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Innovative Solutions for the Appliance Industry

3M helps appliance manufacturers build household appliances that are stronger, lighter and more cost effective. Our advanced tapes and adhesives are used throughout the industry to reduce dryer noise and vibration, bond windows in oven doors, stabilize refrigerator coils, secure HVAC insulation, attach membrane switches to microwaves, and more. For assembly, attachment, identification, noise reduction and protection applications, we offer solutions to meet stringent appliance performance requirements.

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Appliance Solutions


Refrigerator/Freezer     Oven/Cooktop     Clothes Washer     Clothes Dryer     Dishwasher
 

Refrigerator/Freezer



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Refrigerator/Freezer
Securely attach logo to front of door
Secure power cord to back surface
Keep foam from escaping through access holes during foaming process
Prevent movement during foaming, attach Vacuum Insulation Panel
Attach decorative trim to plastic drawers and shelves
Securely attach glass panel to front of refrigerator
Secure heavy doors during shipment
Securely attach glass panel to front of refrigerator
Securely attach cooling coils to inner surface before foaming
Secure drinking water tubing to back of unit
Before shipping, secure shelves and drawers inside refrigerator
Secure racks during shipment
 

Oven/Cooktop



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Oven/Cooktop
Attach plastic bracket to circuit board
Attach glass touch panel to circuit board
Bundle wires
Control heat flow
Keep oven door closed during shipment
Help assemble metal frame to glass cooktop
Attach exterior glass window to oven door frame
Secure power cord for shipping
Secure electric coil burners for shipment
Secure racks for shipment
 

Clothes Washer



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Clothes Washer
Attach labels securely
Attach door gasket to door assembly
Protect control panel surface during shipment
Reduce noise in operation
Bond rubber pads to metal feet
Attach glass touch panel to circuit board
Attach insulation to inner walls
Assemble glass top to lid bracket for top-load washers
Secure lid for shipment
Seal seams in the drum assembly
Attach washer housing to frame
 

Clothes Dryer



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Clothes Dryer
Attach labels securely
Secure door for shipment
Attach door gasket to door assembly
Bond rubber pads to metal feet
Attach glass touch panel to circuit board
Protect control panel surface during shipment
Control heat from blower assembly
Reduce noise
Attach glass window to door frame
Seal seams in the drum assembly
Attach plastic trim to front of unit
 

Dishwasher



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Dishwasher
Secure racks for shipment
Secure door for shipment
Protect front surface during shipment
Reduce water spray noise
Attach plastic bracket to circuit board
Attach glass touch panel to circuit board
Attach rubber gasket to frame
Reduce pump motor noise

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Industry Associations

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
Canadian Appliance Manufacturers Association
Appliance Industry Association
Whitegoods Trade Association

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