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Why did my Whirlpool electric stove/oven blow the control board?

Info: -Whirlpool electric stove/oven model: FFEH3054USE -Bought new September 2022 Problem: Was cooking sauce on the stovetop burner and I smelled an electrical burning smell. Oven was OFF. I saw a ...
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Why is my smoke alarm chirping even with fresh batteries?

One of our smoke alarms started doing a short chirp every couple of hours. I assumed it was due to a low battery, so I replaced it. Didn’t help still beeping every couple hours. I then unplugged it ...
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Who should I hire to remove the smell of cigarette smoke from my home? [closed]

I bought a house that has had a cigarette smokers in it for 40 years. Would a general contractor be able to fix this? Or do I need to first get a company that usually handles massive fire damage or ...
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Multiple 4-wire smoke/CO zone questions (Vista 128BPT)

I'm moving in to a house with a Vista 128BPT burglar alarm and I'd really like to add smoke/heat and CO detectors to the system. However, I also really want the smokes/heat detectors to be on ...
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Potentially moving into a basement, but the upstairs tenant is a heavy smoker. Is there any way to live in the basement safely and keep the smoke out?

It's a long story but we own the house, so we can do any construction work in the basement to make it safe for living. The only issue is that the person living upstairs smokes cigarettes frequently (...
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Wired wrong /fixed / now all switches out

I have a switch plate with 4 light switches. One switch covers three pendant lights. I rewired a new pendant light and turned on switch and there was a puff of smoke. I realized I accidentally ...
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Beeping Alarm in House

We have a mysterious beeping/chirping sound that occurs in the house. It starts in the morning usually. Five beeps in a row at a regular interval, then five beats again after about a minute or so. ...
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Smoke smell in basement stairwell, possibly associated with upstairs fireplace

I have two fireplaces on different floors that share a chimney. I do not know whether they share a flue. This season, we burned some wood logs in the upstairs fireplace which were sold to us by a ...
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How do I protect my ceiling from soot from my wood burning stove?

I have a ~1920s wood-burning farmhouse cook stove in my kitchen which we use regularly. Obviously, smoke and soot builds up on the vaulted ceiling around the stove. I'm looking some type of paint or ...
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How do I stop smoke from being drawn into unit via open air return in attic?

I'm kind of at my wits end, trying to resolve some serious issues we have at our apartment. Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question; if not, please point me in the right direction. ...
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Why is my neglected circular saw smoking and screeching?

I had this Evolution Fury 1B circular saw that I bought to start my DIY wood repair. I barely used it, but it got soaked down as the garage leaked. Now when I use it it sparks at the end, it was ...
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Would an electric furnace prevent outside air from coming inside my house?

I have an old oil furnace that is vented to a chimney flue, with a damper. I live in Maryland in a county where burning yard waste is legal. This can cause me to have an asthma attack when my furnace ...
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How to get rid of burned oil smell from microwave?

A few days ago, I made a blunder cooking popcorn and left the pot on the stove to burn the canola oil to a nice black paste. Smoke everywhere, and it took most of an hour to air it out. Smelled awful. ...
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Why is my Erbauer 230mm 110v Angle Grinder smoking from the upper body area?

When I turn my Erbauer 230mm 110v Angle Grinder on, the motor powers up, the gears turn and it all seems to work fine. After about 10-15 seconds it starts to smoke, but with no strange noise, and not ...
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How can I remove smoke odor after a fire?

There was a bad fire (everyone got out of the building in time, thankfully. It could have been so much worse!) in the apartment upstairs from mine. We didn't get any fire damage but there was a lot of ...
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What are the options for filtering fresh air entering a building (especially outdoor air with wildfire smoke)?

I'm confronting once again the California wildfire season. The outdoor air quality is poor right now and it's spreading all over. If we bunker down in place I'm worried about the air conditions inside ...
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Creating positive pressure to keep secondhand smoke from seeping into a studio apartment

I just moved into a 325sf senior apartment and now live in a gas chamber. The second-hand smoke from the upstairs neighbors seeps into the apartment 16 hours a day through gaps around the shoddily ...
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