Home Improvement Laundry Room

Can I Use A Night Light Bulb In My Dryer? (Find Out Now!)

In the past, you might have remembered how comforting and calming it was to gaze at the warmth of a night light. The warm glow always came from a wall and always was associated with a small lightbulb. Those tiny night light bulbs seem like they have only one purpose. But, dryers often have lights too. Can you use a night light bulb for your dryer?

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Washing Machine Making A Humming Noise When Trying To Fill?

What would we do without our trusted, reliable, and always ready  washer and dryer? Unfortunately, at some point in our lifetimes, most of us will likely experience some interruption in the service of these unheralded appliances. The good news is in many cases these problems can be fixed at reasonable prices, and some fixes can even be done yourself.

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How To Hook Up A Washer And Dryer Without The Hookups

Moving is hard work, especially if you move into a place where there are no washer and dryer hookups available. This is a common occurrence, however. The good news is you can create your own, saving you from spending hundreds of dollars to have ones installed.

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Smell In Washing Machine? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

Don’t you just love the fragrant smell of clean laundry? It’s so nice to run a load, open the washer door and get hit with the aroma of fresh clothes. But what if you open your washer and get hit with a different smell? The musty, eggy kind that makes you want to run in the other direction? Many of us have been there, and it’s not fun.

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Washer Spins But Clothes Are Still Wet? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

Your washing machine is one half of the equation that makes getting your laundry done conveniently. Load the washer, add the soap, and switch it to the appropriate setting and your washing machine will do the rest.

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Whirlpool Washer Stops Mid-Cycle? (How to Troubleshoot and Fix)

It’s a frustrating situation.  A washer load of clothes and a tub full of water and the Whirlpool washer decides to quit.  Everything seems to be normal, yet the washer will not restart.  Why do Whirlpool washers stop in the middle of a cycle?

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Can Front-Load Washer Doors Be Reversed? (Find Out Now!)

Have you ever gone appliance shopping, only to find the *perfect* machine, only to notice that the door doesn’t open well for your home? This often happens with front load washers that open up in a way that hits a corner of your home. I understand that feeling, especially since I live in a smaller apartment. This leads to a common question. Can front load washer doors be reversed?

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The 10 Most Common Washing Machine Problems

Washing machines have come a long way. It was not so long ago that they were barely better than washing everything in a tub by hand. Now, they are programmable, have different cycle options, and can wash clothing of almost any fabric.

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Kenmore Washer Model 110 Won't Spin? (Fix It Now!)

Your washing machine may be one of the most useful and most often used appliances in your home. When your washing machine stops working, this can halt everyday necessities like clean clothes or bath towels. If your washing machine stops spinning, it’s best to address the problem quickly, so other issues don’t arise.

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2022 Cost to Relocate Washer & Dryer Hookups

Family needs have changed, and many older homes place the washer and dryer where they no longer fit our lifestyles. Many homes have washer and dryer connections in out-of-the-way locations like basements. Many homeowners wonder what it costs to relocate washer and dryer hookups to more convenient locations.

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How To Stack A Washer And Dryer Without A Kit

When planning the layout of a home, space is your priority. Often, the laundry room is the lowest on the list. Even if you are lucky to have a spacious laundry room, there’s always a possibility to optimize the use of the space you have. This is where stacking your washer and dryer comes in handy, but what if you don’t have a stacking kit? Can you still stack them?

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How To Move A Front Load Washer Without Shipping Bolts (Do This!)

Moving a front load washing machine is a daunting task, and it requires some great planning. The last thing that you want to do is damage your front load washer before it gets to the next destination. With that said, is it okay to move a front load washer without shipping bolts?

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How To Catch Lint From An Outdoor Dryer Vent (Do This!)

Let’s talk about lint. Lint is that pillowey, fuzzy stuff that is usually found in dryers and in lint traps. It’s great for hipsters who like to make things out of lint, but it’s not good for clothing or your home. If you have a dryer, you have to make sure to keep it free of lint. Otherwise, you might have a fire hazard on your hands. Getting lint from your outdoor dryer vent can be tricky, though. So, how can you do it?

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Samsung Dryer Not Heating? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

Thanks to the invention of clothes dryers, we can dry large loads of laundry in no time. It’s a far cry from hanging clothes outside or near a fireplace. But, if your Samsung dryer isn’t heating, you might need to dust off your clothesline.

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Can You Put A Tent In The Dryer? (Find Out Now!)

