA
"Your website was
very informative and the “drain heat exchanger” copper wire is exactly
what we were looking for. What a phenomenal idea that could only come
from an intelligent man with your experience. So intuitive yet simple.
We have utilized many appliance repairmen over the years and they were
never interested in solving our problem. Understandable as it is their
revenue flow. “Give an man a fish, he eats once. Teach a man to fish, he
eats for a lifetime”. Thank you for sharing your years of experience and
problem solving." - Michael B, Gilroy, CA
You are my hero! After replacing the agitator dogs and the motor
coupling the washer seemed to be working great. Until it stopped
spinning. And then it jerked so hard that I was sure everything we just
replaced would break again. After lots of searching I found your site.
I bought the silicone lubricant, got it in the right spot (with my
husband rotating the tub), and it works great. The washer runs more
smoothly than it has in years.
Thanks for the tip
on your website. You are the only one that made this suggestion and
I am sure glad that I'm not replacing another part right now." -
I want to thank you so very much for your webpage showing up when I was
searching for a solution to the water under my fruit & veggie crisper
drawers in the bottom of my new Samsung French door refrigerator!
After a repairman
ordered ‘replacement’ parts for the problem, which took months to
arrive, then made the ‘repair’ of the copper icemaker coils behind the
frig and something else I can’t even remember what, it seemed to be
fixed. Several months go by and water appears again! Since I had
watched him take the back out of the interior back wall and he showed me
the frozen drain – which we defrosted – I knew that it must have frozen
back up. Whatever parts I had paid for didn’t fix the problem at all. I
decided to tackle it myself!
I went on line and
read several fixit ideas, then watched several YT videos that showed
various ways to “fix” the problem, and some were ridiculous like
stuffing paper towels around the heating element so it wouldn’t
refreeze! None of them seemed to work long term per the presenters and
didn’t logically fix the problem. When I opened DavesRepair.com and read
that one page tutorial from you, with only one photo – Yippee – I knew
that would do it. Everything you said made sense and actually addresses
the problem of the stupid tiny, too short, metal tab that is supposed to
melt the ice in the drain hole – DUH!! Just stick a longer metal rod in
the hole to melt, or keep the water from freezing in the first place.
I bought the copper
tubing and made two hooks, one a little longer than the other and ended
up using them both spaced apart from each other. The hardest part was
taking the backing off the back wall of the refrigerator because the
Philips screws were also frozen, then defrosting the frozen solid drain
trough and drain hole using a hair dryer carefully so as not to soften
the plastic walls etc. It was such
a simple fix,
it has never frozen up again in over a year. And for some reason all the
other repair instructions said to pull out the fridge and unplug it –
Huh? It was much easier turning off the power to the fridge from the
electrical panel and using an extension cord for the hairdryer – easy
You are a gem and
I’m just sorry it took me over a year to finally write to you and thank
you for taking the time to post this repair. When the hinge on the door
flapper on the same fridge broke last month (apparently another common
problem on French door fridges) I went on line, ordered a replacement
part, popped off the caps covering the Philips screws, removed the
broken flapper and just snapped in the new one – took 5 mins – and no
instructions came with the part. (Turned off power at electric box first
since there is an electrical connection inside the flapper). You gave me
the confidence to try and fix it myself.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hope you are enjoying your
Gail P. (AKA Mrs. Fixit), Brookings, OR
I keep a gratitude journal, and was
looking through some old entries. I found one from 6 years ago
where I posted that I was grateful for your website and specifically
copper wire freezer drain trick you posted on it. We were able
to fix our problem thanks to that information, and our
fridge/freezer is still working great today! A neighbor of ours
(who had the same problem about 6 months earlier than us) didn't
know about your trick and disposed/replaced her unit even though it
was only a few years old. You saved us the cost of a new
Fridge/freezer unit, as well as the hassle, and also helped save the
environment from one more broken appliance at the town dump! I just
checked your site and I am very happy that it's active and you're
still helping people! Keep up the great work and God Bless" - John,
West Hartford, CT
"I just wanted to
thank you for posting helpful information about
simple issues with dryers. I have no
experience with dryer repair but with your help
I was able to get my dryer back in order. You
saved my bacon!!"
I work in
partnership with Whirlpool and it is rare that I
see individual appliance repair sites that are
really helpful. Your site exceeds helpful! We
really appreciate you providing valuable
resources to appliance owners. Fantastic site
for DIY-ers, and will be recommending."
