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    Where does a person look for vintage range knobs - for a General Motors/Frigidaire RM-4

    I don't know the year but it looks like early 60s - possibly older. The plastic knobs have broken but universal knobs haven't worked. The reason is that the part that slides over the shaft on the switch is not even with the front surface on the range. The shaft is inset, so the knob needs to...
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    1960’s GE Wall Oven J720T3BR Not Working

    Hi! When I moved into my house the oven worked great! One day while turning it on, it popped and won’t heat up now... nor does the orange power light come on 😩 Here is the model number and a picture for reference. Please help if possible I would love to restore this beauty, and not have to...
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    1960 Vintage GE Wall Oven Broiler element

    Model Number: J752T1BC Brand: GE Age: More than 10 years I have an old (~1960) wall oven that's overall in pretty good shape, it does work but needs some repair, and I'm having some serious difficulty finding parts for it. The most important thing I need to fix is the broil element. The...
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    1954 Frigidaire Refrigerator not cooling

    Hello everyone! I just picked up a 1954 Frigidaire Refrigerator (0590368) and I am trying to get it up and running. The issue that I am having is that the compressor runs (constantly actually) but the fridge/ freezer never cools. It looks as though the fridge is charged with freon (although...
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    Need replacement thermocouple - pilot assembly - vintage: 1952??

    Model Number: 1052106 Brand: Roper Age: More than 10 years For a double Roper oven. Thermocouple is 24" long and terminates in a small plastic head with flat blade terminals. The oven worked fine until recently. Pilot will not stay lit now. Anyone have an idea where to look for...
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    GE LH-110 -- Wire broke off of compressor (?) and missing relay issue

    Hi there, I recently acquired a GE LH-110 (year unknown) and was able to clean it up to look nice and sparkly. It has all of the shelves, drip tray, etc in tact. However, when I went to examine the wiring, one of the three wires coming from what I'm assuming is the compressor snapped clean off...
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    1950's General Electric Upright Freezer cooling issues.

    I bought a mid 50s general electric upright freezer for my basement. when i was looking it over to buy i plugged it in and felt the coils start to get cold. So i bought it and brought it home(laying it on its side for a good 4 hours). i let it sit upright though it may have been tipped forwards...
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    FIXED: Vintage (1963?) Tappan Oven Not Working - Help Please

    Model Number: EOK 1110 Brand: Tappan Age: More than 10 years Hello: I am new to this forum having just bought a immaculately maintained 1963 ranch with one exception - my beautiful oven doesn't work. I am hoping someone on this forum can give me some tips/ suggestions. I am assuming that the...
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    Old GE refrigerator. Need help, please! Thank you!

    Model Number: 40-391-694 Brand: GE Age: More than 10 years First of all, I'm not sure if that's the right model number. I'm not an appliance guy so I just chose one of the numbers on the motor and rolled with it. Anyway, I have a coworker that bought a really old GE fridge and asked if I...
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    1949 GE fridge cooling line clogged

    So I recently talked my girlfriend out of spending a decent chunk of change on a new SMEG retro fridge. I convinced her to let me buy an old one since I like old things, I don't trust new appliances, and why not save some money. Well...... I bought a pretty cool fridge from a guy on CL...
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    1959 Kenmore wall oven model 103.30481

    We are removing a 1959 Kenmore oven. The door came apart and the insulation fell out. What type of insulation was used in these ovens, fiberglass or, I'm hoping not, asbestos? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    1950's or 1960's Westinghouse CC-774 Electric Range Re-Wiring Help! I refuse to quit on this thing

    I have been doing what I can to restore a old 1950's or 1960's Westinghouse CC-774 Electric Range that was left with the house i just purchased. It would have been easier to just get a new stove but I think this thing is too is to rare and has too much character to just get rid of it. When I...
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    106.6665000 ICE not frost in Freezer SEARS COLDSPOT 14 Frostless (Fridge with Bottom Freezer)

    I am being very descriptive here because I have found no help googling. My mother is currently searching old Rubbermaid bins for the manual I saved. Model number is 106.6665000 Serial Number 6D158925 115 volts SEARS COLDSPOT FROSTLESS 14 SPACEMASTER Interior is Robin Egg/Teal color...
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    1941 Frigidaire mp--6-41 Yt relay wiring help

    Hi, I just bought a vintage Frigidaire MD 641 . When I plug it and it runs for a few seconds and cuts off. I started to replace the power cord because it was in real bad shape thinking that might be the problem. When I got inside the relay I noticed that someone has previously try to wire this...
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    1951 Frigidaire Refrigerator Shock

    Model Number: 5850247 Brand: Frigidaire Age: More than 10 years We have a 1951 Frigidaire Refrigerator, Model 5850247. The unit works great, but every now and then we can sense a mild electric shock when touching the case or metal door handle. In a couple of instances, the shock has been a...
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    Frigidaire Freezer doesn't cycle off

    I recently bought a Frigidaire Freezer at a local auction. It is model UFD-12-63. A man at the auction told me that his dad bought it many years ago, and it has worked all of these years. He said he noticed it began running continuously and therefore put it in the auction, but after moving it to...
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    Looking for info on late 50s/early 60s GE electric range

    I recently purchased a home that included a vintage GE fridge and electric range. The fridge appears to be in working order, but I'm looking for some information on the range, namely wiring information. The range is direct wire, but I'm going to install modern plug. However, the wiring diagram...
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    Compatible burner elements for old (1950's or 1960's?) GE Calrod electric range?

    Model Number: J31501DC Brand: GE Age: More than 10 years The house we're renting has an old (1950's or 1960's?) GE Calrod electric range (Model # J31501DC). This past week, a tiny piece of 1 of the 4 GE Calrod burner elements (Model # 298B551) suddenly 'flew off' onto the floor. When it...
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    1950's Kenmore Coldspot Refrigerator

    Model Number: 106 J11C-D1 Brand: Sears Kenmore Age: More than 10 years Hello Everyone, I recently got my hands on 1950's coldspot refrigerator and have been trying to revive the thing back to life. This is a new venture for me as I don't have a lot of experience working with refrigerators and...
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    Non-destructively adding an oven ignitor and oven light to 1930's era Margic Chef stove/oven?

    Model Number: 1000 Brand: Magic Chef Age: More than 10 years We're in the process of getting a late 1920's era Magic Chef range, of the 1000 series, and I wanted to ask a couple questions. Do both ovens, and broiler, require manually lighting? I'd read that the burners use pilot lights, so...
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