Find ideas and projects to organize and update your laundry room plus repairs for your washer and dryer.
How to Organize a Laundry Room
Increase efficiency in your laundry room with these simple storage and organization projects. Learn how to install a folding table, add a soap dispenser, find space for a hanging rack, install an all-purpose wall cabinet, and create storage space on a laundry tub.
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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 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 ...
Clothes Washer: Keep Your Washing Machine from Flooding the Laundry Room
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.
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.
Washing Machine Repair: How to Replace a Belt
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.
How to Stabilize a Washing Machine
Washing machine vibrations during the spin cycle can shake the whole house, but you can get them under control with vibration isolation/dampening pads.
Fix a Leaking Faucet
Fix a dripping laundry faucet by replacing the faucet washer or the valve stem O-ring. You can replace both in ten minutes with a wrench and screwdriver.
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, how to get at it, and the best way to clean it out.
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.