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Find ideas and projects to organize and update your laundry room plus repairs for your washer and dryer.

  1. How to Install a Dryer Vent

    To speed up clothes drying and prevent lint build-up, install a smooth metal dryer vent. These step-by-step directions walk you through the tough parts. Rigid metal vents are safer than flexible plastic and metal types, which catch more lint, require more cleaning and can retard airflow. Even ...

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  1. Clothes Dryer Repair Guide

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    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 with these simple instructions.

  2. 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.

  3. Remove Dryer Lint

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    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Replace a Broken Dryer Vent Cap

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    Replace a broken dryer vent cap simply and quickly. Disconnect the through-wall duct and replace the duct and cap together.

  6. 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.

  7. How to Properly Vent a Dryer

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    A heat diverter attached to an electric dryer captures waste heat, but can also create moisture and air-quality problems. Get better results by managing the loads and keeping dryer lint under control.

  8. How to Install a Laundry Chute

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    You'll love the convenience of a laundry chute. It'll save you time and energy with fewer trips up and down stairs. We show you how to find a wall location and install one.

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