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  1. Appliances
    Hi. I have an older model (circa 70's or 80's) Whirlpool electric range that came with my house. Today while cooking eggs, the heating element turned to Hi all of the sudden, without me touching or moving the temp. knob. I removed the pan, turned the knob to Low and it stayed on Hi (full...
  2. Appliances
    I have a rather ancient 39" Roper gas wall unit. I can't find anything like it online. Will I be able to find a new replacement for it? It sits on top of a cabinet, has a cabinet above it, and a counter to the right. This diagram from the booklet gives an idea of what the space looks like. Thanks.
  3. Electrical
    I am installing a 50 amp range circuit although I will be using a gas cooktop and a toaster oven in an apartment I am renovating. The gas cooktop requires a 120v ignition circuit. Am I allowed to run an additional 120V 15 amp circuit into the same junction box? The standard 50 amp box has 1/2...
  4. Electrical
    Hi all, I'm hoping for some advice on how to do this safely. We're in the middle of a kitchen remodel and the old drop-in range was removed several weeks ago. It was direct wired (into a floating junction box about a foot from the wall). The cable that went from the old range to the junction...
  5. Appliances
    Hello, I have a Samsung Electric Range (FE-R400SW), about 5 years old. It is in a unoccupied suite and has barely ever been used. The LED control panel is faint/dim and not displaying properly. Also, when I open the oven door, the oven light flashes on and off quickly 5-10 times accompanied by...
  6. Electrical
    I have an existing 50amp breaker and 3 prong plug and would like to connect a vintage GE electric range. I do not know the amperage of the vintage range, and I need to replace the plug, as it is weathered. Is it okay to replace the (unknown amp) plug with a 3 prong, 50amp plug and connect...
  7. HVAC
    Hi! I'm new to the site - thanks for hosting this fantastic resource! I found the DIY Chatroom because I have some questions that I'm trying to answer about replacing my downdraft and fan with a much more powerful version. Yes, I realize that an overhead hood would be much, much better but...
  8. Appliances
    I'm new here, so I'm not really sure what the correct terminology is, so I'll try to describe what happens... Our range has 5 burners. When you turn the knobs to "Lite" all 5 will "spark" (or at least they're supposed to) Recently, one of the knobs stopped telling the burners to spark. It's...
  9. Electrical
    I purchased a new GE drop-in countertop cooktop and it came with a 3 wire cord, (black, red and bare). The connection it would go to is 4 wire, (black, white, red and bare). Is it possible to connect to this? The stove wire came with a warning label saying to ONLY CONNECT TO A 3 WIRE...
  10. Electrical
    First off, I am new to this forum so I am not sure if this is where I should post this, so please bare with me here. I have removed an old range that had three wires rather then the new (3) and (4) metal prongs that were attached to the back of my old range. However, my New range has (4)...
  11. Electrical
    Good morning all, my knowledge in wiring is pretty basic and I have a situation: Bought a house a little bit old, bought range brand new; plugged in, heating cooktop works, display and oven controls doesn't (so oven doesn't either) the oven was conected to a 3 pins range outlet, measured...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I'm currently in the process of renovating my kitchen. I will need to cut a few holes behind the range to run electrical up to install an hood fan. Currently the existing drywall looks like there is a layer of white sandy material behind it with specks of possible vermiculite, my best...
  13. Appliances
    So, I get the idea that dual-fuel ranges are ideal because gas stoves are better and electric ovens heat faster. Never had a gas oven so can't really comment on that, but cooking on electric stove makes me want to shoot myself. It's always either too hot or not hot enough. I bought a house...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    We recently closed on our first house, and I might have come up with a creative solution to living in Michigan with a wife addicted to grilled food. :whistling2: The garage used to have gas heating, as there is a thermostat, gas line, and roof venting for a furnace. The furnace is gone, but its...
  15. Electrical
    Hi all, I am replacing an old propane range with a used dual fuel range (electric oven). The plug is the older type 3 prong 50 amp variety. Not realizing the code changed a while back, i just went out and bought the 50 amp outlet that matched the plug, 6/3 cable, and a 50 amp breaker to do...
  16. Appliances
    The other day we joined what we never knew was a large group and had a fire in our Kenmore/Frigidaire, Range, caused by the electronic clock/timer, oven control. I am passing along this information in hopes that it may help avert loss of life in a catastrophic, preventable fire. This Kenmore...
  17. HVAC
    My new home is being built very 'tight'; icynene and everything sealed up. The HVAC has been engineered with this in mind, and a 3rd party inspector is checking it all out. With that in mind, I need to ask for help in choosing a range hood. We'll have LP and a 30" range. We are average cooks...
  18. Flooring
    While in my basement this AM, I looked up among the floor joist and noticed on the plywood underlying the first floor what appeared to be two "burn" mark - irregular ciricles about 3 inches wide. The two marks are below the stove in my kitchen, as best as I can see. I beleive that the marks...
  19. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    We purchased a GE Profile 30 inch slide in range. We will have new cabinets, flooring and granite countertops. I was just inspecting the range for installation details and discovered that it is designed to go with countertops that are flush vertically with the drawers and cabinet doors. We've...
  20. Appliances
    We're remodeling the kitchen and in the process my wife is demanding an OTR microwave to save counter space (despite the fact that everything I've read online about them says the saved counter space isn't worth it...) Two questions I have 1) It comes with a grounded outlet plug, as you can...
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