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The broil element won't turn off in my old whirlpool wall

The broil element won't turn off in my old whirlpool wall oven (1960's). If I remove the broil element, can I safely use my oven to bake. The only way to turn the broil element off now is to completely shut the power off to the oven.JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: I think it is original to the house which was built in 1959.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Model: RBS245PDT8. Serial # XK3501001. whirlpool accubake systemJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Yes, I know how to replace the elements. I am disabled & on a fixed income. Just like everyone else, everything seems to break at the same time. Mine include my fridge, washer, oven, trash compactor and car. For that reason, I am trying to find the cheapest fix for now.

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Please Ive got a customer with a GE profile trash compactor

Kelly PleaseIve got a customer with a GE profile trash compactor GCG1580P0SS If I understand him correctly: it cycles and when it comes back to the top it "vibrates real loud" I suspect that is the motor trying to over run the top position. I also think he said that when he opens the door the vibration ceases. My first guess is the "up limit switch" but I had a call about 8 months age where the operator button on the front of the compactor contacts had welded together but I think that was at the down limit. any thoughts ?

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Kitchenaid compactor kucs02frss1 won't run.. it has a foot

kitchenaid compactor kucs02frss1 won't run.. it has a foot pedal on operation. I can't figure out how the pedal operates the switch and where the switch is locatedJA: Can you guesstimate how old your KitchenAid is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: about 15 years oldJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes or getting a new compactorJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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Our Sears trash compactor is stuck - we are trying to remove

Hi - our Sears trash compactor is stuck - we are trying to remove and having no luck. front control panel is off and we removed 2 screws but that is all we could do. Any tips?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just startedJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes unless you can suggest someoneJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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I have a trash compactor model #ZCGS150PSS00 and when it hit

I have a trash compactor model #ZCGS150PSS00 and when it hit bottom of cycle it just grinds and does not reverse so the ram stays down

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While replacing the grunion on a Broan 1050J trash compactor

While replacing the grunion nut on a Broan 1050J trash compactor the drive screw slid out of the yoke the screw goes through. I've been trying for hours to get it back on but can't seem to figure it out. I figure it slid out so there has to be a way to get it back in without pulling the drive screw out. Any suggestions?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: all afternoon.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes. The grunion nut stripped and I just needed to put the new one in.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I've got pretty good mechanical skills so this should be all I need

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We want to change the front panels of our KitchenAid Trash

We want to change the front panels of our KitchenAid Trash Compactor, Model KCS-200 to stainless steel. Are they still available?JA: Can you guesstimate how old your KitchenAid is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: It was purchased in 1987, model KUCS/805, Serial No.###-##-####JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, it probably isn't a difficult task.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No.

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I have a customer with an under counter trash compactor

I have a customer with an under counter trash compactor Whirlpool GX900QPPS 0, The complaint is that it appears to start the cycle and maybe even compresses the trash but gets hung up and "pulses" and never completes the cycle until the user opens it up. Any Thoughts ?

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I have a 15" KitchenAid compactor, only about a year or two

Hello, I have a 15" KitchenAid compactor, only about a year or two old. The ram is stuck in the down position. I pulled it out, removed the top and can see the ram but don't know how to get it moving again. Can you help? Thank you.JA: I'll do all I can to help. Is there anything else the Appliance Technician should be aware of?Customer: NoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Appliance Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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