It’s the end of the camping season, and you are putting away your gear for the winter. Your tent has provided many enjoyable nights out in the wilderness. Unfortunately, it has accumulated its fair share of dirt and stains. As you contemplate cleaning your tent, you wonder if you can put a tent in the dryer?

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How Long Do Water Hammer Arrestors Last? (Find Out Now!)

If you have ever heard a loud thud when turning on your washing machine, you have experienced water hammer. This noise results from a lack of air in the pipes, so there’s no cushion to absorb the water shock. If you notice this jolting noise when turning on your appliances, you need a water hammer arrestor. 

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Washing Machine Filling With Water When Off? (We Have a Fix!)

Waking up to a small lake inside of your washing machine isn’t fun. If you find that this is happening to you, don’t panic. Instead,  start this process by turning off the water. Once you’ve done that, we can explore what’s causing your water machine to keep filling after the water is off.

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Kenmore 70 Series Washer Won't Spin? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

A broken washing machine can be very frustrating, especially if you have a large family. What should you do when your washing machine doesn’t spin? Don’t call a professional just yet; diagnosing the problem may be easier than you think.

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Does A Laundry Room Need A Door?

Laundry rooms are as necessary as they are complicated and sometimes high-maintenance. They can be messy, cluttered, and quite loud during operation which is enough to annoy any homeowner. That alone has made many homeowners ask; does a laundry room need a door?

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What Size Dryer For A King Size Comforter? (Find Out Now!)

Laundry machines will make your life much easier on a regular basis, but only if you have the right size to suit your family’s needs. If you have a king size comforter, you’ll need a correctly sized washer and dryer. We’re going to talk about dryer sizes here.

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How To Test A Dryer Heating Element (Step-by-Step Guide)

One of the significant parts of a dryer is the heating element. Without this element, your dryer will eventually stop running altogether. So, when your clothes come out halfway dry after an hour-long cycle, you may want to take the time to check this component just in case.

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Amana Dryer Not Heating? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

With so many different options on the market, finding a quality dryer is easier than ever. There are more than a few brands that have reliable offerings across their entire line. One of those brands is Amana, a name you may or may not know.

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Samsung Top Load Washer Not Spinning? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

Have you ever gone to put your clothes in the dryer and found soaking wet clothes in the washer? Aggravating, isn’t it? That’s usually the first sign that your washer isn’t spinning properly.

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How To Take The Top Off A Maytag Washer (Quickly & Easily!)

Finding a washing machine that is dependable is at the top of the list when considering this home appliance. Maytag produces a line of some of the most trusted and beloved washing machines on the market today.

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Samsung Washer 4E Code: What It Means and How to Fix It

If you’re like most people, you’re grateful for washing machines since you don’t have to wash your clothes by hand. However, when your washer stops working, it can be a huge inconvenience. Luckily, Samsung washers display error codes when they experience issues, so you can hopefully get your machine going again quickly.

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Washing Machine Drain Hose Too Long? (We Have A Fix)

The positioning of your washing machine’s drain hose (or discharge hose) plays a significant role in how your machine functions. Plus, it also has a big impact on how your laundry room smells. If a drain hose isn’t the right length or poorly placed, it can lead to a host of problems. 

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Musty Smell In The Laundry Room? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

Most of us associate a laundry room with fresh cotton and pleasant-smelling detergent. We all want to know that our clothing is clean and smells good after a wash. But far too often, the laundry room becomes a zone of smelly, musty odors. Why does your laundry room smell like sweaty socks instead of fresh laundry?

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How To Reset A Whirlpool Duet Dryer (Quickly & Easily!)

Whirlpool has been in the business of producing home appliances for a long time. Among their more popular offerings are their washers and dryers. Their Duet Dryer has long been a popular purchase among homeowners and you may have one in your home too.

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How To Test A Dryer Thermal Fuse (Quickly & Easily!)

Your clothes dryer is running perfectly. The only problem is it isn’t drying the clothing.  The dryer is not even getting warm.  More than likely, the thermal fuse that protects the dryer from overheating has failed.  The question is, how do you test the thermal fuse on your dryer?

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Samsung Washing Machine Error Codes (Ultimate Guide)

Don’t you hate when you throw a load of clothes into the washer and nothing happens? Even worse is when your full Samsung washing machine dies mid-cycle. Then, you’re left with a heavy bundle of sopping wet, half-clean clothes (and a machine full of water).

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Why Are Top Loader Washing Machines So Expensive?

