There's nothing wrong with paying for appliance repair when the problem is too big to fix on your own. But many appliance malfunctions are simple enough that they can be solved easily without professional assistance if you just know how to get started. I worked as a hotel handyman many years ago, and I learned a lot on the job. I learned how to restart a stalled washing machine, unfreeze a refrigerator compressor, and fix a broken dishwasher. I decided to start this blog to share some of my appliance troubleshooting tips and tricks. Chances are that learning some basic troubleshooting tactics can save you hundreds of dollars in minor service call charges. Hopefully this blog will help you get more out of your household appliances for less.