Archive for the ‘Repair or Replace’ Category

Five Top Factors in Dryer Maintenance

Monday, June 11th, 2007

373221_electronic_washer.jpg If you start looking through warranties for various appliances, you’ll notice that many of the incidents not covered are the most common maintenance issues.  This is true of dryers as well.  However, when you consider the top five factors in dryer maintenance, most of the damage not covered is easily preventable.  Here are the most major concerns that are typically not under warranty and the ways to avoid problems.


Cleaning and Repairing Your Cook Top

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

758654_cocina_kitchen_cooktop.jpg    When it comes to cleaning and repairing your cook top, it depends on what type of cook top you have and what type of energy it employs to function.  With a gas ignited stove, you’ll have certain concerns with using particular chemicals, and you’ll have additional parts you may have to repair and replace once in a while.  However, with an electric cook top you’ll find that cleaning is not always a breeze, even on flat tops.


Troubleshooting Your Garbage Disposal

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

350705_garbage_disposal.jpg  You know this time that you didn’t drop a spoon or knife into the garbage disposal, but it seems to be stuck or simply not working anyway.  There are so many parts and areas that could be the root of the problem that you aren’t sure where to start.  Troubleshooting your garbage disposal can be a simple process, if you have a checklist of items to evaluate.


The Motor Is Gone: Repair Or Replace?

Friday, May 11th, 2007

573669_59149666-gears.jpg     Major appliances have major price tags fixed to them.  That goes for both repairing them and purchasing new models.  There are several key things to keep in mind when purchasing or repairing these units including knowing when its time to move on.  Every appliance is different (see a list of estimated lifespan below) and with newer, more efficient models available for most appliances, you may be tempted to simply replace the broken appliance with something new.  But, before you do that, consider these tips to understanding what the real price tag for repair is likely to be.


Appliance Repair? Do You Really Need To Call For Service For Your Appliances?

Friday, April 27th, 2007

163578_46725949-repair-man.jpg  No matter if you are the serviceman or the company he works for or a customer, you know that the cost of a service call is high.  You may have to wait and you may have to deal with the cost of labor and parts.  Overall, most of the calls made to service repairman are necessary.  But, sometimes, you may make the mistake of calling on a service provider when you could have handled the problem yourself.  So, before you call on a service provider to get help for your appliance, consider these tips.