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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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moving a used refrigerator

I bought a used refrigerator from a used appliance store. It was running when purchased, unplugged, and loaded upright onto the truck and has been that way since Friday. Once it is brought inside ...
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Cause for an Amana electric dryer overheating

We noticed our Amana electric dryer making a rattling noise as well as overheating (top of the appliance, air duct and clothes in the dryer are very hot). Here are things I checked for: Air vent is ...
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FE 93 error on Miele Induction cooktop

When I turn the cook top on, after a few seconds it displays F E 9 3 None of the touch buttons respond, and removing the power source for one minute and trying again, does not help.
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Fridge / Freezer not cooling. No sound.

Short: My fridge was cold two days ago. Now it's not cold at all. Makes no sounds. Power is on and lights on. Long: Fridge was in storage for unknown years, and filthy. Cleaned and plugged in. It ...
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What are these rubber control panel buttons called and where can I get new ones? [closed]

I've got an old-ish oven that works great and hopefully keeps going strong for many more years. The one issue is that the rubber control panel buttons are rubben out and/or bent out of shape after ...
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May tag Atlantis Top loader washer

My washer is a Maytag Atlantis, Model #MAV6200AWW, SERIAL#25112803AN and it goes through the full wash cycle but still has water in the barrel at the end. So then I have to reset the dial to spin to ...
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Installing American countertop oven in Europe - Converter Trouble

I'm having some difficulty with a counter-top oven that I purchased in the US and shipped to the Netherlands. The oven itself is 120~V 60Hz and 1500W. I did some research and discovered that here the ...
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Do I need to use molly/toggle bolts to mount an over the range microwave if I can attach the mounting bracket to studs?

I recently bought a used KitchenAid microwave (model khmc1857wss0) and have been watching videos on how to mount it. Some videos have them using toggle bolts to mount it, others just screw it into the ...
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What kind of transformer to use for Japanese Refrigerator if to be used in the Philippines?

I can't seem to upload the image of the specification o fthe refrigerator. The refrigerator is a Haier. It is now connected to a 500W, 60 cycle, 110v transformer. The freezer is working but the ...
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Need to add cord to 11.5KW 240V fryer

We operate a non-profit booth at a fair. A coworker bought a couple of new fryers for us, yeah! They shipped without cords, boo. I unscrewed the back of the fryer and the mounting block has 3 ...
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Cuisinart scale gaining weight [closed]

I have a Cuisinart KML-KO3B precision kitchen scale. Up to now weighing anything to within a gram or two has been trivial. Currently when I turn it on, it flashes 8's repeatedly about once per ...
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How to replace Blender's Drive Coupling? [closed]

I am in need to replace the drive coupling of a blender, Breville BBL605. The drive coupling looks some thing like this : I watched a video on youtube for a similar looking blender : https://www....
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Portable air conditioner produces nasty smell in fan mode after running AC

My Haier HPN12XCM Portable Air Conditioner, 12000-BTU air conditioner produces a horrible smell whenever it is in fan mode after I run it in AC mode. To reproduce the problem, I do the following: ...
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Dehumidifier degraded performance

I have a 2 year old dehumidifier that had been working fine until this past winter. As humidity started to increase I noticed the that the fins on the heat exchange developed frost. I checked the ...
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Repairing electrical oven - appears to be broekn thermostat, but is not

I have Whirlpool Bauknecht oven, bought via Ikea a few years back. Sadly I lost the receipt so the customer service won't help me ... Following problem: The oven heats, but does not turn of the ...
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What kind of appliance(s) used to be here? [closed]

I'm remodeling a room in a fairly old house (~100 yrs), and I discovered a capped-off gas pipe behind some framing+drywall that had been hastily installed whenever this room had been converted into a ...
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Why is there a wave spring washer and a plain washer between these two sealed bearings? [closed]

I replaced the bearings in my Vitamix blender and I’m curious as to why there is a wave washer and a plain washer with a smaller diameter in between the two sealed ball bearings. My guess is that the ...
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Refrigerator rust spots paint touchup

My refrigerator door has developed a few little spots where rust has bubbled up and the paint has flaked off. Mostly under 5mm in diameter, but a couple along the edges and corners of the door are ...
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Dryer not drying properly

I have a dryer that is not drying properly. You have to run the load 3-4 times to get it dry. Here are some things I have checked: It is heating up properly The vents are clean (from the vent trap, ...
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Control thermostat capillary failure reason why?

The problem I have is the temperature goes way too high on the electric oven - this is a new oven that failed on the first day that I am now stuck with. I diagnosed it to the control thermostat. As ...
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Is there a functional difference between a $200 freestanding grill and a $2000 built-in grill?

We are planning on potentially building a budget outdoor kitchen in our pool area. As part of that process we'd like to add a nice-looking built-in grill. However, upon starting to price-shop online ...
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How well will a machine rated for 120 volts 60 hz work with 120 volts 50 hz?

Moving oversea wanting to know how well my Zaaz Vibration Platform Fitness Machine will work with a transformer that will step down 220 volts to 120 volts with 50hz?
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Is it safe to run a propane appliance from a portable propane cylinder?

I want to install a small propane range/stove in my cabin, but don't want the hassle & expense of a giant propane tank in the yard. With the understanding that I use a regulator and the lines have ...
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Brand new oven won't heat

On Wednesday we had new appliances delivered to the house. The installation was included in the purchase price so I let the retailer (not a big box but a well known and regarded local appliance shop) ...
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Is it safe to put pots and pans with hard plastic handles on the bottom rack of the dishwasher? [closed]

I have a Whirlpool dishwasher I bought in 2014. It works fine. But where should I put pots and pans with hard plastic handles when I load the dishwasher? I want to put them on the bottom rack, but I ...
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Washer makes humming noise, does not agitate, but can drain and fill water?

