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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Hooking up additional outlets & lights to a central vac circuit?

My unfinished basement has a central vac on its own 20A circuit. The central vac is plugged into a 15A duplex outlet (not hardwired). I want to finish my basement and build a closet around the vac ...
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Typical high amperage applicance power cord age

This question on high amperage/power cords used with appliances such as dryers and ranges. I am curious to know typically how long these cords are good for. 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? 40 years? I ...
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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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Should the brushes be this bright on my vacuum cleaner's motor?

I have a vacuum cleaner that sometimes slows down while in use. If I turn it off and turn it back on again it usually solves the problem. I took the debris chamber and the filter off, so I can see ...
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Restore a front load washing machine door boot

I have a front load Samsung washing machine, and it's started leaking around the door, which I take to mean that the seal is getting warn out. Is there any possible way to get it working again, or is ...
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screw identification:: 8-18 X 2.5 TR SC AB

Our new used stove is missing a couple of fairly important screws. They are apparently a Whirlpool custom design (p/n W10379120), but are described as "8-18 X 2.5 TR SC AB". I haven't found any ...
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New Samsung Steam Dryer condensation in display

I just got my new Samsung electric with Steam Cycle, This One, After using it I noticed it started to accumulate water vapor in the display in a way that makes it hard to read the numbers on it, did ...
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Is it safe to use a 10 ft non-UL listed power cord for my dryer

My mother just purchased a new clothes washer and dryer for my family upon the death of our old top loader which coincided w/the birth of our fourth child (so, this is an emergency! I have diapers to ...
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Why is there whitish gunk in my fridge water even after changing the filter

Why is there white filaments like in the water coming out of our fridge? We have changed the water filter 2 weeks ago, still no improvement.
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What happens to washing machine with bad bearings?

A relative is having problems with an older maytag top load washing machine. During the spin cycle the machine makes a loud noise. The noise starts to get loud once the water has emptied. It just ...
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wires disconnected in back of dryer

I have an Indesit dryer. I pulled it from wall whilst still plugged in and the wires inside have come loose. I'm not sure which wire connects where. It is a yellow box labelled d.e.m f3cc73002v5 ...
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Button Cover for Part 103 Without Full PCB Assembly

So, I asked this question over on iFixit three days ago, and haven't gotten anything back from them; so I'm bringing it over here mostly as-is because Stack Exchange at least responds. Hopefully I ...
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What could be the source of sediment found in washing machine?

I had my basement finished and had them put in lines for washing machines. Now, after the first use or two of the washer, it won't drain. I looked at the filter, and I found a lot of this stuff: . ...
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Fitting a dishwasher into integrated cabinets

I want to fit a dishwasher into the kitchen of my new house. There is an ideal place for it next to the washing machine, however as the washing machine is integrated, it looks like it's attached to ...
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Why does my gas stove smell like burnt gas when turning on the oven and burners

I bought a gas stove over a year ago. I continually smell burnt gas. It has smelled since day 1. Why does this happen and how do I stop it?
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Frigidaire Dryer with error E64

My dryer is giving me an error code e64. It is an affinity Frigidaire dryer. They dryer heats up just fine. It cuts off after 10-20 minutes of running with this error. The "Dryer Tech Data Sheet" ...
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What is third tube on Insinkerator Instant Hot water dispenser for?

This is the inside of an Insinkerator SST-FLTR instant hot water dispenser. The dispenser feeds depressurized water into the left nozzle, and the tank pushes hot water up the center nozzle. A third ...
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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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“Phantom” touches on capacitive buttons on new refrigerator LCD panel every ten minutes

The timing is random and varies from 10 minutes to 2 hours between "phantom touches" on the touch buttons on refrigerator panel. The touches activate the functions, like turning on the dispenser light ...
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Wire Gauge of Stranded Wire

Is the wire gauge the same for solid and stranded wire? I need to check the wire gauge of some stranded wire. Can I use standard wire strippers to check the gauge of stranded wire?
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How to Disconnect these Electrical Connectors?

How do I disconnect the white electrical connectors? Is there a trick to it or do I simply pull firmly? I don't want to break it. Is there a tab that needs to be pressed? (The appliance is unplugged. ...
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Why are Two Electric Range Burners Not Working?

My LG electric double oven range (LDE3037ST) which is 3 years old made a popping sound accompanied by the smell of burnt electrical parts?/insulation?, and now the 2 right burners don't work. Is it ...
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Installing a new dishwasher: integrated or freestanding?

In my kitchen, there is a spare cupboard under the counter, where I would like to install a dishwasher. I have spoken to a tradesman who has said this will be possible and will do the fitting for me. ...
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Can I run two cooktops on one circuit breaker?

I am purchasing two induction cooktops that each require a 240-volt outlet with a 3600 watt maximum capacity. Can I run both cooktops to the same circuit breaker by just pigtailing two outlets ...
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Can I have a clothes dryer and room heater on one circuit?

I currently have a 100 amp panel (square D) with no free slots. I'm looking at adding an electric heater (1000 watts, 240V) to the washroom. I'm wondering if I can replace the 30 amp breaker for the ...
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Switching from Gas to Electric?

