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Member Since 29 Jun 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2015 10:51 PM

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GE JBP35 electric range - uneven burner glow, why?

31 December 2014 - 02:46 AM

What causes cold spots/cold rings on a coil-type surface burner? This photo isn't the most spectacular example; I've seen burners that will have a red-hot ring adjacent to a ring that's not glowing at all. This isn't the only range I've seen this on, either. And I've seen it with brand-new burners, too. What gives?

Exhaust-sized punchout on side of GE PCVH480EKW0W dryer

31 December 2014 - 02:42 AM

What's with this exhaust-sized apparent punchout on the side, around the corner from the actual (rear) exhaust outlet? This is not the first dryer I've encountered this on, and while I'll admit I haven't looked too hard, I've not seen options in parts catalogues for rear vs. side exhaust exit. 

GE PCVH480EKW0W dryer suspiciously cool exhaust

21 November 2014 - 08:00 PM

Korean-made (By…LG??), serial number RD700753N, purchased new and installed less than a month ago. New installation with new rigid metal exhaust ducting: vertical from dryer location approx 5 feet, 90-degree bend, then horizontal approx 9 feet, through wall to outside. Short metal flex duct connects dryer to rigid duct. 


Dryer seems to work, but metal exhaust duct right at the dryer is oddly cool even when dryer is set on maximum "Antibacterial" heat level. It gets warmish, but not very warm and certainly not as hot as I'm accustomed to. 


Is this the new norm, or is there a possible defect or problem here? 

Snap-Pop-Stink on Frigidaire CFEF312GSB range

15 November 2014 - 07:11 PM

Frigidaire model CFEF312GSB serial VF90936776 electric range. Once right rear (large) surface burner gets hot, there are periodic "SNAP" and "POP" noises and the smell of burning bakelite. I thought the burner socket would be found in toasted condition, but no, it's perfect: contacts springy and shiny, housing as new, no burnt smell. Wires, likewise, appear perfect. Am I correct to suspect the burner on/off/temperature control "infinite switch"?


(And why is it called an "infinite switch", anyhow?)

Bosch dishwasher SHE3ARF2UC parts/manual?

02 March 2014 - 11:36 PM

I have two Bosch dishwashers, a SHX3AM05UC from 2009 and a SHE3ARF2UC just installed. The lower rack in the SHX3 was already upgraded by Bosch (as a goodwill gesture on their part) to the same rack that came with the new SHE3. I like the SHE3 upper rack better (adjustable height, more adjustable tines), and would like to put one in the SH3X. Can't find a parts manual to draw up a list of what-all I'll need for this swap. Anyone got?



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