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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'plug-in sequence' [closed]

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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Why do the wires to my dryer's thermostat keep burning off?

I have a Kenmore/Whirlpool dryer that a week ago stopped working. The motor and timing would work, but there was no heat produced. I disassembled the entire dryer and vacuumed and brushed every nook ...
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Installing OTR microwave with 15" deep cabinets

We installed IKEA cabinets that are 15" deep (15.5" with the doors) and we have a GE OTR microwave that is 16" deep. So we need to bump out the microwave in order to open it. We see GE sells a kit, ...
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Battery/inverter backup for refrigerator [closed]

So we just had another electrical outage due to a storm and we'd like to have something to keep the refrigerator running at least a few more hours. We don't want to get a gas generator and were ...
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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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Where to aquire rubber bushings?

Where can one order unusually-sized rubber bushings? A washing machine uses a 17mm OD, 4mm ID, 10mm length rubber bushing that is not available locally. I am aware of McMaster but once I select any of ...
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Kenmore washer won't agitate or spin

I have a Kenmore washing machine model 110.29802890 that will not spin or agitate. It fills and drains,but on spin or wash cycle barrel does not move, and makes a kind of grinding noise. Please help....
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Why do my halogen lamps keep burning out?

In my kitchen, there are 5 halogen lamps, connected in parallel to a 12VAC transformer. The bulbs have rated life of 2000h, but I seem to be getting only about 60 hours out of them. I measured the ...
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How do I replace oven insulation that has been soiled by mice and smells bad?

We've had mice work their way into the oven insulation of our standalone range and now it stinks when we turn the oven on. Looking around on the web suggests that replacing the oven is the most ...
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How do I Test a Dishwasher Pump Motor

My Whirlpool WDT720PADM dishwasher stopped functioning properly last night. It will run through a full cycle, filling, draining, heating, soap door opens and steam vent opens at the end. While running,...
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Can an AC and a dryer go on the same breaker?

I have a sub panel breaker box that has a 30 amp breaker in it right now with a dryer rated at 20.7 amps connected. I want to attach an air condition unit to this sub panel by replacing the current 30 ...
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Viking DSI Bake Ignitor Won't Spark

I have a 10 year old Viking gas stove/range, which use Direct Spark Ignition (DSI). The bake ignitor will not spark at all, however the Broiler ignitor will spark and light up just fine. Things that ...
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How can I properly vent a dryer whose ductwork comes up vertically from the ground?

How can I modify and correct a dryer vent that comes up through the ground as shown? It goes straight down, turns horizontal into the basement laundry room, then down again into the gas dryer. ...
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Can I connect my EU 230V 2.8kW appliance to a US 240V 20A receptacle?

The appliance is a pizza oven with Schuko plug [Picture 1], running at 240V 50-60Hz 2.8Kw. The receptacle is a US 240V 20A [Picture 2] to which is currently connected the PTAC [Picture 3]. Sharing the ...
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Wiring for kitchen remodel - appliances, electric oven/microwave combo, fridge, 2 dishwashers

I am working on a plan for a kitchen remodel. The existing range is natural gas powered so it doesn't have a dedicated circuit (It's just plugged into a 15 or 20amp outlet). Other existing wiring ...
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Can I convert a Sunbeam Radiant Control T-20C toaster from 120V to 230V?

For some reason, I now own a Sunbeam Radiant Control toaster, model T-20C. While I found it in The Netherlands, it's fitted with a US cord and plug. On the bottom, it reads: VOLTS 110-120 WATTS 1275 ...
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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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Compressor melted hole in 5+ year old defrost drain pan, is compressor overheating a possible concern

It is quite possible that my defrost drain pan melting was just normal age/wear & tear but I wanted to double check that there is not possibly a larger issue with my compressor running too hot. ...
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Fridgaire fridge compartment not holding cool, freezer working perfectly

Have been puzzling through an issue with my Fridgiaire fpbs2777rfb. About two-three weeks ago my youngest left the freezer open for some time, causing a bunch of condensation that eventually caused a ...
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Why is water sitting under the basket of my GE topload washer?

I have noticed that when my washer cycle is finished and I open the lid while its finishing the spin cycle I can hear water under the steel drum as if it is not drained all the way. This is driving ...
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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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frigidaire freezer ffu14f5hwf not freezing

Hello was hoping to get some help. My 4 year old freezer only gets down to 20 degrees. So ice and ice pops will not freeze. I changed the defrost thermostat . It was a used unit and when I opened the ...
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Can I use a regular E26 LED bulb as a replacement for a refrigerator light bulb?

