Are you sure it's broken?

Last reviewed: August 2011
Nuts & bolts

The service call alone will probably cost around $50, so before you contact a repair shop, make sure your product is really broken. Check the troubleshooting section of your owner's manual and look online at the manufacturer's website for repair instructions or for free technical support that can walk you through diagnosing the problem and making the fix. Sites such as and offer extensive repair advice in the hopes of selling you the necessary parts.