Questions tagged [appliances]

For questions relating to powered consumer products that perform some value-added task within a home, including but not limited to hot water heaters, stoves/ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, etc. For questions specifically relating to furnaces or air conditioners, see the "hvac" tag.

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Compressor melted hole in 5+ year old defrost drain pan, is compressor overheating a possible concern

It is quite possible that my defrost drain pan melting was just normal age/wear & tear but I wanted to double check that there is not possibly a larger issue with my compressor running too hot. ...
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Fridgaire fridge compartment not holding cool, freezer working perfectly

Have been puzzling through an issue with my Fridgiaire fpbs2777rfb. About two-three weeks ago my youngest left the freezer open for some time, causing a bunch of condensation that eventually caused a ...
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Wiring for kitchen remodel - appliances, electric oven/microwave combo, fridge, 2 dishwashers

I am working on a plan for a kitchen remodel. The existing range is natural gas powered so it doesn't have a dedicated circuit (It's just plugged into a 15 or 20amp outlet). Other existing wiring ...
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frigidaire freezer ffu14f5hwf not freezing

Hello was hoping to get some help. My 4 year old freezer only gets down to 20 degrees. So ice and ice pops will not freeze. I changed the defrost thermostat . It was a used unit and when I opened the ...
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Can I use my dishwasher solely for drying?

I prefer washing dishes by hand but I want to dry them using the dishwasher. I use the Blomberg DW51600 SS dishwasher. This has an Express dry function. But when I select this function it still ...
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Is 18-gauge wire sold as lamp cord sufficient for replacing the cord on a vintage toaster marked 6 amps?

I like my vintage toaster, but want to replace the cord. I'd like to match the current cord, which is brown and cloth-wrapped. Many lighting supply websites sell "parallel rayon-covered" ...
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Water dripping out from freezer compartment onto floor. What do?

Once every few days, a puddle forms in front of my Kitchenaid KSR series refrigerator. Kitchenaid support has been completely useless in resolving this issue, other than to say reports of this ...
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Feedback for cheap, compact electric heating faucets

As an alternative to traditional tankless heaters, aliexpress sells a variety of cheap taps incorporating a heater, for example: 220V 3000W Instant Electric Faucet Tap Hot Water Heater This looks ...
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How can the door of an Indesit IWDC 6105 be opened when the internal door lock has burned?

I have an Indesit IWDC 6105 washing machine (link to manual) and its internal door lock burned during the cycle, causing the machine to be unusable (at least perhaps until the lock is replaced). Image ...
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Water line won't stay connected to aftermarket freezer port

We have a Whirlpool model ET1MHKXMT01. Apparently an aftermarket top freezer icemaker was installed in unit and had been working fine for years. At some point moving the fridge appears to have ...
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Samsung Fridge Freezer RL39WBMS - Fridge Not Cooling But Freezer Working Fine

Initial thoughts was that it's likely just the temperature sensor that has gone, so replaced that but unfortunately didn't make a difference. What is the next best step to fix it? I'd prefer not to ...
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Using a temperature relay as a fridge temperature control thermostat

I have W9RXXMFWQ00 that isn't working anymore unless I hit it, so I'm assuming the thermostat is broken. A replacement thermostat is 150$ so that is out of the question I was wondering if anyone ...
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Wine Cooler PCB Fuse Blown

I unplugged our wine cooler while cleaning. When I plugged it back in, I instantly heard a "pop" sound and noticed a burning smell. I immediately unplugged it, then opened up the back. Upon inspection,...
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Samsung induction stove not detecting cookware

Samsung Chef Collection stovetop stopped detecting cookware, left two burners only. The two burners on the right are working fine. A repair guy did not mince words: take it to the dump. He said he ...
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Effective way to remove trapped lint inside blower wheel? Maytag mgd8630hw0

I have a less than year old maytag mgd8630hw0 gas dryer. The dryer is on the second floor and vents through the roof. About 3 months ago the dryer started making a loud banging noise so we call the ...
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Gas clothes dryer not heating