The light bulb in my refrigerator burned out. It was a 40w incandescent appliance bulb like such: I'm wondering if there is any reason I can not put a 9watt A19 LED bulb such as this one (home depot ...
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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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Can I use my dishwasher solely for drying?

I prefer washing dishes by hand but I want to dry them using the dishwasher. I use the Blomberg DW51600 SS dishwasher. This has an Express dry function. But when I select this function it still ...
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Is 18-gauge wire sold as lamp cord sufficient for replacing the cord on a vintage toaster marked 6 amps?

I like my vintage toaster, but want to replace the cord. I'd like to match the current cord, which is brown and cloth-wrapped. Many lighting supply websites sell "parallel rayon-covered" ...
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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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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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Splitting a Water Heater Gas Line to Connect Gas Dryer

I have studied the following thread which gave me a lot of answers to my question. Split Gas Line to Gas Water Heater for Gas Dryer I still have some follow-up questions and would appreciate if ...
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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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Water dripping out from freezer compartment onto floor. What do?

Once every few days, a puddle forms in front of my Kitchenaid KSR series refrigerator. Kitchenaid support has been completely useless in resolving this issue, other than to say reports of this ...
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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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Broken wire inside Rangehood, advice needed

My range hood was damaged, which caused it to flare up and spark. I immediately powered off the main to the house (as in the pictures). I can see that the connection has been damaged. I have no idea ...
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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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is a refrigerator start relay supposed rattle? not cooling

is the start relay supposed to rattle at all? my old one rattled noticeably, so based on what I read decided to buy another one thinking that part was broken. i decided to buy a certified used one ...
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Samsung Fridge Freezer RL39WBMS - Fridge Not Cooling But Freezer Working Fine

Initial thoughts was that it's likely just the temperature sensor that has gone, so replaced that but unfortunately didn't make a difference. What is the next best step to fix it? I'd prefer not to ...
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Removing Pin Holding Planetary Kitchen Aid Classic Mixer

I'm having trouble removing the pin holding the planetary. I need to remove it in order to remove the top of the machine exposing the motor so I can troubleshoot the main problem with my KitchenAid ...
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AEG “micromat_combi 635” halts with error E14. What to do?

My AEG MICROMAT_COMBI 635 often halts with a beep and an error E14. I then need to temporarily unplug it from the mains power. I remember this annoying error occurring since years (it first made me ...
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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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Feedback for cheap, compact electric heating faucets

As an alternative to traditional tankless heaters, aliexpress sells a variety of cheap taps incorporating a heater, for example: 220V 3000W Instant Electric Faucet Tap Hot Water Heater This looks ...
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Water line won't stay connected to aftermarket freezer port

We have a Whirlpool model ET1MHKXMT01. Apparently an aftermarket top freezer icemaker was installed in unit and had been working fine for years. At some point moving the fridge appears to have ...
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How can the door of an Indesit IWDC 6105 be opened when the internal door lock has burned?

I have an Indesit IWDC 6105 washing machine (link to manual) and its internal door lock burned during the cycle, causing the machine to be unusable (at least perhaps until the lock is replaced). Image ...
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Front load washer doesn't power up unless I hit it with hand

I've a problem in my fully automatic front load washer that is explained in this video https://youtu.be/wFKcGBseDgs As I mentioned in the title of the question, The washer won't power up until I hit ...
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Is it safe to put a clothes washer outdoors?

I will be short on usable indoor space for a while, but want to be able to wash clothes on site. Are there any issues with putting a washer (and perhaps, a dryer) outdoors? Perhaps it needs to be ...
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Gas stovetop repair: What anti seize to use on brass fittings?

I am repairing a gas range. The brass venturi tubes are threaded, and seem to seize up, even when metallic anti seize paste is used. (And when that happens, I have to drill out the venturi, which ...
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Whirlpool oven gas shuts off one second after turning on

Problem: I have a Whirlpool oven in the US, model WFG540H0ES0 (photo). It's worked fine for the last 3.5 years, but a few weeks ago the oven stopped igniting. When I start the oven in the control ...
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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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Samsung induction stove not detecting cookware

Samsung Chef Collection stovetop stopped detecting cookware, left two burners only. The two burners on the right are working fine. A repair guy did not mince words: take it to the dump. He said he ...
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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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Using a temperature relay as a fridge temperature control thermostat

I have W9RXXMFWQ00 that isn't working anymore unless I hit it, so I'm assuming the thermostat is broken. A replacement thermostat is 150$ so that is out of the question I was wondering if anyone ...

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