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As you begin to make plans for the coming holidays, don't forget to think about your appliances. Do they need some maintenance? Is something broken? What about a tune-up? If you take care of your appliances now, chances are you won't be caught in a bind, come holiday time.

Case in point: Ken R. of Delray Beach, Florida. He and his wife faced a real "holiday buster" just before Thanksgiving.

Stockbroker Ken R. Scrambles to Rescue Holiday

Ken R. of Delray Beach, Florida

Two days before Thanksgiving, Ken's wife wanted to do some baking. Before she got started, though, she and her husband thought this would be the perfect time to clean their seven-year-old oven.

"We opened the windows and turned on the automatic oven cleaning timer," explains Ken. "After two hours the cycle turned itself off.

What he fixed:
Maytag oven
What led him to RepairClinic.com: Went online to diagnose problem; searched for parts.

How he diagnosed the problem:
He relied on the online schematics and diagrams, as well as the RepairGuru.

How he fixed the icemaker :
Unplugged the appliance
Removed two screws and removed the sensor from its clips
Attached the new sensor, wrapping it carefully with existing insulation
Plugged appliance back into outlet
Parts needed:
Sensor ($35.00)
Tools used:

We thought that was odd, but assumed the oven knew what it was doing. However, the oven stopped working completely and we were left with an error message reading - F1."

Not only couldn't Ken's wife do the baking she planned, Thanksgiving Day was now in jeopardy.They had 30 guests arriving in two days-all expecting a complete Turkey dinner.

"I consider myself handy, but had never fixed an appliance before," said Ken. "So I automatically picked up the phone and called a repairman. He couldn't get out to the house for 10 days, and wanted to charge a $60 service call, plus parts and labor. I quickly realized that this wasn't going to save our Thanksgiving."

Ken, who is employed by an independent financial services company and also coaches high school tennis, decided to take matters into his own hands and started searching online for help. He typed "Maytag oven parts" into his search engine and found RepairClinic.com. Using the online schematics, he was able to quickly determine that the problem was either the oven sensor or the internal relay clock.

"I found the sensor and the clock immediately in RepairClinic.com's parts section," said Ken. "At this point, though, it was Tuesday night and nothing would ship until Wednesday. I knew I couldn't get the part delivered on Thanksgiving. But I could save some money. The sensor was $35.00, the less expensive of the parts, so I decided to order it and give home appliance repair a try."

The part arrived from RepairClinic.com on Friday, and Ken simply removed two screws to take out the old sensor and put in the new one. The oven has worked ever since.

"If I'd found out about the oven problem a day sooner, RepairClinic.com would have helped us keep our original Thanksgiving plans," said Ken. "But that's a lesson for next year. Fortunately, the day still turned out great. We just switched gears to a potluck."

"RepairClinic.com is the best site I've seen for appliance maintenance and repair," continued Ken. "Without RepairClinic.com, I wouldn't have known what to do. I don't know what's going to break next, but now I'm ready. I want to save money and save time-I highly recommend RepairClinic.com."

Energy Saving Tips for your Range/Stove/ Oven

Oven door gaskets function as a seal, so make sure it is tight. Adjust or replace gaskets if they become brittle or worn.
If you plan on cleaning your self-cleaning oven, consider beginning the cleaning cycle immediately after regular baking when the oven is still hot. This will require less energy to reach the cleaning temperature.
Keep range-top burners and reflectors clean; they will reflect the heat better and save energy.
Matching the pan size to the stove's cooking element will avoid unnecessary heat escape.
Don't lay foils on oven racks, it prevents air circulating freely and slows down the cooking process. If possible, stagger pans on upper and lower racks to improve air flow.
You can turn down the temperature about 25°F and cook foods just as quickly if you use glass or ceramic pans.
Keep the oven door closed - each time you open the door the oven temperature drops by 25°F. Watch the clock or use a timer instead of taking a peek.
On electric stove-tops, use only flat-bottomed pans that make full contact with the element. A warped or rounded pan will waste some of the heat. You can test the pans by placing a ruler across the bottom, if there are any gaps the pan is not perfectly flat.
To help conserve gas, use a moderate flame setting on your gas range-top burner. Also, make sure that the pilot light is burning efficiently by checking the flame. It should be blue; a yellowish flame indicates an adjustment is needed because the gas is burning inefficiently.

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