Haley K, Phoenix, Arizona,
We somehow found your website with the
grease the brake drum tip. BEST EVER!!! Worked
like a charm and saved us a new washer (my husband’s
first option....or a new clutch & brakes, the second
thought on what might be wrong. We have you on our
favorite’s now and have nicknamed our old Whirlpool
"Dave" in your honor!!! They don’t come much like
you any more.
Merry Christmas big guy!! and to that handsome puppy
in your picture too.
From a two dog family, Cheryl & Jim"
"Dave, thank you so much for your assistance....you
saved me! I was able to get the dryer drum out and
found it to be in dire need of some grease! I got it
all lubed up and put back together and it's as quiet
as new! Thank you a million. Know who to ask if I
have questions now :)"
"Every time I use my toaster I think of you. I just
wanted to say how much we are enjoying using it
every day. It gives me good thoughts of my Mom who
it belonged to years ago. Thank you for the care
you took to get it back in working order. May only
good things happen in your life. Thanks again,
Harriet K, Shreveport, LA
My favorite so far:
"You are a bum!
About a week ago the vintage dryer we owned failed
to operate properly. After 15 years of great service
I envisioned a brand new, modern, front loading
dryer emblazoned in today's colors as a replacement.
Surely the cost to repair the old dryer, service
call included, would be more than $200.00. My couch
potato said, 'Don't worry about it... I can fix it'.
After a week of waiting, there was simply no
progress either fixing the dryer or getting him off
the couch. So.. Thursday I issued an ultimatum.
.'Fixed by Monday or else!' Thursday the couch
potato found your site and ordered the part...
$30.00 including shipping. Friday there was an
e-mail from you that it had been shipped. Saturday
it arrived by Priority Mail and later the same day
couch potato installed the part. Couch potato even
used the DIY instructions from your site. When done,
pushed the start button and off it went... just like
new. Thanks to you Mr. Harnish, I will not get my
new front loading do-everything dryer that I had
envisioned. Rest assured that access to your site
has now been blocked in our house. Go spoil somebody
Thanks for nothing"
Beverly S, Nashville, TN
you for the excellent service. It all went very
well. The last time I had to
replace the ignitor, I
purchased it from someone else and the unit cost
more, plus shipping was additional. I really
appreciate the excellent service and the pricing.
Rest assured, when I need any more parts, I will
check with you first. Thanks again. It was my
pleasure dealing with you." Ralph D, Whippany, NJ
"Dave, I just want to say thank you for your
site. I almost got dragged to the appliance store to
buy a new stove until I found your web site. A few
minutes on your site and a quick, painless purchase
of a $35 ignitor from your site and I am all set. My
stove broke down on Monday and the part was here by
Thursday. 30 minutes to install and works like the
day we bought it. PS - My wife isn’t happy with you
:-)". Spiros D, Waterford, MI
"I had to put up a testimonial on
how great it was dealing with Dave. The helpful
content on his site and his prices really impressed
me, but what impressed me more was his honesty. I contacted Dave looking to buy a dryer
element, and he promptly replied, but told me before
I spent any money to check a list of things first; I
may need a cheaper part. He could have just as
easily sold me the element and waited for me to come
back needing a different part and make more money
from me. It really is nice to have someone that is
out to help people nowadays, and Dave IS one of
those people. I did need the element after all, and Dave had
the best price I found anywhere, plus all the
instructions on his site to install it myself.
Bottom line is: if you want to save money and deal
with someone who is as straightforward as they come,
then you came to the right place." Tom B, Riverdale,
"Our Whirlpool washing machine is several years old
and wasn't working properly recently. I was ready to
head to Lowe's and get a new one, but then I read in
your newsletter article how to fix the exact problem
I was having. The information in your newsletter
helped me completely repair the machine, including
putting in a neutral drain kit. It now works like a
new one! Thanks Dave, you saved me several hundred
dollars!" John J.
"Thanks so much for web site. It has helped me
fix a couple of things, most recently my Whirlpool
washer. I went to trouble shoot the pressure switch
and found my piece of tubing just laying there,
hooked it up and we are back in business! Thanks"
Joe W, Lizton, IN
"Dave, thank you for
your awesome website. You saved me hundreds if not
thousands of $$ this weekend. My 6 year old Kenmore
fridge went completely warm this weekend... it had
power and sounded like it was running but no cooling
at all. All the other websites I visited led me to
believe my compressor was bad and I may as well plan
on buying a new fridge. Through my web searches I
stumbled upon your site. Your "How to" section
how to test my compressor with an
ohmmeter. Well, not only did I determine that my
compressor is good, but during the process I found
some components on the compressor starter mechanism
that were "fried". For less than a hundred bucks in
parts and a little work my fridge is working again!
