Sunday, July 24, 2016

Oven fixed (again!)

Our oven stopped working yet again this past Thursday. Of course it happened to be when we had all the kids here visiting.

We just bought it in May of 2014 at the local appliance store down the street. It's nice that they can come fix it in a reasonable amount of time, but this is the FOURTH time it's stopped working in 2 years!! I'm beginning to think the Whirlpool model WFG530SOAW1 gas range is perhaps a lemon.

Anyway, last week when they fixed it they just adjusted the igniter elements - because it wasn't lighting (which has always been the problem). Since we were idiots and didn't pay for the extended warranty, we had to pay for the labor. Well, when he came to fix it Friday he just went ahead and replaced the igniter. He only charged us for the part and not the labor because he admitted he probably should have done that to begin with. So that was at least nice.

While I don't regret buying local, I do dread the thought of replacing ANY appliances. They honestly don't make them like they used to (said the appliance repairman). Gone are the days when you could buy a refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, dishwasher, or any such standard item and trust that it would last a good 20 years or so. I suppose that's what they call "progress."