Washer and Dryer Repair

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

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.

Washer and Dryer Repair projects

  • 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…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.