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Why do instruction manuals specify, "Do not use extension cord and provide a separate circuit"?

They are related, but separate, issues: Do not use extension cord This is in general good advice for almost any appliance that is "permanently" installed. By "permanently", I mean &...
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Why is the drawer basket tilted in my refrigerator?

That basket is meant to sit completely in the lower slotted ridge and flat. Try adjusting it to fit down in there. You might have a basket in backwards, so try switching it around.
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Can I remove the beeper from my older Bosch fridge?

I've replaced or disabled such piezo devices on several appliances (I don't even like that noise when it's working properly). It's usually not difficult to get access to the control board. There you ...
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How do I diagnose freezer forming frost around door?

Oddest is that it seems to be evenly not sealed along the whole length. Usually over time, the end nearest the hinge will compress more than the open face, causing the seal to weaken farthest from the ...
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How do I fix a freezer door that's hard to open soon after closing it?

The fact that your freezer vacuum-seals itself closed is a good thing. It is a sign that the seals are functioning well. If the seals were not functioning well then there would be a continuous path ...
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What light bulb can be used for the Frigidaire upright freezer FFFH20F2QW?

A quick googling suggests you are dealing with an Edison E17 type base. This is the third most common base in North America, after E27 (normal) and E10 (candelabra). 17 = diameter in millimeters (...
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Why do instruction manuals specify, "Do not use extension cord and provide a separate circuit"?

The reason the instructions say to do those things is that most people do not have the understanding and do not apply the level of analysis that you have. If everybody freely uses extension cords and ...
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Why is the drawer basket tilted in my refrigerator?

I am betting bar is meant to ride on shelf behind the raised tabs. I colored bar red and shelf green. That would give the bar support along its entire length which is sensible. Tabs keep bar from ...
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Can I safely stack a chest freezer on top of a heat pump dryer?

As an alternative to literally stacking the freezer on the dryer, consider a steel shelving/racking solution. This would provide a way of carrying the weight of the freezer and its contents to the ...
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Fridge is warm, freezer is still coldish

Just an update for anyone looking: I was able to fix this by replacing the evaporator fan motor. Has been working since November 2023, shortly after my original post.
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Bolt on fridge missing

Based on the second picture, it looks like the top piece is/was being held down somewhat by tape and that there is a bolt or something that is supposed to hold it closer to the rest of the door. As a ...
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Disable internal light on insignia chest freezer

If the white part is a plug, disconnect and you're done. If not, yes you could cut the wires, but if you do that you really should cap with wire nuts. Based on the size, that's almost definitely low ...
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Worth it to replace a freezer gasket?

I replaced gaskets in my side-by-side (so two gaskets at one time, each in the $100 range, IIRC) a few years ago. Easy to do. Ridiculously expensive - my guess is that these are parts the ...
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Why is a leak from my freezer going down the fridge?

I'm voting for auto defrost freezer with obstructed drain too, but more specifically I'm guessing the drain is blocked by ice. Mine has the freezer on bottom, so when its drain becomes blocked with ...
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electrial with freezer outlet

In my state having a freezer or refrigerator without a GFCI is acceptable in some states it is not. There were some GFCI devices that required a reset with a power loss. This is likely the problem. A ...
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Why do instruction manuals specify, "Do not use extension cord and provide a separate circuit"?

The extension cord prohibition is mostly for liability reasons. In your case, there's no reason for it beyond what manassehkatz said: tripping and unplugging. The refrigerator linked pulls 1.1 amps, ...
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drain hose for chest freezer

A siphon might be better if it is a lot of water. 1: No hose will fit in. That drain hole has a flat side. I wondered what sort of plug thing would go it. The answer looks like "none". ...
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How do I determine why my upright freezer won’t come back on once it shuts off?

The door switch probably has a problem. That switch not only controls the light, it is also used to turn off the fans and compressor if the door is open. If you banged it and it worked again, there is ...
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Suggestions on constructing dividers for my chest freezer

You evidently have some huge misconceptions about "how a deep freezer cools." Note the complete lack of air vents and fans. Don't have them, don't need them. You're worried about "stuff ...
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LG freezer door expands and produces a bulge after power outage

My suspicion is that during the outage, water got in there and stayed. When the power came back on, it froze and expanded. The solution is to empty both fridge and freezer, pull the plug, let it thaw ...
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is there a diy ice bath/pool that doesn't use a chest freezer / how do I keep small pool between 2°C and 16°C?

For some reason that glacier thing is trying to mislead customers to think that it's not an evaporative cooler, but their spare parts list spills the beans. As such how cold it can get depends on how ...
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Is my chest freezer compressor bad?

WARNING!!! Before trying this be sure you are comfortable with mains power and take the appropriate precautions. I check them with a simple test box I made. It has two switches and 3 wires coming out,...
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Is my chest freezer compressor bad?

Sometimes it is just the overload protection that triggered. Check if you have power on it. Some models have a reset on them, some will reset them self (if you turn off the power), some you are out of ...
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Is my chest freezer compressor bad?

Good job troubleshooting. It sounds like the motor or compressor is bad. I don't believe it would be economical to fix.
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frigidaire upright freezer legs for leveling are missing. They are over $30 for one plactic leg. What can I use instead?

Based on the Frigidaire OEM Part #216396900 you provided, I found those on Amazon for $10 https://www.amazon.com/FRIGIDAIRE-216396900-Frigidaire-Series-Foot-Adjustable/dp/B00ECV6FWK
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Can I run just the Freezer portion of a Hotpoint HFF31014UK?

Most fridge/freezer appliances (in the US at least) are actually one appliance with a single mains plug and control panel. They achieve different temperatures in the two compartments by wasting ...
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Chest freezer / ice bath anti rust protection

Of course remove all water and allow the surface to dry. Apply a rust converter over the rust spots. I have used Rust Reformer. No need to sand. The converter need some rust to be present to be ...
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Frigidaire freezer stuck in sabbath mode

From a quick search with Star-K and other sources, Sabbath mode on the Frigidaire models is generally + and - or up/down at the same time for 5 seconds. Or possible CONTROL LOCK + TEMP MODE (MODE F C)....
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I have a 14 year old Kenmore french door refrigerator how long should it take to get back to tempature after repair?

This gets awkward if you don't have another fridge to keep your food in. Stock advice is to give it 24 hours to stabilize, but that does seem like terribly slow response. Which could mean "the ...
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Freezer goes from -10 to 29 degrees. It seems like its not kicking on when it should. Fridge stays around 45 degrees. Top mount, Kenmore, 7 yrs old?,

Important: 45 F is high for a refrigerator. Ideally a refrigerator should be between 35 F and 38 F, and anywhere between 32 F and 40 F is acceptable. So if this is an accurate temperature (e.g., get ...
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