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Get your kitchen appliances ready for the holidays
Get help faster with our new customer response system
We've cut water filter prices
so it's time to stock up
Use the Kill-a-Watt meter to measure energy consumption
Earn money as a RepairClinic.com affiliate
Check out what's ON SALE NOW
Fun fact
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Appliance maintenance calendar
Tell a Friend about RepairClinic.com and WIN a prize
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For safe holiday cooking, RepairClinic.com recommends Polder's high-quality, automatic, timer/electronic meat thermometer.

In addition to free Range/Stove/Oven repair help, we stock Range/Stove/Oven parts for every major brand. Click your brand below, or visit the PartDetective for more options.
 
 
November 2003

Get your kitchen appliances ready for the holidays
 
Thanksgiving is only weeks away, but there's still time to get your kitchen appliances ready for the holidays.

Range/Stove/Oven

Clean your self-cleaning oven now. Since ovens are more likely to fail during and just after a self-cleaning cycle, clean yours now in case you need time for a repair. For more detailed information about how to use your oven's self-cleaning feature safely and effectively, click here.

Make your range look new again with new drip pans and burners. Use our PartDetective to find the exact drip pans and burners for your model range.

You can also clean any porcelain stovetop or glass range/oven control panel with a non-abrasive cleanser or glass cleaner. Watch out for some "cream type" cleansers as they often have tiny abrasive particles in them, which can damage your stovetop or control panel. RepairClinic.com recommends Appliance Polish & Cleaner for safe cleaning.

Refrigerator

Now's a good time to clean your refrigerator's door seals so they don't stick to the door frame and tear. Use an old toothbrush and a little dish soap and water to clean all the nooks and crannies. Use a bit of diluted bleach to clean away any mold or mildew.

To reduce odors inside your refrigerator or freezer, be sure to cover all foods well and put onions, garlic and other strong smelling foods in sealed bags.

RepairClinic.com also suggests Fridge Aid, a high quality activated charcoal air filter, to help combat odors.

Dishwasher

If your dishwasher isn't getting dishes clean enough, there may not be enough water entering the machine during the fill cycle. After the dishwasher fills, check inside to see if there is water covering the entire bottom of the dishwasher floor. If not, replace the water inlet valve. You can order the one for your dishwasher using the PartDetective.

Also, repair your worn dishwasher rack tines to prevent rust pieces from ruining the pump. Before making a repair, be sure to clean up the rusted spots on the dishwasher rack with household sandpaper to make the repair last much longer. Repair kits for light blue, gray and white tines are available in our dishwasher accessories section.
 
 
We've built a new customer response system to get you the information you need faster. The system answers repair questions and replies to customer service issues based on your particular situation.

For example, if you have a repair question about your refrigerator that is not addressed in our Repair Help section, you can go the "Contact Us" page. From there, you'll be asked to log in and type in the brand and model number of your refrigerator. Next you'll see a list of common repair issues specific to your refrigerator. If your question is not addressed at this point, you can type in a description of your particular problem, and a message will be sent to our RepairGuru. The RepairGuru will then respond to your specific inquiry.

The customer response system also deals with customer service issues. You can make inquiries and receive replies about order cancellations, parts that arrived damaged, part availability and order status. Once you log in, all this information is just a few keystrokes away.

Of course you always have the option to call us about customer service issues, but our representatives use the very same system available to you online. Therefore, you'll get your information much faster by logging in, and you have the added advantage of being able to access our system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please note, our customer service representatives do not provide technical advice over the phone.
 
 
We've dropped prices on nearly every water filter we sell, so now's a great time to stock up. Check out our newly expanded water filter accessory section for the most common water filters.

Or, use the PartDetective to find the exact water filter for your refrigerator and/or ice maker.
  Use the Kill-a-Watt meter to measure energy consumption
  With the Kill-a-Watt meter you can track total power consumption by the hour, day, week, month or year for any standard household appliance that plugs into a 110 volt outlet. You can also use it to check computers, table lamps and most other devices that plug into standard wall receptacles. The Kill-a-Watt meter displays voltage (V), line frequency (Hz), and power factor (PF). There are no batteries required. Get yours now.
 
 
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  Check out what's ON SALE NOW
 
For safe holiday cooking, RepairClinic.com recommends Polder's high-quality, automatic, timer/electronic meat thermometer. It takes the guesswork out of cooking turkey, ham and other meats and also works great for testing soup and stew temperatures. The meat thermometer is on sale now through November 23.
  Fun fact
  When cutting onions, a chemical called 'Suberin' is released. This irritates the eyes and causes watering. This chemical is sensitive to heat. Therefore if you cut onions near your stove, the irritation will be less.
  Appliance maintenance calendar
  We've put together a maintenance calendar to help you figure out what needs to be done and when. Add the page to your favorites, or print it out and keep it for reference throughout the year. You can find the appliance maintenance calendar here.
  Tell a Friend about RepairClinic.com and WIN a prize
  Tell a friend about RepairClinic.com and win a quality Klein 5-in-1 screwdriver. Just complete our "Tell a Friend" form before before November 24, 2003. We'll randomly draw 5 prizewinners from all entrants.

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