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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"Standard" openings for appliances between kitchen cabinets?

Are there any building standards for sizes of appliance openings between kitchen cabinets? I am planning to remodel my kitchen and wonder how much openings should I leave for my range and fridge. ...
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Oven thermostat substitute?

I own an oven that uses a 2168 thermostat pictured here: with a wiring diagram that looks like the one on the right: . For reasons that I can't determine (mercury?), this thermostat is very hard or ...
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How does a stove crack like this? What does it take to make this happen?

Is this normal? Stove makes explode-like sound and cracks. Can this be fixed or do we need to replace it?
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How to diagnose cause of laundry lint

We inherited a Fridgidaire washer/drier (model A02591501A (1408)), and have been trying to figure out why the washer is leaving so much lint on clothes, concentrated in the creases. Here is an example ...
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How to wire replacement stovetop -- its connection wires seem not to match available power wires

I'm replacing a drop-in stovetop that has a BLACK, RED, WHITE, BARE wires and I'm connecting to a power supply that has BLACK, WHITE BARE wires. The instructions don't have a wiring diagram for my ...
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If my 120 volt toaster oven draws 14 amps on high & my oven draws 12 amps on high, which one would use less electricity to bake a pizza?

An article from my AARP magazine suggests using a toaster oven vs a regular full size electric oven to bake a pizza, make a dinner, bake a pie, etc because it would use about half of the electricity ...
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One hot leg to neutral of 4-prong dryer reading 240 volts and other hot leg to neutral reading 0 volts

I bought a new dryer today and upon plugging it in it wouldn't turn on. I tested the wires on the terminal block with a multimeter and one of the hot legs to the neutral wire reads 240 volts and the ...
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how to fix rusted grill legs

Can someone please help me figure out how do I fix my grill legs? They are rusted and right now the bottom port is on top of couple of bricks. It works but I would like to fix it with something that ...
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What is this part on my new cooktop?

I just got a Samsung NA36N7755TS cooktop secondhand. In between the rings of the power burner, there is a little metal part sticking up. It came significantly bent (damaged in transport). I bent it ...
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Is it okay to plug 16A/250V appliances to a 10A/250V outlet? [closed]

I live in the Philippines. The power outlets at home have 10A/250V label on them except for the air conditioner outlet that's 20A/250V. I have a computer monitor, CPU case and printer from Germany. ...
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Gas Dryer Coil Conversion - is this possible?

I have an old Maytag DG410 dryer that operates on natural gas. Recently is started showing signs of a bad solenoid coil on the gas control valve: the flame ignites when the dryer is first started, but ...
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What is minum gas supply pressure for this GE dryer?

I'm having trouble find info on minimum gas supply pressure (in WC) for this GE Profile laundry dryer. I searched website and install manual; all I could find was spec on maximum pressure for LP. I ...
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My blender's universal motor shoots micro sparks from the outer coil. Is that normal?

I recently fixed a 767 blender (re-branded) and I've noticed that whenever I engage the safety switch without turning on its motor, it shoots a tiny spark from the inner edge of the outer coil (or ...
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Why is my gas dryer's thermal fuse repeatedly blowing?

I have a Maytag centennial gas dryer. One day I found that the thermal fuse had blown out. I replaced the thermal fuse, but when I tried to turn it on it sparked then blew again. Why would this happen?...
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Kitchen Aid fridge/freezer dispenses 1 ounce of water when pressing ice

I have a Kitchen Aid refrigerator model #: KRSC503ESS00 I’m having a weird problem that occurs when I press the ice dispenser pad. Basically, the fridge dispenses 1 ounce of water out of the water ...
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Why would my Kenmore front-loader washer very intermittently not drain?

