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Elite Appliance Service

S. Cashua Dr. Florence SC 29501 US

Elite Appliance Service

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Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:13 PM Comments comments (92)

Sears is NOT a manufacturer

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM Comments comments (42)
Want to know which manufacturer built your Kenmore appliance?
This little chart will give you the insight.
 

Calibrating oven temperatue

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM Comments comments (43)
How do I adjust the oven temperature on my range?
 
There have been numerous oven control systems used over the years. The following instructions describe various methods that might be employed to correct such a condition.
 
In almost all cases if the temperature reading is more than 35°F out, some part of the control system will need to be repaired. Usually adjustment will not provide an adequate solution to the condition and may even make it worse.
 
Before attempting any kind of adjustment on a hydraulic oven control, make sure the thermostat's sensor bulb is properly mounted in the oven cavity and not touching the oven wall or metal rack. The sensor bulbs are held about 1/2" away from the oven wall by a small metal clip.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dial type control
 
Some models have the calibration adjustment on the underside of the knob itself. On this type of arrangement, the loosening of the dial plate and moving it one way or the other will change the temperature reading on the dial once reinstalled.
 
 
 
 
 
Other control designs have the temperature calibration screw down the center of the shaft. These usually require a special small screwdriver to access it. See below for a link to a detailed calibration method for one brand of oven thermostat.
 
 
 
 
Electronic Control Calibration
 
 
The following procedures are designed to provide an general idea how calibration adjustment of the oven temperature display on many electronically controlled (ERC/EOC) ranges and ovens is done. The actual procedures vary from model to model so check your owner's manual.
 
If the temperature is out more than 35°F, the oven sensor or the electronic control may need to be replaced to correct the inaccuracy.
 
 General
 
  1. Press BAKE

  2. Select a temperature of 550

  3. Quickly (within 5-seconds of setting 550) press and hold the BAKE button approximately 5-15 seconds until "00" or the previously entered temperature adjustment is displayed.

    Pressing longer could cause an F0, F1 or F7 error to be displayed.

  4. Press the UP/DOWN arrow button or turn the set knob to change the oven temperature in 5° increments to a maximum of +/- 35°

  5. Press the CLEAR or OFF button to return to normal operation.


ExceptionsFor Frigidaire built "Trimline Easy-Set 1" dial type E.O.C.
  1. With the Oven Control Dial set to OFF, press and hold the START pad for 30 seconds, (until a single "beep" is heard).

  2. Within 5 seconds, turn the oven control dial to either the BROIL HI, to increase, or BROIL LO, to decrease the oven temperature. Maximum adjustment will be 35°F up or down from the factory pre-set point.

  3. The oven temperature can now be adjusted up or down, in 5°F increments, by pressing the START pad. Adjust until the desired amount of offset is reach. This offset will be indicated by a flashing L.E.D.

A flashing "OVEN" L.E.D. indicates a positive offset. A flashing "LOCK" L.E.D. indicates a negative offset. They will flash once for each 5°F of offset it has been programmed for. After the flashing sequence, it will pause and then repeat the sequence.Example: If the "OVEN" L.E.D. flashes three times and then a pause, the offset is +15°F. If no "OVEN" or "LOCK" L.E.D. is flashing, the E.O.C. has the original factory preset. 
For some General Electric ranges
 
  1. Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO pads at the same time for 3 seconds until the display shows SF.

  2. Press the BAKE pad. A two digit number shows in the display. The oven temperature can be adjusted up to +/- 35°F.

  3. Press the INCREASE pad to increase and the DECREASE pad to decrease the temperature in 1 degree increments.

  4. When you have made the adjustment, press the START pad to go back to the time of day display.

The above procedure will not affect the broil or clean temperatures.
Some GE models with temp. knob to the right of display
  1. Press and hold the two hour arrow buttons for 5 sec.

  2. Then use the arrows buttons to adjust temperature up or down.


Other GE models with temp. knob to the right of display
  1. Turn the temperature knob to the OFF position.

  2. Press and hold the HOUR +/- button for 5 seconds until the display changes.

  3. Before display changes back, press the HOUR +/- button again to increase or decrease the temperature in 5 degree increments.

    If the oven adjustment is set cooler than the factory setting, a minus sign (-) and the offset temperature will appear in the display.

