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Does the light really go out when we close the door? From the early icebox to the modern built-in frost-free stainless steel double door works of art, refrigerators have improved greatly over the years, and we seldom think about them until they don't work right. From cleaning methods to repairs, this category is the place to get advice and answers to your questions about refrigerators.
(1) Re-wire the fridge circuit and/or the range circuit with larger gauge wire.(2) The range should be on its own circuit already (if not, put it on its own circuit like NEC mandates). You could try running a separate circuit just for the fridge too. You only _need_ to use 14 gauge wire, but use at …
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Depends on if it was made for the U.S. market. If it is a 220 refrigerator, you will need a converter in order to use it in the U.S. Just buy a refrigerator here and forget buying one from the U.K.
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Never do this! This may work (depending if your generator is delivering 110/220 or straight 220). However, this creates a severely DANGEROUS situation to the line workers - the people that are restoring your power during the blackout.This is a straight textbook example (i'm a 3rd year Electrical Eng…
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for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. Actually, based on actual application experience, because of load diversity you can use both these appliances on the same circuit. It should be a 20 amp circuit because all kitchen branch circuits are required to be 20 amp. In other words…
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Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. Refrigerators don't usually require a minimum of a 220 V circuit. Most ranges do, and of course, the circuit should be dedicated. Make sure you check with an electrician. <><><> No, an electric cooker, …
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perhaps it is muscle spasms.I hurt my back 2 or 3 years ago lifting something - and it wasn't even anything heavy; I must have twisted wrong when I bent over. It hurt so bad I couldn't even sit up let alone stand. I was taken to the local er and given muscle relaxants.I'd never had back problems bef…
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The landlord if he/she were informed of the problem and did not repair or replace the refrigerator in a timely manner. Unless there is a clause in your rental agreement/lease that states otherwise. Realistically, the situation is the same as it would be in a home you live in. You would either get ic…
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Try the Magic Eraser. That usually gets rid of a lot of hard to remove marks.
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Well, water has a high heat capacity, so it retains its heat. It takes 4200 Joules of energy to heat 1 Kg of water up by 1 degree centigrade. The water will feel warm because it is warmer. That is, it still has its heat inside it, and loses this heat slowly by conduction, convection, radiation and …
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What you do is put it on backwash for 2minutes then rinse for 1 minute, then you take out the chlorinator if it has one and take a pen or stick(not metal) and clean out all the white stuff and then spray it with a hosepipe and put it back in place, hope i helped!
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Get 3"dia PVC.pipe cut to lenth,Invest in a small fountain pump there about $25 buy a wax ring that plumbers use for toilets.attach wax ring to PVC.pipe and put over stain you will need to put step latter in pool and hold pVC down. insert pump and pump water out of pipe.remove pump and hold hose to …
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Can you tell if the compressor is running? If it is, is the fan motor in the freezer running? Door switch may have to be pushed in, in order to find out. Is there a fan motor on the bottom of the refrigerator? If so, is it running? Is the thermostat turned up high enough to bring on compressor? Is t…
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It depends on the model. Some don't have a defrost heater at all, only a timer. On models with a heater, it's either mounted to the evaporator, or actually woven into the evaporator.You'll need to gain access to the evaporator coils - they're typically at the back of the freezer covered by a panel o…
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It costs more to keep the fridge empty. Once all to the items in a stocked fridge get cold, they help maintain that cold temperature.   It's not differ. Once you set the temperature and stocked all items in both equipments, then after some time they automatically managed the temperature. We …
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If our immune system were that weak as to be affected by a few hours in cold temperature we would really be in trouble. viruses cause colds, usually the rhinovirus. The only way that freezer would give you a cold is if you were working with someone who had a cold in the freezer either at the same ti…
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The interior door handle should have a plastic plate that covers the screw located behind it, remove this with a flat-head screwdriver. There is a little tab where it will fit in perfectly, pop it out and unscrew. It should be, i believe a 6mm socket. Once that is removed, there will be a screw loca…
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Try thoroughly defrosting it. If the self-defrost isn't working properly the ice could build up in the freezer side, moisture could freeze into the insulation, pass the frost through the wall and freeze the refrigerator side. It could also just be the control knob.My GE has two sliding controls uppe…
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Prices for refrigerators vary so much its amazing! You can get very cheap ones for less than $400 and get some as high as $10K!!! What affects the price is mainly features such as Frost regulation systems, energy efficiency, capacity and obviously looks! Added by User:You're looking at about a grand…
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Answer: Cooked foods should be used within 3 days of refrigeration. ---------------------------------------- Leave cooked rice uncovered until it's cooled slightly. Refrigerate in its cooking container and cover when cold. Next day, use a serving spoon to transfer to a freezer bag, separating the …
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Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. In general the answer has to be: "Not if it has been designed and wired to run only on the 50 Hz mains frequency system that is used in Singapore, Europe and elsewhere." The mains frequency in 230 Volt areas is 50 Hz (Cyc…
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If you drop corn meal in the soil for feed they will last the life span of the worm. Generally worms in a proper container will last 3-4 weeks in a refrigerator.
