Adult. Author and appliance service technician Doug Emley combines troubleshooting with repair instruction in these handy videos. Clothes Dryer Repair Under $40 explores common problems such as lack of heat, a stationary drum, and various squeaks and rattles; Washing Machine Repair Under $40 discusses problems with filling, agitation, draining, and spinning. In several places, the voice-overwisely recommends calling in a professional when serious problems exist. The programs show the tools needed, including the use of an ohmmeter, and cover Whirlpool/Kenmore, General Electric/Hotpoint, and Maytag. Although Emley lacks stage presence, his techniques and advice are helpful and logically presented. The supporting footage effectively reveals the inner workings of the appliances. Safety is emphasized throughout these helpful videos, which may aid in avoiding costly repair bills.
Named Works: No Headache Guide to Home Repairs (Video recording) Audiovisual reviews
Source Citation:McCray, Nancy. "No Headache Guide to Home Repairs." Booklist 92.n7 (Dec 1, 1995): 644(1). Academic OneFile. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 29 Sept. 2009
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