Thank you very much, Bill M."
PS - The price of the style fridge I have has
doubled in the last 6 years. I would have been
looking at 2 grand to replace it! :) :) :)
"Hi Dave. I just wanted
to drop you a line and say Thank You very much for
the article you posted on gas/LP ranges that
how to change the orifices from
natural gas to LP.
I had already figured that part out as it was very
simple to do, but could not for the life of me
figure out how to get the flame to go to a very
low/simmer setting. When I read your explanation, it
only took me about two seconds to find the
adjustments, and in five minutes my wife's new
Whirlpool range was performing perfectly. Thanks
again, and as a bona-fide do-it-yourselfer I look
forward to reading your monthly newsletters. Thanks
again and God bless." Guy K, Benton, La.
"I want to take a few
minutes to thank you for the wonderful
service you offer. I purchased an oven ignitor a few
days ago and received it in two days! The part
worked perfectly and now we can bake again! Other online sites as well as a parts store
near my house wanted to charge as much as $75.00 for
the same part. I couldn’t believe it when I found
your web site and the price was nearly half what
others were charging. Anyway, thanks again. I will be subscribing to your
newsletter and will tell other 'do it yourselfers'
about your web site and your service." - Bob B,
"Thanks Dave! Your
service was tremendous! Thanks to your step-by-step
drive coupler replacement, even a
'do-It yourselfer' like me could get the washer
coupler replaced. I just wish I would have found
your website before I took the back off - would've
saved me some work. After following your
instructions everything went smoothly, and after
some initial "new rubber smell" everything is
working great. I will not hesitate to use your
website in the future. Thanks again!" - Tim M,
Prairie Du Sac, WI
I just had to sit down and take a few minutes to
thank you for the wonderful help and service you
gave with my range burner ignitor. WOW! I have never
received such quick, courteous, and helpful service
anywhere. You are tops! You definitely have my
business. I've saved your site as a favorite, have
your card pasted on the wall, and I will surely
recommend you to all my friends. Where I work, all
my friends are tech savvy, as we are instrument
technicians. I understand the value of getting
parts, and quickly. I received the parts in two
days. I wish I'd known about you a month ago,
when a defrost terminator thermostat went bad on my
mother's fridge, forcing me to make a 120-mile drive
to a larger city to get the part. We live in a very
rural part of Utah.
Again thanks, I can't say enough good. I replaced
the burner ignitor in my aged mother's whirlpool
range and presto! Up and running again! She thanks
you for your kindness. And by the way, your faith in
God is what drew us to give you our business." Tony
C, Meadow, Utah
"Just want to thank you
for your help. My washing machine is getting old,
and I don't have a lot of extra money. The machine
was not agitating properly and my wife was sure it
was time for a new one. I found all the information
I needed on your website to diagnose the problem and
order the parts. In less than a week, for a mere
$12.50 and about half an hour, we had the problem
fixed. The last step of your instructions say to pat
myself on the back for saving a $75 service call.
The truth is, I saved $750 for a new machine!"
John W, Buffalo, NY
All I can say is THANK
YOU!! Your web site saved me. I have 2 small children
and had one broken washer - not a great combination!
Your web site's excellent step by step detailed
instructions for replacing our washer's drive coupler
saved us not only money but frustration! Thank
you again for being there. - Nancy
H, Boardman, Ohio
got the dryer element yesterday and it was installed in a snap! We're
up and running again. Thanks for the good price and quick delivery.
Also, I wanted to let you know that, while the price was important, it
was the evidence of your Christian faith that was the deciding factor
when I ordered. I'll
bookmark your website for future need." - David B., Philadelphia,
"I am surprised
that I actually worked on a dryer! Usually, we would just call a
repairman. My husband and I did it together. The whole experience
cost us a whopping $10.00 for the thermostat. SOOOOOOO, thank-you,
thank-you, thank-you, for leading us in the right direction, and for
your encouragement. Take care, and let us know if you ever decide to
Emerald R, Cochise County, AZ
love your site! I got out of the appliance service field many years ago
due to the proliferation of unscrupulous service companies, and it's
refreshing to see someone play it straight in the business!"
