CHAPTER 9

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Appliance Failure, Maintenance, and Repair

The principal large electrically powered appliances that are found in the home include

• Electric range

• Refrigerator

• Washing machine

• Clothes dryer

They are all used on a daily basis, and there is an ongoing possibility of malfunction or failure. The fault will be either electrical or mechanical or perhaps a combination of the two, for they may interact, and one may lead to the other. Where there are moving parts, failure becomes more likely, and then the repair can become moderately difficult, but if you approach the task in an orderly and systematic fashion, the prospect for a favorable ...

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