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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Replacing A Ceramic Hob With An Induction Hob

If I were to replace my ceramic hob in my kitchen at some point in the future with an induction hob, would any rewiring be needed or from an electrical point of view, would it be a straight swap? (UK,...
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Does this water filter look clogged?

My refrigerator uses EveryDrop water filters like these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VBP8QPO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The refrigerator is brand new, and I am already ...
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How can I check the wiring in my home?

I am renting a flat (in Germany, in case that matters), and since we moved in, within 7 months, 3 of our kitchen-appliances broke down with bad smell or even smoking. It did not happen AT ALL in the ...
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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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Why won't one of my gas stove's burners ignite?

I have zero experience working on stoves. We have a 3-year-old Whirpool and the right-front burner won't ignite properly. When I turn the dial for that burner it sparks one or two times and then ...
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Seeking a way to operate a Laundry Dryer when I'm not using my Kitchen Stove/Oven

I want to use a Clothes Dryer in my Apartment, but it requires a 240 volt plug. The only place that has such a plug is the Kitchen Stove/Oven. Is there a splitter available (or could I make one) so ...
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Cleaning porcelain steel

I have a whirlpool gas cooktop that is black and porcelain steel. I can absolutely never clean it entirely. The black color masks the spots when it’s wet and they show back again when it’s dry. It ...
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How can I attach broken piece of shott ceran induction cooktop?

A 1" x 2" piece of my Schott Ceran induction cooktop broke off. I'd like to "glue" it back on. It doesn't interfere with any of the "burners". May I do this and if so, what glue is the best to use?
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LED lights cause appliance failure

Here is a fun one. I installed 2 LED bulbs into my Genie garage door opener and it caused the microwave to lose power. They are both on the same circuit. When I tested the voltage at the microwave ...
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GE profile cooking range traditional glass cooktop not working properly [closed]

I have GE profile traditional glass cooktop as you can see in the smaller yellow square, only the inside circle should turn red. But the outside circle turns red first. Could you suggest - what ...
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Adding another gas line for a new gas range

I’m planning to change our electric range to a gas range. On our basement level I’ve got the 1” main gas line in. There are two Tees, both 3/4”. One goes to the water heater and the other to 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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How to remove ice maker from Miele / Liebherr freezer?

I have a Miele KFN 8701 SE freezer (also known as a Liebherr freezer) which has an ice-maker which has failed. A plastic part has come free, and also what looks like a temperature sensor: This is ...
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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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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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Why did the high temp thermostat in my dryer fail when I disconnected the buzzer?

My wife wanted me to disable the End-of-Cycle buzzer in our laundry machine (dryer) for various reasons. I thought it would be an easy enough task, but it has since turned into a learning experience. ...
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How can I replicate an integrated double oven and cooktop unit with individual components?

We have an old Tappan unit. It is a single unit, with an oven above (not microwave), gas cooktop in the middle, and an oven below. This set up is no longer on the market. We would like to replace it,...
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Who should I call to service my gas line?

I think I have a small LP gas leak at my new gas range. I don't know if it's the appliance or the new gas line. Who should I call that can check and service this? I was previously told to call an HVAC ...
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Each new light bulb for my oven doesn't last long

The light bulb in my Whirlpool WFG231LVS0 oven keeps burning out. I've replaced it several times, with new bulbs of several different brands (all marked as being appropriate for ovens). The new ...
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moving a used refrigerator

I bought a used refrigerator from a used appliance store. It was running when purchased, unplugged, and loaded upright onto the truck and has been that way since Friday. Once it is brought inside ...
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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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FE 93 error on Miele Induction cooktop

When I turn the cook top on, after a few seconds it displays F E 9 3 None of the touch buttons respond, and removing the power source for one minute and trying again, does not help.
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Fridge / Freezer not cooling. No sound.

Short: My fridge was cold two days ago. Now it's not cold at all. Makes no sounds. Power is on and lights on. Long: Fridge was in storage for unknown years, and filthy. Cleaned and plugged in. It ...
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Installing American countertop oven in Europe - Converter Trouble

I'm having some difficulty with a counter-top oven that I purchased in the US and shipped to the Netherlands. The oven itself is 120~V 60Hz and 1500W. I did some research and discovered that here the ...
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Do I need to use molly/toggle bolts to mount an over the range microwave if I can attach the mounting bracket to studs?

I recently bought a used KitchenAid microwave (model khmc1857wss0) and have been watching videos on how to mount it. Some videos have them using toggle bolts to mount it, others just screw it into the ...
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What kind of transformer to use for Japanese Refrigerator if to be used in the Philippines?

