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    The heat energy absorbed in the process of changing the state of a substance (eg. from solid to liquid, from liquid to gas, or vice versa) without changing the temperature or pressure.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 5.00 Votes: 1)
  • LIMIT SWITCH - A bimetal switch used to open the electric circuit once a set temperature is reached. This thermostat will usually reset to a closed position once a set colder temperature is again reached. May also be call a LIMIT DISC. Also see DEFROST TERMINATION THERMOSTAT.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 36 Hits Rating: 7.00 Votes: 1)
    A type of refrigerator that does not have a mechanical defrosting system and must be defrosted manually. This type of appliance usually has one main outer door with a small door inside, covering the evaporator box.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
    An appliance that uses microwaves to create friction, at the molecular level, to generate heat in food.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • MICROWAVE - A high-frequency electromagnetic radio wave, in the spectrum between infrared light and short-wave radio wavelengths.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 44 Hits Rating: 4.00 Votes: 1)
    A piece of plastic used to cover the joint between the inner and outer cabinet of a refrigerator or freezer. May also be called a BREAKER STRIP.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
    An electric heater or condenser tubing mounted inside the cabinet mullion to prevent moisture from forming in humid weather.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
    The stationary part of a structure between two doors.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • OEM
    An abbreviation for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Usually used to differentiate replacement parts supplied by the appliance manufacturer and those of after market or universal replacement parts. Eg. FSP® is used to denote genuine Whirlpool OEM replacement parts.
    (Added: 18-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
    An electric switch that senses temperature or current (amperage) to stop operation of a unit if a dangerous condition arises.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)

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