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Appliance installation Thankyou CMV9 ! It sounds like I will be placing the wiring on the range under screws whereas on the dishwasher I will have to connect wire to wire.Is this correct? I read somewhere on the internet that the tape around the water outlet for frig is not needed due to the self tightening mechanism when you screw the copper water line on. Please comment on this. I have used plumbers tape when installing sink faucets. Is this the same kind of tape you are speaking about? Thankyou for your time. Based on what you are telling me so far, I believe I can install the range and the frig sounds like you simply screw the copper waterline on after applying the tape.

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On the fridge.. sometimes the teflon tape is not nessesary. i just like to use it for the extra measure. teflon tape is in a blur roll with a white pop off cover and the tape it's self is a thin white tape.

on the dishwasher.
alot of the time you will be hooking up wire to wire. On the model you will be getting it may be as simple as even a black wire and a white wire. You may also need to purchase a plug that will plug into an outlet. but i am not sure what model you are getting so i do not know the exact specs on it. it also should come with an installation guide to help you through the process.

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Kenmore refrigerator keeps running. We have tried differant temperature settings. Frig will not turn off. At the coldest setting the freezer does not completly freeze the food. Will not make ice cubes.

Sounds like a sealed system issue.

If the appliance is more than 3 years old OR it was repaired in the last 6 months, it may be a leak on the sealed system, so there is not enough refrigerant and it can't reach the adequate temperature.

You can try this:

1. Clean the back coils. remove all dust. (perhaps the coils are at the bottom).

2. Use a fan and blow some air at the coils. Check if temperature lowers. If so, perhaps the evaporator fan is broken.

3. The sides of the appliance are hot? Any recent service? Perhaps the technician forgot to connect a wire.

4. Unplug the appliance and wait about 10 minutes, then plug it back to the voltage. Check if the problem continues.

5. Where is the location of the appliance? Next to the range? In the garage? If the fridge is located on a hot place, it will not cool down properly.

If everything of above looks ok, then you may need to contact a technician. Check the warranty information in the user manual. Some appliances have a good warranty coverage.

If appliance is more than 5 years old, it may not be a good idea to repair if sealed system or compressor is broken. It will be quite expensive and repairs will not last long.

Good luck.

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* Is the fridge door closing properly? Check the seal around the door if it closes perfectly.

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* Broken thermostat.

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Appliance installation

you can hookup the dryer no problem.... and the fridge as well.
the dishwasher may be a little more complicated but i will explain it to you and you can judge for yourself.

I will start with the stove.
1.On the back panel of the stove there will be a small 6inX3in panel with a screw holding it in place.
2.You will need to remove the screw.
3.Once this is done you will see a black box with 3 either screws or bolts with nuts on them.
4.You will need to remove the screws or nuts.
5.You will probably get a dryer cord that has a green,white,red,and black wire it.
6.You will need to take the white wire and put it in the middle connection. will need to take the red wire and connect it to the left side connection.
8. You will need to take the black wire and connect it to the right connection.
(make sure all the screws and or bolts are secure.)
9.take the green wire and you will connect this to the back of the stove using the green screw or the screw that hold the panel in place. (Put the panel back in place,take the wire and put the screw through the opening in the wire and screw back to the panel to hold the panel and wire in place)
10.plug the stove in.

now for the fridge.
1.on your copper line there should be a end on it that will screw on to the water pump on the fridge.
2.take some teflon tape and rape the threads of the pump where the line will connect. (make sure you wrap the threads in clock wise.)
3.connect the line making sure it is secure.
4. turn the water on to the fridge.

now the dishwasher.
1. you will need to connect the water input lines. i would use teflon on the connection to make sure it does not leak.
2.connect the drain.
3.connect the wireing.
make sure that the breaker is off when you do this.
you will need to color match the wires. there should be a black,white and red wire. once this is done turn the breaker back on and run your dishwasher through a cycle to make sure it works correctly.

you will be done. please use the direction for the dishwasher at your own discretion but do please be CAREFUL.

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