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Happy Memorial Day 2013 from USB Appliance!

Wishing everyone lots of holiday fun, weather your barbequing or out on the town.
Be safe, and have a happy Memorial Day!

We would like to take a moment to thank all the active and retired military personnel
who fought for our freedoms,  as well as remember all the fallen U.S. soldiers and their families.

LG Gas Dryers Recalled

LG Gas Dryers Recalled

Sears and LG Electronics Announced Recall for gas dryer repair due to fire hazard. Manufacturer is LG Electronics, Inc., of South Korea

Fire Hazard LG dryer: The safety main gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures inside and on the exterior surface of the dryers can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation.

Incidents/Injuries related to the dryer problems: LG Electronics and Sears have received 141 consumer complaints about dryers continuing to heat after the drying cycle is complete. There were three reports of minor burns to hands or arms. Burnt or scorched clothing was reported in more than 50 incidents.

Description of problem: LG Electronics and Sears’ Kenmore Elite brand gas dryers come in the following colors: LG models in white; Kenmore Elite® in red, white and ginger (gold). Model and serial numbers can be found on a label fixed to the front of the dryer above the opened door, which can be viewed only when the dryer door is open. To confirm if your dryer is part of this recall, identify both model and serial numbers, since not all dryers with the listed models are recalled.
Brand Model Numbers Serial Numbers
LG Electronics DLG0452W

DLG1320W

DLG2051W
001KW**00001 to 001KW**00090
911KW**00271 to 911KW**00630

001KW**00001 to 001KW**01518
002KW**00001 to 002KW**00450
911KW**00184 to 911KW**00561
912KW**00001 to 912KW**00090

Kenmore Elite® models like 796.90512900, 796.91022900,

Sold by: LG Electronics brand gas dryers were sold by various appliance stores, including Sears, nationwide from November 2009 through August 2010. Kenmore Elite® brand gas dryers were sold at Sears stores nationwide from November 2009 through August 2010. The approximate retail cost for the recalled dryers was between $650 and $1500 for these various models.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy of dryer : Consumers should turn off the gas supply and stop using the dryers until repaired. LG brand owners who purchased their dryer at retailers other than Sears should contact LG customer service to arrange for a free gas valve replacement. Customers who purchased Kenmore or LG brand dryers from Sears should contact Sears’ customer service to schedule a free repair to replace the gas valve. Some consumers have already been notified and have received the repair service.

Dryers that have a colored sticker on the back, top, or a colored sticker or a plus sign (“+”) on the back, bottom, near the gas valve assembly, have already been repaired. If accessible, consumers can check for these stickers or sign. If not accessible, contact LG or Sears as detailed below.

 

Consumer can Contact LG, Sears or ApplianceApplicnce.com specialists: For additional information about the recall and to schedule a repair, contact 323 850 6799

USB Appliance provides same day repairs in Los Angeles County for residential and commercial appliances. We service all brands and have even some of the most hard to find parts in stock!

Maytag Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

Maytag Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Name of product: Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Amana®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand refrigerators

Units: About 1.6 million

Manufacturer: Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa

Hazard: An electrical failure in the relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor, can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 41 reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 16 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage.

Description: The recall includes certain Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Amana®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand side by side and top freezer refrigerators. The affected refrigerators were manufactured in black, bisque, white and stainless steel. They have model and serial numbers printed on a label located on the top middle or left upper side of the refrigerator liner and have the following model and serial number combinations:

 

Serial Numbers ENDING with

AND Model Numbers BEGINNING with

Side by Side
Refrigerators
AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,
AT, AV, AX, CA, CC, CE, CG, CJ, CL,
ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU,
ZW, ZY, ZZ
ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS
Top Freezer
Refrigerators
AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,
AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,
ZY, ZZ
AT, CT, MT, PT

Refrigerators with freezers on the bottom are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from January 2001 through January 2004 for between about $350 and $1600.

Manufactured in: United States

 

 

Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Maytag® and Jenn-Air® brand dishwashers

Units: About 2.3 million

Manufacturer: Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa

Hazard: Liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come into contact with the dishwasher’s internal wiring which can short-circuit and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 135 reports of dishwasher fires, resulting in product and/or property damage. Four injuries have been reported, including three reports of smoke inhalation and one serious hand laceration when operating a fire extinguisher to put out a fire in the dishwasher.

Description: The recall involves Maytag® and Jenn-Air® under counter or portable plastic tub dishwashers. The dishwashers have black, white, almond, bisque and stainless steel front panels. The following model and serial numbers are printed on a label located on the dishwasher’s plastic frame on top of or to the left of the door opening. Consumers should contact Maytag to determine if their dishwasher is included in this recall.

Brand Model numbers MUST
begin with…
AND serial numbers MUST end
with…
Maytag® MDB3, MDB4, MDB5,
MDB6, MDB7, MDB8,
MDB9, MDBD, MDC3,
MDC4, MDC5, DWU9
SM, SQ, SS, SU, SW, SY, SZ, UB,
UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US, UU,
UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH, WK,
WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY, WZ,
YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ, YS, YU,
YW, YY, YZ
Jenn-Air® JDB3, JDB4, JDB5,
JDB6, JDB7
UB, UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US,
UU, UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH,
WK, WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY,
WZ, YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ,
YS, YU, YW, YY, YZ

Sold at: Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from July 1997 through June 2001 for between $370 and $800.

Manufactured in: United States

 

 

 

Maytag dishwasher  leaking and/or broken? Call for us at 323 850 6799 and we will fix it today.
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Machines Running A Slower Cycle

Our customers are often calling us to repair their washer/dryer or standalone dryer that is taking much longer to do its job than it used to, or often resort to resetting their machine and running two cycles just to dry their clothes!

Our technicians most common answer is a clogged or damaged vent, however it can be a technical problem that is a result of slow cycle.

Something that is so very easy to fix such as a clogged or torn vent can drastically reduce your machines performance. If you cannot find an obstruction simply by looking through and along the exhaust hose, or haven’t detected any tears, the problem may be with many of the internal components. The most frequent cause of an internal malfunction, which results in a slower cycle  are thermostat, belt, bearings and motor. Our technicians have saved many costly repairs by helping clients maintain their machines in top shape. Call us today and schedule a check up for your washer and dryer machines to prevent expensive repairs later!