Sometimes, maybe one in every 20 or 30 or even 50 loads of wash, I'll go to the washing machine and it'll be off just like it normally is after it's completed its full cycle, but when I open the door, ...
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What is the capacity of my Maytag Washer model number LAT9604AAE? [closed]

I have a Maytag washer model number LAT9604AAE that has stopped working. I need to have a similar size or larger washer. What is the capacity?
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How to prevent live/neutral/ground cables being swapped? [closed]

A few years ago, I made the mistake of swapping the live and neutral wires on an appliance. The switch was only connected to the live wire, but since the wires were swapped, the whole circuit bypassed ...
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Why does my oven trip the kitchen circuit fuse?

After a recent refurb where some of the electrics were also changed (including consumer unit and a full rewire), I noticed that when using the oven it would sometimes trip the kitchen fuse. Where ...
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Cause of thumping noise and resistance to rotation by rotor in Fisher Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer?

I have a Fisher/Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer model WL37T26CW2. Since about 3 months the direct drive makes a thumping noises during wash / spin cycles, and makes thumping noises and shows ...
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Dehumidifier (Whirlpool SS226) doesn't even turn on now

Hope someone can help me so I know whether to bother trying to fix it. I have a Whirlpool SS226 dehumidifier. I used it quite often last year. I just dug it out last week to use again. When I turned ...
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What’s up with this washer’s wiring?

My washing machine starting acting strangely today. While it was washing it would periodically beep and all the LEDs would flash at the same time. It started getting worse and just beeping ...
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What happens if the washing machine discharge hose is too far down the stand pipe?

I never knew you shouldn't insert more than 5" of the hose down the stand pipe. Installed mine about a year ago, and I believe I had at least 12" down the pipe. Haven't seen any problem so ...
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Dryer Outlet Upgrade 3 to 4 prong

I have a new Whirlpool dryer with a 4 prong cord. I have a 3 prong outlet in my wall with two 10 awg hot (black) and one 10 awg insulated green ground. In the circuit panel, the two hots are connected ...
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Strange violin-like sound from refrigerator

I'm noticing an occasional noise coming from my refrigerator that sounds almost like someone is playing a violin that is badly out of tune. I did some research into refrigerator noises, but I can't ...
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Splitting 220 line on a 60 AMP breaker

there are variations of this question out there but I haven’t seen this exact scenario. I am remodeling half of my home and I had an old 220 line running to a dry that we converted to gas. Contractors ...
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Why does my fridge turn itself off?

My KitchenAid fridge intermittently turns off, and the only way to turn it back on is to turn off thermostat to off and then back to on (setting 1/2/3/4/5). Any idea what is the issue?
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How to restore the brushed finish on stainless steel appliances

Someone in our household absentmindedly used a green ScotchBrite pad to clean a couple of the stainless steel appliances in our kitchen. In some cases, they went across/against the grain. The ...
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Wiring 6000W 110V Crepe Maker

I have a China-made commercial size crepe maker with double griddles/plates. The back plate states that it is 110V, 5400W, while the online data lists it as 6000w (2x3000). It comes without a plug, ...
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Cause of recurring out-of-balance during wash / spin cycle in Fisher Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer?

I have a Fisher/Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer model WL37T26CW2. Since about a month ago the washer repeatedly goes out of balance mid-wash, even with the smallest lightest fewest number of items,...
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Is it possible to plumb an appliance with a reservoir directly to a filtered water supply?

I have a Ninja CP307 coffee maker. It's great, but I hate having to fill it up with filtered water every day. It sits next to my fridge which I plumbed up to my reverse osmosis water system. I assume ...
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Whirlpool washer intermittent high-speed spin

I have a Whirlpool Duet direct-drive front-load washer from 2014, model # WFW170H68W2. It washes fine, but when it's time to spin out the water, it only intermittently gets up to high-speed spin. ...
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Bosch Refrigerator turns off by itself and doesn't come back on

The title is pretty much it Refrigerator turns off I unplug the cord for 20 seconds I plug it back in - it works again (2nd time this happened) Things I tried / checked : resetting breaker (no ...
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Bosch Nexxt 100 Washer wires damaged while replacing motor brushes

I have a Bosch Nexxt 100 washer, model WFMC1001UC. The carbon brushes in the motor need replacing every so often, which is relatively easy. However, this time, while removing the motor from the ...
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What would cause a microwave oven to trip the breaker when I open the door during heating?