This is the same Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer and dryer combo which few weeks ago due to unbalanced load the switch wire had snapped. I spliced the wire back together and washer worked again for a ...
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Need help to identify part from Frigidaire/Electrolux laundry dryer?

I was replacing rear bearing of my Frigidaire fex831fs4 dryer and now there is this extra black, plastic piece that I can't figure out, where it should go: I checked all the parts for my model on ...
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How to open this electrical junction box?

I have an electric blanket where the insulation has escaped from its clamp. Totally easy fix, as long as you can get into the fitting. But there are no screws or anything. There are three recessed ...
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House and Shop on 100 AMP Service

I'm looking at buying a home that only has a 100 AMP service. I would like to have a small woodworking shop in the basement, but am worried that this will be too much for the service. While upgrading ...
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Laundry dryer's thermal fuse keeps blowing off every few months. What could be the cause?

Here is what I have done for my 10 year old LG dryer that resides outdoors: checked the exhaust pipe and there was good air flow with no lint stuck in it. checked for continuity between heating ...
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Is it possible for a microwave to damage outlets and after a while cause a breaker to pop under load?

I tried searching for an answer but couldn't come up with what I was looking for, so sorry if this has been asked before! My wife and I recently moved into a new place which had been recently flipped....
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Washing machined bounced from original position and stopped to work. What could be broken?

Frigidaire stackable washer stopped to work one day in the middle of cycle. It had also bounced off from it's original position making loud noise - this has never happened before. It does not even ...
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Using dielectric grease on oven broil element connector

Our upper bake element on our oven wasn't working, so I took it apart last night and found that the spade connector had apparently arced and charred and it was totally disconnected. I had considered ...
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How to identify an appliance connector

I have a dishwasher that has a corroded connector on the wire harness (part number W10195342) connecting to the motor and diverter valve (part number W10056349). Only the one connector on the harness ...
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Fully programmable washing machine (not in the marketing sense!) [closed]

EDIT: I've been told that this question is a rant, so here is a TL;DR: I want to program my washing machine in the low-level sense, e.g. I want to set all the parameters of the washing cycle (amount ...
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Is GFCI a good idea for a washer in a utility room, even if not required?

Updating wiring for a laundry area, I'm wondering if a GFCI receptacle should be used for the washer. The washer manual asks for a 15A individual branch circuit. Code says if the receptacle is within ...
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Double oven lost all power including accessories

New double oven is 4wire and manual allowed neutral and ground together for a 3 wire connection. Previous oven was installed using the same method. However the oven no longer turns on, including the ...
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Mounting a microwave w/o the upper cabinet

I'm working on a kitchen remodel and the designer has asked that the over the stove microwave be mounted under a floating shelf! The shelf has a capacity of 50lb and the microwave weighs 63 lbs. Is ...
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Martin circulating gas heater

After lighting the pilot light on the Martin stove, when I turn the dial to ignite and set the temperature I want, the gas seems to build up just a little and really explode/puff when it ignites. It ...
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GE side-by-side refrigerator, slow water flow, hollowed out ice cubes. Which solenoid valve(s

Our 2011 GE (Monogram!) side-by-side has been losing water pressure to the door dispenser for a couple of years, and now slowed to a trickle, as well as small hollowed-out ice cubes. The GE MWF ...
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intermittent F20 error code on Kenmore HE5t washer

I'm trying to solve a problem with my Kenmore Elite HE5t washing machine (model number 110.47091602). I believe this model is essentially identical to a line of washers under the Whirlpool Duet brand. ...
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Whirlpool gas dryer - burner cone scorched due to hole in exhaust transition duct?

Had an odor from our Whirlpool gas dryer -- probably just related to my having used tung oil to finish a bench in another part of the garage, but we haven't had the dryer checked and cleaned since we ...
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Double Wall Oven Breaker Tripping

I just installed a new GE electric double wall oven and seem to be having trouble with the breaker. I bought a plug to hook up to the oven and an outlet to hook up to the wiring. The instructions ...
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Why does my LG WM3875HVCA crash every time it turns itself off?

I have a very weird problem with my washing machine. Anytime it is turned on, and it powers itself off the light on the inside stays on forever, the display goes blank and it won't do anything until ...
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Connect cold faucet to washing machine's hot inlet to test internal connectivity?

In the absence of a working water heater, is it okay to connect a cold water faucet to a modern H-E washing machine's hot inlet to test the machine's internal tubing for leaks by running a warm or hot ...
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Is it safe to use an old fridge after 14 years of non use?

Recently our fridge broke. We have a working one in the kitchen, standing upright in the same position in the kitchen for 14 years, it just hasn't been plugged in during that amount of time. It's ...
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Repaint/refinish worn fridge handle

My fridge handle is worn to the point that the foam is exposed and it can't be wiped clean. How can I refinish it with a durable finish? I'm assuming anything with a solvent would destroy the foam.
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Mysterious 40v multimeter reading on AC appliance chassis (US 120v)

I'm an electronics guy but my specialty is DC stuff, I know very little about AC wiring, so forgive my naivete... I have an old 16mm slide projector I found in my grandparents house. The original AC ...
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Cutting stainless steel vent chimney to fit sloped ceiling

Looking for thoughts on how to cut a stainless steel hood vent chimney to match the profile of a angled/sloped ceiling. BEHIND the drywall is 1” of insulation and then the roof. Should this be done ...
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Ariston AW122 Washing Machine Startup Failure

I've bought a house that includes an Ariston washer and dryer set of unspecified condition. I connected the washer to the water supplies, drain, and power. When I turn on the washer it will lock the ...