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Possible causes: vents between fridge and freezer sections are clogged with ice. Warranty guy told me to unplug 24 hours, replug and everything should work out. Fautly thermostat Clogged/dirty evaporator coils (underneath in newer models, on back in older models) Bad "Adaptive Defrost Control Boar…
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There is a drain that is plugged. May need to access it by removing glove compartment or accessing from wiper cowl? Not sure where exactly, but that's the likely source.
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Yes. The person shutting the door is in effect holding the other person against their will.It is abusive to restrain someone against their will and also illegal.It is irrelevant whether or not the person blocked the door or otherwise implied they were not going to allow the other person to leave, cl…
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Answer Chances are the pipe is being constricted somewhere in the line. However, there is also a chance there is a problem with your well pump, water tank, or well itself. It depends on what you mean by "quickly". If the pressure is good right away, but almost seems to "spray" out of the fa…
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Mineral spirits can be used to remove a polyurethane spill on your stainless steel refrigerator. Simply dampen an old rag with some mineral spirits and rub the affected area. Wipe away any residue with a clean, damp cloth.
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According to the Clemson University Extension article "Safe Handling of Seafood" cooked shrimp stays good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
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Having just wrestled (literally!) with this very problem, let me try to clarify this a bit. On our Kenmore model (#253 707 524 07) at least, once the securing screws have been removed from the top and bottom handles, you have to tilt the handles sideways until the angled return with the 2 screw hol…
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In 1748 William Cullen demostrated artificial refrigeration for the first time, at Glasgow university. This discovery was however not put to pratical use.In 1823, Michael Faraday learned how to change ammonia vapor to a liquid by compressing it ad the liquid is allowed to evaporate this process we h…
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The refrigerator was first demonstrated in 1748, but it was made reality by Jacob Perkins in 1834.1911
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Water may leak from the bottom of the refrigerator due to excessive condensation in the catch tray. The drain tube may also be blocked.
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I wouldn't eat it after 5 days, personally...but it is probably good for maybe 8? Look for mold. When in doubt throw it out! If there is any type of meat on the pizza it should only be eaten after three days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze Pizza; so when you have had enough to eat of it, wr…
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Answer Yes, at least every six months, that's at a minimum. However, if your water is less than perfect, you may have to change it more often. Most filters come with a warning light to indicate if it needs changing. Without that, you should check it about every three months to see if it's OK. It'…
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Answer If you are talking about a certain kind or brand, look at the label inside the door. The label will tell you how many amps this unit will need. However all residential refrigerators will run on a 15 amp dedicated circuit or be fine plugged into a regular 20 amp appliance circuit (which is …
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Shelf Life How long do raw eggs "keep" when properly stored? When should cooked egg dishes be replaced in buffets? Here are several good "rules of thumb." And remember, a properly cooled refrigerator should always be at or below 40°F, and freezers at or below 0°F. Raw Eggs in Shell It is …
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Stinkin' Fridge!Get a small box of baking soda and place it in the refrigerator towards the back. There are also products specifically labeled to eliminate odors in the frige. Cleaning the fridge will help a whole lot too.  Arm & Hammer!!Like he said above, arm & hammer is awesome. If …
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Jacob Perkins invented the mechanical refrigerator, but not with pure thought. William Cullen was the one who came up with the idea, but his wasn't practical. Jacob was the one who made it work, and he got all the credit. William claimed that Jacob had stolen his idea, but in the end Jacob kept a…
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Answer No. A refrigerator magnet does not have a strong enough magnet field to affect your motor. Also the motor is mounted either at the top of bottom of your fridge. Far enough away from the outside of the door.
