Over the last few years Hubby and I have saved gobs of money simply because he’s started fixing things himself. He would have done this before but we didn’t know parts were so readily available on line.
The burner on our stove was acting up and finally just died. We used to always just call the repair man and wait and wait until he was scheduled to “come this way”. Often unless it was an emergency that might mean a week’s wait.
We have found if we type the model number, make and part we need, we can find the part on line. The part is a about half the price of the what we’d pay from the appliance store plus we don’t pay for service calls or labor. In reality, waiting for the part to come in the mail isn’t any longer wait than if we’d wait for the repair man to come.
This time around we found the part on Amazon for under $50.
I am due for a new stove. This one is beat up and scuffed but with the new house remodels I am holding off, hoping I can convince Hubby to get a new then. He is really tight about appliances….as long as they run he doesn’t see any reason to replace them. He thinks it’s crazy to want a matching washer and dryer…why buy a matching set unless both are shot?!
If we do get a new stove for the new house, my plans are to keep this one in the garage. So often when I’m making pizza for many, making cinnamon rolls or cooking for holidays having an extra stove would be so handy and for how beat up this one is…no one would want it.
And so that’s the stove saga…any guesses on whether I can talk him into a new one for the new house?