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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    Washing Hose Security

    My washing machine discharge hose jumped out of the laundry tub and flooded the entire room.


    Ready-To-Go Hangers

    The quicker you can get to your clothes out of the dryer the less chance that they'll wrinkle.


    How to Retrieve Items Dropped Down Drains

    Here is a simple way you can once again be reunited with what you thought was never to be found...


    Cornucopia of Curves

    The next time your project throws you a curve, don’t fuss with a compass—reach for a washer instead. Washers make...


    How to Turn Your Drill into a Master Cleaning Device

    To make this drill brush you'll need: a drill, a washer, a bolt, a long machine screw and a brush...


    Deodorize Smelly Shoes

    Simply slip a new dryer fabric softener sheet into each smelly shoe and leave it in overnight to cancel out...


    11 Things That Should Never, Ever End Up in Your Washing Machine

    Trust us, it's worth the extra effort of making sure these things never end up in your next load of...


    Project Drying Station

    This two-board hair dryer stand speeds up paint and glue drying and frees up both of your hands for holding...

    Write Notes on the Washer

    When you put a load of clothes into your washing machine, use a dry-erase marker to note on the lid...


    Reader Project: Dryer Pedestal

    My wife asked me if we could get a pedestal for our dryer, since she finds it difficult to bend


    How to Pressure Wash a House

    Paint prep simplified


    Lower Your Water Bill by Conserving Water

    Replace your old water-wasting appliances with ones that have higher water efficiency.


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    Dryer Vent Cover Repair

    Clean the vent flaps to stop cold air drafts


    Remove Dryer Lint

    Protect yourself against dryer fires



    Automatic Sensors Stop Washing Machine Floods

    Avoid expensive laundry room disasters!

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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 Fix Household Appliances

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


    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...