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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Can I use a Miele washing machine for US (2 x 110V) with 220V plug

Suppose that I have a low end Miele washing machine (say, WWH860WCS) designed for the US market, with 2 x 110V plugs. Very naively, I am guessing that the machines being made in Germany would be ...
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Washing machine shaking

I've got a Maytag washing machine, model number mvwc500vw1, that is shaking pretty bad in the spin cycle. I've made sure the feet are level, replaced the suspension springs and both sets of snubber ...
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Voltage Between Ungrounded Appliance and Ground

I noticed that our stainless steel refrigerator door makes a high pitched feedback sound when I touch it. Investigating further, I found that the previous owner of the home (who left the fridge) ...
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Oven Installation - Three prong outlet

I am looking to replace my old double oven since it has stopped working. It was plugged into the wall via a three prong outlet that is located above the cutout for the ovens in the back of the cabinet ...
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Range element heating issue

My LG LRE6385ST radiant Electric range's left front element doesn't heat-up properly. When using in smaller/single mode, it heats up then it cools down and never heats back up as it used to before. ...
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Can I use epoxy resin to fix cracks in potable water equipment?

Recently I've noticed some issues in my old countertop water distiller: There were several cracks in the plastic top cover of the boiler. To fix it, I've tried some epoxy resin (brand name "...
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I replaced the motor in my dryer and it died almost immediately - can I just get another motor or is there likely another problem?

Dryer is a Samsung DV42H5000EW/AC that is about 4 years old. I did the diagnostics with my multimeter as described in the little booklet on the back of the dryer, found it was the motor, and replaced ...
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Dishwasher leaving residue, needing frequent cleaning

I'm looking for any ideas about how to get my dishwasher working better. Right now I need to take it apart and clean out a filter each week, but this filter is not easily removed (~8 screws) and did ...
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Can I hang a countertop microwave oven under a cabinet with custom hardware?

I want to mount a microwave under a cabinet and I have selected the GE model that will work (the cabinet is quite shallow, so the depth was important). The problem is that GE produces two nearly ...
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Malber TD 700 dryer not turning on

I have a stackable washer dryer - the dryer is a Malber TD 700 and is stacked on top of the washing machine. The other day I used the dryer without any problems in the morning. I tried it again about ...
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Are freezers afected by subfreezing temperatures, (weather)

A side-by-side refrigerator-freezer that was in a garage during the recent cold spell in Texas acted odd, the freezer became warm and everything melted. The refrigerator side did not show any ...
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What type of duct should I use for a clothes dryer exhaust?

I am planning to relocate my gas dryer to the center of my basement. The closest vent is in one of the walls 16ft/5m away. To reach it I would need to run an exhaust pipe horizontally, enclosed in the ...
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Electrical Help: Swap 50A Range for separate Cooktop & insert Oven (30A each)

House has a 50A, 3-line service to the old Range. Want to instead have a separate Cooktop and an insert Oven located below it for a sleeker more integrated look. Each have a 30A requirement. Can they ...
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Can I place an inductive range in an iron counter top?

I have a 1900 Bridge & Beech wood/gas cookstove that I'm refurbishing as electric/gas. I'm considering placing an inductive range in the wood burner side of the cast iron top. I can't find an ...
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Why did my dishwasher have a spark at the door hinge?

This morning when my wife opened the dishwasher there was a pop and she thought she saw a flash near the bracket arm that swings the door down. I also smelt some slight burning. What bothers me is the ...
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Circuit breaker for glass cook top

Should I replace my 30 AMP with a 40 amp circuit breaker for a new glass radiant heat cooktop? Now I have 30 amp just for the glass cooktop. Best Buy recommended I use a 40 amp after a pre-...
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Frigidaire microwave monitor switch failing

This is a 2 year old Frigidaire FGMV155CTD microwave. The interlock monitor switch was bad, and the other 2 switches were fine per the ohmmeter, so I replaced the monitor switch. Powered her up with ...
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Are there any standalone water dispensers for refrigerators?

