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In this issue:
1) Subscribers-only parts sale! Buy any two & get FREE shipping!
2) Your annual reminder: Refrigerator maintenance time again!
3) Appliance Glossary project: what do you think? Improvements?
4) Yet another recall [sigh]. GE Gas ranges this time...
(I haven't forgotten that we were talking about refrigeration
system repairs ;-). We'll get back to the subject soon, I promise!
There's too much going on right now, and I'm trying to keep these
as short as possible..)
1) You've put up with my rambling for so long (some of you for 5
years! Amazing! What endurance!), and I've been trying to think
of ways to show my appreciation for your incredible support.
So I'll start by throwing in shipping and handling on any two or
more products. But only for DRSNews subscribers, and only during July (at least for now).
(Sorry, but I'll
have to limit this offer to US-only subscribers for
now. 'Hope to have something similar for my non-US friends soon!)
So here's the deal: Buy any two or more products from the website during
July, 'mix and match', and I'll ship them free, Priority Mail
(fast!) to any US address. Just remind me that you're taking
advantage of this special and I'll refund your shipping and handling.
Pass the word if you know anyone who's in the market for any
appliance parts I have on sale. Subscribing is free, of course,
but they do have to put up with my rambling every month ;-).
One of the rewards I get from writing this newsletter is all the
encouragement you all (y'all to you guys down south) have been to
me over the years. I want you to know I appreciate you, and this
is one small token 'thank you' that I can throw your way.
This might be extended to a more permanent 'perk' for subscribers;
we'll have to see how it goes. Anyway, THANK YOU!
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2) I don't know how it rolled around so fast, but here it is July
again, when I always remind (nag!) you (and myself) to clean your
refrigerator's condenser coil and lube its door seals.
As you know, these two little jobs will make your refrig breathe
easier and save you a bunch of money in the long haul, so they're
definitely worth doing annually.
And seal lube is especially important these days when seals are no
longer held on with screws, making them really tough to replace.
This little trick prevents your ever having to replace them, if
done correctly - and annually (our refrig is 30 years old and its
seals still look new, even though its 'Harvest Gold' color's really
getting hard to live with <grin>).
So this is your 'official' reminder (we all need something more to
add to our 'to do' list , right?!)
to clean your refrigerator's condenser
3) I've been working on a new project, and would love your opinion.
The text portions are finished, even though it's a work in
I call it a 'glossary of appliance terms', and hope to eventually
include a lot of pictures. And it'll be available as one downloadable
pdf file when we get it 'tweaked'. That's where you come in:
Please let me know what you think when you get a chance. Any ideas
you have for improvements, changes, more ease of use, terms you'd
like to see added, etc, are welcome. Here's what I have so far:
There's been a lot of demand for something like this; sort of an
abridged 'encyclopedia' of terms we use in appliance service every
day. I tend to assume that everyone knows what I'm talking
about, but it can get confusing. This project is an attempt to list
the common (and not so common) words and phrases used in the
Thanks in advance!
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4) Phew! This issue's getting long, and I apologize - a busy time
of year! But here's just one more bit of news you should have if
you happen to own a newer GE 36 or 48-inch high-end gas range.
There's yet another recall to report. I don't like to fill these
pages with a lot of recall info, but many folks miss these, and
here's another one with potential to do some serious damage, even
though the numbers are comparatively small (only something like
2600 in the US, but if there's one in YOUR house, stats don't
matter that much!)
The recall includes 36-inch and 48-inch stainless steel 'Monogram
Pro' ranges with griddles. They are fueled either by LP or natural
gas and manufactured from October 2005 through May 16, 2006.
The recall includes models ZDP48N6DHSS, ZDP48L6DHSS, ZDP36N4DHSS
For a list of affected serial numbers and more details,
These ranges have a design flaw that can cause an electrical arc
between the wiring and griddle gas supply tube, posing a fire
hazard. GE has received reports of six incidents of gas leaking
from the griddle gas supply tube, resulting in five fires under
the range top (yikes!). One consumer has reported burns to her
hands and two consumers have reported smoke damage.
Not huge numbers, as you can see, but whenever that 'F' word is
involved, I sit up and take notice.
Thanks again for inviting me into your inbox.
I don't take the invitation lightly!
As always, if you have any topics you'd like to see discussed here
or covered in an online article, let me know and I'll do my best to
oblige. And don't forget those testimonials! Many thanks to those
of you who've already sent yours in!
May God richly bless you and yours,
and may He continue to have mercy on America.
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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Can the liberties of a nation be secure
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these liberties are the gift of God?
Indeed I tremble for my country when I
reflect that God is just, that His
justice cannot sleep forever."
- Thomas Jefferson (Plate 3 on the Jefferson Memorial)
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