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  • Deadly Fridge Fire

    24 Jun 2017

    Over 60,000 units of the fridge identified as the source of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire were produced before the model was discontinued in 2009, according to Whirlpool.  London Police announced that last week’s massive blaze originated with a Hotpoint fridge freezer manufactured by Whirlpool subsidiary Indesit, based in Italy. The U.K. government subsequently ordered an [...]

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    Original article:  HERE   On Thursday, January 5, 2017, Sears announced that it was selling the Craftsman brand for $900 million to Stanley Black & Decker.  We've seen Sears deteriorate from a once powerful brand to a mere shell of its former self.  As Sears also owns the A&E appliance service and brand, we understand they're also up for sale.  This could be [...]

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    Dryer Dangers!

    26 Dec 2016

    Erie Insurance Co. recently posted an article which provides eye-opening insight into the dangers of dryer and vent fires.  The complete article can be viewed here and we encourage you to read it in full.  But in summary, knowing that dryers cause roughly 15,500 home structure fires, 29 fatalities, 400 injuries and $192 million in direct property loss each year should be enough[...]

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    ANOTHER Recall?

    9 Nov 2016

    Description: The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. “GE Profile” is printed on the front of the washers. The model number is located on the rear cover of the washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections.   For more information and models[...]

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    Exploding Washers!

    4 Nov 2016

    Owners of Samsung washers have reported AT LEAST SIX MODELS of Samsung's top-loading washing machines have confirmed problems with exploding, spinning violently and even levitating during the spin cycle, which could have catastrophic consequences.  If you're the owner of a Samsung top-loader, we encourage you to check out Samsung's website to determine if your machine is faulty. [...]

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    Dryer Vent Cleaning

    29 Aug 2015

    Dryer safety is something we take seriously at Lafayette Appliance Repair.  Regular dryer and vent cleaning is critical to your safety - it's that simple!  Check out this link on what the National Fire Prevention Association has to say about dryer safety. And with Lafayette Appliance Repair, we don't just clean the vent when we do a cleanout we COMPLETELY disassemble and THOROUGHLY clean your [...]

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    Buying New? Review!

    27 Dec 2014

    Buying New?  Review! Here's some tips and websites to visit when you're looking for a new appliance. Firstly, when buying new, the first question - does it make more sense financially to buy new OR repair?  If your appliance is 8+ years old and the cost to repair exceeds half the value of the unit -- it's likely that a new appliance makes more sense, but do your homework.  Make sure [...]

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    When it comes to home heating, it’s important that homeowners know the facts.  Cost, efficiency, comfort and the expectation of a return on your investment varies. We want to be sure you're informed to make the best decision when you have to replace your furnace and are pressed by the heating equipment salesman to buy a heat pump.  In a nutshell, in the Midwest, we feel they're[...]

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    Original article here Electrolux, others in talks to buy GE's appliances business (Reuters) - World number two home appliances maker Electrolux (ELUXb.ST) said it was in talks to buy General Electric's (GE.N) household appliances business, seeking to increase its foothold in North America which is growing faster than its other main markets in Europe. GE confirmed it is evaluating [...]

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    Lafayette Appliance Repair would like to extend a hearty "welcome back" to our returning Purdue University students, professors and newcomers.  In the days ahead, campus will again be teeming with the hustle and bustle of university life.  And if you're a student needing cost-effective appliance repair (or a FREE over-the-phone repair assessment), make a wise, cost-effective decision on repair[...]

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