Appliances make your life easier—and run on electricity. Learn how to safely maintain, repair, and install major and minor appliances in every room of your home—from ovens to dryers to microwaves and more—yourself.
Packed produce on shelf with leaked water in refrigerator
What to Do About a Leaking Refrigerator
Hand pressing a newly installed doorbell
How to Install a Doorbell
Track lighting installed to ceiling with white pendants
How to Install Track Lighting
Agitator being removed from washing machine
How to Remove the Agitator From a Washing Machine
Plastic container and microwave
15 Things You Should Never Put in the Microwave
Woman Fixing Her Own Dishwasher
Troubleshooting Problems With Common Household Appliances
Washing machine knob being turned with tools placed on top for repair
How to Repair Your Washing Machine
dryer in a laundry room
Gas vs Electric Dryer Comparison Guide
How to Install an Over-the-Range Microwave
Slow cooker
How to Buy a Slow Cooker or Crock-Pot
White washing machine with front door open and clothing hanging out
7 DIY Washer Repairs to Prevent a Service Call
leaky washer
Why Is My Washing Machine Leaking? Causes and Fixes
Empty clothes dryer with door open
Clothes Dryer Troubleshooting Guide
A flat screen tv mounted to the wall
How High to Mount Your TV for Optimal Comfort
Washing machine next to basket with a pile of towels and wood shelving with laundry materials
How to Stop Your Washing Machine from Vibrating
Flat screen tv mounted to wall above fireplace
Mounting Your TV Above the Fireplace? Pros vs. Cons
Water heater with expansion tank and pipes on top
What to Do When Your Water Heater Is Making Noises
Testing temperature on running water from shower head
How to Fix Inconsistent Water Temperature
a residential water heater
How to Troubleshoot and Repair an Electric Water Heater
T&P Valve on a Water Heater
What a T&P Valve Is and How to Fix It
Water being poured from refrigerator into glass cup with ice
How to Install a Water Line for a Refrigerator
Gas furnace
How to Light the Standing Pilot Light on a Gas Furnace
Gas Furnace and Water Heater
How to Test a Furnace Pressure Switch
How to Replace a Furnace Thermocouple or Electronic Flame Sensor
Fire and smoke detector on beige wall
Where to Position the Fire and Smoke Detectors in Your Home
Steam vs Hot Water Radiators
Steam vs. Hot Water Radiator Comparison Guide
AC unit in a living room
Window Air Conditioning Chart (BTUs for Room Size)
How a Furnace-Mounted Home Humidifier Works
How a Furnace-Mounted Home Humidifier Works
Closeup of repairing a wall-mounted heater
How to Repair an Electric Wall Heater
window unit air conditioner
Choosing the Right Size (Capacity) for Your Air Conditioner
3 and 4 prong dyer cords
3-Prong vs. 4-Prong Dryer Outlets: What's the Difference?
3 and 4 prong dryer cords on top of a dryer
How to Convert a 4-Prong Dryer Cord to Fit a 3-Slot Outlet
How to Wire a 120/240-Volt Outlet for an Electric Range
How to Wire a 120/240-Volt Outlet for an Electric Range
Water level tube cleaned with cotton swab on back of washing machine
How to Test a Washing Machine Water Level Switch
Water being poured into glass from refrigerator water filter
Changing a Refrigerator Water Filter
full washing machine unable to drain
Washing Machine Not Draining? 5 Causes and Fixes
removing a dishwasher
How to Uninstall a Dishwasher in 5 Simple Steps
Refrigerator light closeup
How to Fix a Refrigerator Light That Won't Come On
Running sink faucet with jammed garbage disposal unit
How to Fix a Jammed Sink Disposal With an Allen Wrench
Baking coil in electric oven being replaced by hand
How to Replace the Baking Coil in an Electric Oven
Dishwasher being installed with screwdriver
How to Install and Connect a New Dishwasher
Power cord being connected with screwdriver to electric range on back of oven
How to Connect the Power Cord of an Electric Range
Hand placed inside oven to test for heat
Troubleshooting a Gas Oven That Won't Heat Up
dryer duct types illustration
5 Types of Dryer Vent Tubing and How to Choose One
Drain hoses connected to back of dishwasher machine
How to Make Dishwasher Drain Hose Connections
Receptacle with a 4-prong secured to the wall
How to Wire a 4-Prong Receptacle for a Dryer
Washing machine turned on with water supply hoses connected to water hammer arresters
How to Install a Water Hammer Arrester
Yellow dryer vent hooked up in tight space
How to Install a Dryer Vent in a Tight Space
Washing machine hoses connected to water supply valves
Choose the Right Washing Machine Hose to Prevent Leaks
garbage disposal
How to Fix a Garbage Disposal: Problems & Solutions
4-prong cord
How to Hook Up a 4-Prong Dryer Cord From a 3-Prong Cord
Power knob turned off on gas stove
How to Turn off Gas to a Stove at the Shutoff Valve
Sink with exposed garbage disposal
How to Repair a Clogged Garbage Disposal
A person opens or closes the hot water valve in the boiler room.
Troubleshooting Common Problems With a Gas-Fired Hot Water Boiler
Bottom of water heater tank with leaking water falling to wood floor
How to Troubleshoot a Leaky Water Heater
Garbage disposal under kitchen sink
How to Choose the Best Garbage Disposal
Expansion tank installed over water heater with copper pipe
How to Install a Water Heater Expansion Tank
Drain valve being checked at bottom of gas tank water heater
How a Gas Tank-Type Water Heater Works
Water heater tank in room corner next to laundry machines and wood door
Venting a Hot Water Heater: What You Should Know
White plate with fork, pasta noodles and sauce next to garbage disposal in sink
10 Things You Should Never Put In Your Garbage Disposal