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. [...]
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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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 [...]
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[...]
Spring has finally sprung! And with spring comes backyard barbeques. Creating an affordable masterpiece of outdoor kitchen coolness can be relatively easy with a few simple tricks.
Buy a Pre-Made Grill
Obviously, the main centerpiece of any outdoor kitchen is a cool-looking grill. Basic grills can be modulized with attached islands and even bar space without the need for custom [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]