Washing machines have become a staple for nearly every home in the United States. While there are still many that must go to laundromats, most people, if afforded the opportunity, choose to have their own laundry room with a washer and dryer. One of the most popular and expensive types of washing machines on the market are top loaders.

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Dryer Spins But There Is No Heat? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

Doing the laundry is not a fun endeavor but technology has made it a lot easier than it used to be. Keeping the laundry going, you can take care of all the clothes for a family of four in a matter of hours. Talk about convenience.

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Belt Drive or Direct Drive Washing Machine: Which Is Better?

When it comes to washing machines, a common question asked is are direct drive or belt drive washing machines better. In this review, we will be putting this question to rest. Should you get a belt drive or direct drive washing machine?

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What Are The Pros And Cons of Stacking a Washer And Dryer?

I’m obsessed with those beautiful laundry rooms on HGTV. If you have to spend long hours somewhere doing something as boring as laundry, at least the room could be beautiful. Maybe then the laundry would get folded and put away faster!

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Whirlpool Washer Making Loud Noises During The Wash Cycle?

When it comes to washers, dryers, and kitchen appliances, Whirlpool is one of the most recognizable brands on the market. They have been around for years, becoming a favorite of customers everywhere for their line of products.

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GE Front Load Washer Keeps Pausing? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

GE washing machines are considered to be a great addition to any type of home setup imaginable. Their front loading washers are particularly popular. Among repairmen, they’re known for durability. However, this doesn’t mean they are infallible. At times, glitches happen. A common issue you might notice is a front loader that keeps pausing at random. Ever wonder what this means?

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Washing Machine Drain Overflows? (Here's a Fix)

Did you know washing machines use between 14 and 20 gallons of water per load? Now, imagine all that water overflowing onto your laundry room floor! No one wants that, but unfortunately, the washing machine drain overflows on occasion.

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Can You Use A Dryer Without A Vent? (Find Out Now!)

If you are in the world of household appliance installation, you already know that dryers and vents are basically inseparable. That’s why people always are reminded to clean out their dryer vent. Lint gets caught there. But, what if you want to get a dryer without a vent. Is it possible? Is it safe?

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Dryer Won't Spin But Just Buzzes? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

It’s frustrating to go and take out a fresh load of laundry from the dryer only to be met with a large, sopping wet mess. You heard it buzz and thought the clothes were dry, but for some reason, your dryer isn’t spinning. So what does it mean? What could be wrong with your appliance?

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Roper Washer Won't Spin? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

It’s essential for washing machines to be in tip-top shape so they can wash your clothes and wring them out before you transfer them to your dryer. So, when your washer doesn’t spin, this becomes a significant issue and hinders you from throwing your clothing into the dryer. So, what is keeping your Roper washer from spinning?

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How To Reset A Fisher And Paykel Washing Machine (Do This!)

Fisher and Paykel washing machines are high-efficiency appliances that allow full customization of your washer cycles. By customizing the measures of temperature, water, time, detergent, and mechanical action, the unit’s wash cycles can be altered to meet the specific needs of virtually any fabric. After all, the best washing machine will not only clean your clothes but also deliver the necessary care to extend the life of all of your garments.

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Amana Washer Won't Spin? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

Owning laundry appliances is seen as a significant benefit because you don’t have to go to a laundromat where you have to share the washer and dryer with hundreds of other people. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is you’re stuck with fixing the machine if it stops working. To do so, you first have to figure out what’s wrong with it.

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Whirlpool Dryer Won't Start But Has Power? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

We rely on our appliances, to help us get through the day. Sometimes though, they break down, and that can be extremely frustrating. We know that feeling all too well, so, we are going to show you some solutions, for when your Whirlpool dryer won’t start but has power.

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Maytag Washer Won't Agitate But Spins? (We Have A Fix!)

When you wash clothes, your top-loading machine may rely on an agitator to move the clothes through the water. This is how your clothes get clean. When your machine stops agitating, your clothes might end up looking less clean than you’d prefer. 

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Dryer Makes Noise When Tumbling? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

Noises coming from your dryer, especially when it’s tumble drying, is usually an indicator that there is a part in your dryer that needs to be replaced. However, if you don’t know what you’re looking for then this can be an issue when you are trying to diagnose the problem.

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Dryer Making A Loud Screeching Sound When Turning? (Try This!)

Your dryer is one appliance that is in use nearly every day, so you become accustomed to the sound of it running. So, if there is something wrong with it, you’ll most likely catch it because it won’t sound the way it usually does. It’ll have an odd screech to it, which could be loud or quiet, depending on the problem.

