The two winners of a $50 Coles Myer gift card announced!

Congratulations to Maggie K and Andrew B, you are the winners of a $50 Coles Myer Gift Card.
Thankyou for your reviews and feedback. I take pride in offering top quality service at an affordable price and it is fantastic to get feedback that I’m hitting the mark.

To all our other clients, please continue to leave feedback, I appreciate the time it takes to leave comments on google/Facebook and other social media but do read all your comments and I know many clients look at these when trying to decide on a reputable appliance repairer. There is no better recommendation then from someone that has used a service and been happy.

We will continue to draw gift cards so for those that have used our service and would like to leave a review please do so and go into the draw to win!

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Review to Win!

Thankyou to those of you that have taken the time to leave a review through google, facebook, gumtree, truelocal and other means. We value your feedback and ongoing local support. Our competition will continue to be run for those interested in leaving a review. If you would like to go into the draw please leave the review on google by visiting:

https://www.google.com.au/#q=appliance+repair+kenmore&lrd=0x6b9151ef8f60b6df:0x84100a394ca9d77e,3,

or searching Appliance Repair Guy Kenmore and clicking ‘Write a Review’

If you do leave a review and your user name is a nickname please send us a quick email to let us know its you so we can place you into the draw to win a Coles Myer Gift Card which we would love to draw monthly but the last couple of months have been unable to identify the reviewers as no name is listed just a nickname.

Alternatively if you leaving a review on Facebook or other social media, of which we equally appreciate please tag us in the comment so we again can include you in the draw and start to give away more of the gift cards to our lovely customers.

The next draw will be at the end of this month, of which we will add in an extra draw, so if you have used our service and would like to leave a review please do so before the end of the month for a chance to win!

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Holiday Season Opening Hours

Please note our office will be closed until the 3rd January 2017.

We wish everyone a safe, fun and memorable holiday season and look forward to 2017!

As the summer heat and storms roll in what impact does it have on your home appliances?

We’ve all felt the onset of the heat and with summer well upon us we are certain to be in for more hot and humid days. So with the extreme heat and summer storms already upon us what can we do to protect our home appliances when we need them most.

Two issues we will discuss:

–          The heat and added strain on appliances

–          Storms and Power outages

The Heat

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As the temperature rises your fridge and freezer in particular will be most vulnerable as they work harder to maintain the optimal temperature. We tend to use the fridge more – grabbing that extra cold drink of water, or something stronger after a hard day’s work and as we get that nice burst of cold air as we open the fridge or freezer doors, it’s that loss of temperature that your fridge/freezer needs to work hard to replace.

Some tips for reducing the strain:

–          Set the temperature on your fridge to between 3°C and 5°C and between -15°C and -18°C for your freezer. Anything lower will cause the fridge/freezer to work unnecessarily harder and any warmer may cause food spoilage.

–          Ensure your fridge is located in a cool area (don’t forget your second fridge if it’s in the garage or somewhere particularly hot) and well ventilated with at least a few inches of clearance all the way around, particularly at the back of the unit as it needs space to allow it to circulate air and disperse heat from your system. Without adequate ventilation your fridge can overheat, leading to an array of issues.

–          Cover all your Christmas goodies and other food which will not only prevent your foods drying out but prevent moisture build-up in the fridge.

–          Try not to overfill your fridge. Now I know what you’re thinking, it’s Christmas and with all the Christmas cheer and delicious food for the eating it’s hard not to fill the fridge and freezer to the brim. Just keep in mind there is more chance of spoilage and of a nasty tummy ache if your fridge and freezer can’t maintain the adequate temperature, so consider keeping non-perishables out of the fridge (such as drinks) until the day their needed.

–          Keep your door seals clean to ensure there is no obstructions in sealing in that nice cool air and check your door seals for leaks if you have an older fridge.

–          Keeping your house cool will not only give you more comfort but also allow all of your appliances to work normally without the added strain of the heat.

 

Storms and Power outages

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As I write this article the thunder is thumping in the background and the sky is lighting up with the familiar lighting strikes that we have experienced the last few days. The Australian storms can not only be dangerous, but very unforgiving on appliances. Some tips for keeping both you and your appliances safe:

–          Unplug! Getting a surge of power through your home is more common than you would think. A lightning strike over a km away can radiate an electromagnetic field and cause a surge of power through your home, affecting appliances that are plugged in. If your home when a storm rolls in try to disconnect appliances that you’re not relying on (TV, computers, etc) and don’t just switch them off, pull the plug out from the wall. An important note -If you do see the power flicker then it’s even more imperative to pull the plug on your appliances. Commonly referred to a s a ‘Brown out’ your appliances will draw excess power and the risk of burn out is high.

–          Use surge protectors, particularly on your big ticket items and the ones you rely on the most – fridge/washing machine, tv, etc. The cost of the surge protectors will be minimal compared to replacement of a large appliance or the food spoilage if your fridge stops working (especially with the fridge full of Christmas goodies!)

