Monday, 3 April 2017

Queens NY Oven Repair

In Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx , we repair and service all brands and models of ovens. If your oven takes too long to cook, you can smell gas before oven light or you have any other problems, simply call our toll free number and we will take care of rest, returning your oven to perfect working order. Call us any time for a same day appointment for your Queens, Brooklyn or Bronx oven repair. We will work with you to set the oven repair appointment for a time that is most convenient for you:

If you prefer, you can email us as well for an oven repair appointment in Brooklyn, Queens or Bronx. In the email please include your name, phone number, zip code and brief details of the problem that you are experiencing with your oven. As soon as we receive the email we will contact you, so that you can schedule your oven repair appointment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.

We service and repair all oven brands and models:
  • Kenmore
  • Kitchen Aid
  • Jenn Air
  • Sunray
  • Maytag
  • Magic Chef
  • GE
  • Dacor
  • Whirlpool
  • Tappan
  • Frigidaire
The information below will help you to become more familiar with your oven. It will also help you to use your oven in the most effective and efficient ways. This way you will be able to save money on utility expenses and to extend the life of your oven.

IMPORTANT: Do not try to use your own skills and get involved in any oven repairs that you are not familiar and experienced with. Ninety-nine percent of the time when you repair oven you deal with water and electricity and if you don’t know what you are doing this could be a dangerous mix. It could literally kill you! Do not take chances with your safety. The information below is strictly for educational purposes. We strongly encourage you not to getting involved with any oven repairs on your own. All oven repairs demand experience and professional training with gas or electrical systems and can become very dangerous if you don’t have the knowledge for repairs. For professional help oven repair in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx call us any time at:


Solid-state oven controls have unique appearance. Sensor changes resistance with temperature change and controls bake cycle. High-limit control works during clean cycle.
Pencil indicates contacts, and taut wires are clearly visible. During clean cycle, relay is energized by high limit to cycle elements.

When the lock handle of a mechanical latch is moved to lock, a latch finger moves from the top oven frame. The latch finger engages a slot in the top inner face of the oven door, pulling the door and fiberglass seal against the oven front frame and sealing the door. The latch mechanism and lock switch are accessible by removing the handle knob and raising the range top. The latch switch serves two purposes. At about 575 to 600 degrees, a bimetal moves a lock pin within the latching mechanism and effectively "jams" it. The lever can't be moved again until temperatures subside.

 At the same time a set of contacts close within the switch and turn on the Locked indicator light. Since the latch switch operates by conducted heat, it must make good contact with the top of the oven liner when it's replaced or repaired. With this type of latch, an actuating rod extends from the handle through the rear of the range, actuating interlock switches which insure that the range is in the Locked position before cleaning circuitry is energized. These switches are serviceable from the back of the range. Elongated mounting holes allow adjustment of the switches. Adjustment of latch finger is accomplished by removing E clip and turning threaded portion of rod. In case the mechanism malfunctions, the finger may be released by removing clip after oven has cooled. Pilot is accessible after removing cover plate.

General Electric ranges incorporate an electrical solenoid into the mechanism which must be energized by a pushbutton switch before the handle can be moved. At temperatures above 550 degrees, a thermal switch completes circuitry to the Lock light and the solenoid is inoperative even though the latch release button is depressed. The thermal switch closes, restoring the circuit to the solenoid, when temperatures are down to normal levels. The electrical latch systems have no latch handles. A latch finger engages a slot in the oven door just as it does in the mechanical latch, except that a rotisserie-like motor operates the latch finger through a rod linkage. This motor, located in the rear of the range, turns a cam that connects to the latch rod. The cam also actuates two switches, which act as limit switches for the motor, stopping it at the correct positions and providing circuitry to the lock light and oven temperature control. This mechanical latch mechanism engages door when latch lever is moved to locked position as shown. Jam pin is attached to bimetallic disk; it raises and jams mechanism in locked position as temperatures pass 550-degree mark. Pin should be .015 inch below surface of bracket at room temperatures.

