from your RepairGuru®
the November 2007 edition of the RepairClinic.com newsletter. RepairClinic.com is constantly striving to improve our services for our customers. To that end we have recently added new search capabilities to our PartDetective. If you haven’t visited the site lately, please check it out. We believe you will find it even easier to find the parts you need. You might also notice in the brand selection area that we have added LG as an option. We recognized that LG appliances are in a growing number of households, so we have added LG parts to our warehouse of inventory.
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.
Ken R. Scrambles to Rescue Holiday
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.
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
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."
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
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."
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."
Saving Tips for your Range/Stove/ Oven
door gaskets function as a seal, so make sure it is tight. Adjust
or replace gaskets if they become brittle or worn.
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.
range-top burners and reflectors clean; they will reflect the heat
better and save energy.
the pan size to the stove's cooking element will avoid unnecessary
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.
can turn down the temperature about 25°F and cook foods just as
quickly if you use glass or ceramic pans.
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
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.
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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