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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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What, if anything, can I do to fix this treadmill?

A 10s video of my loud, squeaky treadmill operating is shown here. As the video shows, it squeaks and makes a grinding sound, and it is much louder when a person is running on it. I have to wear ...
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Two appliances with connection cords sharing power outlet

I have my dishwasher and my garbage disposal fed from two separate electrical circuits but sharing the same power outlet under the sink. I broke off the tabs on the outlet and connected it to two ...
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Over the range microwave oven fan speed is the same in all settings

New microwave swap out with new one but fan is loud, & speed is the same in all3 settings panasonic nn se284b over the range microwave oven
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Safe to use 220V electric clothes dryer when building has been bridged down to 110V?

We live in a building with 220V service with primarily 110V outlets but a few specialty ones at 220V. Earlier this week electrical service in half the building across all three apartments went out. ...
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How can I repair this gas leak on my new range? Teflon tape isn't working

I'm trying to install this GE gas range, so I attached everything and tightened all the nuts. Unfortunately, there's gas leaking at the base of the stove (where the flare connects to the stove). I ...
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Stored used refrigerator & dishwasher

I have a Viking counter depth refrigerator & a Fisher Paykel double dish drawer dishwasher. We have used them both since 2007, we had storm damage to our home & they both sat unplugged for ...
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Can I use ratchet straps to lift a dolly into a truck bed?

I may be moving a 200lb appliance without help. I have some 1" width strap ratchets rated at 500lb from home depot (4pack). Could I stand in the bed and ratchet up the dolly backwards? Anyone done ...
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Using existing gas connection for new gas range?

I would like to connect a regular GE gas stove like this to a connector that was used by a Vulcan residential gas range (similar to the one here) Here is some information on the existing connector: ...
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KitchenAid dishwasher not responding/requiring cold reboot

I recently purchased a KitchenAid dishwasher (model KDTE334GPS0) to replace my old dishwasher. It is on a dedicated 15 amp circuit. It randomly will not respond to button pushes. When I check the ...
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GE Profile Cooktop and element replacement

I have a GE Profile Cooktop model PP945. The right rear heating element is out. The right rear element is the small 1200W unit. I disassembled the unit and found the heating coil burned out (...
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Freezer malfunction

My GE built-in side by side 15 yrs old.is playing games. One they everything is melting. When throw them out after few days it starts freezing again. Is it worth repairing?
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How to seal gas hob to concrete countertop?

Some time this week, I'll be calling a qualified technician to connect my gas hob to gas and electricity. Connection will be done with elastic pipe, so that's not a problem. The only problem I have ...
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Wiring for new 40 amp wall oven and cooktop

We are upgrading our wall oven and cooktop. The old units were rated for 30 amps each and the new units require 40 amps. We have a 200 amp main panel with one 40 amp breaker for the oven/cooktop ...
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Can I drain a dehumidifier pump into my dishwasher?

Probably a really dumb question. I handwash dishes and use my dishwasher as glorified storage, so I was thinking I could stick the hose coming out of my dehumidifier pump into the dishwasher and just ...
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'plug-in sequence'

Good Day, I am thinking the opposite from this last entry (JM) but have no background in electrical theory. I have a lot of appliances I plug/unplug w/a little box in-line (I assume "transformer"). ...
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GE refrigerator will not get cold

My refrigerator got unplugged for about 5 hours. I plugged it back in. It is running and freezer is getting colder but the refrigerator is staying at 65 degrees. It has b
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My gas stove’s igniter never stops, the spark even starts before turning the knob

My gas stove’s igniter never stops, the spark even starts before turning the knob, so I had to unplug. This is not igniter won’t stop when burner is lit, igniter just starts when I plug the code.
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How to test an “electrified” appliance

I have an old appliance (Hobart mixer) that recently started to give me electrical shocks when I touch it. I didn't see any obvious signs of broken wiring, but I will probably replace it, as it's ...
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Can I use the same junction box for two appliances?

Complete noob here. I'm finishing building my kitchen and the last part - the wiring of electrical oven and glass cooking plates, is presenting me with some challenges. I am located in Germany. ...
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Is this broken pipe the reason my freezer is not working? Can it be fixed?

The freezer is old, but I am a renter so I couldn't say how old. On the back there is a sticker that says “HUAYI B43CB”; It has been stopping intermittently for the last week, and in the last two ...
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Washing machine using cold water only

The shut off valve/pipe for the hot water leaks and has to be replaced. I disconnected at the valve the hot water hose for the washing machine because just using cold/cold still tried to access the ...
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How can I fix the electrical hookup on my new electric oven?

I just got a brand new electric oven and I'm having some trouble connecting it myself. It's a conduit installation, so the delivery service wouldn't touch it. I got everything working on the first try,...
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phase drop and now appliances dead

A few weeks back I started getting intermittent outages without breakers tripping. It would self resolve after some time. During one outage I was eventually able to troubleshoot and found that ...
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Is the washer's transmission broken?

The drum spins fine during wash cycle. However, the agitator does not spin at all on my FEX831FS4 Frigidaire washer. So, I removed the plastic agitator and inspected this rod on which the agitator ...
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Frigidaire washing machine's agitator does not spin, but the drum spins. What could be the issue?

