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Why Are Clothes Still Wet After Being Put in the Dryer?

It's frustrating to toss a load of damp clothing into the dryer only to return to find them as wet as when you put them in. The reason clothes are still wet at the end of a drying cycle might be as simple as a clogged vent. Read More

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Do You Dump Grease Down The Sink? You May Be Creating A Dreaded Fatberg

If you pour used cooking grease down the kitchen sink, you’re not alone—according to a new survey, 44 percent of respondents in the D.C. region pour cooking oil, fat, or grease down the sink at least occasionally. Read More

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9 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Appliances

All major appliances are subject to general wear and tear, and that means they will eventually break down and need to be replaced. But we don’t have to help them along. The way you use your appliances today has a big impact on whether ...

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7 Tips for Maintaining Your Oven

Extend the life of your oven and avoid repairs by following these simple maintenance tips. Whether you use your oven to sling out savory treats like Julia Child or just to heat up last night’s pizza, you’ll want to make sure your oven ...

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Most Common Appliance Problems and Repairs

Every year the Survey Research team at Consumer Reports gets tens of thousands of responses from our members about problems they’ve had with their kitchen and laundry appliances. In our most recent surveys, we collected data on more than ...

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Is it worth repairing?

Should You Repair or Replace Your Appliance? Appliances generally last for 15 – 20 years, especially when maintained properly. Proper maintenance actually reduces the incidents of faulty functioning considerably. When a household ...

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Appliance Care and Maintenance Tips to Make Appliances Last | Family Handyman

Bad habits cost you; good habits save thousands. Read on and save big on appliance repairs with these maintenance tips. Clean Refrigerator Coils If your refrigerator stops working on a hot day, suspect the coils. Service pros ...

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10 DIY Appliance Maintenance Tips To Keep Them Running Like New

09/14/2012 08:19 am ET Updated Nov 12, 2012 By Steve Ash We all have that fear. Your washing machine breaks in the middle of a cycle, flooding your laundry room. Your refrigerator shuts down after you just restocked with groceries. Or ...

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