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.
Agitator being removed from washing machine
How to Remove the Agitator From a Washing Machine
Plastic container and microwave
13 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
Easy Steps for Installing a Built-In Microwave
Slow cooker
How to Buy the Right Slow Cooker for Easy One-Pot Meals
White washing machine with front door open and clothing hanging out
Try This Before You Call a Washer Repair Tech
leaky washer
Help! Why Is My Washer Leaking?
Empty clothes dryer with door open
Why Isn't My Clothes Dryer Not Working?
Washing machine next to basket with a pile of towels and wood shelving with laundry materials
Does Your Washer Dance More Than You Do?
Flat screen tv mounted to wall above fireplace
Should You Mount a TV Above a Fireplace?
Water level tube cleaned with cotton swab on back of washing machine
This Is How to Test a Washing Machine Water Level Switch
Water being poured into glass from refrigerator water filter
Change Your Refrigerator Water Filter for Better-Tasting Water and Ice
full washing machine unable to drain
Common Reasons for Washing Machine Drain Problems
removing a dishwasher
How to Remove a Dishwasher
Refrigerator light closeup
How to Fix a Faulty Refrigerator Light
Running sink faucet with jammed garbage disposal unit
Free Your Garbage Disposal With an Allen Wrench
Baking coil in electric oven being replaced by hand
When Your Oven Stops Heating, You May Be Able to Fix it Yourself
Dishwasher being installed with screwdriver
Learn How to Install 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
What to Do When Your Oven Won't Heat Up
dryer duct types illustration
Is Your Dryer Vent Pipe Safe and Legal?
Drain hoses connected to back of dishwasher machine
Different Methods for Dishwasher Drain Connections
Receptacle with a 4-prong secured to the wall
4-Prong Dryer Outlet Wiring and Requirements
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 Hook Up 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 Common Garbage Disposal Problems
4-prong cord
How to Replace a 3-Prong Dryer Cord With a 4-Prong Cord
Power knob turned off on gas stove
How to Turn off Gas to a Stove at the Shutoff Valve
Electrical wiring being connected under red caps on top of water heater
What Are Some Basic Tips for Wiring Electric Water Heaters?
Water inlet valve inside back of washing machine
How to Repair a Washing Machine Water Inlet-Valve
Under the sink.
How to Attach a Plug-In Cord to a Garbage Disposal
Dishwasher interior with exposed vent and spinner
Dishwasher Air Gap and High Loop Options
Everything You Need to Know About Garbage Disposals
Thermocouple held in front of water heater
Fix Your Water Heater with an Easy Thermocouple Replacement
Close-up of a woman with a laundry basket washing clothes
How Much Does It Cost to Run an Electric Dryer?
Kitchen interior
Reversing a Refrigerator Door Is Easy
Ignitor turned on inside gas oven
Easy Fix: Replace Your Gas Oven Ignitor Safely and Get Cooking Again
Stainless steel range hood over kitchen stove flanked by wall-mounted shelves
Wall Oven vs Range Comparison Guide
New dishwasher installed in kitchen
How to Install a New Dishwasher, Drain Line, and Electrical Connection
Efficient refrigerator filled with fresh produce and groceries
11 Ways to Increase the Efficiency of Your Refrigerator
Installed ice maker filled with ice cubes
Installing a Refrigerator Ice Maker
Interior of real laundry room with washing machine at window at home
Prevent Fires by Cleaning Your Dryer Vent
whirlpool cabrio washer error codes
What Do These Flashing Numbers on My Whirlpool Washer Mean?
Common Samsung Front-Load Washer Error Codes
What Does That Flashing Number Mean on My Samsung Front-Load Washer?
Electrical cord installed in back of dryer machine with screwdriver
How to Hook up a Dryer Cord in 5 Easy Steps
Clothes tumbling in an open dryer.
These Are the Causes of Electric Dryer Outlet and Cord Failures
samsung front-load washer and dryer in laundry room
Need Help? Troubleshooting Samsung Washer Problems and Repairs
Stacked Whirlpool washer and dryer with laundry materials in between
Learn How to Troubleshoot Whirlpool Dryer Problems and Repairs
Rotary Zip Saw
What a RotoZip RotoSaw Is and How It's Used
Dryer vent with duct tubing connected to back of drying machine
How to Install a Dryer Vent
open dryer door
Dryer Troubleshooting and Repairs to Save a Service Call
Stainless steal refrigerator not cooling in kitchen
10 Reasons Why My Refrigerator Is Not Cooling
Bubble level placed on top of washing machine with houseplant on top
How to Level a Washing Machine
Defrosted and clean empty freezer with door open
How to Defrost Your Freezer
A kitchen with appliances
How Long Do Appliances Last?
Fixing Microwave Oven
Learn How to Troubleshoot and Repair Your Microwave
Man cooks pasta on glass cooktop
The Bridge Element on Your Glass Cooktop Can Make Cooking Easier