28 July 2020
This is also the time when most do people their spring cleaning, by removing the excessive ice (lumps/builtup) and small food particles that has been growing in the refrigerator.
The above mentioned are all problems that happen during winter and because it was cold on the outside we didn't pick it up that the refrigerator hasn't been performing at its optimal level. (Which is between 4 and 8 degrees)
This brings me to the reason for this post is to help you make better informed decisions and choices about your cooling unit before you call a service provider.
Find below links to some of my previous blog post.
I would like you to mainly look closely at the pictures to see the overall condition of a refrigerator refrigerant tubing.
Traveling and Camping chest Refrigerator tubing exposed.
Upright two Refrigerator fridge freezer
Chest Freezer tubing exposed
4. Conspiracy theories
The last link should be read with a pinch of salt.
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28 May 2020
20 May 2020
Barlow Rand 1976 and that's where the story ends.
Years later I now had the opportunity (thanks Ilze) to work where the old masters work.
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31 March 2020
30 March 2020
10 February 2020
18 November 2019
The question is regas or not
PS. Also read this related post https://highpointappliances.blogspot.com/2017/12/refrigerator-regas-or-not.html
08 July 2019
been awarded more than a 100 patents
also created the first;-
- Dishwasher single-rack front loader (Launched in 1936)
- Fridge/Freezer Combination with two doors (in 1947)
- Ovens that do self-clean(in 1963)
- Wall ovens that do Hot air Frying (in 2019)
the launch of the Hot-air-Frying wall oven, that this oven will fill an
Appliance cap in the market.
Consumers have become more health-conscious in the way they prepare their
food combine with the general trend of consumers aiming for minimalists living.
Bob says this wall hot air-frying-oven will help to declutter your counter-top
because you won't need a stand-alone air fryer.
01 July 2019
The reason for this post is to show you Defy 600STE multifunction Oven Anatomy and Parts. All electrical ovens basically work the same, some just have more bells and whistles.
Cooking family meals in the defy multifunction is effortless and one can achieve the same cooking results as you would get in an industrial combi-oven. the 600 STE multifunction oven is just more energy efficient
The controls simple straight forward;
- Thermostat (70 to 230 degrees)
Inside this little oven is where the magic is
Food Art can be created in this little oven with the help of different Function settings
- Thermofan Bake (fan is located at the back of the oven surrounded with its own heat element)
- Bake element
- Bake Fan assisted
- Grill element
|Thermofan wiring and element|
Personally I don't like the black glass because I like to see the baking-magic as it happens
|Thermostat Old and new replacement unit|
The oven-light remains on for the whole duration of the oven usage
I do hope you have as much fun with your oven as much as I enjoy working on Defy 600STE multifunction Oven Anatomy
Let your creative juices flow
PS. Find more about Ovens here;
20 May 2019
It is common for stove terminal connections to burnout these days with all the load shedding and power outages.
07 May 2019
Fuchsware has built some of the best kitchen appliances In South Africa and it is still common to find them fully function in homes all over the country.
CJ Fuchs (Pty)Ltd was started by Carl Julius Fuchs in 1929, the first location use to be an ould stable situated at 149 Marshall Street, Johannesburg. In the early years, Carl who was a plumber focused mainly on spray-painting and plate-making. During the second world war, they also manufactured components for the military.
Later they ventured into the domestic electrical appliances under license from an American company called Wasting House Electric International.
During 1948 the business was relocated to a much larger factory in Alrode, Alberton, That's was also when the trusted domestic appliances brand "Fuchware" was born.
Apart from the domestic appliances like Refrigerators and Fuchs stove, the company also manufactured Circuit breakers, geysers, and stainless steelware. Later on, the company also started to produced television, electronic systems, and industrial electrical equipment.
April 1976 Carl Fuchs died and the company was sold to Barlow Rand. This also marked the beginning of the end for the Fuchware Brand.
Is it just Amazing that a 14-year-old boy who started working as a plumber apprentice during the recession years could build up a multi-million business that employed thousands of people.
29 April 2019
Regulators and switches go on the blink all the time but sometimes outside factors cause regulators to blow sooner. Some of the factors that cause damage are lightning and power surges.
If you look closely at the picture two contact points on the right you will see they have melted.
- These two are also the-negative-inlet contact points. which is an indication that this unit was hit by a lightning /surge.
- The third contact (positive) from the right must have been switch-on and henge also the reason for the melted contact.
The fourth contact points are how a normal contact-point looks from everyday wear-and-tear.
|Melted contact points|
The amazing thing about the incident was that the element wasn't damaged at all by this surge, only the temperature regulator.
The following signs are indicators that your hob energy regulators must be replaced.
- The plates and spiral elements don't heat-up hot-hot. They stay lukewarm.
- Plates don't heat at all
- Plates heat up to the max even if the switches are set at zero.
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03 April 2019
If you notice dust/power lying at the bottom of your oven don't ignore it, it's your electric oven showing you that he needs attention.
|DEFY Kitchenaire Six Twenty stove|
|DEFY Kitchenaire Six Twenty stove|
Seeing a powder residue in the oven cabin is a sign that one of the heating-elements has exploded and the oven should not be used again till you had professional appliance tec looked at it.
Should you need more information feel free to e-mail me
PS; See these other related posts for more information
20 March 2019
Since stage 4 Load shedding has been introduced my workbench has been piling up with broken inverters and the reason for these breakages could all have been avoided
|Inverter dismantled for repairs|
Low voltage battery is the single biggest reason why these Inverters failed.
Now isn't this an a-ha moment!
Let me say this again " a low voltage battery will cause a higher current to flow through the inverter! And most electronic components cannot handle the higher current.
Another a-ha piece for you to digest!