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What Size Wire Do I Need For A Washing Machine? (Find Out Now!)

If you’ve ever had to go shopping for electrical wire, you’re probably aware that there are numerous different types and sizes available. Different types of electrical wire serve different purposes, but aside from wire type, knowing the appropriate wire size, or gauge, is crucial to making the right choice.

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Maytag Centennial Washer Stuck On Sensing?

The auto-sensing feature on your Maytag Centennial washer is perfect for ensuring you use just the right amount of water. It measures the weight of the load and determines the water amount before proceeding to the next cycle. But if your Maytag Centennial washer gets stuck on sensing, it can be really frustrating.

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Samsung Dryer Thermal Fuse Keeps Blowing? (Fix It Now!)

Don’t you just hate when you start the dryer and walk away, only to find later the dryer turned itself off mid-cycle? Now, your Samsung dryer won’t start at all. There is a 10% chance your Samsung dryer has a blown thermal fuse.

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GE Front Loader Washer Leaking Water? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

General Electric, also known as GE, is famous for making solid washers and dryers. They’re especially famous for their front-loading machines, but every once in a while, you’ll hear of a front loader that malfunctions. One of the most common issues front loaders have is leaking water during their use. So, what can you do to fix this issue?

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How To Tell If A Washer's Suspension Rods Are Bad

Your washing machine is a complex piece of machinery. There are many different internal components that make it easy to do the wash at a moment’s notice. When one of those components goes bad, it requires repair or replacement before the washer can be used again.

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12 Washing Machine Brands to Avoid [with Recall Data]

A washing machine is often the most frequently used tool out of all of your home appliances. Unfortunately, various lacking washing machine brands shake violently, the washer’s basket flies out, or even catch on fire. 

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How To Bypass A Lid Lock On A Whirlpool Washer

Whirlpool washing machines are fully decked out with tons of safety amenities, and that includes small details like lid locks. A lid lock is a mechanism that prevents you from opening up the door on the washer’s top when the machine is running. This prevents people from getting injured, but there will be moments where you will want to bypass that lid lock for one reason or another. But how?

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Agitator Vs. Impeller: Which Is Better In A Washing Machine?

When it comes to your washer, you have a ton of different options that you can choose from. Front-loader or top-loader. Brand A or Brand B. Perhaps most strikingly, you can also choose between an agitator or an impeller mechanism. Both agitator and impeller washers have their perks. Before you pick one out, it’s good to know what you’re getting. But, what should you expect, really?

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of A Washer Without An Agitator?

Washing machines seem like a fairly stable invention, right? Dirty clothes go in, clean ones come out. Simple. Though the concept is simple, innovation never stopped. For example, let’s take a look at agitators. Once not too long ago, they were a staple of the washing machine design. Nowadays, you can find machine models without agitators. But, are they really all they’re cracked up to be?

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Whirlpool Dishwasher Filling But Does Not Wash? (Fix It Now!)

A dishwasher is an essential appliance that helps to make short work of dirty dishes. In modern life, many people rely on the dishwasher to keep their kitchen clean. Unfortunately, a dishwasher that fails to wash your dishes is not only a time drain but can also cost more in utilities by continually running a dirty load of dishes.

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Whirlpool Washer Won't Agitate, Spin, Or Drain? (Fix It Now!)

The last thing you expect when taking laundry out of the washer is dirty, soaking wet clothes. However, if your Whirlpool washer won’t agitate, spin, or drain, that’s exactly what you get. Instead of damp, clean clothes ready for the dryer, you end up with a washer tub full of water. 

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Washing Machine Not Draining Completely? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

As a homeowner, managing your washing machine is another thing you have to put on that long list of chores. If your washing machine is not draining completely, it could result in gross standing-water situations. That leaves us with the question: how do you fix a washing machine that is not draining completely?

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Can A Gas Dryer Run On Propane? (Find Out Now!)

It is commonplace to find either electric dryers or gas dryers in US homes. Both of them have their benefits and drawbacks. Some prefer the efficiency and energy-saving qualities of a gas dryer, and some prefer the cheaper outright cost and safety of an electric dryer. 

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Why Is There Water In My Dryer?

Your dryer has one purpose, to dry clothing, towels, and other items using heated air. Therefore, it can be alarming to open your dryer and find water inside the drum or leaking underneath the appliance. Since your dryer’s main aim is to get rid of moisture, why is there water in your dryer?

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