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They kept food cool in the shade (in caves or cellars), or dangled it in pails or on hooks down wells. The original "ice box" was a type of refrigerator that used blocks of ice (manufactured or harvested from ponds) to keep an insulated box cool inside. As the ice melts it absorbs heat.hi Ryan it is…
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Answer Yes it can, make sure you keep the air flow to the coils and motor unobstructed, in other words don't put any objects in front of the vents
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Italian Ilpea company invented the magnetic refrigerator-door gaskets. Please refer to the website http://www.ilpea.com/en/index.htm for further information. Below is adapted from the information of above website: http://www.ilpea.com/en/guarnizioni.htm ==== GASKETS for the refrigeration indust…
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have a look at the prices for similar items on the open market and you should get an idea what your items are worth.
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The design of the household fridge is based around two things that you will have experienced. 1. If you wet your skin then after a short time your skin will feel cold. This is because when a liquid evaporates it absorbs heat from its surroundings. 2. When you pump up the tire on a bicycle the pump…
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Odorless. What you are smelling is antifreeze, leaking from the heater core in your car. I DISAGREE: Freon smells a bit like ether and should not be inhaled. Freon is a gas that does not have a color or smell, however, you should NOT breathe it. More Information on Freon Below: (It CAN have an …
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Both of these require you to take them to the dump. If you buy a new refrigerator or tires, those places will dispose of them for you. You might, on the outside chance that someone uses them, offer them on craigslist.com or freecycle.com
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Carl von Linde made it in1876Ibn Sina was the person who invented refrigerator in the 11th century.
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freezerFrost free freezers perform a defrost cycle and any ice is melted and drains into the pan under the unit. If you have an ice sheet then the drain is probably plugged. this and the pan should be checked regularly. You can access the pan by pulling the bottom grille off.I have now had two refri…
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It keeps food fresh and cool...this means the activity of the bacteria is slowed down.
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Answer we use a fridge to store food and drinks and also to slow down the process of bacteria breeding and spreading around the food in your fridge.
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Average temperatures should run you no HIGHER than 37 degrees fahrenheit. If your temps are warmer than that then you need to call for service.
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Answer Possibly. The device will not be harmed, but the fan motors and compressor will run slower making it operate below its intended levels. It will not work as wekk on 50hz as it did on 60hz, but it should work. If it has a ice maker with a motorized timer, that will not work correctly. The timer…
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Once opened, tomato-based sauces are only good for five days to a week. Don't wait for the mold to form. In many cases, you won't see the mold in the sauce after five days, but it actually could be there. Some mold produce toxins that can be harmful, so why take the risk? Mold grows in very wet envi…
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Cans have been sealed with the food inside them in a protective environment, after opening them O2 comes in contact with the food and also with the tin which will start going rusty abd contaminate the food you will eat, take care!!! Yes there is a chemical reaction between the aluminum and the oxyge…
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If you are referring to boxed take-out pizza, it will keep for several days as long as it is refrigerated within a couple hours.
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No, you don't have to store B12 shots in the refrigerator. Besides, vitamin B12 shots should not be exposed to extreme temperatures and are best stored in a cool, dry place.