I recently had to purchase a new fridge. I was tight on cash, so I had to settle for one that only has an ice maker and no water dispenser. Partly why I bought this fridge was because I did some ...
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Dehumidifier shuts off after a few seconds

Steps to reproduce: Plug in dehumidifier. The green LED goes on. Press the power button on the control panel (lower free hanging PCB in picture). The fan starts running. The compressor doesn’t turn ...
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How do I override my Rotospa's top temperature limit?

As with all UL compliant hot-tubs my Rotospa is set to max out at 104º. I am reasonably confident that there's a straightforward way to override this limit (I've seen YouTube videos for how to do it ...
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DCS RGU-366 Oven will no longer heat

I have: DCS RGU 366-N oven What happened: Wife ran oven with the door slightly open, heating up all control knobs. Symptoms: Oven will no longer heat up. Ring-light for oven knob no longer lights up. ...
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The front of my stove top gets very hot when the oven is on. This is an electric range with smooth glass top

The front of my stove top gets very hot when the oven is on. This is an electric range with smooth glass top. I saw a similar question about a range with coil burners Is there a quick solution to my ...
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Am I able to wire a 3-Prong dryer outlet with 8/3 Romex?

I see similar questions but maybe not as specific.... I am moving my laundry location. As we are intending a remodel eventually I just used some 8/3 romex I had left over to junction with the existing ...
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Bosch Fridge is making a high-pitched whining sound, generally when the compressor is on

Here is a video of the sound: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o9Vkfu2lYcc8RDnxAjh2p4LYazjSTRDn/view?usp=sharing 800 Series French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator 36'' Easy clean stainless steel Model ...
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GE Dryer, Model GTDX100EM1WW Burnt Wiring

White wire connecting to the door switch has burned through and detached from the connector head. There are also burn marks on the dryer drum. I know at least temporarily fixing this is merely ...
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Squeaky sounds from our GE dryer. Is this the dryer belt failing?

Our 6 year old GE dryer has a slight (so far) problem. Just as the drum start spinning it makes a squeaky sound. Then it goes away, but I can still hear a reduced version of the squeak every now and ...
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How to unpack the base of a refrigerator?

How does one unpack the thick foam base of a Bosch refrigerator? It is sitting on a 4” thick foam slab. The goal is to get it down to floor level without damaging, and I only have one helper. Thanks.
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240v plug, converter or transformer for EU kitchen appliance in the US

My Kenwood Major Cooking Chef (KM096) being my prized kitchen appliance, is the only one EU machine I've taken with me to the US. It would have been much more expensive to replace and letting it sit ...
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Do modern refrigerators and freezers benefit from point-of-use surge protection?

If so, what type of protection is recommended? And is it still needed if you have a whole-home surge protector installed at the load center? (I do, FWIW).
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Dishwasher is making screeching and whirring noises. What's wrong with it?

I have a Frigidaire FDBB2040FQ3 dishwasher. Someone started it when I was out (and accidentally put in in high-temp wash mode), and when I came home it had just started making some horrible noises: ...
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Dishwasher drains with drain line detached, but not into the drain line itself

I have a Whirlpool dishwasher (model # W10632077A) that has been a problem from the day we moved into this apartment. It's never cleaned dishes properly, and now it's suddenly stopped draining. The ...
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Why's my dishwasher making grinding noises during pre-wash?

We have an LG dishwasher that sat in storage brand new unboxed for 10 years, until we moved and installed it in the new house. Well, it's making an awful grinding noise only during the first 20 ...
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Cooktop replacement… induction or ceramic? [closed]

I currently have a St George CC355 cooktop (2 burner) paired with an electric grill. The cooktop is hardwired in and the grill plugs in to a powerpoint under the bench. The ceramic cooktop shattered ...
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Oven element wire lead melted to back panel, not heating

I have a Frigidaire oven, about 1 year old. Several days ago when turning the oven on there was a spark, 'pop' noise, and then the oven shut off. Flipping the break returned power, but now the oven ...
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Can solder be used instead of quick disconnect terminals?

