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Washer and Dryer Repair

Make your Washer and Dryer Repairs yourself with these how-tos and tips.

  1. Clothes Dryer Repair Guide

    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.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. Front-Loading Washer Won't Drain

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    A front-loading washing machine that won't drain may need nothing more than a simple filter cleaning, especially if it's a Maytag. Learn how to access the filter and how to clean it.

  6. How to Drain a Washing Machine That Won't Drain

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    Save a bundle on appliance repair bills. We show you how to unclog your washing machine so it drains and replace the pump if you need to.

  7. Fix a Stuck Washing Machine Hose

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    Replace corroded laundry hoses without ruining the valve by slitting them with a Dremel tool so the hose end will release.

  8. DIY Washer Repair

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    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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