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FROST-FREE REFRIGERATOR A type of appliance that automatically defrosts by means of a timing device. (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
FSP® An abbreviation for Factory Specification Parts. Used by Whirlpool to differentiate genuine factory replacement parts from those of after market or universal replacement parts. (Added: 18-Sep-1999 Rating: 10.00 Votes: 1)
FUSE A safety device that protects an electric circuit from excessive current. It consists of or contains a metal filament that melts when current exceeds a specific amperage, thereby opening the circuit. (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
GASKET A resilient or flexible material used between mating surfaces to provide a leak-proof seal. May also be called a SEAL. (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
GYRATE To revolve around a fixed point or axis. (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
GYRATOR See Agitator. (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
HEAT A form of energy, the addition of which causes substances to increase in temperature. (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
IDLER PULLEY A free wheeling (unpowered) pulley used to put tension on the belt of a dryer or washing machine. (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
IGNITOR - A solid state semiconductor, usually made of Carborundum, that produces heat when a current is applied. Typically used to ignite natural gas or propane in heating appliances such as ranges, dryers and water heaters. (Added: 12-Sep-1999 2049 Hits Rating: 4.21 Votes: 37)
INFINITE HEAT SWITCH - A switch that controls the amount of heat generated by an electric range surface burner. It accomplishes this by quickly cycling the voltage on and off to achieve an intermediate range. Eg. At medium it may supply 100% voltage for only 50% of the time it is switched on. It does not act like a rheostat and reduce the voltage, to lessen the heat generated, as sometime mistakenly thought. (Added: 12-Sep-1999 1312 Hits Rating: 5.44 Votes: 16)