Current state: Original: I am repairing a cordless kettle's base plate whose the power cord was cut. The new wires need to be connected to the contact pins in the base. Originally, quick disconnect ...
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Power plug will not go inside the power socket!

I have couple of sockets I added through my electrician sometimes back. Now when I plug microwave or coffee maker, it plug would just not go in! I don’t want to put extraordinary force for fear of ...
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Why does my Samsung refrigerator require frequent deicing?

I have a Samsung RF23HSESBSR "Twin Cooling" refrigerator that is about six years old now and I'm having to defrost around the fan many times a year - as often as every two weeks in the humid ...
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help me understand this fridge auto-defrost circuit

This is a followup on a question I asked awhile back about temporarily disabling the auto-defrost circuit on my KitchenAid KRFC300ESS fridge: modify fridge to temporarily defeat auto-defrost? I ...
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Is it wrong that my dryer plug has one L shaped prong?

We have a fairly new dryer and we are in the process of getting kitchen and laundry remodeled. The electrician put in a three prong outlet with all prongs straight. The dryer has one of them L ...
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Gas dryer, spacing requirment between vent and valve?

I see a lot of Dryer Boxes for sale which have knock-outs for both the exhaust vent and the gas valve in the same plastic box. Is this OK, code/safety-wise to have the gas valve so close to the out-...
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Why is my fridge not getting cold and is it fixable?

I noticed a fridge I use for home-brewing was running 24/7 to stay at only 10C, and a while later determined it was simply making the inside warmer not colder. It sounds like it is running flat out, ...
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How Does A Refrigerator Determine When The Water Filter Needs To Be Replaced?

I have a new GE refrigerator with a water filter with a capacity of 170 gallons. I use less than 0.5 pints of water per day. At this rate, the filter should last at least 2720 days. However, after ...
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Oven “flickers” in power every now and then

Our oven seems to "flicker" in power every now and then. By that I mean it loses power just momentarily --- or at least it loses power long enough for the clock to reset. This has happened ...
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Jenn-Air Dishwasher - Red “Add Salt” and “Drying” Lights at End of Cycle

I have a Jenn-Air dishwasher, model JDB9800CWP2. It seems to be working normally, except that at the end of the cycle, the Add Salt and Drying lights are dimly glowing red. It has not done this before,...
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Fridge and freezer getting warm after power outage but still turns on

While asking more generally about what could be wrong with a fridge in general based on the potential cause and symptoms to keep the answer relevant for others, this is in regards to a 2013 GE Cafe ...
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Do most modern freezers have compressor delay?

Do most modern freezers have a "failsafe" of some kind to keep the compressor from cycling too quickly? I want to connect my freezer to an external thermostat and I have been advised that ...
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Mini fridge putty tape function

I have a mini fridge, and I noticed that it had two pieces of black putty tape on the refrigerant lines. What is the purpose of these? They're much thicker than standard tape and the best way to ...
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Best way to fit a clothes washer under a counter

The under the counter space for the washing machine in our laundry room is slightly too low for our washer. I can't push it in any further because the enclosure isn't perfectly square and the washing ...
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Bosch fridge/freezer (B22CS / Linea 300 series) began chiming and temperature flashing on the freezer side

My Bosch fridge/freezer began ringing at a rapid pace randomly. There's a display in the front, which shows a temperature to the left (freezer) and the right (fridge) directly above the built-in water ...
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Does leaving fridge doors open several minutes at a time lead to partial freezing of food?

I was hoping someone could help weigh in with a technical explanation here. We have a Whirlpool fridge that is only a few years old, and often notice that food near the back of it (and usually towards ...

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