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Simple Stove Repairs

Your stove is probably your most useful kitchen appliance and should be kept in good condition at all times. Proper cleaning and maintenance minimizes the chances of it failing, keeps your stove running smoothly, and stops you from having to call the appliance repair technician sooner than necessary. The following tips will help you to keep your stove in its original condition as long as possible:

Clean the stove regularly

This kind of goes without saying, but you should always wipe the stove down with a sponge or soft cloth once you are done with it. Make sure however that you have allowed the burners to completely cool down before you start your cleaning. You don’t want to burn yourself! Cleaning after each use allows you to have a nice clean stove the next time you cook dinner, and saves you time in the future. If you allow the gunk from cooking to build up, then the next time you go to clean the stove it will take you a lot of time and elbow-grease to remove it compared to simply wiping the stove down once everything has cooled.

Scrub with a soft cloth or sponge

When you are cleaning the stove, you want to use a soft cloth or sponge so that you don’t scratch the finish on your appliance. Scratching the finish will cause the stove to rust once the bare metal is exposed. If you encounter a stubborn patch of grease or baked on food, try using a commercial cleaner and letting the patch soak for a while before scrubbing again. Always make sure that you have adequate ventilation when using any sort of chemical to clean your stove.

Segment your cleaning process

Narrow your focus to specific areas and be careful how you clean each area. If you are cleaning the face of the panel and the knobs you probably want to use a mild solvent that you simply wipe on and off. You don’t want to get the panel too wet. For the burners and the stove top your dish soap is normally sufficient, and for the interior of the oven you will probably need a commercial cleaner. Be sure to follow the directions on the can and maintain adequate ventilation when using any cleaner. Most stoves should be wiped down after every use and deep-cleaned once a month to maintain their just-like-new appearance.

If you follow the tips listed above your stove should serve you for a very long time and look great while doing so. You can also refer to your specific appliance manual which has further tips on maintaining your particular stove model. Keeping your stove clean and maintained properly will save you a lot of time, money, and grief in the future. If your stove does break-down, you can always contact appliance repair mesa

It seems like two or three times a week I get a call or email from a customer who is looking for information or parts to assist them with rebuilding a motor for their pellet stove. This can be and auger motor, a convection fan or an exhaust/combustion blower. Usually there is a bearing or a bushing that has failed and it seems like there should be parts to fix it.

Why are these parts so hard to find? Most of these motors are very inexpensive costing less that $200. The companies that make these do not make a lot of money on them. If they were to provide parts they would kill their sales for these small simple motors. With just a few parts costing less than $20 you could get them to pretty much last forever but if you did you wouldn’t ever buy a new motor. Motor manufacturers are going to do what is most profitable to them as long as the market will bear it and that is to sell only new motors with no replacement parts. stove repair los angeles

Surely there are some parts you can replace, right? Wrong! My experience of 14 years in this business has never yielded a success story in rebuilding motors. Many have tried only to find that the part they seek can only be obtained if you buy 5,000 of them from china.

I did have one guy figure out that he could use a skateboard bearing to repair his exhaust fan but he burnt out the bearing before he realized the need for high temperature grease in the bearing. When he removed the bearing and tried a new one he bent the shaft which thwarted his attempts.

By this time I have heard every story in the book on trying to repair these small motors and thus far it has been a total waste of time for all who have made attempts. Save yourself the time and headache of trying to do this. Bottom line, there are no parts. You have to buy a new motor.

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Jason Munson has over 14 years experience as a repair technician. His father got him into the family business right out of high school and he quickly became competent with repairing and servicing all brands of pellet and gas stoves. He not only has a solid working knowledge of repair work, he also has the experience of relying on a pellet stove as a sole source of heat so he knows how important it is to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

 

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