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Mywifewasmakingpotatowedgeswheninthemiddleofcookingthebottom
ovenelementcatchesfireandstartstosparklelikeapartysparkler.Irunformy
cameraandwhenIgetbacktothekitchenitsovermywifeturnedoffthestove
andwhenIturnedthestovebackonnothinghappens.
IwishmywifedidnotturnoffthestovesoIcouldhavegottenphotosofthe
bottomelementthrowingoffsparksitwasneat.Ovenblowsupandnophotos
bummer,thewhitemarksarefromtheelectricalfire.NowifItaketoolong
gettingtotherepairshemightfixitherselflikeshedoeshercomputer.
MyparentsownedanappliancestoreinTorontobeforetheyboughtthefarm
northofShelburnesoifIrepairedoneoftheseIrepairedathousand.Thisrepair
usuallytakesabouttwentyminutesifyouhavetheparts.

Bio: Iamaphotographer,atinker,an
electronicstechnologyengineer,and
authorIwriteshortstoriesandpoetryfor
theloveofwriting.Istartedwritingpoetry
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ApointofnoteKNOWYOURSTOVEIcantcountthenumberoftimesIwent
outonaservicecallformyfatheronalongweekendjusttoturnontheovenso
acustomercouldcooktheirturkey.Theyonlyusetheirovenonceortwicea
yearandthetimerhadtheoventurnedoff.Minimumcharge1houremergency
andholidaydoublefee$250anhourjusttoturnyourstoveon.
Nowmostrepairpersonswouldcomeintoyourkitchenopenthestovelookatit
andsayyepitsbroke.Thentheywouldtakeoutthetwoscrewsholdingthe
burnerinplacepullouttheburnerdisconnectthewiresandgoouttotheirtruck
toretrieveareplacementburner.Theycomebackconnectthewirestothe
replacementburner,screwitinplace,closetheovendoor,turntheovenon,and
starttofilloutthebillashewaitsfortheoventoheatuptoconfirmitisworking.
Alotofworkfor2to3hundreddollarsisntit.

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JosehfMurchison(/member/Josehf+Murchison/)(author) amatthew
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1yearago

OKdon'ttrytofinditwithamatch,itworksbutitcan
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beabitmuchtohandle.

Thenumberofpeoplethathavetriedusingamatch
wouldsurpriseyou.
Cleanyourpilotlightsiftheyarenotelectric,some
oftheoldpilotlightswithaflamecansmellwhen
theyaredirty.
Icanassumeyoudon'thaveagassensorsouse
flowerortalkpowderandsprinkleitoverthejoints
andpipesuntiltheleakblowstheflowerortalkas
yousprinkleit.
Withgasitisbesttohaveaqualifiedtechcheckit
becauseyourInsurancemaynotcoveryouifyou
haveafireorexplosionandthatisifnoonegets
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Thisremindsmeofafriendwhohadastovethathadn'tworkforacoupleof
years.Iunpluggedtheheatingelement,cleanedoffthegreasesoitwould
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makegoodcontactagain,pluggeditin,andVoila!Itworked.Myfriendthought
Iwasagenius.Thanksforyourstory.

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1yearago

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Ilikeyour'iblealot...wouldhavelovedtohaveitseveralyearsago...and
againthispastJune...Ihadto"fake"it...andsadly,withoutthepresenceof
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mindtoflipthebreaker...butfortunateenoughtoavoidturningintoacrispy
critter.Willbesuretoseekthisoutwhentheelementdisintegrates...anditis
prettyspectacular...firsttimewaswhenIwascookingaturkey.Finishediton

theBBQ.Secondtime,notnearlysoimportantameal.

JosehfMurchison(/member/Josehf+Murchison/)(author) BayRatt
1yearago

Theprinciplesofappliancerepairaresimplebut
thereisalotofvoltageandcurrentandIthinkthe
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safetytipsaremoreimportant.

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Iwascheckingarefrigeratorthatkeptblowingthe
breakerIunpluggedthefridgeandsetthebreaker
andnothinghappened.
Ipluggedthefridgeinandagreatflamingarccame
outofthereceptacleburningmyhand.
Thefridgewasfine,thereceptaclewasdefective,
andIwasintheERbeingtreatedforelectrical
burns.
ThatiswhenIlearnedwareglovesto.
DidyoucheckoutmyStoveTopRepairs
http://www.instructables.com/id/StoveTopRepairs/
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Repairs/)
Joe

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2yearsago

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Nicelyexplained.
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Ihadtodothefrontreplacementversiononmywallmountedovennotso
easytogetattheback...
Offtopic,istheresomerationaletothatshapeofSmokey'sfoodbowl?Never
seenonelikethatbefore.

JosehfMurchison(/member/Josehf+Murchison/)(author) Michael_oz
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2yearsago

YesSmokey'sbowlisdesignedtokeephimfrom
eatingtomuchatonetime.Heisthetypetoeat
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untilhepukes.

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Goodible,accurateandtothepoint.
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Wellthisishandytoknow.Willhavetokeepthisstoredintheoldgraymatter
forwhenithappenstome.Thanks!
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Verygoodwork,Josehf!
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