March 8, 2010

Advice for Your Range from RepairClinic.com

Posted in appliance parts, Cleaning, RepairClinic.com tagged , , , , , at 8:16 am by Liliana

Spruce up your stove!

Spruce up your stove!

Follow these steps to spruce up your stove this March and make it sparkle:

  • Remove range knobs and clean with a non-abrasive cleaner. Replace any broken, or outdated knobs to make your range look fresh and clean.
  • Most ovens have an interior light but the light bulb might have burned out long ago. The light bulb is usually behind a small glass dome, on the upper left or upper right side of the oven. Remove the glass dome, usually by sliding a wire off of it, or rotating it counter clockwise. You can find both common light bulbs and harder to find ones on RepairClinic.com.
  • If your oven broiler pan is missing, or has gotten so old that you can’t clean it anymore, replace it with this high-quality, low-priced unit.
  • Clean your oven control panel. You can clean any porcelain or glass panel with a non-abrasive cleanser or glass cleaner. RepairClinic recommends Appliance Polish & Cleaner for safe cleaning.
  • Drip pans and bowls serve multiple functions, from catching spills, to radiating heat back at your cooking pan for better efficiency. They also protect the user from accidentally touching internal components. It’s important never to cover drip pans with aluminum foil.  Many electric ranges have a tendency to short out due to the fact that aluminum could make a short circuit at the burner. The foil will also cover the oven vent usually found at one of the burners. Try to clean the drip pans with a household non-abrasive cleanser. Or, you can replace them with either universal pans and bowls, or model number original units.

Your oven will look beautiful this Spring!

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January 25, 2010

Refrigerator Parts at RepairClinic.com

Posted in Home, RepairClinic.com tagged , , , at 8:23 am by Liliana

Old Refrigerator

This old refrigerator

Our refrigerator is very old. It is also outdated and ugly, not a single sleek or modern line on it. But for over twenty years it has served us well, and is actually spacious and well designed on the inside. My husband Jeff is a practical man and sees no reason to replace a perfectly good refrigerator just for aesthetic reasons.  I, on the other hand,  have been praying for that refrigerator to break for a very long time.

Well, a few years ago I came into our kitchen early in the morning and there was a thundering noise coming from the refrigerator. It sounded like a very loud lawn mower. My heart filled with hope. The time had come. The moment Jeff entered, I joyfully pointed out that our refrigerator was nearing its demise and that we’d have to buy a new one. It’s so old, why would we even try fixing it?

But Jeff is a logical man, perhaps just a little stubborn, and not easily persuaded. Having worked for years as the IT director at  RepairClinic.com, he knew what to do. He went to the website and looked up the diagnostic information on thundering refrigerators. He quickly found out that it was a faulty fan making all that noise, and that the fan was easy to replace by a non-technician. By entering the model number of our unit on the site, Jeff found the exact match for the part we needed. He ordered it and replaced the fan the following day.

We still have that old, ugly refrigerator. It works great and I have pretty much accepted the fact that it will  be in my kitchen for a very long time. The stove on the other hand …..