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 Does A Refrigerator Determine When The Water Filter Needs To Be Replaced?

I have a new GE refrigerator with a water filter with a capacity of 170 gallons. I use less than 0.5 pints of water per day. At this rate, the filter should last at least 2720 days. However, after ...
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Oven “flickers” in power every now and then

Our oven seems to "flicker" in power every now and then. By that I mean it loses power just momentarily --- or at least it loses power long enough for the clock to reset. This has happened ...
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Jenn-Air Dishwasher - Red “Add Salt” and “Drying” Lights at End of Cycle

I have a Jenn-Air dishwasher, model JDB9800CWP2. It seems to be working normally, except that at the end of the cycle, the Add Salt and Drying lights are dimly glowing red. It has not done this before,...
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Fridge and freezer getting warm after power outage but still turns on

While asking more generally about what could be wrong with a fridge in general based on the potential cause and symptoms to keep the answer relevant for others, this is in regards to a 2013 GE Cafe ...
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Do most modern freezers have compressor delay?

Do most modern freezers have a "failsafe" of some kind to keep the compressor from cycling too quickly? I want to connect my freezer to an external thermostat and I have been advised that ...
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Mini fridge putty tape function

I have a mini fridge, and I noticed that it had two pieces of black putty tape on the refrigerant lines. What is the purpose of these? They're much thicker than standard tape and the best way to ...
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Best way to fit a clothes washer under a counter

The under the counter space for the washing machine in our laundry room is slightly too low for our washer. I can't push it in any further because the enclosure isn't perfectly square and the washing ...
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Bosch fridge/freezer (B22CS / Linea 300 series) began chiming and temperature flashing on the freezer side

My Bosch fridge/freezer began ringing at a rapid pace randomly. There's a display in the front, which shows a temperature to the left (freezer) and the right (fridge) directly above the built-in water ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wine Cooler PCB Fuse Blown

I unplugged our wine cooler while cleaning. When I plugged it back in, I instantly heard a "pop" sound and noticed a burning smell. I immediately unplugged it, then opened up the back. Upon inspection,...
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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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Effective way to remove trapped lint inside blower wheel? Maytag mgd8630hw0

I have a less than year old maytag mgd8630hw0 gas dryer. The dryer is on the second floor and vents through the roof. About 3 months ago the dryer started making a loud banging noise so we call the ...
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Gas clothes dryer not heating

My gas dryer (Samsung DV520AGP/XAA-0002) won't heat. I've done pretty extensive testing and I'm stumped. Here's what I know: When I start a cycle, the igniter turns on, ignition occurs, and then ...
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Juicer's food pusher's bottom just sliced off, now it's an empty cylinder [closed]

I want to fix it because I can't source another one right now - it's Breville JE-95. Anyway, I thought I'd get crafty and try to fix it, doing some plastic welding or gluing of a piece of plastic. I'd ...
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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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Washer: Whirlpool WFW95HEDW0, spin cycle isn't really spinning out the clothes (leaves them wet)

Make: Whirlpool Model Name: Duet Direct Drive Model Number: WFW95HEDW0 The problem: Often, the spin cycle fails to get the laundry really dry. That, AND I notice that after the cycle runs, there is ...
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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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Fridge turns on when banging it

My Kenmore full fridge intermittently turns off, and the only way to turn it back on is to bang it on its side. When it is off, unplugging it and plugging it back in doesn't help, neither does ...
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Is all 220 appliance cable the same?

I have someone with a tanning bed that was hardwired in the previous home. To make things simpler for them, I'd like to just take a dryer pigtail and wire it up for them instead. I don't know much ...
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Is okay to use commercial appliance inside average US home? For electricity spec: 115/60Hz/1 Ph (NEMA 5-15)

I want to buy a commercial Countertop Merchandiser/Freezer for home use. Model at this link. Maxx-cold.com Does my home in the US meet the Volt/Watts requirement to use it? The electricity ...
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How to fix acidic smell from fridge/freezer?

Started to smell a bad acidic smell coming from the bottom of my fridge. This is the model: https://mcappliance.com/brands/magic-chef/4-5-cu-ft-compact-refrigerator-665679004973.html Tried the ...
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What could be wrong with my Frigidaire dishwasher?

I have a Frigidaire Professional Series 4300 series AquaSurge with Speed Clean. It seems to start running fine, but then intermittently pauses for varying lengths of time. This usually results in hot, ...
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Gas oven is not holding temperature

My gas oven, Frigidare model FPGF3081KFM, does not always hold the correct temperature. It will always ignite correctly initially and come up to the correct temperature, but for long cooking sessions ...
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Outdoor gas appliance quick disconnect incompatible

We're having an issue with a quick disconnect coupling for an outdoor gas grill. The owner downsized and moved to a smaller home in the same subdivision. It is a natural gas grill that was connected ...
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modify fridge to temporarily defeat auto-defrost?

I would like to modify my 3 year-old KitchenAid KRFC300ESS french-door (freezer on bottom) refrigerator to disable the auto-defrost cycle on a short-term basis, preferably by putting in a switch ...
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Dryer duct cleaning: brush picks up insulation

Our dryer is on the 2nd floor, above a garage. It vents into the wall and downward, and comes out about twelve feet above ground at an exterior wall several feet away to the right. I think the duct ...
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Can I rewire an audio amplifier with a round pin plug to fit sockets in living room made for lamps?

Basically I just bought a home theatre system but our living room has 2 round pin 5amp plugs that are locaed where I would like the amp and rear speakers. Can I wire a round pin 5 amp plug onto the ...
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Can two circuits with dual function breakers share a box?

Corded Dishwasher and Disposal each have own 20a circuit with dual-function breakers; however, they each go to a single receptacle that share the same 2-gang box. Am I correct that splicing the ...
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What lubricant, if any, should be used for clothes dryer rollers?

It seems I may have used the wrong lubricant for my LG clothes dryer rollers because the rollers kept seizing up. Since these rollers are simple and there are no bearings I did not put much thought ...
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Refurbish clothes dryer motor by greasing the bearings?

I have Frigidaire fex831fs4 dryer for which electric motor appears to be seized: I am unable to easily spin the rotor with fingers (after removing it from the dryer) and the dryer makes humming noise ...
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Propane appliances throwing orange flames suddenly and generator's back firing

So here's the deal: about 1.5 to 2 weeks ago, our generator started backfiring like crazy and our cookstove, water heater and heater are throwing yellow orange flames intermittently as well as ...
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User serviceable parts inside this CFL floor lamp?

I've been asked to look at a CFL floor lamp. It's many (5-10) years old and one day stopped working; it simply didn't turn on. The fluorescent bulb (four short (5 inch?) tubes extending from a plastic ...
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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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