Home Appliances

Everything you need to know about buying, maintaining and repairing your home appliances.

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    Automatic Sensors Stop Washing Machine Floods

    Avoid expensive laundry room disasters!

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    Choosing Furnace Filters

    How to choose the best filter for your furnace

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    How to Properly Vent a Dryer

    Venting warm, moist air from dryers inside the house causes moisture problems. Try these 5 easy energy saving tips instead.

    How to Repair or Replace Defective Water Heater Dip Tubes

    Check your water heater in case you have a defective dip tube.

    Installing Kitchen Backsplash and New Vent Hood

    Get a bright, refreshing look in one weekend—with no major mess or disruption

    Workshop Organization Tips

    5 one day projects to improve your shop

    Repair & Rebuild Your Own Chain Saw: DIY Front End Rebuild

    Did your chain saw stop working? Don't give up on it just yet. Follow these instructions for troubleshooting the problem...

    How to Clean Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals

    When was the last time you cleaned your oven? Does preheating give you a burnt reminder of last week's dinner?...

    How to Fix Household Appliances

    Oven won't heat? Clothes won't dry? Fix the oven and clothes dryer yourself and avoid expensive service calls.

    11 Essentials for Your Spring Maintenance Checklist

    These jobs are best done during warm months, so make them part of your regular spring home maintenance routine.

    Do Your Own Furnace Maintenance This Winter

    Here are 8 things to check before you call a pro to repair your furnace, plus some tips for warming...

    5 Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your Yard

    Don't sweat that boxy A/C unit. Here's how to put it out of sight and out of mind.

    Water Softener Salt Smarts

    You can buy iron-fighting pellets for your water softener.

    How I Saved Money This Month: Cleaning Refrigerator Coils

    The smartest thing you can do for your fridge is to keep the coils clean. It cuts electricity bills and...

    DIY Car Care: Summertime Thermostat Advice

    If your vehicle experiences overheating problems in the summer, fix the root cause (water pump, clogged radiator, inoperative cooling fans,...

    Pressure Washer Maintenance and Tips

    We talked to a few power washer fanatics and several manufacturers to learn the best tips for using and maintaining...

    Appliance Care and Maintenance Tips to Make Appliances Last

    Bad habits cost you; good habits save thousands. Read on and save big on appliance repairs with these maintenance tips.

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    What To Know About Bathroom Exhaust Fans

    A bathroom exhaust fan keeps the bathroom dry and odor-free. Models are available that mount in the ceiling, a wall...