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Dishwasher Repair Tips: Dishwasher Not Cleaning Dishes

Usually, simply cleaning the spray arm, filter and float will solve the problem<p>Remove the spray arm and clean out the holes. This also allows access …

Home Improvement

Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Water Heater Life

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing<p>Place a bucket below the discharge pipe and gently lift the lever on the pressure-relief …

Close Gaps Around Electrical Outlets and Switches

Small air leaks can add up to huge energy losses<p>Use minimal expanding foam around outlets.<p>Electrical outlets and switches on exterior walls can leak …

Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair<p>Loosen the hex head with a short burst from your impact wrench. Unscrew it by hand once …

How to Replace a Bathtub Spout

Cutaway photos show how to replace the three most common types of bathtub spouts when they are leaking or broken.<p>Unscrew the old nipple with a pipe …

10-Minute Home Repairs

Simple solutions to household headaches<p>Not every home repair has to consume your whole weekend. We asked our staff editors and Field Editors for …

Home Improvement

Weatherstripping 101

Sealing drafts is one of the best—and smartest—ways to reduce your home's energy costs in winter and summer alike. While the concept is easy to …

3 Easy Furnace Repairs

… And 2 repairs to avoid<p>High-efficiency (92 percent and higher) condensing gas furnaces are complex. They have multiple sensors and safety systems, …