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Stop, turn off the gas, ventilate the house, and hire a pro. If you applied teflon tape to a flare fitting, you are NOT the person to be installing your gas range. You fundamentally don't understand what you are doing, and doing this wrong can blow up your house. That tends to impair the "learn from your mistakes" method of learning. This is not the place ...


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That cable, as is, will tend to "bite people". It also has damage that could increase resistance there causing that spot in the cable to get hot. Continued flexing will worsen the wire damage and the heating. An electrical-tape repair will work temporarily, but I would not resell it like that. The right way is take your time and find a gray power cord ...


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Repeating the comments : Do NOT use any pipe dope or tape on flare connections . They are metal to metal seals and anything on the metal sealing surface can cause a leak. Pipe threads (tapered) require dope/tape to get a good seal. I analysed a house fire once and the primary cause was a leak caused by dope on a flare fitting.


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Total, utter, male-bovine-derived-organic-fertilizer. The cabinet isn't helping it cool any (and is almost certainly less ventilation space than the manufacturer requires), but the freezer really can't have much effect, being on the other side of the cabinet. The stove on the other side gets far hotter than the outside of the freezer does - so why wasn't ...


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Having had to manhandle quite a few appliances on my own I would do this. Put the truck tray down. Tip the appliance over until the top just rests on the edge of the tray. Lift the back of the appliance and push forward. Use cardboard under it if you don't want to damage the side. Once it is all in, stand the appliance up. This way you are never deadlifting ...


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It won't work. Your 220V (really probably 240) outlets will actually have 0V, not 110V. The reason for this is that normally the 220V outlets make their 220 by taking both 110 lines that are out of phase with each other, such that while 1 is at +110, the other is at -110 for a difference of 220. Since the power company bridged one of the 110 lines to ...


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That is correct. See NEMA 14-50R Source G - Ground W - Neutral X - Hot Y - Hot If you look at the terminal screws on one of these receptacles, you may notice they are different colors. The green tinted screw is ground. The silver screw is neutral. The two brass screws are hot. This is a common pattern in most electrical devices, and can easily be ...


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The only real answer is to fix the root plumbing issue. You are basically begging for problems by not fixing it. This can do serious damage to your house over time. There might even be health issues if the traps are not holding water (water flowing out of them due to incorrect slope) and sewer gasses are escaping into your house, not to mention the ...


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It's called an insulation blanket and its main purpose is to muffle the noise made during operation. Since it's usually made of fiberglass, it provides some heat insulation too. You don't need it, but you'll probably find the extra noise to be annoying. Try the dishwasher without it, and if you can't live with the noise, replace it.


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I have a local delivery service and use a hand truck and the sides of my tray as ramps to load and unload large furniture on my own. It only takes a second or two to wheel modern fridges and most other items up this way. For anything requiring a dolly I keep a light, cheapo steel block and tackle in my kit, which were left over from a kid's flying fox, but ...


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This usually happens because the dryer vent is getting clogged with lint (the lint-catcher isn't 100% effective, so some does escape). You should clean it out regularly because a clogged vent can cause fires. If the vent is short enough, you may be able to use a vacuum cleaner to clear it; otherwise use a dryer vent brush (can also be called a dryer duct ...


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DO NOT connect the ground wire to the grounded (neutral) conductor, as this could lead to current flowing through the body of the dryer (and potentially through you). The installation guide for the dryer will have wiring instructions for both 3, and 4 wire configurations. Check the manufacturers documentation for proper wiring, but I would say the first ...


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I've used the following method to make obnoxious sounds coming from home appliances and toys much quieter: Find where the sound comes from. Usually there's a little grill or perforated plastic that covers the loudspeaker or piezo inducer. Tape over it with a transparent office tape. I sometimes do two layers in cross-hatch pattern if sounds are very loud. ...


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It depends. The proper procedure would of course be to replace the cord, but from a safety perspective, insulating tape will work. It may be against regulation, and if you have kids or pets around it may be unadvisable. The main problem is that tape tends to sag and move over time. A better solution than electrical tape would be either zipper tube, which is ...


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That broken pipe has let all the refrigerant escape, so it will no longer work. Compared to the cost of a new one, the repair will likely be more expensive given the time, tools and materials involved.