- Joe S, Zephyrhills, FL
"Thanks Dave - your advice is a
godsend to the little guy. You have a been a big help, and I will be
sure to visit your site if the need arises. I am book marking your
site in case my friends ever have a need to 'do it themselves'. Best
of luck to you in the future, and thanks again!" - Doug L, Round
"We love our old Hotpoint stove,
and were in a state of despair when we couldn't locate oven elements
to repair it, until I had the good fortune to find Dave's Repair on
the Internet - what luck, our stove is working great, and we ordered
extra elements from him 'just in case.'" - Darlene F, Alderson,
"I was looking for some advice
about washer/dryer manufacturers, and since you are a technician and
work on them, I felt completely confident when you recommended Whirlpool
to me. Your opinion and your recommendation is invaluable. I hope you do
not mind if I ask you another question in the future... because I really
think you know what you are talking about! One thing is for sure... if
it relates to a technical situation and I need it solved... We are going
to ask Dave at Dave's Repair." - Monika G, Florida
"Thanks so much for your help.
The relay arrived yesterday and I installed it and the oven works fine.
Dave, you saved us a bundle, your service was quick and responsive, so
until the next time take care and God bless you and your family." -
Dave, I just put the glowbar in and can now have that roast, thanks very
much to you! The only regret I have is when I sent a feedback I didn't
realize that I ran out of space, so I'm sorry it didn't get all of my
great comments about the great service you supply. EIGHTY letters isn't
enough for a decent feedback comment. Well like I said 'thanks once
again.' If I need another part you will be my first person to call.
Yours gratefully" - George L.
"I really look forward to getting
The DRSNews - it has helped me a LOT, and I really mean that! Thank
you so much, and May God bless you and yours! Thanks!"
- David R.
"Just a quick note to
say thank you very much for my oven part. I found you on E-Bay after
much searching of Sears and other such appliance stores. The part
needed was going to cost me $80.00 elsewhere with shipping - YIKES! I own
a small 5 room bed and breakfast in the foothills of the White Mountains
in New Hampshire. Not only was the part I found through you so much less
money, the shipping was reasonable ($4.00) and I had it within three days!
I cannot thank you enough for getting me back on my feet in such a quick
and efficient manner!" - Carol O, Campton, NH
"Hi Dave - I've
checked in at your web site from time to time for helpful advice, but just
got the first newsletter issue in my email. Just a note of thanks for the
helpful service you provide." - Dan S.
"Thank you for the
help on my Frigidaire question. You have been
very helpful in answering. I will keep your web page handy. I am
glad I found you (via Ebay)." - Rudy R.
"Received the parts, installed and
everything seems to be working just fine. I want to thank you for
your help and great service. I will definitely call on your
services again should the need arise. Thanks again" - Bill L.
"Thanks so much for
the 'gift of broil'! So glad you could get us out of a $700 mistake
(buying this stove in the first place!). You are a very special guy in our
eyes." - Gary & Jeanette C, Towanda, PA
job on the newsletter!! I've been busy but wanted
to let you know even an old dog can learn new tricks
from your newsletter." - Keith L, Towanda, PA
We really appreciate the info on the
no-heat dryer problem we received from your website. We assumed it
had to be the heating element but are going to use the info before we
call in a repair person. We just wish we lived in your service
area! Even if the problem isn't something we can handle, we now feel
more prepared about what may need to to be done. Thank you for taking
the time to share your knowledge." - Karon and Matthew N, San Antonio, TX
Dave, You'll be happy to know I have kept ALL of your past Newsletter
their own file and refer to them often. Keep up the good work." - Charlie S, New Albany, PA
"I love the
newsletter; it's always an interesting read. Thanks for all the helpful
tips. Your site has boosted my confidence that I can fix it!
Whatever it might be, if I can figure out what's wrong, I know I
can repair it! You, whether you know it or not, are promoting American
ingenuity. What else can I say but, keep up the good work."
- Chris R, DRSNews Subscriber
installed the igniter and it works great.
Thanks for your fast
shipment, it arrived yesterday. It’s
also a pleasure doing
business with a fellow believer." -
B, Pen Argyl, PA
would like to thank you for your prompt courteous service call. It
is wonderful to have a repair man that has so much knowledge, and
always has a smile to share! I always look forward to
your DRSNews each month. You send a lot of helpful tips and you
share a lot of knowledge that you have learned." - Beverly V,
"Received the parts, installed
and everything seems to be working just fine. I want to
thank you for your help and great service. I will definitely
call on your services again should the need arise." - Bill
L, Moscow, PA
read the newsletter... good stuff and much appreciated." - Ben T, Ft Worth, TX
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