All about repairing small appliances

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Hawthorn Books, 1973 - House & Home - 398 pages
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Contents

CLOTHES IRONS 1 Iron does not slide smoothly over cloth
2
Not enough steam comes from the iron
6
Water and steam sputters out of steam ports during operation
8
Iron does not heat
16
Iron does not spray water
22
Iron does not shut off
26
Iron bums cloth
34
Toaster smokes
42
ELECTRIC BROOMS 37 Broom has weak suction and burning odor
194
FOOD MIXERS 38 Motor runs but one or both beaters do not turn
202
Mixer runs hot
212
Excessive noise during operation
214
Motor stops and starts during operation
226
Mixer runs too slow or too fast for speed setting
236
Mixer runs at full speed regardless of speed setting
242
FOOD BLENDERS 44 Motor hums but blades do not turn
248

Toaster does not heat
46
One side of bread does not toast
52
Bread does not stay down
58
Toaster does not pop up
68
Bread toasts too light or too dark
72
User gets an electric shock when metal shell of toaster is touched
76
Heating element does not come on
84
Fuse blows or circuit breaker trips when broiler is turned on
88
Fuse blows or circuit breaker trips when broiler is plugged into wall outlet with switch in the off position
94
COFFEE MAKERS 18 Coffee has poor flavor
100
Water boils but does not enter coffee basket in percolatortype coffee maker
104
Coffee is too weak or too strong for desired setting
108
Lid falls off when user pours coffee
112
Indicator lamp does not operate
114
House lights dim or fuse blows when vaporizer is plugged into wall outlet
122
Vaporizer produces little or no steam
124
ELECTRIC FRY PANS AND COOKERS 25 Appliance does not heat
130
Panfried food sticks andor burns at prescribed settings
136
Teflon coating is deteriorating
140
SANDWICH GRILLS AND WAFFLE BAKERS 28 Waffles stick to grill
142
No heat on one or both waffle grills
146
SPACE HEATERS 30 Plug becomes excessively hot
150
Heating element glows red but not enough heat can be felt
154
The heater does not heat
156
VACUUM CLEANERS 33 Does not pick up
168
Broken hose
170
Weak suction
176
Does not pick up lint from rug
183
Liquid leaks from bottom of jar
268
Blades stall intermittently during operation with loud grinding noise
278
ELECTRIC FANS 47 Rattling noise during operation
284
Excessive vibration
294
Fan will not start unless blades are turned by hand
298
Fan will not oscillate
304
HAIR DRYERS 51 Air turns cool after short period of operation
314
Dryer blows cool air only
322
Excessive noise during operation
328
ELECTRIC CAN OPENERS 54 Cuts can intermittently
334
Can opener does not operate
340
Heating element glows red but spit does not turn
346
LADYS ELECTRIC SHAVERS 57 Razor pinches
350
Razor runs too slow may pinch
352
General Repair Procedures
355
Fuses and circuit breakers
356
Male plugs
360
Female plugs
364
Terminals and wire connectors
366
Splicing wires
374
Insulating wires
380
Mending heating elements
382
Connecting heating elements
388
Plastic knobs
390
Plastic parts
392
Glossary
400
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