Recent articles

Oven not working? Here are some tips on whether you should repair your oven, replace it or fix it yourself. Who has time for an oven that’s not holding up its end of the food-prep bargain? While ovens may seem pretty indestructible, there are a... Read more .

Rough ride? Spewing smoke? A lot of lawn tractor problems are DIY — though some will require a repairman or, possibly, a new mower. Here’s how to determine which is which. Much like your car, a riding mower requires maintenance if you want it... Read more .

A Sears Home Services repairman can fix just about anything — especially when you’re having one of those days. Meet Hector Ramirez, a Sears Appliance Expert Technician based in College Station, Texas, who has been with the company for 15... Read more .

Your household size, usage and upkeep will impact the life of your appliances. Quick Answers: How Long Do Appliances Usually Last? Washers, dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers typically last 10-13 years Gas ranges typically... Read more .

Our helpful infographic lets you — and your wallet — know what you should expect to pay when your appliances need fixing. The costs of appliance repairs can vary significantly due to a wide variety of repair types and brands. These price ranges... Read more .

How to determine if your HVAC system issues are something you can fix it yourself, if it’s time to call a repairman or if you should plan on buying a new one. Is your home too hot to handle? Or maybe it’s cold as ice. There are a few common... Read more .

Don’t get hung out to dry! Take a look at our helpful dryer repair infographic to find out if it’s time for a repairman…or a replacement. We’ve all been there. After an hour of tumbling around in the dryer, your clothes are still damp. Or the... Read more .

Is your fridge or freezer on the fritz? We help you figure out when it’s OK to DIY, call for a repair or replace it altogether. Your fridge is the workhorse of the kitchen, running 24/7, 365 days a year. You might be on vacation or sleeping, but... Read more .

Don’t wash your hands of your washing machine until you read this. You never fully appreciate your washing machine until it breaks down. The challenge is knowing how to fix it — fast. Some washer problems, like washing machine odor, you can solve... Read more .

From residue buildup to dryers that don’t work, we identify some common dishwasher issues, and how to solve them. Most people dread all the scrubbing, sudsing and drying that goes into doing dishes by hand. Which is exactly why the dishwasher has... Read more .