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Friday, February 27, 2009
RepairClinic.com continues to grow, even in the midst of a struggling Michigan economy, and was recently accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). This is a significant achievement for the online retailer of major appliance parts, as the company gears up to celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2009.
Companies who receive the BBB seal are able to utilize the BBB trustmark seal which provides consumers assurance and confidence in businesses. Based upon the public’s trust of the Better Business Bureau, many consumers ultimately choose to shop only on websites that display the BBB seal. RepairClinic is proud to have received this accreditation, symbolizing trust and integrity, invaluable characteristics of a successful business.Businesses must apply and are pre-screened to be eligible for this accreditation.
There are strict criteria which must be met, areas where businesses must “pass the test” -- known as the “BBB Standards for Trust”— a portion of which are listed below. As you can see, the standards are very high, and RepairClinic.com is pleased to have fulfilled them. Customers may view the BBB Reliability Report for Repairclinic.com at www.bbb.org.
Build Trust Establish and maintain a positive track record in the marketplace.
Advertise Honestly Adhere to established standards of advertising and selling. Tell the Truth Honestly represent products and services, including clear and adequate disclosures of all material terms.
Be Transparent Openly identify the nature, location, and ownership of the business, and clearly disclose all policies, guarantees and procedures that bear on a customer’s decision to buy.
Honor Promises Abide by all written agreements and verbal representations. Be Responsive Address marketplace disputes quickly, professionally, and in good faith.
Safeguard Privacy Protect any data collected against mishandling and fraud, collect personal information only as needed, and respect the preferences of consumers regarding the use of their information.
Embody Integrity Approach all business dealings, marketplace transactions and commitments with integrity.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Microwaves have average lifetime expectancies. Maintaining your microwave properly can extend it's lifetime indefinitely.
Microwave ovens are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
They set and enforce rules of performance to assure radiation emissions do not pose a hazard to public health.
Proper use and maintenance, as recommended by the user manual, is an important part of microwave oven safety.
Labels: Microwave Parts
Sunday, February 8, 2009
MOST COMMON OVEN PROBLEMS
INCORRECT OVEN TEMPERATURE
If your oven temperature is off, the most likely cause is a bad oven sensor. The sensor is mounted to the back wall inside the oven cavity and looks like a metal rod about 3-6 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Replacing the sensor is easy. Two screws hold it to the back wall and there is a quick disconnect harness plug on the other side. Make sure not to lose the other end of the harness behind the wall. Another possible cause is the oven control board – a simple but somewhat more expensive repair.
BAKING TAKES TOO LONG (GAS OVENS)
This typically happens due to a weak oven igniter. The igniter comes on several times during the baking cycle to fire up the oven burner. If the igniter is too weak, it won’t start up every time. Replacing an oven igniter is simple and inexpensive. A new oven igniter typically costs around $40-$50 and usually takes about 15-30 minutes to replace.
This is not so much a technical problem and usually occurs when people fail to properly preheat the oven prior to baking. Check your oven use and care manual for instructions on how to preheat your oven.
TIP: After your oven tells you it is done preheating, let it preheat for another 5 to 7 minutes. Here’s why: The oven sensor heats up and signals the oven to shut off the preheat cycle. The oven inner walls however are still not hot enough and will keep on absorbing the heat, thus lowering the temperature inside the oven. By preheating the oven for an extra 5 minutes you will help keep the heat inside the oven nice and even.
OVEN IS FLASHING AN ERROR CODE
Error codes help identify the problem, which of course makes the repair easier. The F3 code, for example, usually means the oven sensor is bad.
BRAND SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
Most Whirlpool and KitchenAid oven models made within the past ten years or so incorporate a thermal fuse, located on the back wall of the oven. When the fuse fails, the oven control board will continue to function and will even let you turn on the bake cycle. Of course, the oven itself won’t function at all. The fuse is inexpensive; however this repair usually requires removing the oven from the cabinet which is not a simple task.
TIP: Do not use the self cleaning cycle on or before a major holiday like Easter. The oven may overheat and damage a key component such as the fuse or the main control board.
If you have a GE oven displaying an F7 code, this usually indicates that the touch pad, also called membrane switch, is bad and needs to be replaced. Replacing the touch pad is pretty straight forward and normally takes about 30 minutes or less.
Labels: oven parts
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Before we get started, the answer is yes - get your dryer vent cleaned!
Getting your dryer vent cleaned (or even cleaning it yourself is of the upmost important to possibly saving your own life) - or at the least .. extending the life of your clothes dryer.
Even a cleaned lint screen traps only 75% of the lint produced inside a dryer. The rest of the lint builds up over time inside the dryer vent, becoming a fire hazard. Dryer lint is highly flammable and has the potential to ignite at any time.
Cleaning your Dryer Vents serves a number of purposes:
For DIY type people - here is a general step-by-step to clean your dryer vent:
Be safe - Clean your vent or have a professional do it for you.
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