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Dead outlet in basement for a cube freezer

About two months ago, I purchased an Igloo cube freezer for my basement. I plugged it into a standard 120V grounded outlet and it turned on and ran apparently normally for a three weeks before I found ...
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Are these blue spots on stove coil cups poisonous Verdigris?

I live in the USA and have one of these stoves: For me who comes from Europe, the design of these stove tops always baffles me compared to flat (metal or glass) stove tops seen across Europe (it ...
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Scotsman Ice Machine DCE33 will not eject ice

The Scotsman Automatic Ice Machine DCE33 continues to run water and the ice cubes don't eject? Help!!!!
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5 year old Whirlpool Refrigerator

I have a Whirlpool refer that is about 5 years old, pretty basic model. I'll skip the long version of why I had to do a very thorough cleaning, suffice to say one does not want fish (bait squid) to ...
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Kenmore washer won't agitate or spin

I have a Kenmore washing machine model 110.29802890 that will not spin or agitate. It fills and drains,but on spin or wash cycle barrel does not move, and makes a kind of grinding noise. Please ...
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Whirlpool clothes washer won't continue to rinse cycle

My washer stops after washing and does not go to the rinse cycle, even with light loads. The machine is only 15 days old and it did not happen on the 2 or 3 first washes. It's a Whirlpool model ...
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What product will work best for repairing a clothes dryer drum which is cracking along the Weld?

My clothes dryer's drum is made of aluminum rolled into a cylinder and welded together along a single seam. The weld has developed a crack approximately 1" long, and is opened by about 1/8th of an ...
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Which Component Is Broken in the Refrigerator

My freezer and refrigerator are too warm and I want to know why so I can fix it or at least not be swindled by a repairman. The fans work. The evaporator obviously does make the air colder given the ...
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Replacing stacked gas washer/dryer igniter

I have a GE stacked gas washer/dryer #GTUP270GM4WW trying to replace the igniter,Took off front panel and can't get my hand in there let alone a screwdriver to get at the screw holding it in.I see ...
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36“ inch fridge won't fit 36” cabinet void

Is this a normal issue? 36" inch fridge won't fit 36" cabinet void. We put in the hampton bay pre-manned hickory cabinets / pantry floor to ceiling with a 36" upper spanning between them. We bought a ...
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Whirlpool Washer 120v 60hz

I have a 120v 60hz washer, can it work with 120v 50hz. Washer would not come on when I press the power switch.
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GE Range Terminal Block Smoking [duplicate]

After noticing a burning smell in the kitchen and then smoke from the back of our GE Range, my wife and I discovered that the terminal block was incredibly hot and melting on one side. We unplugged, ...
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Vacuum belt sliding off of rotator

I have an upright vacuum cleaner with rotating brushes at the intake. What rotates them is a belt that is rotated by a small rotating divot-looking thing. The belt is always falling off of that ...
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Dangers from intermittent phase issues

while experiencing a electrical phase issue (loose/failing service connection causing brief outages on one phase), what dangers is there to things plugged in? Any actions to take to either eliminate ...
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Taking power from an electric range

I need 20A 250V for an espresso Machine. I have 50A 250V going to my electric Range. Can hook the espresso machine on the same line as the Electric Range ? What bother me is that the 20A 250V ...
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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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Microwave door switch comparison

I have a built in Viking microwave that works but does not heat. I took it apart and tested the door switches and sure enough one of them is no good. My question is the following: the part listed ...
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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?