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It makes complete sense to replace your water heater early, because the failure mode for most of the older ones is "break and drain all over the inside of your house" -- and the 'drip pan' can only catch so much. You don't say where you're from, so I can't give you any climate or region-specific suggestions on what to replace and what not to replace. I ...


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Manufacture mentioned there is no way to silence sound. Inspired by Haimg's advice, I disconnected one of pins from the speaker module off of the components board.


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THIS IS NOT A JOKE- THIS APPLIANCE NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED PROPERLY This is how it should be wired using 220-240volt BUT There are some things to consider first! The wires you are using to connect to .. are they the provided wires? there should have been a solid copper U bridge to connect L1/L2 to each other too!? Where is it? If that is not the original ...


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I think for what you want to do: temporary short term solution you guarantee you will never operate both the dryer and welder at the same time You could consider building a 220V 30A power strip. Without knowing your welder, I'll list parts from Home Depot that might work but you have to confirm their suitability for your use. Please review this URL to ...


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It's a bracket, with a U-shaped slot. Depending on the model, it is screwed either to the floor, or to both the floor and the wall behind the oven. You slide the oven's rear foot underneath the bracket, and it holds the oven in place in case you step on the door while it's open, preventing your pot of boiling water from sliding off the top onto you. ...


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Yes, it is a typical for the gas stovetops to light all of the burners even when only one is needed. Note that this applies to stovetops that do not have a standing pilot light. The oven often will have its own ignitor that operates independently of the stovetop. The reason for this may be in order to reduce the complexity of the stovetop design. With all ...


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Look for another identifier besides color such as a stripe or rib on one of the two other wires. That will be the Neutral wire. Make sure it connects to the Wide blade on the plug. Is this because it is AC? No, if it isn't so identified, you are dealing with a cheap knockoff pigtail that probably belongs in the waste bin. In the 120V single phase world, ...


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A nearly 40 year old power cord is going to be nasty. Dust, grease, possibly cracked insulation internally, possibly asbestos insulation if the "original" cord was itself recycled. All are fine unless you disturb the cord. Pulling the stove out disturbs the cord. Pulling out a stove is a fairly major operation, I would take the opportunity to completely ...


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Strangely, page 26 of the manual mentioned in the question says the following: Does that not work, or only apply to some subset of this model? Maybe there is some trick to get it right (sometimes these translated messages lack certain clarity). I would guess that it probably resets if power is lost. I would not recommend physically cutting any wire to ...


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Motorcycle-style ratchets don't do well for this. Their levers are short, meaning you don't have much pull, and when the spool gets full of strap you're done until you reset, which means you need to temporarily support the load. I suggest looking for a ditch and some 2x10 lumber, then just wheel it up.


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Have you tried ceramic cooktop cleaner? It's exactly designed for this type of mess, and you can get pastes and scrubbing pads for big messes, and wet wipes for smaller spills and every day use.


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The cover of the detergent cup is not opening when its supposed to. If you need to expose the cup to investigate, it is not opening at all. The spring loaded cover is held closed over the detergent by a little catch. There is a solenoid in the door that pulls on the catch, letting the cover spring open. This happens at the start of the main wash cycle. The ...


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Those straps aren't rated for straight lifting, and I wouldn't recommend that anyway. Ramps are the way to go, and I would combine ramps with those straps, along with some sort of friction modifier such as the appliance's wheels or bars of Ivory soap. Just expect it to fail worst case at any time, watch what you are doing to assure it doesn't, and move an ...


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In most cases when you purchase a free-standing electric range, you'll be required to purchase the appliance cord separately. The sales person should ask if you need a 3 or 4 prong cord, at the time of purchase. NEC Article 250.140 Frames of Ranges and Clothes Dryers. requires 4 prong receptacles and appliance cords to be used in new installations, but ...


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I've never heard of this, Here's what I could dig up: Hold down the "Door Alarm" button for three seconds until "F or C" or "On or Off" appears on the display. Many Whirlpool food appliances comply to Jewish religious law by including a "Sabbath" mode, which disables many of the refrigerator's features, including the ice maker. Tap the "Freezer +...


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