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By the smell, by the looks, if it has turned a green it is no good or if it has white dots on it ,no good.If it is very slimey it is no good. (Raw chicken is wet and slippery but not snotty slimey).If it smells bad. Cook it and it will still smell badCats Ike it anyway! But I do cook it first for th…
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If it was working before then you probably need to replace the filter. New install? Check for obstructions, but I would replace the filter on that one, too.You can try changing the water filter and see if that helps. Some refrigerator filters now come with a fast flow filter that may fit your refrig…
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Answer:I wouldn't keep it for longer than seven days in the refrigerator. Frozen, you can keep alot longer.
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water melon last 48hrs when u keep it in the fridge
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I paid about 700 bucks for a Kenmore 21 cubic inch top freezer.
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The room will warm up.The fridge with the door left open will run pretty much continuously to try to cool the inside. Our fridge doesn't know the door is open, so it keeps running. The thermostat inside never senses that the inside has cooled, so it tells the compressor to stay on. The room will be …
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in ancient time the people use ice and snow to preserve the food. Then they think about a machine to cool the food . this leads to the invention of refrigerator.
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The first refrigeration machine was introduced by Oliver Evans in 1805. The first practical refrigerator was build by Jacob Perkins in 1834.
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Order the part(s) needed in order to replace the broken ones. Install those parrts. Test the refrigerator's functioning with the new parts installed.by calling a repair man. lol
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If the mini fridge smells like gas, turn it off and clean it with an oxygen based cleaner. Lysol brand cleaner with Oxy and Peroxide is a good cleaner for this. Plug the fridge back in. If a gas smell is still coming from the fridge, turn it off immediately. This could be a sign that freon is leakin…
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The ideal refrigerator temperature range is 1°-4.5°C (34°-40°F) . Bacterial and mold growth are considerably slowed down at these temperatures, thus retarding food spoilage. Since water freezes at 0°C (32°F), this prevents fresh foods from freezing, although when the temperature is at the low …
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A standard refrigerator is 5'8" tall, and weigh anywhere between 250 lb. - 300 lb.
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Coverage varies with different warranties. Check the terms and conditions of (on) the policy or call the company and have the details explained.
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Answer R12 I owned a 91 Volvo 240 with inop AC for 6 years. I refused to get the R12 system fixed because of the damage that R12 does to the ozone (it is also expensive and restricted in distribution). I just sold that car last week and got a car with an R134a AC system..........I feel better. …
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I would say to give the fridge a good wipe down using a cleaning product with some bleach in it. ex. Fantastic of 409. Then place an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator. Arm and Hammer even makes special box of baking soda for this purpose. The baking soda will absord the smell in no time. …
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There are many things to consider with frozen food when answering this question. The first one is how long will frozen food stay fresh from a quality standpoint, and how long will it last from a safety standpoint. We will answer the latter first. Frozen food will last indefinitely! Yes, that's righ…
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Generally, no. There is nothing that should be upset by being jostled. I would first like to say that I have no empirical data to back this up, and my answer is strictly educated conjecture based off personal experience. We have a mini fridge that uses a "floating bearing" design. It's in a sealed…
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It controls the temperature inside the fridge, so you don't have to
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There should be a small metal plaque somewhere on the fridge that has model and date info. It is different on different makes and models, but you should be able to find it. Alternatively you can cut the fridge in half and count the number of rings inside the core of the fridge.
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Get A New Refrigerator, Old Humans
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They don't have to be refrigerated, but they will keep longer if they are. Being refrigerated (or even frozen) will help delay rancidity.
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products are out thereyes, most paint stores carry an aluminum or silvery paint coating, kelly Moore used to have a roof coating product that was a glossy silvery finish. i think the look will be "quite" gawdy on a kitchen appliance. good luck
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I have a fridge Id been storing, unplugged, in the garage and it smells like chemicals now. I've wanted to sell it but I have no idea why it smells so bad. If your store a refrigerator in the cellar or wherever tape a little block of wood or a sock etc to the frame of the doors this will prevent t…
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Pasta should be safe refrigerated for 3 to 4 days. Be sure to seal it in a container to prevent it drying out.
