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Appliances

The first step before servicing your appliances should be to check all related circuit breakers and fuses. Circuit breakers should be ON and fuses should not be blown.

Range/Oven/Hoods

Read the instruction manual before operating your range.

If the burners on your gas stove fail to ignite, check to see that the pilot –less ignition generates a spark. If it does, your burners may be clogged and should be cleaned. If the burners are removable, they can be soaked in a solution of washing soda, but do not use an aluminum pan to soak them in. A wire brush may be used to clean burned-on food particles from the holes in the burners, but be careful not to push them further into the holes.

If you suspect a gas leak, turn off the main valve near the meter and call the Gas Company.

Range hoods need to have their filters cleaned regularly. Fan motors should be oiled periodically. Consult your manual for recommended maintenance intervals.

 

<h2>Disposal</h2>

 

Read the instructions in the manual for correct operation and maintenance of your disposal. Be careful not to clog your disposal with grease. Use plenty of hot water when cleaning greasy pots and pans. Always use cold water when operating your disposal. Should your drain become clogged, do not pour chemicals down the drain. Most disposals have a reset switch. If your disposal becomes overloaded, it will shut itself off. If this should happen, turn the switch to off, remove the substance, press the reset switch, and turn the switch back on. If it does not turn on, turn the switch back off and check the circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker has not interrupted the flow of current, trip the circuit breaker. Insert a mop or broom handle and turn the unit counterclockwise until it turns freely. Restore current, push the reset switch and turn the disposal on. Be sure to keep running cold water through the disposal until all material is pulverized completely.