Find ideas and projects to organize and update your laundry room plus repairs for your washer and dryer.
How to Properly Vent a Dryer
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.
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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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Install a Laundry Chute
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.