A little additional bonus: At the big box store, the cashier at the check-out offered my Dad a special deal if he signed up for the store credit card. Sign up and get $25 off the purchase he was making. He took a minute and completed their credit card application. Bingo! What would have cost more than $30 now cost only about $8. It was as if the DIY gods were pleased that we were doing the repair ourselves and were sending a special blessing our way.
As shown in the video, all it took was a screwdriver, a crescent wrench, a little grease, and 15 minutes. The repair was a complete success. We did it in a little over an hour, including watching the video, going to the store and getting the parts, and actually doing the repair. All we really lacked, before we saw the video, was a little knowledge. My father, who isn’t easily impressed (at least, that’s the way it seems) said that he was impressed. I hope I’ve shown him that practically any DIY project is easier with Youtube.