I have a Frigidaire FGMV176NTB range hood microwave oven which was installed new about two years ago. It works fine, but recently started tripping the 15A standard breaker it's on (Siemens c. 1992) ...
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Is it safe to have a mechanical relay in an air fryer, or toaster oven?

Edit: The reason this question exists is because I once had a cheap Amazon relay fail on me during something important (switched on and off randomly then on permanently), but apparently well-made ...
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Max power based on voltage

I noticed that induction plates have different max power depending on the (single-phase) current voltage (there are exceptions, but this is what can be usually seen in stores) For instance in Europe (...
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Bosch Dishwasher SHE43R52UC - Perpetually Stuck in Pump Out Cycle - Leak?

At the end of a normal dishwasher cycle (the dishes came clean), the dishwasher never ended the pump out cycle. Even with the door open, it keeps pumping. Adding water from a bucket to the front, it ...
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Is running a vacuum when it's not touching the floor bad for the vacuum?

Some motorized or mechanical devices can somewhat unintuitively be damaged by operating them in a situation where they have to do "less work" than normal. Some examples: Applying the ...
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Will a Samsung refrigerator door cam marked "L" also fit the right door?

My fridge is model RH25H5611SR/AA. When I search for that model number on SamsungParts.com, and then search for "cam" I see parts listed but they all have an "L" in their name. I'm ...
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reuse copper water line for fridge

My current fridge uses copper water line. I ordered a new fridge from Costco and it will be delivered in the next couple of days. Costco offers free haul away and simple installation. I highly doubt ...
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Oil radiator making sparks

My oil-filled radiator emits sparks when the thermostat switches off. A loud click can be heard (this, I’ve seen, is normal) but when the room is dark I can see a spark through the slits in the casing ...
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Navigating my dated building's electrical requirements

My coop is from the 1970s and has fairly strict electrical requirements due to the old wiring. I'm in the process of trying to update my appliances and running into trouble finding suitable ...
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Easy way to rig a power source switcher for a 110v appliance? [closed]

I have a generator and a battery bank with an inverter. I have an appliance which I want to be able to press a button and have it switch power sources between the two. Ideally if there's an extension ...
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Dehumidifier switch gives line voltage without load but <1V with load

I'm trying to troubleshoot and understand an issue with my dehumidifier. Its fan still runs but the compressor wouldn't turn on. I measure <1V between "Compressor" and "Neutral" ...
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What part needs replacing on this Whirlpool Gas Dryer

This old dryer still works great, but, makes a noise that is a combination of freight train derailing and thunder. See video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DUB8zAg45vE5a1XE7 Pressing on the rotating ...
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Fisher & Paykel Aerocare Dryer — Drum turns when door closed, Code 151

On a Fisher & Paykel Aerocare dryer #DE7027J1US0: our dryer gets into an error state where Code "151" is displayed on the control panel, and the drum motor turns when the door is closed. ...
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Help with oven and breaker!

a month or so ago, I posted on here that my oven kept tripping my breaker. It’s an old oven (20+ years at least). If it would get to a certain temp, it would cut off. Oven light, everything. I’d go to ...
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Half power keeps going out

I have a bad door switch in the ac/heater unit. Have had to wiggle it to make heat come on. Today it sparked and half power in the house went out. When I tried to test the dryer everything came back ...
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Can I install a 240V outlet in my new US home for my UK kitchen appliances?

I'm emigrating from the UK to the US. I had assumed that both my Blendtec blender and KitchenAid mixer would not work well in the US not least because the higher mains frequency would make them spin ...

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