Have a Frigidaire fex831fs4 washer and dryer combo where washer has following symptoms: when washing machine is off, the agitator can be freely turned by hand both directions. when washing machine is ...
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Kenmore Elite Refrigerator Door Pinched / Broken Wires

TLDR; What is the best way to splice wires together that will be moving? I purchased a Kenmore Elite 106.51773510 refrigerator in March 2017. I had a few issues with the ice maker during my first ...
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Whirlpool gas dryer diagnostics

My Whirlpool gas dryer stopped working efficiently recently. Peering into the burner hole shows clearly that it is sparking when the dryer starts, but doesn't seem to reignite later on. I checked the ...
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Broken control panel glass on propane range

The glass covering the control panel on our Whirlpool propane range shattered after I don’t a pot on it. Whirlpool says I need to replace entire control panel ($949.00). Can I just remove the glass ...
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Removing drip pan on a Frigidaire FFTR1821QS

My fridge is giving off a foul odour. Looks like the drip pan is growing mold in it. Looking for advice on how to remove the drip pan so I can clean it. It doesn’t appear to simply slide out from the ...
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Speed Queen washing machine stopped working mid-cycle

I have a Speed Queen washing machine model AWN432SP111TW01, serial 1110013649. It's been working fine for years and we had never had any trouble with it, but today it stopped mid-cycle, and won't ...
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Air Conditioner: Panel Malfunction

I have an old window A/C unit which the electronic panel is malfunctioning. Basically, it keeps changing randomly the settings (watch the video). Examples: If I set the fan to low, after a while it ...
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LG washing machine start button quit working

I have an LG washing machine and the power button works fine but it’s the start button and I’ve taken it apart in the reserve of like a mesh sensor under the start button I don’t know what to do to ...
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Is my Outdoor Mini Fridge Doomed? Wont get cold

I'm having issues getting my Bull Mini Fridge to cool. It was not working when we bought the house, but we never really needed to use it. I have been trying to figure out why it doesn't cool. The ...
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Different appliances for a kitchen in stainless

I am redoing my kitchen and looking for the best reviews of the various appliances. If I get them all in stainless, but from different manufacturers, will they match? Or do different companies have ...
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Small nick on power cord from an electric alarm clock, and copper wiring exposed but intact

I bought a vintage alarm clock and radio. It works perfectly, but it took me a day to discover that along the length of the cord, there is a small nick, which revealed a small bit of copper wire, ...
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Rinse cycle problems on GE GLD4458R00CS dishwasher

I'm stumped with this problem and I'd love some help I have a GE GLD4458R00CS dishwasher. It's about 7 years old. after noticing that our dishes haven't been coming out very clean, I have attempted ...
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Can I run my washing machine drain line into a condensate pump so it drains better?

I have this ventless combination washer/dryer from LG: https://www.lg.com/us/washer-dryer-combos/lg-WM3997HWA-washer-dryer-combo The unit is installed on an upper level of my house. It's on the ...
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Electric Motor: Spark and Repair Issues

I'm trying to repair a shaded pole induction motor from a home appliance. However, each time I connect the motor to the power outlet there is a spark in the same place (I've already tried 2x): ...
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Why is my dishwasher drain pump constantly running?

We have a late 1960's Kitchenaid Superba (by Hobart) dishwasher. Problem: the drain operates continuously, so the dishwasher can never fill with water. (The water comes in, but it's immediately ...
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What is an efficient way of moving home? [closed]

I have been moving so many times in the past few years, usually on my own without any help. It’s exhausting and painful. I’ve probably become more efficient over time but I’m still trying to figure ...
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Electric Fan not Working

I have a water distiller which the electric fan suddenly just stopped working (thankfully I was near by to shutdown everything, otherwise ...). Prior to the failure everything was working fine, there ...
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How to test dryer components

My dryer stopped heating. It turns on and spins but that's about it Samsung Dryer - Model DV42H5000EW/A3 I have found this article which has helped to disassemble and troubleshoot but I still have ...
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Replacing A Ceramic Hob With An Induction Hob

If I were to replace my ceramic hob in my kitchen at some point in the future with an induction hob, would any rewiring be needed or from an electrical point of view, would it be a straight swap? (UK,...
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Does this water filter look clogged?

My refrigerator uses EveryDrop water filters like these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VBP8QPO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The refrigerator is brand new, and I am already ...
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How can I check the wiring in my home?

I am renting a flat (in Germany, in case that matters), and since we moved in, within 7 months, 3 of our kitchen-appliances broke down with bad smell or even smoking. It did not happen AT ALL in the ...
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Why won't one of my gas stove's burners ignite?

I have zero experience working on stoves. We have a 3-year-old Whirpool and the right-front burner won't ignite properly. When I turn the dial for that burner it sparks one or two times and then ...
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Seeking a way to operate a Laundry Dryer when I'm not using my Kitchen Stove/Oven

I want to use a Clothes Dryer in my Apartment, but it requires a 240 volt plug. The only place that has such a plug is the Kitchen Stove/Oven. Is there a splitter available (or could I make one) so ...
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Cleaning porcelain steel

I have a whirlpool gas cooktop that is black and porcelain steel. I can absolutely never clean it entirely. The black color masks the spots when it’s wet and they show back again when it’s dry. It ...
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Beko washing machine pump cuts out. Machine freezes

I have a Beko WM6143W that has started playing up. The water pump runs for ~6 seconds then cuts out. The machine is then left in an unusable state. None of the controls seem to do anything including ...
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Cannot Remove Freezer Back Panel

I have a GE Side by Side refrigerator PSS26MSWASS. The freezer has frosted up causing the fridge side to heat up. I believe the defrost heater went bad. I am good with how to replace the heater ...