(My apologies! Once again, I've fallen so far
had to combine two months into one issue, and have to
keep this one short. Until my wife lets me clone myself,
guess I'm going to keep having trouble getting everything
by Dave's Repair Service,
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In this issue:
1) GE Recalls Dual-Fuel Ranges
2) Miscellaneous Ramblings
Another range recall has been announced, this one by GE. I always sit up
and pay attention when a manufacturer uses the 'F' word ('fire hazard')
in a recall notice, and even though this is includes a relatively
smaller number of ranges, it's an important recall.
Involves some 26,000 of their dual-fuel ranges.
2) Several quick notes:
* I now have governor capacitors for older Sunbeam
Mixmasters (models 5-12), brand new! I've finally perfected a
fabrication method for these no longer available cap's, and they really
work out well. A new replacement for the governor resistors is next.
I've been recoating good used ones with new ceramic material for a while
now, but the
supply's getting low (and they're not all that pretty). Hope to have new resistors designed soon.
* If you're buying a new refrigerator, budget for a
new one every 5-7 years or so. Just like front load washers, that's
about how long they're lasting now, on average. I DOA'd another one on
Saturday, a nice 1-1/2 year old stainless Frigidaire with an in-cabinet
leak. At least the tiny Samsung compressor was still working on this one
(but it had none of its 4 ounces of refrigerant left). How I hate
charging folks a service call to tell them to scrap their newer
* Another quick reminder about dishwasher drains is
in order, evidently. 'Corrected two last week that were installed
improperly, both draining nearly straight down through the floor with no
loops. We can't get away with routing drains down through the floor any
more, guys. You have to route the drain over to the sink drain next to
the machine. Thankfully, one of them last week had a disposal, so it was
a quicker change than usual. 'Wish more dealers would better educate their installers
* Swing by and check out my new Appliance Terms Glossary Project if you
haven't yet -
it's still a work in progress, and the full downloadable pdf version's
almost ready. Here's what I have so far:
PS - I'm still thinking about renaming it the ''Illustrated
Appliance Dictionary'', as some of you have suggested. What do you
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May God richly bless you and yours in 2009, and
may He continue to shed His incredible mercy on America even as we turn
our backs on Him,
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
"The LORD [is] good, a stronghold in the day of
and He knoweth them that trust in Him."
- Nahum 1:7
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