  4. Wait several seconds for the control to automatically set and return to its previous setting.


Some GE models between 1980 - 1993
  1. Set bake to over 500

  2. Press and hold the bake button (~5 sec.) until display changes.

  3. Then use the knob or up/down arrows buttons to adjust temperature.


For some Whirlpool/KitchenAid/Kenmore ranges and ovens
  1. Press BAKE button for 5 seconds. The default or a previously entered temperature offset will show.

  2. Press the TEMP 'up' arrow to increase the temperature in 10°F or 5°C increments*.

  3. Press the TEMP 'down' arrow to decrease the temperature in 10°F or 5°C increments*.

  4. Press START to save the temp. adjustment.

*A maximum offset adjustment of ±30°F or ±15°C is possible.

(To switch between Fahrenheit to Celsius, try pressing and holding the "broil" button for 5 seconds).

   

Did you read the owners / installation manual first ?

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 11:46 AM Comments comments (50)
Just purchased a new front load washing machine? Ensure that once the machine is installed that ALL of the shipping bolts have been removed before the machine is used. Not removing the shipping bolts could result in a big mistake that's NOT covered by the manufacturers warranty and is a very expensive repair...almost the price of the machine itself.

Under counter launder installations

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM Comments comments (64)
When installing your laundry equipment under a counter top make sure you give the dryer vent consideration. Adequate ventilation is critical on all dryers regardless of the installation. Its easy for the venting to get crimped behind the dryer as people will try to force the washer and dryer back as far as they can get them either for more room or to try to make it a flush installation with the counter top. Once in place it's also more tedious to remove the dryer to clean behind it with this type of install.

Stacking your dryer

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 10:02 PM Comments comments (616)
One of the advantages of buying front load laundry products is the ability to stack the dryer which frees up space in your laundry room. Keep in mind when the time comes for service that it's likely your repair bill will be higher because normally the dryer will have to be removed before either can be serviced.

Don't just settle for any repair guy !

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM Comments comments (29)
Who are you letting into your home ??? Take the time to ensure that your service guy is credible.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listen to the link below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thinking of buying a new electric range or dryer???

Posted on July 31, 2011 at 12:07 PM Comments comments (29)
If you are in the market for a new electric range or clothes dryer and plan on having it delivered and installed, you may want pay attention to the installer. In the picture below you will notice the wire to the far let is burned. This is one of the wires to the power cord of the appliance. New appliances do not come with a cord installed and is the job of the delivery person (in most cases) to install the cord. I have seen literally several hundred instances where the cord was not properly connected to the appliance resulting in the picture above. Not only does this render your appliance unusable, it's also a fire hazard. Most delivery people have little to no training and simply don't know the potential dangers that could result from an improperly installed cord. Normally the problem comes into play when the installer "cross threads" the screw. This stops the screw from being able to seat completely against the wire terminal and connecting block thus allowing vibration of the connection once power is applied. As you know, vibration cause friction which in turn causes heat resulting in the damage seen in the picture. Have the installer show you that the power cord connections are tight, that extra 60 seconds may save you several hundred dollars in repair costs. More importantly,it may save your life.
 
 
 

Try these yummy meat balls from a 100+ year old recipe

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 6:12 PM Comments comments (78)
Ingredients
 
1 Pound of ground chuck
 
4 Oz. dried bread crumbs
 
4 Large eggs
 
6 Oz. grated Romano
 
4 Oz. whole milk
 
3 Oz. grated spanish onion
 
2 Oz. finely diced fresh garlic
 
2 Oz. finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
 
2 Oz. finely chopped fresh basil
 
Directions
 
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Rub or spay a baking sheet with olive oil
  3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. If mixture is a little loose add a little more bread crumbs.
  4. Roll meatballs loosely about the size of a golf ball
  5. Place on baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes.
 
They are ready tp eat at this point however I usually put them in my simmering sauce for 30 minutes or so but is not necessary.
 
Fresh , quality ingredients always yields better results .
 
Enjoy

Lets Get Grilling !!!

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 9:47 PM Comments comments (72)
Here's a simple dry rub thats a winner at any outing. Makes enough for several racks.
 
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup paprika
1/3 cup garlic salt
2 tablespoons onion salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 & 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 & 1/2 teaspoons white pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
 

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