Learn how to repair your household appliances with these step-by-step projects and expert tips from the pros.
How to Oil an Electric Motor
When oiling an electric motor be sure to use special oil for lubricating electric motors. Other oils could cause excess wear and premature failure.
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How to Reverse a Refrigerator Door
Door handles can easily be reversed on almost any refrigerator door by removing a few screws and bolts —but keep track of the parts and the assembly order.
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 ...
Dishwasher Repair: Fix a Dishwasher Rack
A rusty dishwasher rack can leave rust streaks on dishes. Instead of buying an overpriced replacement rack, recoat and cover the rusty spots yourself in less than an hour.
How to Fix a Smelly Dishwasher
Stop bad dishwasher odors by cleaning food scraps from the tub and running a dishwasher cleaner through a cycle.
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.
How to Make a Garage Refrigerator Work
Keeping an old refrigerator running in an uninsulated garage can cost more than it's worth. First, you'll have to heat it in the winter to make the freezer work; then it needs more power in the summer heat. If you have to have it, here's how to make it work.
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.