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The appliance does not seem to be coming on. We have had it for three hours, but it is still hot inside.

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Compressor is bad... if it is new return it...
Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


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Freezer not cooling properly. Temperature alarm went off. Turned off now.


Look inside freezer on the rear wall to look to see if there is frost buildup. If yes then unplug and manually defrost defrost for about 3 hours if you only open freezer or place hot water in a bucket and place inside freezer and close the door. Let me know by answering my post here, Thanks John T.Appliance 911
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Moving a refrigerator, freezer, or a combined refrigerator/freezer


Many people often stress over laying a refrigerator or freezer down in the back of a truck in order to move it. It has happened many, many, times that one of these appliances is laid down in order to move it, only to find that the compressor is ruined within a few hours after having plugged the unit back in.

By the same token, it is hard to just dead lift one of these appliances into the back of the truck without tipping the unit on it's side.

The purpose of this trick, or tip, is to avail anyone of what to look for should they need to move one of these unit's.

The reason the compressors fail is lack of oil in the compressor, caused when the compressor is oriented where the oil can go run into the disharge tube which is headed to the condensor coil. Most all modern domestic refrigeration compressors are built as where the enclosure is at the condensing pressure, which is why they get real hot when they run. The high pressure gas is easily pushed into the condensor as the compressor runs. But, if the appliance that the refrigerator is in is tipped over where that tube is on the bottom, then the oil runs in there as well. And when the appliance is stood back up, the piping usually does not allow all the oil to run back into the compressor. If the compressor is started before the oil has a chance to run back, then it get's pushed by the hot refrigerant further into the condensor coil, and on to the evaporator where it becomes cold and thick, to the point that it doesn't want to return to the compressor. This makes the compressor run on low oil, and after doing this for a few hours, it seizes up.

So, in order to lay the unit down, all you need to do is look at the compressor tubing. THere will be three pipes or tubes coming out of the compressor. On eis short, and crimped, then soldered closed. That is the service tubing where the unit is charged at the factory. One is the suction tubing that is the tube returning from inside the refrigerator. And the last is the hot gas discharge tubing, going to the condensor coil. In most all deomestic refrigerators, the suction and discharge tubes come off the same side of the compressor, which is the right hand side of the compressor as you stand at the back of the refrigerator looking at the compressor. That means if you lay the appliance on the left hand side, when standing in the same position, that oil will not have any place to run to, and will stay inside the compressor. You can lay or tilt the appliance on that side all you want, aadn never have any issues when starting the unit up after moving. And you can start tyhe unit up immediatley. You don't have to wait for 8 hours or anything.

Now, if you find you did an oops and laid the applicance the wrong way, then be concerned, there is a way to save the unit. Stand the unit up and wait for 6 hours or so before pluggin the unit in. Plug it in, and allow to run for 2-3 minutes. Unplug, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Repeat this for 8-10 times, then allow it to run for 30 minutes or so. DO this a couple of times, and you should be good to go.

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Dishwasher runs too long


Good Morning Tessa,

I understand that your Frigidaire dishwasher, model# FDB700BFC, is running too long. I also see that it seems to be getting stuck on one particular cycle and runs continuously for hours even though the water is hot. It sounds like there is possibly a miscommunication between the different boards inside your appliance. I please ask that you try resetting your dishwasher, by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker, for 20-30 minutes. Once power is restored, try running any cycle. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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I bought two First Alert 24 hour timer with clock units some time in the past, but never opened them for use. Now I have opened one of them and the inner pieces are all scattered inside of the unit. The...


First Alert timers have prefix numbers and look similar to Woods promotional timers.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html

Searching First Alert site turns up no timers, which makes me think they have a timer packaged for them. Why they select promotional timers probably reflects need for retail price point. Searching for your model number turns up no on-line sellers, but does turn up fixya problems about First Alert timers ... which may be why you're here on promise of manuals and repairs.
http://www.firstalert.com/

Woods makes a top-line 2-pack 24-hour timer that sells on Amazon:
These timers have 2-prong outlet, and they will NOT fall apart.
http://www.amazon.com/59419-Appliance-2-Prong-Outlet-24-Hour/dp/B002Y1KZHQ

Amazon sells single-pack timers with 3-prong outlet: for 24-hour and 7-day
http://www.amazon.com/Woods-59201-Appliance-Grounded-3-Prong/dp/B001Q9EFTQ
http://www.amazon.com/Woods-59202-Vacation-Security-Appliance/dp/B001Q9EFT6

That being said, I've tested these timers.
Except for some brands of box-type timers, timers today are one-piece apparatus that have no repair parts. Bust it and throw it away.
Plug-in wall timers are not supposed to fall apart, or even come apart.
It sounds like first timer out of package is defective.
Sorry for the loss, and frankly I am going to contact First Alert and ask why they don't support their timer customers with manuals and information.

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Our fridge is leaking water to the bottom - there is no water in the drip tray just on the bottom shelf - it seems to be coming from up above and dripping down the back on the inside. Any help


Clean drain starting underneath freezer coils. Compressed air is best but you can use hot water and blow in a tube until it is clear

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Dryer takes 4-5 hours todry clothes dryer seems hot just not drying


HI, Check the following to address this issue further.

Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.

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Our Miele 75 carat dishwasher won't drain. The red light comes on, but nothing seems to empty it. We've checked the drainage pipe, but the problem seems to be inside the machine. We've tried using a drain...


Just on the offchance, try the following. throw down an old towel, and tip the appliance right onto its side. If the anti-flooding switch has got stuck, you may be in luck this may reset it. (Have successfully used this technique several times on our AEG under similar circumstances!) All the best.

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I've got a fridgedaire gallery gas dryer, approx 8 years old. Takes too long to dry clothes. I've cleaned inside as best I could and the dryer duct. Is seems to get hot some of the time, but not constant


if you use fabric softener. i recommend you slow it down...alot. an appliance guys nightmare is just that. inside fabric softener, is wax. your lint screen may look clean. but run it under hot water. ive come across many a lint screen where the water will simply not go through the screen, even though it appears to be sparkly clean.

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There are heaters located inside the door frame, to prevent your doors from freezing shut, and also to prevent condensation on the outside of the appliance. It sounds to me as though that is where your problem is... Hope this helps

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On your oven, look in your manual and you can calibrate the oven +/- 35 degrees.If it is out of the range of calibration then replace your oven sensor or themostat which ever one you have.On your fridge I would recheck your drain hose from both ends and puor boiling hot water down drain.The only 2 reasons why you would have water on bottom of fridge is 1 a water leak or cloged drain.good luck

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