Washer and Dryer Repair

Make your washer and dryer repairs yourself with these how-tos and tips.

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  • Remove Dryer Lint

  • Thousands of dryer fires are caused by lint every year, yet they can be easily prevented with a few minutes of cleaning. Learn where lint is,…

  • Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

  • Prevent house fires. Clean the lint from inside your clothes dryer as well as lint caught in the exhaust vent. You can complete the cleaning in…

  • Dryer Vent Cover Repair

  • Stop cool drafts from leaky clothes dryer vents by cleaning and lubricating the vent flaps so they completely close. If unsuccessful, replace…

  • DIY Washer Repair

  • Fix 90 percent of clothes washer breakdowns with these four easy fixes—including filling and draining problems, grinding noises and a…

  • Replace a Broken Dryer Vent Cap

  • Replace a broken dryer vent cap simply and quickly. Disconnect the through-wall duct and replace the duct and cap together.

  • Fix a Smelly Washing Machine

  • Stop bad odors in your clothes washer by running a cycle with a special mold-killing tablet and by leaving the door open to promote drying.

  • Clothes Dryer Repair Guide

  • Most dryer problems can be fixed in an hour with a few basic tools and a continuity tester or multimeter—and you can do the work yourself…

  • Front-Loading Washer Won't Drain

  • A front-loading washing machine that won't drain may need nothing more than a simple filter cleaning, especially if it's a Maytag. Learn how to…

  • Fix a Slow Filling Washing Machine

  • If your clothes washer doesn't fill or fills slowly, check the check the fill valve screen or replace the fill valve. Both are simple fixes.

  • Stop Washing Machine Vibration

  • Keep your clothes washing machine from rocking, chattering and moving by adjusting the legs. You can level it in five minutes.

  • Upgrade Washing Machine Hoses

  • Burst hoses can spell big, costly trouble. We'll show you how to replace traditional rubber hoses on wash machines with special no-burst…

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