Washer and Dryer

These days, living without a washer and dryer set is almost unthinkable. Here’s what you need to know to buy the right ones and keep them working properly.

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What Is Perm Press on a Dryer?

How much do you know about this important dryer setting?

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How To Clean a Front Load Washer

Clean your front load washer once a month to keep it smelling fresh. Regular cleaning also helps prevent mold and...

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The Right Way to Wash a Sweater

Never ruin a garment again!

The 5 Most Energy-Efficient Washer and Dryer Sets for a More Sustainable Home

Yes, it's possible to find joy in the laundry room. Save money, water and hassles with these energy-efficient washer and...

5 Most Reliable Washer Dryer Brands, According to Appliance Repair Techs

Wondering about the most reliable brands of washers and dryers? Check out the top 5 recommended by experts.

6 Best RV Washer-Dryer Combos

From LG to GE to Black+Decker, we found the best RV washer-dryer combos with the help of an expert.

Why Is My Dryer Squeaking?

Learn the most common reasons for that annoying squeaking, and what you can do to make it stop.

5 Best Washer and Dryer Bundles Under $1,500—Yes, Really

The best washing machines (and their matching dryers) for under $1,500 will boost your laundry game without breaking your budget.

Electrolux vs. LG Washers: We Break Down the Similarities and Differences

From smart tech connectivity to powerful stain-fighting cycles, LG vs. Electrolux washers both offer a wide range of user-friendly features....

Why Does My Washing Machine Smell So Bad?

If you notice an unpleasant odor coming from your washing machine, find the source and address it right away.

Dryer Plug Types: 3-Prong vs. 4-Prong Dryers

There's more than one way to plug in your dryer.

Asko vs. Miele Washing Machines: What’s Best?

The great washing machine debate: Asko vs. Miele. Here's what to know about the two brands and which might be...

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10 Things You Should Never Put in the Washing Machine

Some items can shrink in the washer, while others can be totally destroyed or even break your machine!

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There’s a Right Way to Clean Your Sneakers — Here’s How

Contrary to popular belief, you can put your sneakers in the washing machine!

LG vs. Samsung Washer: It All Comes Down to the Features

LG vs. Samsung washers might look similar, but there are a few differences that you should know before purchasing.

Gas vs. Electric Dryers: What Are the Main Differences?

Gas dryers may not be around for much longer, but while they are, you may want one. Here's how to...

Did You Know the Tune Your Washing Machine Plays Is a Real Song?

Next time you do your laundry, you can thank a classical composer for this catchy melody.

How to Avoid a Flooded Laundry Room Upstairs

Prevent flooded laundry room damage from washing machine overflows and supply hose leaks with...

We Tried the Songmics Clothes-Drying Rack, and It Fits More Than One Load at a Time

The adjustable Songmics clothes-drying rack can handle heavy laundry loads, but it folds up flat.

Best Washing Machine for Your Cleanest Laundry Yet

Need a little help picking the best washing machine? Family Handyman has you (and your toughest stains) covered.

8 Best Washer and Dryers for an Apartment in 2024

Buying a washer dryer for an apartment is a game-changer. Say goodbye to schlepping to the laundromat and paying for...

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Will a Ventless Washer/Dryer Combo Work for You?

Ventless washer-dryer combos save energy, are easier on your clothes and can be installed anywhere. Still, they aren't for everyone.

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What To Know About Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

Heat pump dryers are recent crossovers from the European to the North American market. They're energy-efficient, compact and ventless.

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Common Dryer Repairs You Can Do Yourself

Dryer not working? Don't despair. You might be able to fix it yourself.

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Everything You Need to Know About The Laundress Product Recall

Here's what you need to know about the luxe cleaning company's recall, and how to get your reimbursement.

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Are Front Loading Washing Machines Better Than Top Loaders?

Washing machines spark more debates than any other appliance. Strong feelings abound on both sides. So are you a front...

What To Know About Electric Dryers

Electric dryers work just as effectively as gas models and leave a much smaller carbon footprint.

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Tips To Get Rid of Mold in Your Washing Machine

Washing machines take a lot of abuse — hard water, harsh chemicals, soccer uniforms. Keep these indispensable appliances mold-free with...

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Is It Better to Stack a Washer and Dryer or Leave Them Side by Side?

More and more washing machines and dryers can be stacked, but there are some factors to consider before putting one...

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.

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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...