Repair Guides

Save the Dishwasher, Save the World

Hey there, tinkerer. Our household repair manual needs you!

iFixit is known for electronics—either tearing them down to see what they’re made of or building them up through repair manuals. But our dedication to DIY repair extends way beyond iMacs and Nintendos.

We want to make it easy for you to fix your gear, and this includes your household appliances. They aren’t cheap: Americans spend more than $15 billion a year on new appliances. That means fixing your own blender when it refuses to blend or (carefully!) taking apart the back of your busted microwave could save you some cash.

Household appliance repair guide

How much cash, exactly? It depends on the make and model of your appliance. Appliances tend to be more durable than trendy electronics, but the average microwave could cost anywhere from $300-$680 to replace. And larger appliances? The average refrigerator can cost upwards of $2000 to replace. With numbers like those, fixing your own household appliances is worth a shot.

That’s where you come in. We need more repair guides for our household appliances page, and we need you to write them! We welcome any sort of appliance repair—from lawn mowers to hair dryers. Take a look at our household repair section for the gamut of appliances our readers have tackled.

Check out our tips on Creating a Repair Guide for a breakdown of steps that will aid you through the process. You can also check out the Repair Guide FAQ for more info about why guides are vital.

So, the next time your coffee maker craps out, try to fix it before you responsibly dispose of it. You’ll be feeling empowered—and caffeinated—in no time.