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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dryer Safety Hazard

The pictures that I'm showing here is of a used dryer that was sold locally here in Boise.  The company that sold the dryer had removed all of the safety thermostat wiring to prevent the thermostats from "blowing" due to an overheat condition and thus avert a irate call back to the shop for them to "fix the dryer you sold us.

Folks, these safety thermostats are there for a reason and they are VERY important.  If your house vent is restricted it will cause the dryer to overheat.  These thermostats are meant to blow and thus prevent a overheat condition and avert a potential fire.  They will also prevent a over-current condition which is shown in one of the photos.  When wires burn like this the electricity should be shut down by the very components that this company had bypassed. 

This Boise company has been warned to quit what they are doing.  I have seen at least five of these dryers and I inform my customers that the dryer is junk and I will not take the responsibility of fixing a unsafe dryer.  We do not want to have a house burn down and have anything be attributed to our company, Western Appliance.  Please be aware folks!

Western Appliance Repair

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Refrigerator Safety Thermostat

This little booger is called a bi-metal or thermostat.  It consists of two different metals fused together with different expansion characteristics when cold.  This causes the metal to bend to create a switch contact.
These are installed on most refrigerator evaporators to make sure the refrigerator does not overheat during the defrost cycle.  
As with most appliances.safety is very important.  Our Boise appliance repair customers need to feel safe if a malfunction in their refrigerator, washer, dryer, stove, should occur.
Our appliance repair service in Boise can be reached at 208-863-3702

Sunday, January 3, 2016

This cat has taken over!

Cat has taken over my work-space!!  Ha Ha.   I turned while working at my appliance repair business and I saw that this cat was making itself comfortable.  How cute!  I hope he doesn't do this in a car engine compartment.  Western Appliance 208-863-3702 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Whirlpool dishwasher not cleaning good

This is what happens when kids load the dishwasher. :-). When your not looking, sometimes kids will get away with what they can and not rinse dishes like they are suppose to.  In this instance we see a straw, toothpick, and other assorted articles.  These items stick out like a sore thumb so we know there was no rinsing involved.  Ha.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fire in owyhees

Here is a view of the "soda" fire here in Idaho.  It is still burning and it is almost contained.  I am sorry for all the ranchers who lost so many of their cattle.  These cattle were burned alive -terrible.  Thousands of acres were burned.  The land will recover.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Glass Top Replacement for your Whirlpool or Jenn-Air Cooktop

I had time today to make a nice video on how to replace your own glass cook-top.  Many times it's not easy to prevent accidents such as a dropped pot or pan.  Such an event could render your cooktop useless due to cracked or broken glass.
I'll show you how you, the average homeowner, can replace this glass easily, with no special tools or training.  If the procedure appears to exceed your ability, you can always call us.  We are in the Boise area and help if needed.  208-863-3702

Friday, March 6, 2015

GE refrigerator defrost operation

This is a good video on how the defrost heater works on a GE Refrigerator.  You can see by the pic how intense the heat is.  This heat is what defrosts the ice buildup on the evaporator coils.  Regular defrost operation lasts approximately 20 minutes and occurs every 8-10 hours.  If you hear a "sizzling" sound coming from the inside of your freezer, this is what you are hearing.  Our phone number is 208-863-3702 for all appliance repair issues.