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  1. DIY Washer Repair

    Fix 90 percent of clothes washer breakdowns with these four easy fixes—including filling and draining problems, grinding noises and a failure to spin. You'll avoid the $80 - $150 service call.

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  1. Clothes Washer : Keep Your Washing Machine from Flooding the Laundry Room

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    Install an automatic washing machine shutoff valve to prevent expensive flooding due to broken hoses, leaky valves or other malfunctions, especially when you're not home. You’ll have greater peace of mind.

  2. Fix a Smelly Washing Machine

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    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.

  3. Washing Machine Repair: Stuck on One Cycle?

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    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.

  4. Fix a Slow Filling Washing Machine

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    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.

  5. How to Repair a Leaking Washing Machine

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    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 a fraction of the cost of calling a service technician. And only rarely will you have to purchase a new machine. This article will help you avoid the expensive service call by showing you how to diagnose and fix the most common washing machine leaks.

  6. Washing Machine Repair: How to Replace a Belt

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    An overloaded washing machine or clothing jammed in the rim of the washer drum can cause drive belts to slip or burn. Find the problem, then remove the belt and install a matching replacement belt.

  7. Check Washing Machine Water Temperatures for Better Performance

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    Clothes not coming out clean? The water might be too cold. Make sure your cold washing machine water is at least 65-degrees for best detergent action.

  8. Stop Washing Machine Vibration

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

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. A Vertical Wind Generator from Washing Machine Motor

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    Have an old front-load clothes washer and some PVC pipe lying around?  Make a vertical wind generator and go GREEN the DIY way. Remove motor from washing machine This step was the most destructive using various implements to separate the motor assembly from the washing machine .  I'll leave it to ...

  2. Bob Vila Radio: Washing Machine Hoses - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    The hoses that deliver hot and cold water to your clothes washer may not be something you think about very often, but failing washing ...

  3. How to Remove and Replace Washing Machine Water Supply Hoses

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    You know, if your washing machine is located inside your house, say up on the second floor, or in a laundry room or in a kitchen like this one is, its a potential hazard, a flood that’s waiting to happen. In most cases, water is supplied to your washing machine through rubber hoses which are ...

  4. How to Clean a Washing Machine - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    It may sound counterintuitive, but it's a good idea to clean a washing machine , both to keep odors at bay and to maximize energy efficiency.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Stop Your Washing Machine from Wobbling

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    In this video Helen shows how to stop a washing machine from wobbling.

  2. How to Repair a Washing Machine Leaking From Underneath

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Stop the leak and learn how to repair a washing machine that's leaking underneath.

  3. How to Conserve Energy When Doing Laundry

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to wash your clothes without spending too much energy.

Blog Posts

  1. Automatic Washing Machine Shutoff Valve

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Prevent Laundry Flooding: Do you turn off your washing machine water supply every time you finish washing clothes?  Of course you don’t. Only a small percentage of people actually do that and I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  2. Add a whole-house surge protector

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    A couple of weeks ago, we had a thunderstorm at our house with lots of lightning. The next morning, our two-year old washing machine went on the fritz. The repairman told us both circuit boards were fried and it would actually make the most sense to replace...( read more )

  3. Another Thirty Yards

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    FromDIY Diva

    Saturday morning I tried to make a “realistic list” of things I wanted to get done this weekend, which ended up being something like fifteen items long and included things...

  4. Designing an Eco-Friendly Children's Room

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    Going green in a kids room isn't tough, just follow these 3 steps

  5. September 19, 2012 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

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    FromAsk the Builder

    In this Newsletter, the garage door is installed in the shed, a video on why your roof doesn't collapse, the Handyman Online Classes are coming, a problem with the clothes dryer, Milwaukee Router tool review, poor search engine results, a fall to-do checklist and power tools are dangerous!

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