 Be sure that bimetal on underside has good contact with top of oven body and that no insulation separates the two surfaces. Mechanical latch also has interlock switches to control clean cycle. Spring-loaded rod from latch mechanism actuates switch assembly. Be sure the range is unplugged before exposing wiring connections. Actuating mechanism of electric latch is this rotisserie-like motor mounted at rear of range. Motor-driven cam moves latch finger, actuating rod, and switches. Switch acts as a limit to start and stop motor at correct position, also completes the circuit to controls to prevent use of clean cycle unless door is latched. Door switch must be closed before motor will operate. Capacitor helps prevent TV interference when motor is running. Latch-limit switches are easily tested for continuity by removing lead, connecting VOM to terminals, and actuating plunger manually. Cam may also be rotated manually to check adjustment of switches. Meter should read zero ohms resistance with contacts closed. Naturally, when food soils are burned away in oven some smoke and odor must be present an objectionable factor it' something isn't added to remedy it.

That something is an in the screen which is coated with platinum and palladium and then oxidized. It's called file smoke eliminator. The coated screen acts as a catalyst which causes smoke to burn at lower temperatures. Some manufacturers simply place the screen in the oven vent at the top of the oven. Others use an enclosed sheath type element or an open element encased in ceramic surrounding the platinum-palladium screen, giving an "afterburner" effect. These work amazingly well, but it is possible to overload them with heavy soils and greases with resultant smoking another good reason for removing major spillovers before cleaning.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Kitchen Appliances Can Simplify Your Kitchen Renovations

One of the most common home renovations is kitchen renovations. The kitchen is one room in which changes in tastes and styles are readily noticeable. This is because they are generally quite open areas with appliances and kitchen furniture exposed to view.
Like motor vehicles, styles and colors of appliances change with the times. For example, the old dishwasher of the eighties would now look old fashioned and outdated in today's modern kitchen. Fortunately the kitchen renovations need not be expensive and can be done by the handyman. Having said that, it is also possible to spend a lot of money on renovating the kitchen.


Replacing kitchen appliances from the stove to the blender is a quick way to give an instant facelift to any kitchen. Although this can cost from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, it is really a "plug and play" facelift. Buying kitchen appliance packages can save you money while ensuring your new appliances match and have the latest look.


However, replacing the burnt orange counter top can be a bit more problematic for the do it yourselfer. This job requires some carpentry skill and knowhow but is not out of the realm of the home handyman. The main cost if you do this yourself is the cost of the replacement top. Finishes can vary from laminex to wood and granite, with the latter being amongst the most expensive.


Replacing kitchen cupboards also requires some carpentry skill but, depending on the scale of the job, is also possible to be done by the home handyman. Again, the cost can depend on how involved the cupboard renovations are.

The cheapest way to renovate kitchen cupboards is to simply repaint them. This can give the whole kitchen an instant lift and bring it within current trends. Replacing the cupboard doors with more modern styles is another alternative and is generally a cost effective way to update kitchen cupboards. If your cupboard doors are a standard size it is possible to buy "over the counter" replacements. Doors made to order will be considerably dearer.

The most expensive way is to replace the whole of the cupboards, doors and carcases. These days standard and made to measure modular carcases are available, and can prove to be very cost effective. These are manufactured according to your measurements and delivered unassembled. It is relatively easy matter to assemble them and place them where you want. Add doors and, hey presto, you have a new kitchen.


Renovating your kitchen floor can vary from the simple, like replacing floor coverings to the more complicated like installing a floating wood floor. It is possible to keep costs down but it is also possible to spend a lot of money.


Of-course, redesigning your whole kitchen is by far the biggest and most costly project. This is something that should not be attempted by anyone unless they have carpentry, plumbing and electrical knowledge. The scale of a complete kitchen renovation can be huge and is best handled by a professional. There are many companies that specialize in just such renovations and have all the necessary skills and equipment to do the job efficiently and effortlessly. Although they do not come cheap, their cost is offset by the fact that they are usually quick to finish and can do the job with as little disruption as possible to you. This sometimes is worth paying the premium.

There are many ways to make your kitchen look great and to bring it back into current trends.

The most important starting point is to work out exactly how you want the finished kitchen to look and then go forward from there.