Appliance Repair projects
Avoid Common Appliance Repairs
Our appliance repair pro tells you how to avoid the ten most common appliance repairs. A few minutes of preventative maintenance will save you…
The Top 10 DIY Appliance Repairs
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Sanding Stainless Steel Appliances
Buff out ugly scratches in your shiny stainless steel appliances, using fine sandpaper and rubbing compound.
Simple Fixes for Common Appliance Problems
At least a quarter of all appliance repair calls are resolved with no-brainer solutions like pushing a button or flipping a circuit breaker.…
Appliance Care and Maintenance Tips to Make Appliances Last
Bad habits cost you; good habits save thousands. Read on and save big on appliance repairs with these maintenance tips.
Diagnosing Appliance Fault Codes
When the display panel on your appliance flashes strange numbers, grab your owner’s manual. It may be flashing a fault code that’ll…
How to Fix Chipped Porcelain
Tiny chips and dings on expensive porcelain fixtures and appliances are distressing—but fixable. With a few careful dabs of touch-up glaze and a…
How to Repair Household Appliances
Step-by-step solutions for an oven that won't heat and a clothes dryer that won't heat. Most fixes take less than an hour and save the expense…
How to Clean a Garbage Disposal
Does your kitchen sink smell bad? Is it coming from your garbage disposal? Here's how to clean a garbage disposal and get rid of those…
How to Replace a Vacuum Cleaner Belt
If the vacuum motor is running but the carpet cleaning head isn't spinning, replace the belt. It takes less than 30 minutes, plus an inexpensive…
Replace a Vacuum Belt
If it's taking more work to vacuum your house, it's probably time to replace the vacuum agitator belt. The good news is you can do it…