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  • LATENT HEAT
    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 1078 Hits Rating: 6.92 Votes: 12)
  • MANUAL-DEFROST REFRIGERATOR
    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)
  • MICROWAVE OVEN
    An appliance that uses microwaves (radio waves in the microwave spectrum) 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 824 Hits Rating: 2.50 Votes: 8)
  • MOULDING
    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)
  • MULLION HEATER
    A heater (either electric or part of a refrigeration system's condenser tubing) mounted inside the mullion between the doors of a refrigerator to prevent moisture from forming in humid weather.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • MULLION
    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)
  • OVERLOAD PROTECTOR
    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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