Appliance Care Articles & Tips

Washing machines need to be washed themselves now and then. This can help stop foul smells and even mold and mildew. There are some simple things you can do that could make a huge difference in reducing wear and tear on your washer. After all,... Read more .

In an article at Consumer Reports, you can find advice from Chris Granger, vice president of Sears Home Services, for what to do if you’r appliances have gotten wet in a flood. (Spoiler alert: don’t rush in and turn them all. There’s a risk of... Read more .

Read these tips from the Sears Home Experts before you decide. After a major flood, the difficult work of clean-up is fraught with decisions about what items to save or repair and what to replace. Your appliances, electronics and heating &... Read more .

How to prevent — and deal with — water damage to your washer, dryer, fridge, HVAC and other appliances. Hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods — storm season is the time of year when Mother Nature can unleash her fury. As you batten down... Read more .

Common mistakes and misconceptions about your household appliances, explained. Have you been doing your laundry all wrong? Is your HVAC system a mystery to you? Are you in danger of eating spoiled food in your fridge? You’d be surprised by how... Read more .

In an article at RISMedia, you can find seven essential start-of-summer home maintenance tasks–including shortcuts for how to fix, as well as when you need to call in the pros. The article features tips for maintaining your AC, pool, riding... Read more .

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Sears Technical School to see how this one-of-a-kind learning experience helps deliver the best repair experience for customers. From the first online test to the in-truck ride-alongs and mentoring program, the... Read more .

Tips and hacks to help extend the life of your dryer, increase safety and make laundry day easier. Most everyone knows to clean out the lint filter every time you use the dryer, but there are several other important things you should do regularly... Read more .

Reviewed.com interviews Tim Adkisson, director of product engineering for Sears Home Services, and asks him for the telltale signs of when it’s time to replace an appliance–or when it’s better to repair the one you’ve got. Considerations include... Read more .

Reviewed.com interviews Tim Adkisson, director of product engineering for Sears Home Services, and asks him which signs and symptoms mean that an appliance may be about to go. He manages more than 5,500 service technicians who repaired over five... Read more .