Washing Machines

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How to Replace a Washing Machine Shut-off Valve

This essential safety feature is easy to repair.

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Washing Machine Drains Too Fast

This problem can result in overflow.

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9 Energy-Saving Washing Machine Tips

Save money on laundry day with these easy ideas!

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How to Clean Your Washing Machine

Detergent buildup and constant use mean your washing machine can use a clean of its own.

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How to Choose the Best Washer and Dryer

With so many types of washers and dryers, choose which set is right for you or your family.

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Clean Up Common Washing Machine Problems

Washing machines are taken for granted in most households.

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How to Change a Washing Machine Belt

You'll know it's bad if there's a rubber smell.

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How to Repair a Washing Machine that Overfills

It could be a part that needs replaced or a malfunction.

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How to Replace a Washing Machine Timer

Don't put up with a broken timer. Replace it with a few tools and some simple steps.

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How to Install a Recessed Washing Machine Box

Installing a recessed washing machine box sounds difficult, but it actually can be pretty easy

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Washer Outlet Box

The boxes make for easy installation.

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What Causes a Washer Agitator to Stop Working?

There are brands and models that use washer agitator.

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How to Repair a Washing Machine that Won't Start

There's nothing more frustrating than a washing machine that won't start.

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How to Repair a Washing Machine that Doesn't Spin

Several separate components can cause this.

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Washer-Dryer Combo Advantages and Disadvantages

Gadgets are made for simplifying our lives; the washer-dryer combo is a classic example.

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How to Disconnect a Washing Machine

Disconnecting your washing machine is not a difficult task, but moving it could require help.

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Front Load Washer Problems: Overflow

When the washing machine overflows, finding the solution fast will save you time and money.

A washing machine with water and clothes inside.
How to Fix a Washing Machine That Won't Fill With Water

A washer that won't fill with water is a immediate problem. Fortunately, it can also be a quick, easy fix even for beginners.

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Washing Machine Drain Pan Installation

Wash away water damage concerns with a drain pan.

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Troubleshooting a Washing Machine That Won't Start

Getting the machine going may not require a pro.

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Troubleshooting a Washing Machine That Won't Spin

A washer that won't spin doesn't have to be a pricey problem. Learn how to troubleshoot and repair it on your own.

A man holds a washing machine motor.
5 Common Washing Machine Motor Problems

Troubleshoot common spin and agitate issues.

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Conceal the Laundry Area in Your Basement

The laundry area in your basement is a definite convenience, but if you are also using your basement as an entertainment area, you may want to conceal the laundry area to make the space more visually appealing. There are a few options for concealing your washer, dryer, and associated supplies. Install

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Tips to Add a Laundry Area to Your Garage

A garage is an excellent place to add a laundry area within the home. This is especially true if your garage has some unused space, which you could put to good use. It allows you to do your laundry, comfortably away from the main house. Laundry activities need not disrupt members of the household, who

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How should I design an under-counter washer/dryer cabinet?

The most important aspect of a design for an under-counter washer-dryer cabinet is to ensure that there is enough space for easy operation as well as cleaning of the cabinet. The advantage of an under-counter cabinet is that the top is an option and not a necessity. The cabinet could be just made of

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Is it possible for my washer/dryer cabinet to warp?

Whether you've built your own washer-dryer cabinet or it came along with your home, it's important that you take care of this feature in your laundry room. Many washer-dryer cabinets can become warped. Those that are made out of wood are often the most susceptible to warping. They can warp because of

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How should I design a vertical washer-dryer cabinet?

To begin designing your vertical washer-dryer cabinet, first decide upon the space and the area in which you would like to construct it. If you have a small space, stacking the washer and dryer can be a convenient option. To start with, measure out the depth of your machines--how much are they protruding

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How to Repair a Washing Machine that Is Unbalanced

Left unaddressed, an imbalance can lead to internal damage.

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Tide Coldwater Liquid Detergent Questions and Answers

How does it compare to regular Tide?

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How to Replace a Washing Machine Water Level Switch

You don't need to hire a professional to replace the switch.

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How to Remove a Washing Machine Agitator

Read on to learn everything you'll need to know.

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How to Extend a Washing Machine Drain Hose

You can buy a kit that has everything you will need.

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How to Check a Washing Machine Motor Capacitor

Before buying a new motor, check its start capacitor.

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Troubleshooting a Washing Machine That Won't Drain

Troubleshooting washing machine problems isn’t too difficult

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How to Repair a Dented Washer or Dryer

Use a plunger that is small and slightly damp.

The inside of a washing machine.
Why Is a Washing Machine Drain Vent Necessary?

A washing machine drain vent serves an important purpose.

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How to Repair a Washing Machine Lid Switch

Many things can cause a washing machine to stop working.

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How to Repair a Leaking Washing Machine

Repairing a leaking washing machine can be expensive.

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How to Replace a Washing Machine Drain Hose

Wear and tear can damage your washer's drain hose.

A front loading washer and dryer.
Front Load Washer Problems: Loud Noises

If your front loading washing machine has problems with noise, follow this guide to learn about and solve the most common issues.

How To Replace A Washing Machine Tub Seal

If you know how to replace a washing machine tub seal you can save hundreds of dollars on repair costs.