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I have a microwave that won't heat. Typically how much do I

Hey I have a microwave that won't heat. Typically how much do I have to pay per question. I'm broke but have a few bucks.JA: What's the microwave's make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: GE JVM1870BF02, 13 years old. Has 1.5 year old magnetron in it. Magnetron is good, capacitor is good, switches are good, fuses are good. I'm stumped!JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, I know about the deadly 1 uF capacitor and have discharged it already, connecting the diode side to ground. Oh, I checked the diode, that's good tooJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have the thing open right in front of me. I have voltmeter and tools. I'm not an electric genius, but I do have an engineering background. Just one day it wouldn't heat. The lights come on, turntable spins, no problems. Just no heat. I'm thinking it's the high voltage transfo, but don't know. How much does it cost to ask a question please?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: OK I'd like to give the deposit. You may have me on file. I did this once before, just answer for my car. shall I log in?

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Tyler Z.

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My microwave no longer cooks. Everything else works. I heard

My microwave no longer cooks. Everything else works. I heard a POP sound when I used it last and them it stopped "heating". Can this be repaired or is it time to buy a new microwave. It is a GE Profile, over the range with ventilation. Purchased in 2008,JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: Model #PNM1871sm1ss. I understand that it is no longer manufactured.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: The repair? NoJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't want to spend a lot of $ for repair if it's going to cost half as much as a new microwave.

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Joel Swenson

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I used the broiler on my Frigidaire gas stove tonight and it

I used the broiler on my Frigidaire gas stove tonight and it made the house smell like burning plastic. Now it has been off for an hour and there are small wisps of smoke coming from the vent on the front below the control panel. We pulled it out from the wall about three inches and took s look with the flashlight and nothing seems to be disturbed....any ideas ? I don't want to burn the house down overnight!

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Kelly

Owner/Technician

High School or GED

38,218 satisfied customers
We have a Whirlpool Fridge (top freezer) model WRT16ATC

we have a Whirlpool Fridge (top freezer) model WRT16ATC purchased in mexico. The freezer compartment is building up frost from condensation. The fridge is working however not getting as cold as it should. Should I unplug and defrost the unit to ensure there is no ice blocking the vents \ drains? what other remedy would you suggest. Thanks in advance for your assistance. KenJA: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: 10 years old, Model on inside of fridge says WRT16ATC made in Mexico.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Im and just wondering if it is possible that there is an issue with ice buildup preventing proper ventilation / circulation.

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Appliance Guru

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Associate Degree

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I have a Dometic DM2852 serial #816 08038. It is installed

Hi, my name is***** have a Dometic DM2852 serial #816 08038. It is installed in my cabin and I run it solely on propane Problem is the Check light comes on and fridge stops working. I reset by turning off then back on. I hear 1 click of the igniter and it usually ignites first try. Seems to stop working every 12-24 hours. Any siggesktions.

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RJ

RV Service Tech

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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I have a Sharp CV-P10PC Portable Room Air Conditioner that

I have a Sharp CV-P10PC Portable Room Air Conditioner that will not drain from Drainage nozzle or drainpipe nozzle any ideas?

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We are about to install our Bosch Oven HBG43S420A and

We are about to install our Bosch Oven HBG43S420A and warming drawer HSC140652A. The timber cabinet is well ventilated but we are wondering if their should be a spacer between the oven and the warming drawer or between the warming drawer and the cabinet? Can we stack the oven directly on top of the warming drawer?

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This Bill from Keller Appliance, I have a Kenmore electric

Hello this Bill from Keller Appliance,I have a Kenmore electric dryer. It came to my shop, with a failed Thermal Cutoff. The thermal cutoff was replaced and that cutoff failed as well. Before installing another one, the machine seals were checked for leakage, and the exhaust duct was checked to ensure that air was flowing out, the high limit thermostat checked out, the element checked out, and the element is not grounded.After making all these checks the associate installed a new cutoff set, replacing both fuses. Within minutes, the cutoff was blown again. The associate then bypassed the cutoff and checked the temperature of the exhaust while machine was empty, it cycled from 120 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which our checks have found to be normal for Whirlpool made machines.We checked the power from the outlet and found it to be 232-233 VAC. Why do thermal cutoffs keep failing in this machine, how do we check the possible causes, and what can we do or check to fix it?

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Kelly

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High School or GED

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I need to purchase a suite of kitchen appliances. I found a

I need to purchase a suite of kitchen appliances. I found a good deal on frigidaire professional series appliances and was about to purchase them until I realized that the ranges didn't have a vent. I am replacing 2 jenn air units in an island, each unit has built in ventilation. I do not want an overhead hood. So, it seems like my options are to replace the units with un ts containing in builtin vent or to install a separate vent. The Frigi appliances I am looking at dont have a built in vent, so if I want to stick with Frigi, i need to add a vent. I notice some telescoping vents but am concerned that they would suck the gas flame. Also, the back of the ranges are in the middle of the island, so I am not sure about the look and function.So, I am looking for some guidance here. I would like to purchase the Frigi pro suite bc it is a good deal, but the value may be moot if I have to buy a separate vent. The 2 ranges are going under ceramic counter circa 1990. They are separated by a narrow set of drawers that store cooking utensils. The current units are different, as one has burners and one has grates. Another option would be to but one range without a vent and another range or cooktop that does have a vent. I would want them to be the same manufacture for appearance sake, but am flexible if necessary.I don't have great pictures with me but can upload some later. I have some that will give u a general idea. I am looking for recommendations on the best overall solution.Thanks-Maryann

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Tyler Z.

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