Appliances are built to perform. They work hard, year after year, usually without too many problems. They're easy to take for granted. The result is that when an appliance breaks down, you may be completely at a loss. you don't know how it works, you have no idea why it stopped working, and you certainly don't know how to fix it. What can you do? You can pay a professional to fix it, or you can fix it yourself and save money.