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Proper way to test AC voltage for dishwasher hookup

I am trying to connect my new dishwasher to the electrical cable coming up into my kitchen from down in the basement. This (white) cable actually houses 3 smaller wires inside of it: A white wire ...
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Any ideas why my Currys CID45B13 dishwasher won't let me select a wash cycle?

Any ideas why my dishwasher (model Currys CID45B13) won't let me select a wash cycle? All connected to the mains, all lights come on as normal, but none of the buttons work. Any ideas how I can fix ...
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Why do my halogen lamps keep burning out?

In my kitchen, there are 5 halogen lamps, connected in parallel to a 12VAC transformer. The bulbs have rated life of 2000h, but I seem to be getting only about 60 hours out of them. I measured the ...
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What type of damage can power surges do?

I've lived in this apartment for a couple of years and electricity have always been bad (a demand in power from a device systematically causes others to fade off). I know that a power surge can cause ...
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Can a broken circulation impeller cause a dishwasher not to drain?

Problem I have a Maytag dishwasher (model MDB4100AWW, serial number starting with 12) that does not drain. During the wash and rinse cycles, water enters the dishwasher and sprays. But during the ...
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Gas oven sometimes stops heating

It's a whirlpool gas oven, model number SF315PEPB1. The burners work fine, the oven always preheats and works most of the time. The problem is that sometimes once the oven preheats, it wont stay on. ...
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Dishwasher won't drain

So yesterday I noticed as the dishwasher got to the drain cycle, it was making a buzzing sound but I wasn't hearing any water go down the drain as I normally do. I do notice that right when it starts ...
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How would I troubleshoot a faulty GE electric oven?

When in bake mode the bake element will start to function by heating up, but after a brief time, there will be 2 audible clicks and it will shut off well before reaching the designated temp. It ...
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Washing machine agitator not working

Over the past few months, the agitator on my Maytag LAT9416AAE washer has worked intermittently. Normally, I could get it to resume working by pushing and pulling the selector/start knob a few times ...
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Electric range burner functions erratically

I have a Kenmore electric range, model 790.94344700. I don't know how old it is; it came with the house. One of the 9" burners has been driving me insane. It's finicky to get to the temperature I ...
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4 year microwave table & fan run after cycle

4 year old Microwave table and fan continue to run after the cycle is finished and the door is opened. Is there a trigger which may need replacing?
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Genie SilentMax 1000 will not move up or down

I have been having problems with my Genie SilentMax 1000 garage door opener. With the door disengaged from the opener the shuttle moves back and forth about 4" and stops. It has been doing this ...
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Refrigerator fail due to adjacent chest freezer

I recently moved into a rental property and within the first week the refrigerator stopped keeping things under 50ºF. When the guy came out to look, he said it was due to my chest freezer being near ...
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LG dryer start knob

The turn function became very loose to start the dryer and the actual knob came off the metal shaft that sticks thru. How do I repair this. Do I simply need to get the knob back on or is the loose ...
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How would I tell if a dealer sold me a refurbished appliance as new?

I've got a DOA fridge that I'm having to have a service tech come look at a second time. The dealer I bought it from has been accused of selling refurbished items as new in the past. How would a ...
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Solving freezing vent in refrigerator

I have a KitchenAid refrigerator model KSRS22MWMWS, a side by side model purchased in 2011. In the wall between the freezer and refrigerator is a vent in which ice builds up until it becomes ...
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Electrical cable getting warm

I have an oil filled radiant heater that is several years old. I've tried it in multiple electrical outlets and the electrical cable on it gets hot close to the end that gets plugged in. It also feels ...
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Reducing a 3/4“ Male Flare to a 1/2” Male Flare

I currently have 1/2" hose and female flare fittings that I need to connect to a larger 3/4" flare. I went to a local plumbing supply store and the set of parts they gave me seems a little excessive ...
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How do I dehumidify a season cabin in the winter

My Aunt has a seasonal cabin in NH. At the end of the fall we shut the water off and close down the cabin. Last year we had to gut and re-do the entire cabin due to a mold problem. Part of the problem ...
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“Upgrading” a mechanical defrost timer in an upright “frost free” freezer

I am a happy owner of an upright frost free freezer which, after only two years, has needed to have its mechanical defrost timer replaced. Apparently, this timer runs the heater coil for twenty ...
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Is slightly high voltage bad for a refrigerator?

I had a mini freezer fail. I bought a new one which worked for a day or two, but I came home today and it was not running and the compressor was hot and everything in it melted. I measured the ...
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Kenmore washing machine will fill, no agitate drain or spin

Hello I have an older model Kenmore (model 110.4221090), it was purchased used and this is my first time trying to use it. It will fill with water, hot and cold work and the load size setting will ...
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Why a fuse blow in my house?

Yesterday, I had an issue with our electricity in our house. All power points in a kitchen, bathroom, and a small room suddenly stopped working, but not other rooms. I opened a fuse box to check if ...
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How do I repair a small nick in motor windings?

