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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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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Bosch Induction Hob Keeps Restarting

I just purchased and wired a bosch PXY675DW4E and it keeps restarting. https://youtu.be/F9wrC7jOavI https://youtu.be/7aZgkkcT6w4 Also restarting randomly from time to time. I wired it according to ...
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Kitchen setup for US appliances in Europe/India

I am relocating to India from US and taking all the appliances along. I understand that a lot of appliances can go toast due to voltage support as India/Europe has 230v range and US appliances work at ...
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What kind of vent material can be used for gas dryer?

Dryer at present butts up to vent sticking into the room. This works just fine. I want to put the dryer and washer on a plinth to make it easier to access. I don't want to put the dryer further ...
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Looking for differential diagnosis for Whirlpool Duet with multiple issues

We bought this washer in 2010. It's gotten light usage 2-3 loads a week. Whirl Pool Model WFW9150ww00. This is one without a numeric display. Have to count flashes. Some very odd behaviour: From ...
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Could placing hot food in the fridge (as opposed to letting it cool first), cause significant reduction in appliance lifetime

My wife and I are having an "ongoing household discussion". She claims that it is bad to place hot food in the fridge, because it causes the fridge to work harder. I claim the impact is negligible. ...
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How to fix smashed wires in washing machine?

I believe the motor capacitor with its bracket fell down and pinched two wires going to the motor. I spliced them back with two blue wire nuts. The motor works again. However, this made me thinking, ...
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Can a countertop microwave oven be placed under the counter on a shelf?

I want to know if a countertop microwave can be placed on a shelf under the counter. If so what is the code required clearance for floor to bottom of microwave distance? I live in California.
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Trial and error to choose glue for plastic handle on refrigerator?

I have a Frigidaire French-door refrigerator with a broken handle. I've identified the part, and it's $47 to replace (plus tax and shipping). Being cheap, I'd like to try to repair rather than ...
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GE convection/microwave just quit. No heat. micro does not heat either. All else works. Lights, fan, timer, etc

GE Conv/Micro just stopped heating either way. All else works.
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ne59j7630ss Samsung range burning hot

Front of range top gets extremely hot when using oven. Oven door gasket has already been replaced.
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My freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. Thermostat seems OK so what's up?

My Samsung fridge-freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. The thermostat seems fine and has the correct resistance for its current temperature. What else could be wrong? The display on ...
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Dishwasher supply line leaking when attached to unit

I'm attempting to install a new dishwasher, a Bosch 500 series. The water supply line itself is fine, as in there are no leaks along the line itself. However, I can't get the connection to the ...
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Microwave door interlock switch keeps failing

I have a 1000W GE "over the range" microwave (model JVM3160RF) that is now about 3 years old. Earlier this year, one of the interlock micro-switches failed (would not depress) which caused the ...
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Rewiring a sewing machine [closed]

I have an old sewing machine with a non-polarized plug. I would like to replace the cord and plug with a grounded, polarized cord and plug. Can I simply connect the new cord's hot wire to the ...
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How to fix a squeaky electrical dryer

Here's a self-explanatory video of my squeaky electrical dryer that's driving everyone in household crazy. The squeaking is clearly in sync with the rotation frequency, but that's all the insight I ...
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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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