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  • SOLID STATE RELAY
    An electronic switch that diverts the current when the flow is changed or when an external current is applied. May also be called a TRIAC.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • TAP ADAPTOR - A male connector that attaches to a water faucet to allow a female connector(dishwasher unicouple) to attach to it. This device sometimes includes an aerator and is more properly called a dishwasher FAUCET ADAPTOR.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 30 Hits Rating: 5.00 Votes: 1)
  • Therm-O-Disc, Inc. - Therm-O-Disc is a manufacturer of temperature sensors, temperature controls and electrical switches for the appliance, HVAC, automotive and commercial industries and is a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co. Probably most notably associated with their bimetal disc thermostats.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 37 Hits Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • THERMODISC - A mechanical electric switch that is responsive to changing temperature by means of a bimetal actuator.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 44 Hits Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • THERMOSTAT
    A switch that controls an electric current or the flow of a liquid or gas in response to changing temperature.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • TIMER
    A mechanism used to control the on and off times of an electric circuit. Also see DEFROST TIMER.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • TRIAC - An electronic relay that diverts the current when the flow is changed or when an external current is applied.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 40 Hits Rating: 5.50 Votes: 2)
  • UNICOUPLE
    Unicouple hose attachmentDevice used to attach the fill and drain hose of a portable dishwasher or washing machine to a faucet (tap) adaptor mounted on a sink faucet - Unicoupler
    (Added: 25-Nov-2000 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • WATER LEVEL CONTROL
    An electric switch activated by air pressure. This device detects air pressure exerted on it through a flexible tube connecting it to part of a water tub. When activated, this switch then opens an electrical circuit stopping further filling of the machine. May also be called a PRESSURE SWITCH.
    (Added: 21-Sep-2001 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • WATER VALVE - An electro-mechanical device that opens a valve to allow water to flow. The electric current causes a magnetic field to develop, in the solenoid coil, which then moves a metallic plunger. The plunger in turn opens the valve. May also be called a FILL VALVE.
    (Added: 12-Sep-1999 44 Hits Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • XL44
    Marketing name of GE (General Electric) for a whole family of cooking ranges which simply indicates an eXtra Large 4.4 cu. ft. oven cavity. XL44 is not an appliance's model number!
    (Added: 19-Jan-2006 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
  • YODER HEATER
    A heater (either electric or part of a refrigeration system's condenser tubing) typically mounted around the front perimeter edge of a refrigerator cabinet to warm it to prevent condensation from forming.
    (Added: 1-Nov-2004 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)

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