December 17, 2004

Which screw to turn

The repair guy showed up late yesterday afternoon to fix the oven. Two hundred dollars for 10 minutes worth of work, it was a straight part swap-out of the igniter module. Apparently they lose efficiency over time and ours lasted more than twice as long as average. To make the one stove burner "just like new" would be another hundred and a half, but we've learned to work around it even though it works "just like old", so we passed on that. I can't complain much because the range is 12 years old and this is the first trouble we've ever had from it.

Posted by Ted at December 17, 2004 06:13 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Yep. You can probably google to find out how to repair that hundred and fifty dollar burner to work like new for about 12 bucks.

I only guessing that you have a gas stove with the electrical *click, click, click, POOF* igniter. I'm guessing the guy spent less than $25, gasoline included.

But, we all gotta make our livin' somehow.

It's good to throw a guy some business. Sure, I could change my own sparkplugs for five dollars. But, I'd rather shell out the forty bucks and sip some coffee while some other guy bangs his knuckles on my engine.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 18, 2004 08:44 PM

The part runs about $75 and labor would be about the same. It probably wouldn't be that much trouble to do myself, but I'd have to find a place to sell it (after figuring out exactly what it is), and then take three times as long to do it. I don't mind paying for the expertise.

Posted by: Ted at December 18, 2004 09:00 PM
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