I accidentally put a nick in a washing machine motor's windings when I was removing it. The nick is shallow, with mostly just the varnish scraped off, and isn't as big as the picture makes it look. ...
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Oven Timer not Beeping

I have a Whirlpool GR448LXPQ Electric Oven/Stove. When the timer is set, it counts down to 0, then shows end, but it doesn't beep. The beeper, however, does work when pressing the buttons. I was ...
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Lights not working inside refrigerator

When I open 1 or both french doors on my refrigerator the interior lights will flash momentarily then go out. I have tried replacing the light socket harness and both door switches....still have ...
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Refridgerator evaporator not cooling enough to cool fridge

I think it's called the evaporator/cooling element, the coils inside the refrigerator where the r134a gas passes through cooling it. About a week ago our refrigerator stopped working and I found what ...
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Help replacing the heating element for a yogurt maker [closed]

I'm trying to repair my mother's BEL yogurt maker (model B15) and although it would be easier, faster and probably cheaper to just buy a new one I know she really wants this one to work and thought it ...
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Why might I measure less than 240 volts on a 240V circuit? [duplicate]

I recently had an electric dryer fail and I have been unable to determine the reason. All of the obvious items within it to check for (as mentioned in many youtube videos on such appliance repairs) ...
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Why do microwaves run 3 extra seconds after timer ends?

So I think I know the answer to this but want to confirm and ask further questions. Whenever you run most microwaves in timer mode, it stops the microwave operation at 0 seconds, but continues to ...
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What is the maximum load for EACH of the standard US 120V electrical outlets?

I've searched the answer which seems to be 1800W (120V x 15a) but it's not clear to me whether the rating is for each of the two outlets or the pair together. So I would like to know: what is the ...
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Why does my washer trip circuit breaker on sanitize cycle?

Bought this machine used and the seller failed to mention this to me or this is a problem with my wiring. All cycles complete 100% on this machine (LG model WM2277HW), except for the aforementioned ...
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What is the cloth around my dishwasher and do I need it?

I have a slight bug problem in my kitchen, so today I'm doing a big cleanup. I've gotten to my dishwasher and as expected there are a ton of bugs there. I noticed it was wrapped in a large cloth, and ...
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Is it safe to use a damaged heating element for my Kenmore dryer?

I cracked the ceramic piece that connects the wires to the heating coil while replacing my heating element in my dryer. It is working, but I am wondering if it is safe? Any comment?
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How do I get my dishwasher running after replacing my kitchen faucet?

After replacing my kitchen faucet my dishwasher will not fill with water. The lights come on but there is no water. How can I fix it?
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Dropped Item in hot water heater

When I was redoing the plumbing to my hot water heater I accidentally dropped a pen cap down the vent stack/flu. Will this cause any problems? Like melting or catching on fire? Its going to take a ...
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Refrigerator freezes contents, even when set to warmest setting

Our refrigerator, an Amana/Whirlpool ABB1921DEW5, works very well -- rather too well, even, as the contents of the refrigerator are freezing, even with the refrigerator thermostat on its warmest ...
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Should I replace a GFI in my kitchen that will not reset?

I have three wall plugs fed into a 15A wall GFI. One of the outlets has a refrigerator with a two pronged plug. When plugging in a toaster oven and countertop grill the circuit tripped and will not ...
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Why won't the brake release the drum (tub) in my Simpson 950 Eziset?

When a full cycle is first started there is no "click" and the tub no longer turns as the machine does its "little bit of water here and a little bit there" routine before commencing the wash cycle. ...
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How can I determine why my GE Monogram Wine reserve compressor is not working?

My GE Monogram Wine reserve compressor is not working. Lights and fan are working. Is there a thermal breaker on the somewhere on the compressor, or is it time to replace the compressor?
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How do I remove plastic bag print from outside surface of washing machine?

I bought new sheets for my son, and I put the Target plastic bag, with heavy sheets in it, on top of the washer for the sheets to be washed. This morning I picked up the bag, and I've got red ...
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Proper gas pressure for Samsung DV457GVGSGR natural gas dryer

What is the proper gas pressure leading into my Samsung model DV457GVGSGR gas dryer? The Gas Requirements section of the installation manual doesn't specify pressure. I found this in a google ...
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How should I troubleshoot a refrigerator that is not cooling?

I am having an issue with an 3 month old Frigidaire refrigerator. Suddenly today, I noticed it was not cooling, there were no circuit breakers flipped and the unit was still running but just not ...
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Dryer isn't drying clothes. I've tried all of the common solutions (I think)

My wife and I just bought our first house. I think that we discovered that our dryer vent is going to require some regular maintenance to keep it clean and able to dry our clothes. When we moved in, ...
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Chewed-through ground-fault cord

Over the winter, my dog chewed through the power cord on an a/c window unit. I was going to just add a new plug as the cord is still long enough. I sliced into the wire and found 3 wires (ground, ...
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washing machine stops during cycle

My whirlpool ultimate care ii washer stops with water in the tub. It WILL drain if I can get the timer to start again. I can usually get it to start again by moving the dial back around, and sometimes ...
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Did I ruin my griddle by overheating it?

So turns out the thermostat control on our griddle was broken. We ran it on full blast for about thirty minutes. Started to notice the adhesive bubbling on the sides then turned it off to investigate. ...
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New ice maker will not dispense ice.

I have a Kenmore model no: 106.9532850. I changed both water valve and ice maker PN:4317943. The ice maker will make a full cycle when I jumper between TPs M and N. The tray will fill and freeze ...
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Washing machine trips Gfi when rinse cycle starts [closed]

Washing machine trips GFI as soon as rinse cycle starts.
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Daewoo frige/ freezer

I have a Deawoo refrigerator and freezer model FRS2021 IAL (one part is the freezer and the other part is the refrigerator). The freezer part is not working but the fridge is. I can't find a ...