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Modern fridges don't have a vent for air circulation. Convection is the method of moving the energy. Cool is heavier therefore it is introduced at the top to flow down. That's why your feet feel the cool when you open the door when getting the midnight snack.
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They were correct in saying that it can be as long as needed because of the low water pressure that an ice maker requires. It also makes your refrigerator more mobile inside your kitchen or other rooms, and the ladies of the house love that part of it. That is of course if they are the type that lik…
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Try warm soapy water and a soft brush. Answer: Baking soda and water should do the trick. Baking soda is a natural degreaser. Another answer You can use neat dishwasher cleaning fluid - the kind that you put into an empty dishwasher with the cap pointing downwards without first opening the bott…
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My suggestion would be to find a gas that is so cold that you could freeze it upon contact. I do not have a reference chart in front of me, but you may derive a suitable and economical gas to achieve your needs. An Air Duster (used for keyboards) upside down is an example, but if this was available,…
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Storing Refrigerant Because of today's EPA regulations, you might be required to use a freon reclamation unit. Most certified HVAC technicians have that type of equipment on their vans. You should also check EPA regulations in regard to freon and refrigeration, and especially if it's an older u…
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Carol Von Linde, a German engineer, was the inventor of the refrigerator In 1867. It is used to cool and preserve foods. In earlier times such as 1000 BC, the Chinease Would cut and store ice for a type of refidgeration.
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Stir of Echos & OJ the girl whose memories were inside of his character craved orange juice. This wasnt because of fatigue or advertising.
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Answer Not all freezers are on top. Some are side by sides, which means the freezer is on the left and the 'fridge' is on the right. In the case of the fridge in my house, the freezer is on the bottom. I guess it all just depends on the brand.
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The wattage depends on the type and capacity of the fridge and will vary. The wattage should be found on a label fastened to the fridge.
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Fridge is slang for "refrigerator", the kitchen equipment for keeping food cold. The word may have been derived from "Frigidaire", a popular brand name of refrigerators in the United States since about 1918, and the first company to introduce mechanical refrigeration for household use, replacing th…
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According to the University of Illinois website, an uncut watermelon will stay fresh at room temp for about two weeks after being harvested. By practical experience, I just cut open a watermelon that has been sitting in my kitchen floor that I purchased two months ago. I had taken a vacation, and w…
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go to the sears website and find the link to parts and enter your model number there and I'll bring up the manual.
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Refrigerator Moving 101: Moving a refrigerator isn't the rocket science most would have you believe. While it is recommended to move it in the up-right position, it is ok to move it on its side (either) or resting on its front. Laying it on its back where the condenser is risks damaging the condens…
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There is no little man who turns off the light. There's a little switch in the middle that the refrigerator turns off when it shuts. There is so a little man who lives in the fridge. I have seen him. You have to open the door quick enough and you can see him running away. He is about 2 inches tall …
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Propane heats ammonia and water in solution in a generator, the ammonia is separated from the water in a separator. The water is sent to an absorber to re-absorb "used" ammonia. The ammonia rises to a condenser where it cools and condenses. It then is mixed with hydrogen in the "evaporator" coil ins…
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Turtles, like a red-ear slider, are primarily omnivores. If you have any veggies or fruit in your fridge you can try shaving off very thin, raw slices and feed this to the little guy. They also eat raw meat or fish. If your turtle is actually a land tortoise, stick to grated veggies and dark green…
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actually no its not . Example of a very old telephone prank call. The expected answer. YES would be followed immediately by the caller saying "you better run and catch it then". It was, but I caught it and brought it back.Mine was, but then it got away. I put up posters for it. It calls to the na…
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The cold refrigerator environment delays the natural ripening process by preventing the starch in the fruit to change to sugar. Placing fruit in a brown paper bag can further speed up the ripening process. As fruit ripens it gives off a chemical called ethylene, which accelerates ripening. The fast…
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