Air Conditioning in the Winter!?

Published on 25 January 2010 by in Tips


Our trusted friends at Lewis Air tell us that although it’s winter, you should still run your A/C once a month to insure its operation!

Also, they reminded us we should always change the furnace or inlet filter at the begining of the heating and cooling season (twice a year).

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Refrigerator and Freezer Facts

Published on 18 January 2010 by in Tips


Buy a condenser brush and keep that condenser clean on your refrigerator, it needs to breathe to run efficiently.

Did you know that ideal refrigerator temperatures are -5 to 0 degrees in the freezer and 38 to 42 degrees in the refrigerator compartment?

Ice-cream is “rock hard” at 0 degrees.

If your refrigerator is warm and the freezer is cold, you probably have a defrost problem.

Most defrost problems are with the defrost timer.

If you are changing the defrost heater, you should always change the defrost terminator also, and use one that is the next temperature higher.

All domestic defrost timers are externally “wired” the same so the numbers don’t have to match each other.

We see alot of these newer refrigerators with a “run” capacitor(a black rectrangle). If this part is not physically blowin up, its good.

Newer compressors have a P.T.C. start component. This is easy to check. When you remove it and it “rattles,” it’s bad.

To check to see if your compressor is bad you’ll need a meter. “Digital” is best. You take an ohm reading on each terminal. All pins have to have a different ohm reading.

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Water Heater Maintenance

Published on 11 January 2010 by in Tips


Did you know that you should drain and flush your water heater twice a year? It keeps all the sediments from forming around the thermostat probe.

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Is the appliance still under the manufacturer’s warranty?
If it is, let the factory repair it for you during the warranty period. This will usually be the most affordable options and may even be free. After your warranty has expired, THEN call Maslyn & Sons Appliance Repair.

Is the appliance under an extended warranty or service contract?
If it is, try to find a reliable appliance repair service that is authorized to service the appliance under that warranty.

Is the service technician qualified to service the appliance?
Maslyn & Sons Appliance Repair offers you fully trained, certified, and experienced technicians. We also use the highest quality parts – often factory direct – to ensure that your appliance stays running as long as possible.

Does the repair service have a record of consumer complaint or satisfaction?
Maslyn & Sons Appliance Repair only has satisfied customers. Check out our Google Business profile to see some of our reviews and testimonials.

Is the problem simple enough to repair myself?
You want to consider what the problem is and ask “Can I fix this myself?”.

Is the Appliance Repair Company I am working with honest?
Maslyn & Sons Appliance Repair wants to earn your business for life, not just one big, artificially inflated repair. We will tell you if your appliance is worth fixing or if you might be better off retiring it and purchasing a new machine. If the problem is something as simple as that your appliance has come unplugged, you will only only pay a service call, you won’t find our technicians inventing problems that didn’t exist just to get you to pay more. Again, we are hoping to make you a happy and satisfied customer for life!

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Change your water filter every 6 months

Published on 05 January 2010 by in Tips


Most manufacturers recommend you change the water filter on your fridge every 6 months. Failure to do this allows unabsorbed water contaminants and newly formed bacteria to saturate the filter, forcing the filter to leak contaminants back into processed water. Then the “filtered” water you are drinking may actually contain more contaminants than the filter was intended to remove in the first place!

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