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      Appliance Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

      Before you pick up the phone and fork over a bunch of cash to fix your appliances, check out these super-simple repairs you can actually do yourself.



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      How To Fix a Front-Loading Washing Machine That Won’t Drain

      If your front-loading washer won't drain, something's probably stuck. Here's how to diagnose the problem and fix it.


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      How To Fix a Gas Stove Burner

      Gas stove burner not lighting? Fix it in 20 seconds or less using a paper clip.

      How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

      Here’s the plan — don’t neglect the fan.


      If You See White Film on Glassware, This Is What It Means

      Here's the simple science behind your cloudy glassware.

      How To Replace the Heating Element in an Electric Oven

      Electric oven heating element replacement is a surprisingly simply DIY fix. Here's everything you need to know.


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      How to Clean Stainless Steel with Olive Oil

      You'll need a clean microfiber cloth, a fresh bottle of olive oil and some elbow grease!


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      Best Electric Stoves for 2022

      The best electric stoves in 2022 are packed with features for families, foodies and freezer-to-oven heater-uppers. These are our top...


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      Why Bathroom Mats Shouldn’t Go in Your Washer

      Bathroom mats should never, ever go in your washing machine. Learn why, and what to do when your bathroom mats...

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      What Is a Convection Oven? Are They Better Than Conventional Ovens?

      You used to find convection ovens only in professional kitchens, but now they're gaining popularity as a home appliance. So......


      3 Reasons Why There Is an Appliance Shortage

      Appliances are in high demand and hard to find. Here's why.


      22 Simple Heating and Air Conditioning Fixes

      Even a beginner can solve common furnace and air conditioning problems — and save money!


      How to Make Your Refrigerator Smell Better with Vanilla Extract

      You can banish that funky refrigerator aroma. Here's how.


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      Best Gas Stoves of 2022

      Whether you're an accomplished chef or a newcomer to the kitchensphere, cook up a storm with this curated collection of...

      Can You Use Dishwasher Tablets to Clean the Shower?

      Your dishwasher tablets are tough on soap scum, too.

      8 Best Air Fresheners for Your Kitchen

      Need to get some unwanted smells out of your kitchen? These eight odor-eliminating products should be a big help.


      How to Wash an Electric Blanket

      Before you snuggle up with your electric blanket this winter, make sure it's clean. Here's how to do it.



      10 Ways to Unwrinkle Your Clothing Without an Iron

      No time to iron? Don't panic. These tips will have you smoothed out in no time.


      This Is Why You Should Never Place a Hot Lid Facedown on Your Glass Top Stove

      Be careful in the kitchen! This simple move can have shattering consequences.


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      Why Is the Water From My Fridge Not Cold?

      If the water from your refrigerator isn't cold, it doesn't mean the fridge is broken. It may have to do...


      What to Do with Your Cabin Refrigerator at the End of the Season

      Take these important steps before leaving for the season.

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      How to Choose the Best Washing Machine Temperature for Your Clothes

      Switch most loads to this expert-recommended washing machine water temperature, and you could save up to $150 a year.


      10 Foods You Shouldn’t Reheat in a Microwave

      We already know better than to nuke plastic—or heaven forbid, aluminum foil—but certain foods can become downright toxic when blasted...


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      Appliances to Unplug When You Leave the Cabin

      Take these steps before you leave for the season.


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      8 Best Bathroom Fans of 2021

      Remodeling a bathroom or building a house? Here's a collection of top-rated bathroom fans to keep the air circulating, humidity...


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      Why Is My Fridge Water Dispenser Not Working?

      It happens to many of us — you put a glass up to your refrigerator water dispenser, and it sputters...


      How To Clean Shower Curtains

      Has it been a while since you cleaned your shower curtain? It might be high time to throw it in...