I can't seem to upload the image of the specification o fthe refrigerator. The refrigerator is a Haier. It is now connected to a 500W, 60 cycle, 110v transformer. The freezer is working but the ...
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Need to add cord to 11.5KW 240V fryer

We operate a non-profit booth at a fair. A coworker bought a couple of new fryers for us, yeah! They shipped without cords, boo. I unscrewed the back of the fryer and the mounting block has 3 ...
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Cuisinart scale gaining weight [closed]

I have a Cuisinart KML-KO3B precision kitchen scale. Up to now weighing anything to within a gram or two has been trivial. Currently when I turn it on, it flashes 8's repeatedly about once per ...
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How to replace Blender's Drive Coupling? [closed]

I am in need to replace the drive coupling of a blender, Breville BBL605. The drive coupling looks some thing like this : I watched a video on youtube for a similar looking blender : https://www....
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Portable air conditioner produces nasty smell in fan mode after running AC

My Haier HPN12XCM Portable Air Conditioner, 12000-BTU air conditioner produces a horrible smell whenever it is in fan mode after I run it in AC mode. To reproduce the problem, I do the following: ...
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Dehumidifier degraded performance

I have a 2 year old dehumidifier that had been working fine until this past winter. As humidity started to increase I noticed the that the fins on the heat exchange developed frost. I checked the ...
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Repairing electrical oven - appears to be broekn thermostat, but is not

I have Whirlpool Bauknecht oven, bought via Ikea a few years back. Sadly I lost the receipt so the customer service won't help me ... Following problem: The oven heats, but does not turn of the ...
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What kind of appliance(s) used to be here? [closed]

I'm remodeling a room in a fairly old house (~100 yrs), and I discovered a capped-off gas pipe behind some framing+drywall that had been hastily installed whenever this room had been converted into a ...
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Why is there a wave spring washer and a plain washer between these two sealed bearings? [closed]

I replaced the bearings in my Vitamix blender and I’m curious as to why there is a wave washer and a plain washer with a smaller diameter in between the two sealed ball bearings. My guess is that the ...
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Refrigerator rust spots paint touchup

My refrigerator door has developed a few little spots where rust has bubbled up and the paint has flaked off. Mostly under 5mm in diameter, but a couple along the edges and corners of the door are ...
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Dryer not drying properly

I have a dryer that is not drying properly. You have to run the load 3-4 times to get it dry. Here are some things I have checked: It is heating up properly The vents are clean (from the vent trap, ...
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Control thermostat capillary failure reason why?

The problem I have is the temperature goes way too high on the electric oven - this is a new oven that failed on the first day that I am now stuck with. I diagnosed it to the control thermostat. As ...
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Is there a functional difference between a $200 freestanding grill and a $2000 built-in grill?

We are planning on potentially building a budget outdoor kitchen in our pool area. As part of that process we'd like to add a nice-looking built-in grill. However, upon starting to price-shop online ...
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How well will a machine rated for 120 volts 60 hz work with 120 volts 50 hz?

Moving oversea wanting to know how well my Zaaz Vibration Platform Fitness Machine will work with a transformer that will step down 220 volts to 120 volts with 50hz?
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Is it safe to run a propane appliance from a portable propane cylinder?

I want to install a small propane range/stove in my cabin, but don't want the hassle & expense of a giant propane tank in the yard. With the understanding that I use a regulator and the lines have ...
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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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Is it safe to put pots and pans with hard plastic handles on the bottom rack of the dishwasher? [closed]

I have a Whirlpool dishwasher I bought in 2014. It works fine. But where should I put pots and pans with hard plastic handles when I load the dishwasher? I want to put them on the bottom rack, but I ...
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Washer makes humming noise, does not agitate, but can drain and fill water?

This is the same Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer and dryer combo which few weeks ago due to unbalanced load the switch wire had snapped. I spliced the wire back together and washer worked again for a ...
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Need help to identify part from Frigidaire/Electrolux laundry dryer?

I was replacing rear bearing of my Frigidaire fex831fs4 dryer and now there is this extra black, plastic piece that I can't figure out, where it should go: I checked all the parts for my model on ...
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How to open this electrical junction box?

I have an electric blanket where the insulation has escaped from its clamp. Totally easy fix, as long as you can get into the fitting. But there are no screws or anything. There are three recessed ...
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House and Shop on 100 AMP Service

I'm looking at buying a home that only has a 100 AMP service. I would like to have a small woodworking shop in the basement, but am worried that this will be too much for the service. While upgrading ...
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Laundry dryer's thermal fuse keeps blowing off every few months. What could be the cause?

Here is what I have done for my 10 year old LG dryer that resides outdoors: checked the exhaust pipe and there was good air flow with no lint stuck in it. checked for continuity between heating ...
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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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Washing machined bounced from original position and stopped to work. What could be broken?

Frigidaire stackable washer stopped to work one day in the middle of cycle. It had also bounced off from it's original position making loud noise - this has never happened before. It does not even ...
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Using dielectric grease on oven broil element connector

Our upper bake element on our oven wasn't working, so I took it apart last night and found that the spade connector had apparently arced and charred and it was totally disconnected. I had considered ...

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