We currently have a 4 burner gas hob, but we want to switch to the electric one to make cleaning easier. Bearing in mind that our oven is already electric, what should be considered to make this ...
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LG Washer not working

I have an LG WM2051HVA washing machine that I have been having issues with. When put on Delicates and Rinse+Spin it rinses and works fine until it gets to Spinning, when it stops spinning and, after ...
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Replacing GFCI Plug on Hairdryer

I have a fairly old hairdryer, this morning one of the wires going into the plug frayed enough to cause one of the wires to burn up. I love this hairdryer and it should be a very easy fix. I just ...
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How do “infinite zones” in induction cookers work?

I'm considering switching from ceramic to induction. I noticed that several producers (e.g., Electrolux, Bosch and Siemens) advertise something like "infinite zones", where the size of an induction ...
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which electric device can scan all waves exist at home [duplicate]

which electric device can scan all waves exist at home. would like to find which channel of waves home appliance using and find hidden waves or communication channel or wireless or microwaves or ...
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How to extend wiring for extra high current sockets/appliances in Utility room

In our basement we have a metal double socket which I believe is wired directly into the Consumer Unit. We currently have these plugged in. fridge (750W, 4A max) washing machine (2400W, 11A max) All ...
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Refrigerator not cooling, freezer is cold, no ice obstruction

Yesterday, I noticed that the refrigerator portion of my unit was not cooling, but the freezer was like sub-zero. I've seen this problem before: typically it means that somebody didn't close the door ...
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Ok, to have a gas stove near a window?

Usually stoves are positioned against a wall. Is there any reason why I can't have a stove near a window in the center of the room? The stove is currently in the position on the left, against the ...
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Air conditioner works in an outlet but not a timer

I have a wall unit air conditioner that works fine when I plug it into any outlet or power strip. However, when I plug it into a timer or a thermostat timer, which is then plugged into an outlet, the ...
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Electrical appliances on one outlet

Firstly, this is in France so we're talking 220V power. I've got two new single/individual induction hobs. They're both 2100W at full blast. I'm replacing a double hob unit where one hob was 1900W ...
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GE Dishwasher - Control Pad Buttons Won't Respond (gld5660v00ss)

I have a GE gld5660v00ss Dishwasher that no longer responds. The "Normal Wash" and "Heated Dry" buttons are lit, but no other buttons respond. The Start button does nothing, and none of the other ...
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Dead outlet in basement for a cube freezer

About two months ago, I purchased an Igloo cube freezer for my basement. I plugged it into a standard 120V grounded outlet and it turned on and ran apparently normally for a three weeks before I found ...
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Are these blue spots on stove coil cups poisonous Verdigris?

I live in the USA and have one of these stoves: For me who comes from Europe, the design of these stove tops always baffles me compared to flat (metal or glass) stove tops seen across Europe (it ...
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Scotsman Ice Machine DCE33 will not eject ice [closed]

The Scotsman Automatic Ice Machine DCE33 continues to run water and the ice cubes don't eject? Help!!!!
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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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What product will work best for repairing a clothes dryer drum which is cracking along the Weld?

My clothes dryer's drum is made of aluminum rolled into a cylinder and welded together along a single seam. The weld has developed a crack approximately 1" long, and is opened by about 1/8th of an ...
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Which Component Is Broken in the Refrigerator

My freezer and refrigerator are too warm and I want to know why so I can fix it or at least not be swindled by a repairman. The fans work. The evaporator obviously does make the air colder given the ...
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Replacing stacked gas washer/dryer igniter

I have a GE stacked gas washer/dryer #GTUP270GM4WW trying to replace the igniter,Took off front panel and can't get my hand in there let alone a screwdriver to get at the screw holding it in.I see ...
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36“ inch fridge won't fit 36” cabinet void

Is this a normal issue? 36" inch fridge won't fit 36" cabinet void. We put in the hampton bay pre-manned hickory cabinets / pantry floor to ceiling with a 36" upper spanning between them. We bought a ...
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GE Range Terminal Block Smoking [duplicate]

After noticing a burning smell in the kitchen and then smoke from the back of our GE Range, my wife and I discovered that the terminal block was incredibly hot and melting on one side. We unplugged, ...
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Vacuum belt sliding off of rotator [closed]

I have an upright vacuum cleaner with rotating brushes at the intake. What rotates them is a belt that is rotated by a small rotating divot-looking thing. The belt is always falling off of that divot....
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Dangers from intermittent phase issues

while experiencing a electrical phase issue (loose/failing service connection causing brief outages on one phase), what dangers is there to things plugged in? Any actions to take to either eliminate ...
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Taking power from an electric range

I need 20A 250V for an espresso Machine. I have 50A 250V going to my electric Range. Can hook the espresso machine on the same line as the Electric Range ? What bother me is that the 20A 250V ...
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Proper way to test AC voltage for dishwasher hookup

I am trying to connect my new dishwasher to the electrical cable coming up into my kitchen from down in the basement. This (white) cable actually houses 3 smaller wires inside of it: A white wire (...
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Any ideas why my Currys CID45B13 dishwasher won't let me select a wash cycle?

Any ideas why my dishwasher (model Currys CID45B13) won't let me select a wash cycle? All connected to the mains, all lights come on as normal, but none of the buttons work. Any ideas how I can fix ...

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