My gas dryer (Samsung DV520AGP/XAA-0002) won't heat. I've done pretty extensive testing and I'm stumped. Here's what I know: When I start a cycle, the igniter turns on, ignition occurs, and then ...
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Juicer's food pusher's bottom just sliced off, now it's an empty cylinder [closed]

I want to fix it because I can't source another one right now - it's Breville JE-95. Anyway, I thought I'd get crafty and try to fix it, doing some plastic welding or gluing of a piece of plastic. I'd ...
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Whirlpool oven gas shuts off one second after turning on

Problem: I have a Whirlpool oven in the US, model WFG540H0ES0 (photo). It's worked fine for the last 3.5 years, but a few weeks ago the oven stopped igniting. When I start the oven in the control ...
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Washer: Whirlpool WFW95HEDW0, spin cycle isn't really spinning out the clothes (leaves them wet)

Make: Whirlpool Model Name: Duet Direct Drive Model Number: WFW95HEDW0 The problem: Often, the spin cycle fails to get the laundry really dry. That, AND I notice that after the cycle runs, there is ...
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Gas stovetop repair: What anti seize to use on brass fittings?

I am repairing a gas range. The brass venturi tubes are threaded, and seem to seize up, even when metallic anti seize paste is used. (And when that happens, I have to drill out the venturi, which ...
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Fridge turns on when banging it

My Kenmore full fridge intermittently turns off, and the only way to turn it back on is to bang it on its side. When it is off, unplugging it and plugging it back in doesn't help, neither does ...
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Is all 220 appliance cable the same?

I have someone with a tanning bed that was hardwired in the previous home. To make things simpler for them, I'd like to just take a dryer pigtail and wire it up for them instead. I don't know much ...
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Is okay to use commercial appliance inside average US home? For electricity spec: 115/60Hz/1 Ph (NEMA 5-15)

I want to buy a commercial Countertop Merchandiser/Freezer for home use. Model at this link. Maxx-cold.com Does my home in the US meet the Volt/Watts requirement to use it? The electricity ...
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How to fix acidic smell from fridge/freezer?

Started to smell a bad acidic smell coming from the bottom of my fridge. This is the model: https://mcappliance.com/brands/magic-chef/4-5-cu-ft-compact-refrigerator-665679004973.html Tried the ...
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What could be wrong with my Frigidaire dishwasher?

I have a Frigidaire Professional Series 4300 series AquaSurge with Speed Clean. It seems to start running fine, but then intermittently pauses for varying lengths of time. This usually results in hot, ...
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Gas oven is not holding temperature

My gas oven, Frigidare model FPGF3081KFM, does not always hold the correct temperature. It will always ignite correctly initially and come up to the correct temperature, but for long cooking sessions ...
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Outdoor gas appliance quick disconnect incompatible

We're having an issue with a quick disconnect coupling for an outdoor gas grill. The owner downsized and moved to a smaller home in the same subdivision. It is a natural gas grill that was connected ...
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modify fridge to temporarily defeat auto-defrost?

I would like to modify my 3 year-old KitchenAid KRFC300ESS french-door (freezer on bottom) refrigerator to disable the auto-defrost cycle on a short-term basis, preferably by putting in a switch ...
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Dryer duct cleaning: brush picks up insulation

Our dryer is on the 2nd floor, above a garage. It vents into the wall and downward, and comes out about twelve feet above ground at an exterior wall several feet away to the right. I think the duct ...
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Can I rewire an audio amplifier with a round pin plug to fit sockets in living room made for lamps?

Basically I just bought a home theatre system but our living room has 2 round pin 5amp plugs that are locaed where I would like the amp and rear speakers. Can I wire a round pin 5 amp plug onto the ...
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Can two circuits with dual function breakers share a box?

Corded Dishwasher and Disposal each have own 20a circuit with dual-function breakers; however, they each go to a single receptacle that share the same 2-gang box. Am I correct that splicing the ...
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What lubricant, if any, should be used for clothes dryer rollers?

