Washer and Dryer Repair

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

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  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.


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