This is one of my favorite tips of all time! Using YouTube and online appliance parts retailers, I have now fixed: my dishwasher 3 times, my dryer twice, and my washer and microwave once each. I have *also* learned how to best clean my hot tub, and how to remove stains from almost anything.
Think it’s not worth it? For a grand total of $421 in parts and maybe 6 hours of my time, I have not yet bought a new washer, dryer or dishwasher in the 3 years since I first fixed them. Plus my husband totally respects my DIY badassery. I say totally worth it!!