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    Appliance Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

    Before you pick up the phone and fork over a bunch of cash to fix your appliances, check out these super-simple repairs you can actually do yourself.



    Dryer Not Heating? Try Replacing This One Simple Part

    You may be able to fix your dryer without calling a pro. Read on to learn how.


    We Tried It: Lasko All-Season High-Velocity Hybrid Fan and Heater

    This sleek, potent appliance from Lasko does double duty as a fan and heater and is especially handy for in-between...

    Don’t Use Your Oven’s Self-Cleaning Feature. Here’s Why.

    According to appliance repair pro Scott the Fix-It Guy, you need to think twice before firing up your oven's self-cleaning...


    One Tip for Major Appliances In Your Home

    You use these appliances every day, but you've probably never tried these handy tricks.

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    1 Minute Fix for Oven Door That Doesn’t Close All the Way

    Our appliance repair expert shares one of his favorite fixes. It's quick, easy and requires no tools!


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    Slow-Filling Washer? How To Check (and Replace) the Water Fill Valve

    If your water inlet screens are clean, it's likely time to replace the water fill valve. You can do it...


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    7 DIY Fixes for a Dryer That’s Not Drying Clothes

    Laundry still damp after a run in the dryer? Try these seven DIY fixes before you schedule a service call.


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    Try This Simple Tip To Fix a Slow-Filling Washer

    Does your washing machine take a long time to fill? This simple fix could solve the problem in 15 minutes.

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    How To Fix a Dryer Moisture Sensor

    When it's set to Auto Dry, does your dryer keep running for hours? Clean your dryer's moisture sensor and your...


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    How To Replace an Electric Stove Burner

    If your electric stove burners aren't working, you can fix or replace the heating element in 15 minutes!


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    How To Fix a Dishwasher That Doesn’t Dissolve the Soap

    If your dishes aren't clean and the soap hasn't dissolved, don't make a service call just yet. Here's how to...


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    How To Fix a Dryer That Doesn’t Dry Clothes

    If your clothes dryer fails to dry clothes, try clearing the dryer vent tube before calling an appliance repair tech.


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    5 Minute Fix for a Dishwasher That Won’t Drain

    Learn how to keep your dishwasher drain line from clogging, and what to do if it does.

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    How To Fix a Front-Loading Washing Machine That Won’t Drain

    If your front-loading washer won't drain, something's probably stuck. Here's how to diagnose the problem and fix it.


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    How To Fix a Gas Stove Burner

    Gas stove burner not lighting? Fix it in 20 seconds or less using a paper clip.


    How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    Here’s the plan — don’t neglect the fan.


    If You See White Film on Glassware, This Is What It Means

    Here's the simple science behind your cloudy glassware.


    3 Reasons Why There Is an Appliance Shortage

    Appliances are in high demand and hard to find. Here's why.


    How To Replace the Heating Element in an Electric Oven

    Electric oven heating element replacement is a surprisingly simply DIY fix. Here's everything you need to know.


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    How to Clean Stainless Steel with Olive Oil

    You'll need a clean microfiber cloth, a fresh bottle of olive oil and some elbow grease!


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    Best Electric Stoves for 2022

    The best electric stoves in 2022 are packed with features for families, foodies and freezer-to-oven heater-uppers. These are our top...

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    Why Bathroom Mats Shouldn’t Go in Your Washer

    Bathroom mats should never, ever go in your washing machine. Learn why, and what to do when your bathroom mats...


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    What Is a Convection Oven? Are They Better Than Conventional Ovens?

    You used to find convection ovens only in professional kitchens, but now they're gaining popularity as a home appliance. So......


    22 Simple Heating and Air Conditioning Fixes

    Even a beginner can solve common furnace and air conditioning problems — and save money!


    How to Make Your Refrigerator Smell Better with Vanilla Extract

    You can banish that funky refrigerator aroma. Here's how.


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    Best Gas Stoves of 2022

    Whether you're an accomplished chef or a newcomer to the kitchensphere, cook up a storm with this curated collection of...


    Can You Use Dishwasher Tablets to Clean the Shower?

    Your dishwasher tablets are tough on soap scum, too.