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A Boise woman’s do-it-yourself washer repair saves her $340

Chrissy Johnson needed a new drain pump for her washing machine.

BOISE, Idaho — Chrissy Johnson - wife of KTVB anchor Mark Johnson - was told by an appliance repairman that her 5-year-old Samsung washing machine needed a new drain pump which would cost $340 to install. 

After researching the process online and watching videos on YouTube, she decided to do the project herself, despite having no experience at doing appliance repairs.

She purchased a $25 pump on Amazon and then, with the proper tools in hand (borrowed from a neighbor), she went to work. Watch the process the video above.

If you have Life Hacks that you have used to save money, send them to us at ktvbnews@ktvb.com. We would like to pass them along to our viewers on the News at 4.

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