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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How do you make a Maytag Bravos XL washer drain?

My Maytag Bravos XL washer stops in its spin cycle and won't continue. I unplugged the power and looked in. Lot of un-drained water and clothes. I tried to start it in Rinse Spin cycle but won't. ...
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attaching an OTR microwave mounting bracket/rail to a bumpout

I am installing an OTR microwave between cabinets which are 15 1/4" deep. The OTR needs cabinets no more than 13" deep, so I've built out from the wall 2 1/4" using a stack of three 1x6 ...
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Can you connect both a cooktop and an oven off one three-phase cable?

I have a couple of contractors renovating my kitchen and I have two appliances that I will need them to install: an induction cooktop (7600W max power, three-phase) a built-in oven (3600W max power, ...
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What surge protector should be used for various home electronics/appliances? [closed]

A- How do I choose the right surge protector for a garage door opener? I recently experienced the effect of a power surge after a lightning and lost a few items. So my question is how to prevent ...
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New ice machine grinding noise

Just got a brand new Marvel ice machine. It is making noises loud enough to be heard on other floors of our home. The main noise is a grinding or or metal vibrating sound. We've got another ice maker ...
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Can I safely plug a 15A 100V appliance into a 20A 250V wall outlet?

I have a convection microwave oven that has a normal 15A 100V plug. I can only conveniently access a 20A 250V outlet, which looks like this: (I am located in Taiwan). Are there any safety issues ...
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Bottom freezer fridge is freezing the food in the bottom while the top is too warm

[Updated: added some info about what I found in the bottom housing, as well as the sound of the fan in the freezer.] I've got a GE PFSS2MIXASS Fridge (Double doors on top, freezer on bottom). A ...
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Speed Queen (Alliance) laundry system regularly shows different errors - bad control board?

I have a speed queen laundry system, washer dryer stack, fully electric. Model # is Alliance ATEE9AGP173TW01 Lately I seem to get a different error code every other time i use it. Codes I see are &...
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Can a GFCI circuit ruin a refrigerator compressor?

The kitchen at the house that I rent is wired funky: the fridge receptacle does't have a GFCI button, but it's on the same circuit as a countertop receptacle that does have a GFCI button, so that ...
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How to remove an electrical cord strain relief bushing / collar?

How does one remove an electrical cord strain relief bushing/collar like this one: Source: https://www.centurytool.net/100385_Robinair_Power_Cord_Strain_Relief_p/ro100385.htm This is the spec sheet ...
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I replaced our burnt-out dishwasher detergent dispenser with a new unit, yet the dispenser door still won't open during the wash cycle. What's wrong?

The detergent dispenser in our KitchenAid dishwasher was broken. I removed the door's cover and saw that the plastic drum piece that controls both the detergent release door and the rinse aid ...
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My Bravos XL washer shows "drn" error on all cycles except rinse?spin

I have a Maytag Bravos XL washer. After a recent power outage it started showing "drn" (drain) error during every cycle except the rinse/spin cycle. The washer stops with the drn code and ...
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Needing to test European W/D combo equipped with 20A 250V

Can an adapter to 15A 125v be used to test working condition of a European washer and dryer all in one until? Will that supply enough power to operate the machine temporarily?
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Troubleshooting repeatedly clogged drier vent

I have a new house (Oct 2020, am first occupant) and a new LG dryer (bought it when I moved in). The duct runs to the outside a few feet away, where there's a screen and a flap (lift the flap and ...
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Removing interior back panel on Kenwood refrigerator / freezer

I have a Kenwood knfd55x17 torridly 50/50 fridge freezer. I want to remove the back panel inside the upper fridge compartment for cleaning. The panel problem contains a duct for "venting" ...
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Is there a mechanical button I can order/make that will sit on top of another hard-to-press button?

My refrigerator's internal water dispenser is annoying to use because the button is hard to push. It's 1x1 inches and not comfortable to hold down. It is a physical button itself, so it has a travel ...
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Is the exhaust from an electric dryer harmful?

We seem to have an exhaust leak from the dryer, as I can smell it when it's run. Is this an urgent issue? Since it's not gas, the exhaust should just be warm air, right? (though in that case, why can ...
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Whirlpool Dryer powers on but won't spin

My gas front-load Whirlpool dryer powers on but won't spin The blow fan spins fine The idler pulley seems to be fine, the belt is in tact and is tight. (though I did replace the idler pulleys wheel ...
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Why do objects go through dishwasher filters?

I have a brand new, top of the line dishwasher - a Bosch SHV89PW73N. On a regular basis it errors out, failing to drain... So we open up the mesh drain cover, take out the VERY fine mesh filter ...
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When selecting a garbage disposal, generally best to select galvanized steel or stainless steel for the grind components (cutting blades)?

When selecting a garbage disposal, is it generally best to select galvanized steel or stainless steel for the grind components (cutting blades)? Obviously, it depends on the specific grades of steel ...
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Do split air conditioners like this also ventilate the room?

I previously had read some articles online that said air conditioners like this don't do ventilation. The air inside the room keeps entering the indoor unit and cold air is blown into the room again ...
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What light bulb can be used for the Frigidaire upright freezer FFFH20F2QW?

The lightbulb on my freezer went out, the freezer is a Frigidaire FFFH20F2QW. I've tested the actual socket, and it seems to be working, so I'm pretty sure it must be the bulb. I see the the official ...
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Strange Breaker Behavior with Treadmill Electronics

I have a brand new walking treadmill that triggers circuit breakers when the treadmill electronics are powered on but when the treadmill motor is NOT running. The strange thing is that it triggers ...
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Can I Piggyback 4 15 amp outlets off a 30 amp fuse?

I have what you would call a “mini kitchen” set up in my house for a guest bedroom. Ran all new electrical for it and hooked it up in the outside fuse box. It’s a 20 amp fuse running 4 15 amp duplex ...
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Installing New Dishwasher in Old House

I live in a house built in the 1970s. I tried to buy a new Bosch Ascenta dish washer. The installer from Best Buy who came by said that they couldn't install it because the pipes in our house are too ...
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Can I tilt a window air conditioner at 15 degrees when not in use?

I'm trying to design a frame for a window ac that will allow me to easily move the unit in and out of the window. (mostly for security reasons - I want to be able to close the window properly at night....
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Washing Machine super loud noise at the start

I currently have front loader washing machine(samsung WF-JT254) and suddenly it started to start making super loud noise when I use it. I tried to record the sound I am getting when I record it on my ...
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Holes in washer basket

I recently removed the agitator in my Whirlpool (model LSQ8500JQ1) washer to replace the "dogs". The bottom of the basket looked like this: Something is missing in the upper hole, what is ...
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How to lift the corner of a heavy stove with a bottle jack

So I have a very heavy stove that I need to lift one corner of (to slip back in a floor protector disc that slipped out) and it's too heavy for one person to budge. I think it's 350 lbs. I have a ...
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Cooktop warm surface light on dim

I have a new Whirlpool cooktop that has the warm surface light on dim when the cooktop has not been used. It turns on brightly when being used but returns to dim when the surface cools. The service ...
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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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