Monday, November 11, 2013

Fix It Monday

Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with school. Just thought I would share a little of my DIY (fix it) self with you.
I am all about saving a few dollars and turning to YouTube when something around the house needs fixing.
As a single mom of 3 teenagerish boys, I must say I do this quite often.
A few summers ago I fixed my dryer and my lawnmower this way and saved myself a ton of money in repair costs.
Well, that same dryer has been making a really loud squeaking sound.  I tried to ignore the high pitched squeaking sound even though my boys said it was rather annoying. This sound turned into the most obnoxious sounding grind. 
Fine! I'll fix it!
Once again I turned to my buddy, YouTube.
I found this handy dandy video and went to work!
First I went to my local dryer repair parts place to gather my supplies (make sure to take the parts number with you). I had mine written down in a few different places (just in case). 
This picture is from Amazon. I was so excited to get started, I forgot to take a picture of the new parts.
Then I took apart the dryer and removed the old parts.

You are not suppose to be able to see all the way through this part and the front opening is way lower than it should be.
This must have been where the grinding sound was coming from...metal on metal.
I replaced the old with the new and reassembled the dryer.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! 
For about $35 my dryer is purring like a kitten.
Weeeeell, not exactly like a kitten.
Now I am hearing a little bumping sound. It was probably there all along, I just couldn't hear it with the high pitched squeals, grinds and all.
I'm hoping everything is just working its way back where it should be, but if it continues I'll definitely be visiting my buddy YouTube again.
Now all I have to do is figure out why there are those random numbers at the beginning of my posts? Hmmm...
Have you fixed anything around your house lately?

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  1. Atta girl! You rock, V! I once fixed my vacuum...and by fixed, I mean I replaced a belt, but I was so dang proud of myself. Few better feelings than accomplishing something like impress me with your mad fix-it and go-get-em skills! KinderCoaster

  2. You are awesome. I get too frustrated to try and fix anything. It's a horrible habit. I need to learn to be more resourceful!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'