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Calibrating oven temperatue
Did you read the owners / installation manual first ?
Under counter launder installations


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Sears is NOT a manufacturer

Want to know which manufacturer built your Kenmore appliance?
This little chart will give you the insight.

Calibrating oven temperatue

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.

Did you read the owners / installation manual first ?

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

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

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 !

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???

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.

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

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
  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

Lets Get Grilling !!!

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