It seems I may have used the wrong lubricant for my LG clothes dryer rollers because the rollers kept seizing up. Since these rollers are simple and there are no bearings I did not put much thought ...
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Refurbish clothes dryer motor by greasing the bearings?

I have Frigidaire fex831fs4 dryer for which electric motor appears to be seized: I am unable to easily spin the rotor with fingers (after removing it from the dryer) and the dryer makes humming noise ...
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Propane appliances throwing orange flames suddenly and generator's back firing

So here's the deal: about 1.5 to 2 weeks ago, our generator started backfiring like crazy and our cookstove, water heater and heater are throwing yellow orange flames intermittently as well as ...
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User serviceable parts inside this CFL floor lamp?

I've been asked to look at a CFL floor lamp. It's many (5-10) years old and one day stopped working; it simply didn't turn on. The fluorescent bulb (four short (5 inch?) tubes extending from a plastic ...
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Removing Pin Holding Planetary Kitchen Aid Classic Mixer

I'm having trouble removing the pin holding the planetary. I need to remove it in order to remove the top of the machine exposing the motor so I can troubleshoot the main problem with my KitchenAid ...
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Bosch Induction Hob Keeps Restarting

I just purchased and wired a bosch PXY675DW4E and it keeps restarting. https://youtu.be/F9wrC7jOavI https://youtu.be/7aZgkkcT6w4 Also restarting randomly from time to time. I wired it according to ...
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Kitchen setup for US appliances in Europe/India

I am relocating to India from US and taking all the appliances along. I understand that a lot of appliances can go toast due to voltage support as India/Europe has 230v range and US appliances work at ...
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What kind of vent material can be used for gas dryer?

Dryer at present butts up to vent sticking into the room. This works just fine. I want to put the dryer and washer on a plinth to make it easier to access. I don't want to put the dryer further ...
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Looking for differential diagnosis for Whirlpool Duet with multiple issues

We bought this washer in 2010. It's gotten light usage 2-3 loads a week. Whirl Pool Model WFW9150ww00. This is one without a numeric display. Have to count flashes. Some very odd behaviour: From ...
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Could placing hot food in the fridge (as opposed to letting it cool first), cause significant reduction in appliance lifetime

My wife and I are having an "ongoing household discussion". She claims that it is bad to place hot food in the fridge, because it causes the fridge to work harder. I claim the impact is negligible. ...
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How to fix smashed wires in washing machine?

I believe the motor capacitor with its bracket fell down and pinched two wires going to the motor. I spliced them back with two blue wire nuts. The motor works again. However, this made me thinking, ...
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Can a countertop microwave oven be placed under the counter on a shelf?

I want to know if a countertop microwave can be placed on a shelf under the counter. If so what is the code required clearance for floor to bottom of microwave distance? I live in California.
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Trial and error to choose glue for plastic handle on refrigerator?

I have a Frigidaire French-door refrigerator with a broken handle. I've identified the part, and it's $47 to replace (plus tax and shipping). Being cheap, I'd like to try to repair rather than ...
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GE convection/microwave just quit. No heat. micro does not heat either. All else works. Lights, fan, timer, etc

GE Conv/Micro just stopped heating either way. All else works.
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ne59j7630ss Samsung range burning hot

Front of range top gets extremely hot when using oven. Oven door gasket has already been replaced.
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My freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. Thermostat seems OK so what's up?

My Samsung fridge-freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. The thermostat seems fine and has the correct resistance for its current temperature. What else could be wrong? The display on ...
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Dishwasher supply line leaking when attached to unit

I'm attempting to install a new dishwasher, a Bosch 500 series. The water supply line itself is fine, as in there are no leaks along the line itself. However, I can't get the connection to the ...
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Microwave door interlock switch keeps failing

I have a 1000W GE "over the range" microwave (model JVM3160RF) that is now about 3 years old. Earlier this year, one of the interlock micro-switches failed (would not depress) which caused the ...
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Rewiring a sewing machine [closed]

I have an old sewing machine with a non-polarized plug. I would like to replace the cord and plug with a grounded, polarized cord and plug. Can I simply connect the new cord's hot wire to the ...

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