Washer and Dryer Repair projects
Dryer Making a Loud Noise? Replace the Motor
If your dryer has started making loud, rumbling noises and no longer dries clothes well, replacing the motor may be the cheapest solution.…
DIY Washer Repair
Fix 90 percent of clothes washer breakdowns with these four easy fixes—including filling and draining problems, grinding noises and a…
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Automatic Sensors Stop Washing Machine Floods
Washing machine floods due to a bad valve or a ruptured water hose are frequent enough that an automatic sensor is a good investment. Here's how…
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…
How to Repair a Leaking Washing Machine
Don't panic when the washing machine starts leaking water all over the floor! You can usually fix the problem yourself within and hour or two at…
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…
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…
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…
Stain Removal on Clothes Stained by Washer
Eliminate irritating clothes washer stains by cleaning away crud around the top and agitator. Then run a special cleaner through a wash cycle.
Washing Machine Repair: Stuck on One Cycle?
If your clothes washer is stuck on one cycle, replace the timer. It's expensive, but you'll save the cost of a service call or a new washer.