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I had the same issue with a stuck pin, and after trying the freezing method, the heating method and the WD-40 method, solved the problem in a different way. I used my rubber mallet, and tapped the underside of the planetary up towards the body of the mixer -- just a couple of times and fairly gently. This reduced the tension between the planetary and the ...


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The key is that this is not "freezer" but "side-by-side refrigerator-freezer". In theory, at least, a simple freezer left in below freezing conditions will just freeze. Actually, not quite that simple, because a residential freezer ideal temperature is 0 degrees F, not 20 degrees, but if it simply quit working, 20 degrees would keep ...


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An LED bulb with appropriate base should be perfect. Some LED bulbs have oversized plastic bodies that might not fit well in a fridge's compact light fixture so pay attention to the exact size and shape when buying.


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A few years ago , I replaced the glass control panel on a Kitchen Aide; $ 1000 + labor. Never did work right ,ended up getting a new stove with no glass panel . It would have been cheaper to replace the stove in the first place.


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I don't believe PVC is allowed as it does not have a high enough fire rating. Additionally it is microscopically less smooth than metal and will build up lint faster. Aluminum is usually very thin and I would not want something so flimsy inside my walls. I would highly suggest 26 or 24 gauge galvanized steel ducts because at some point you will need to clean ...


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I'd run it with sheet metal ducts for best airflow. Aluminum is available, which would eliminate any rust potential. If you have room in the ceiling area, you could angle the horizontal pipe, sloping downwards towards the exit to help with moisture/wetness. Use foil tape, which is quite sticky and should be good enough to prevent leaking. If it's running ...


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Assuming the 16' distance, plus any other lengths and elbows falls within the manufacturer's guidelines, I would use sheet metal round ducts, usually 4" diameter. If you mount them so the lengthwise seam is at the top (or close to it), then you don't have an issue with any moisture that might collect on the bottom leaking out. Join the duct sections ...


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Actually with no structural changes it may be a redecorating project. In several states that I have lived many people doing cosmetic updates like your project do not know the proper terms. With the wrong term they end up doing way more than what is required. for example in my current state if the receptacle is not moved more than 6’ the original wiring is ...


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There are 2 parts to your question. First you can run a 50A circuit to the kitchen and tap the circuit and run one tap to the cooktop and one tap to the oven. So long as both tap conductors are over 20A and the circuit cannot exceed a 50A supply. I found this in the 2020 NEC Handbook (A)(3) Exception #1. The real problem is you feeder is a 3 wire which means ...


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It's not uncommon for that to happen the wires go through that area to get to the timer and the repeated flexing of the copper work hardens it eventually leading to cracks. I've repaired a former dishwasher a few times by splicing in new wire.


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Are there buttons in the door panel? If so, then there are connections ie wires going through to the panel. It may be that ine wire is broken and re-made contact with itself causing the spark that was seen. If so, this would not be detected as a fault because there was no fault. If the broken wire touched the frame to cause a spark then that would and should ...


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Check the wire size Typically one finds 10 AWG wire to a cooktop. That is not big enough for 40A and the maximum breaker it can take is 30A. (NEC 240.4(D)). However if the wire is 8 AWG copper or 6 AWG aluminum, then a 40A breaker is allowed. We tend to view an appliance installer's advice as suspect, but the appliance installer actually had eyeballs on it....


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If the Installation Instructions say to use a 40A circuit then you should feed it with a 40A breaker and appropriate wire. The NRTL (UL,ETL. or other) Listing is only valid when used as tested per documents that are included with the product, those instructions are part of the Listing, and electrical codes require adhering to those instructions. You can ...


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You don't ever change the breakers to match the appliance !! You can only change the breakers after you upgraded the wires to carry the needed load. I have an induction cooktop, and I needed to upgrade the wires to a bigger gauge. Luckily, it was just 6 feet. Costly, but that's the only way. If you change the breakers but not the wires, your wires will ...


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