My fathers apartment building had a fire, and the insurance company tells him that his microwaves, vcr tape players, stove vent hoods, cannot be used due to smoke damage. These appliances were not exposed to fire heat, just smoke damage, yet they are condemmed. Can someone explain to my why? These appliances were not on during all the smoke damage occuring, so why can't they be used?
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Check the ice chute door to insure that it is closed all the way. They sometimes get crushed ice in the door and blocks closing all the way. Check seal around door and the defrost condensate drain opening to insure it is not clogged with ice and sludge APPLIANCE 911
All the neutral and ground (or "earth") wires in a building are tied (or
"connected") together at the incoming service main breaker panel - and
that is the only place they should ever be tied together - because it is
"upstream" of all the fuses and/or circuit breakers which are there to
protect the hot (or "live") wires for the various circuits installed in
In the absence of an earth wire (= ground wire in
US/Canadian English), if the appliance suffered some damage that caused
a short circuit between the high voltage "hot" lead and the case of the
appliance, the damage would make the case live and it would cause an
electrical shock to anyone who touched it.
If the case is
earthed by using a ground wire (= earth wire in British English), if
that same damage occurred the hot lead would immediately be shorted to
ground and in theory cause the fuse to blow or circuit breaker to open,
thus eliminating the danger of a live case.The ground or "earth" wire is a circuit's safety protective wire that normally carries no current.
It is there to force a fuse to blow or a circuit breaker or GFCI to
trip if a fault condition occurs in any appliances, their flexible cords
or plugs that are connected into the circuit.
By carrying away
the excess current in a fault condition - which should cause the
protecting fuse to blow or circuit breaker to trip - the "ground" or
"earth" wire protects the building and its occupants because the power
should be cut off before anyone gets electrocuted or any overloaded
circuit wiring or appliances catch on fire.
The neutral is the
normal "return" wire: in systems where the load is supplied from only
one hot (or "live") wire, the neutral completes the circuit and carries
current back from the load to the power station.
neutral and ground (or "earth") wires in a building are tied or linked
together at the incoming service main breaker panel. This is the only place they should ever be tied together
because it is "upstream" of all the fuses and/or circuit breakers
protecting the hot (or "live") wires for the various circuits installed
in the building.
Warning: we must never assume that a
neutral is safe to touch: it has to be checked with a voltmeter or a
voltage indicator to be sure it is not "live". This is because a neutral
wire is designed to carry current under normal circumstances.
So, if a neutral wire going back to the incoming main breaker panel has
not been properly connected - or suffers a deliberate disconnection or
some accidental damage which causes it to break - then it and any
neutral wires connected to it further downstream will go live up to the break because of being connected to the downstream loads which still have hot feeds coming into them!
That is why we should never use a neutral as a substitute for a proper, separate, ground or "earth" wire.
DEPENDS ON WHAT IS GOING ON WITH UNIT.... IS THERE FROST BUILD UP in the back of freezer section if so then you know the compressor is working most likely could be a defrost issue and these are relative inexpensive to repair.... if the unit is not cooling at all and you have no frost build up is the unit clicking from the rear of unit ...could be a start relay on the compressor that has failed.... some of these units also have control boards on them that start the unit and stop the cycle just depends on whats going on .... i know my company only charges 65.00 to come out and tell you whats wrong...may be worth calling a appliance person could save you from buying a new one.... give me a vote ..... texas based heating /.air /and appliance repair company
That model number shows that it was built in March, 2004. Let me know if you have other questions. Maytag is now owned by Whirlpool. The Maytag Washing Machine Company was founded in 1893 by businessman Fredrick Maytag and his Grandson. At his father's death in 1940, Fred Maytag II, grandson of the founder, took over the presidency. In 1946 is when they began building refrigerator for other companies. The last two letters after the first 8 digits. Thanks, Sea Breeze
Maytag and Whirlpool good companies that support the customer. Every company has its own problems It is the ones that don't support the customer that you need to be aware of.
This is my suggestion. Call a registered appliance repair company in your area and have them come out and check the whole fridge out. Make sure to tell them what has happened. They will know just what paper work to fill out and just how to fill it out so that you can turn it into your insurance company. Your insurance company should replace the unit with a new one. I do this regularly in my business. The paper work has to be filled out correctly for the insurance company to replace it. Also make sure you get a receipt for the service call because it's also totaly refundable.
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Unplug it and see if noise stops. Leave it unplugged for at least 10 min. This will tell you if it is the fridge. Be sure and check your batteries in smoke alarms if you have any. I have made several calls for noisy appliances that ended up being smoke alarm battery warnings.