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  • Lab Safety Testing - Dryers

    February 16, 2014

    As you know (or if you didn't, you do now), dryer safety is a major focus of ours.  We've seen too many dryers severely impacted by excessive and dangerous levels of lint build-up.  The following link is a detailed and fascinating article about dryer testing in a test lab environment.  Enjoy! http://www.appliancemagazine.com/ae/editorial.php?article=2328&zone=215&first=1  

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    Holiday Fire Safety

    December 25, 2013

    Baking in the kitchen during the holidays is a tradition for a lot of families, but with all that cooking comes the dangers of stove and oven fires. At Lafayette Appliance Repair, we've seen many stoves that have become fire hazards, especially electric stoves that risk fires because of overloaded outlets and frayed wires. As reported by local news station WLFI, West Lafayette firefighter Ben [...]

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    LAR Interview - TV-18/WLFI

    November 17, 2013

    Fire safety is obviously a very important concern for everyone. A recent, preventable dryer-related house fire in our area prompted us to contact Lafayette's TV 18 / WLFI and let them know how household appliances can become a fire safety issue if not appropriately addressed. The video of LAR on TV18-WLFI is a small snippet of the complete interview. The text below elaborates a little further on [...]

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    Holiday Season Appliance Tips   With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, cooking ramps up big time and so does the demand for Ranges, Ovens, and Dishwashers. If you suspect your appliance's temp control is off, here's what you can do:  Purchase an oven thermometer, install it in your oven according to the package directions  and preheat the oven for around 30 [...]

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    Dehumidifiers recalled for fire hazard In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Gree Electric Appliances is recalling about 2.2. million dehumidifiers it manufactured in China and sold under 12 brand names from January 2005 through August 2013. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.  For the fully array of affected[...]

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    Freshen Pipes Naturally

    November 1, 2013

    After eating an orange, don’t throw away the peel. Citrus peels, including oranges, lemons and limes, can help deodorize your garbage disposal and freshen pipes naturally. Excess waste put down your disposal can cause an unforgiving odor. To avoid a stench that can linger, try this simple tip to deodorize your garbage disposal: - Place ice cubes in the disposal - Add orange, lemon [...]

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    Green Dishwashing w/out Phosphates In 2010, 16 states adopted laws drastically limiting phosphorus in dishwashing detergents, resulting in virtually all detergent brands dropping the phosphorous content to a trace. That takes away one of two major issues with detergents, because phosphorous – after it leaves the drain and enters the environment – promotes algae growth and [...]

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    Debut Blog Post - Welcome!

    October 22, 2013

    Wecome to Lafayette Appliance Repair's debut blog post!  While an 'official' blog was never on our 'radar', the more we thought about it, the more it made sense.  We have a passion to not only repair appliances, but to also help keep you informed, so you can make educated consumer decisions! The conveniences provided by modern appliances, be it a refrigerator, freezer, stove, microwave, [...]

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