–          If there is a loss of power place perishables from your fridge into the freezer – this will give them more chance of survival. Also, avoid opening the fridge or freezer after the power outage to maintain as much of the temperature as possible.

 

Following the above tips can reduce risk to your appliances but needless to say we cannot always avoid every issue. So, if you do experience any problems with your appliance or simply want to discuss your options for maintenance, don’t hesitate to call me.

Ryan – Appliance Repair Guy

 

 

And the winner of the 1st $50 Coles Myer Gift Card is….

Congratulations to J McGinness, you are the winner of this months $50 Coles Myer Gift Card.

Thankyou for taking the time to complete a review on google, we appreciate the feedback and letting others know what you thought of the Appliance Repair Guy service.

We would love to continue receiving feedback from all our clients through google reviews and look forward to drawing another gift card in the next month!

 

Recall on Bosch Gas/Electric Cookers 60cm

A notice for customers to be aware of a recent Bosch recall on a batch of freestanding gas and electric cookers, made between January 2009 and October 2011.

Issue identified for recall: The adaptor between the gas supply and the appliance may crack and cause a potential gas leak, which could then lead to an explosion.

Batch numbers affected by recall: between 8901 and 9110.

If you have a Bosch cooker, the advice is to:

  • Check the appliance rating plate for the model number and batch number then check the appliance at www.gascookingsafety.com (link is external) to see if it is an affected model.
  • If you have an affected model, immediately shut off the gas supply to the appliance
  • Contact BSH Home Appliances Pty Ltd through the toll-free repair helpline on 1300 955 742 (available 24 hours Monday to Friday) to schedule a repair.

For further information please refer to:

www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/bsh-home-appliances-pty-ltd-bosch-freestanding-gas-electric-cooker-60cm

(link is external)

were a PDF version of the recall notice is available to download and print.

 

Leave a review and go into the draw to win a $50 Coles Myer Gift Card!

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As a family owned and operated business we take pride in providing the highest level of service and would like to hear your feedback on how we’re doing. We understand life is busy, which is why we would like to thankyou for your time in completing a review by placing you into the draw to win a $50 Coles Myer Gift Card!
To leave a review and go into the draw please click on the following link:
Winners will be announced on both our website and Facebook page so keep and eye out and good luck!
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Tip of the week – Check your fridge door seals

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Tip of the week – Check your fridge door seals

As the hot weather is just around the corner we certainly give the fridge a workout – but there’s no need to make your fridge work harder than it has too. Your fridge seal keeps the cool air in and if the seal is loose the cool air can leak out, wasting energy and placing your fridge under pressure to work harder.
Clean your door seals regularly (Baking soda and water is a perfect mix to remove any built-up grime) and remove any food residue.

Check your door seal for leaks and if in doubt call in the expert (Appliance Repair Guy of course!).

Hope you find this tip helpful!

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Tip of the week – Looking after your cooktops

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Tip of the week – Looking after your cooktops

Did you know a dirty cooktop can shorten its life and make cooking inefficient? Cleaning is crucial in ensuring your cooktop, be it electric or gas is heating properly and not overworking.
For electric cooktops use a glass cleaner regularly (a couple of times a week) and warm water and dishwashing liquid around any burners.

For gas cooktops use warm water and dishwashing liquid to clean the grills and ensure there is no debris in the burners…ensuring you don’t touch the igniter.
Ensuring your cooktop is clean and working efficiently could add years of life and save you $.

Cleaning your gas cooktop

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In today’s post we discuss cleaning your gas cooktop. As the owner of a gas cooktop I know how easily they get dirty, and although it gets a good clean after cooking it is important to give it that extra good clean once in a while to ensure the area is sanitized and clean for cooking and keeps the cooktop itself it top notch condition…so it not only looks good but performs well.
Here are some tips to cleaning your gas cooktop:

– Begin by removing the grates, knobs and the burner covers from the cooktop and place these in a sink or bucket of hot soapy water (your usual dishwashing liquid is fine to use).

– Whilst the above is soaking, wet a soft cloth with warm water and either some dishwashing liquid or other non-abrasive cleaner (some people like to use Gumption however this is a personal preference) thoroughly wipe the cooktop using a circular motion – be careful however not to get any water down into the mechanisms of the stove or gas outlets. Dry with a clean dry cloth.

– By this time you’re your grates, knobs and burner covers would have soaked for a few minutes – take your clothes and wipe off any excess grime, which should come off easily after being soaked. If the grates, which seem to cop most of the overspill and burnt on reside, are still dirty these can be further cleaned by placing some baking soda directly onto the grates and scrubbing with your damp cloth or sponge.

– Let all the components dry thoroughly on a clean dry tea towel and once dry you can place all the components back onto the stove top and enjoy your new sparkling clean cooktop…at least until you cook dinner that is!!