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Try to scrape/sand away the paint to see what material you find. As mentioned in @Pigrew's answer it could be black iron steel, galvanized steel, or brass. However, it's hard to tell by the photo if it is a threaded cap or not. If it's not threaded it could be copper, which is used for both water and gas. And for the sake of completeness, it could also be ...
Short of opening up the end-cap, there isn't a good way to tell which it is. You could try banging/hitting a pipe elsewhere in the house, to see if you can hear the banging. Also, look at other exposed piping to see what materials were used for the various utilities. Pipe like that could be water, but it also could be oil or natural gas. There is a chance ...
I've just ran into the exact same issue with our GE water dispenser. I'm suspecting the water pump since the water pressure at the filter hookup is good. It will fill a bit, then pump a bit out and then slow down to a crawl. Every other time I've replaced the filter, the water shot out like crazy.
Most likely the door is out of alignment, and realigning the door is a required step for many gasket replacements. The screws that hold the gasket in place are also the ones holding the door in alignment. You typically loosen the screws that hold the seal with the exception of the corners, inspect the gap and twist the door until it's properly aligned (by ...
If the gap is on BOTH sides of the door, then bending the door won't help - the bottom hinged corner will be held away from the refrigerator by its hinge, and no amount of bending will change that. Measure the actual distance across the gap between the door and the refrigerator (disregarding the gasket for now) all the way around the door. If that gap is ...
WD-40 is a penetrating oil and corrosion preventative. As a lubricant, it is quite short term as it tends to evaporate. And the lubrication type for an electric motor depends on the type of bearing. Ball bearings require grease. Flush the bearing with solvent to clean out the old gunk and pack with a light bearing grease. Oilite style sleeve bearings ...
WD40 is NOT an oil or lubricant, at least not longer term than a day or so. You need an oil for motors, like this: http://www.laco.com/lubricants/zoom-spout-oiler/ Zoom Spout Oiler EVERY household should have a bottle of this around.
Better than turning it on and off, put the thing on a timer... off at 12am on at 7am.
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