MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: I was thinking about this as I was fixing a sliding screen door this past weekend that didn’t quite fit the track it was on. What has been your most triumphant home repair that saved you a good amount of money?

My washing machine failed on me a few years ago. It turned on, but just went clunkity-clunk. I took the whole thing apart and found that the plastic coupler that connected the motor and the wash tub had split in half. I brought the pieces to a local repair shop and found an identical coupler for about five bucks. When I put it all back together I wasn’t sure who felt more triumphant, me or my wife!

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