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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Kelly's Korner - After the Holidays

EDITORS NOTE: W.L. May Company will be closed Wednesday, December 31st & Thursday, January 1st. We resume normal hours on Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Hey, All,

I'm ba-aack!  I had a wonderful vacation/birthday/Christmas and am relearning how to to my job lol!  I hope all of you out there had a great Christmas!

We just had one minor catastrophe - my water heater decided to pump out cold water instead of hot.  Now while W L May has very little to do with water heaters, we do carry a couple of thermostats and elements.  But my heater is still under warranty so I called the nice people at the manufacturer's and they were able to troubleshoot for me and give me instructions on testing.  I will go home tonight and do that and call them tomorrow with the results and they will send me the part I need (I can hit the reset on the upper thermostat to get it to work so we are not all too stinky!).  Do not attempt to do any testing or repairs on any appliance unless you absolutely know what you are doing!
The pets are exhausted - must be tough!

Hopefully, all of you made it through the holidays with no major appliance disasters.  Now all the major cooking and baking is done, now would be a good time to clean that oven.  If you have a self-clean oven and don't have anything major coming up that you'll need your oven, run the self-clean cycle.  For some reason, and it doesn't matter the manufacturer, the self-clean cycle tends to blow the computer boards on ranges and ovens, so be prepared.

Go through your refrigerator, and if you have holiday leftovers left, either toss them, use immediately, or put them in the freezer if possible - you are looking at close to a week of their preparation and need to be taken care of before they turn into a science experiment or turn toxic.  Remember:  When in doubt, throw it out!

If you did have an appliance go kaput, get on the phone now with your favorite tech and get your repair scheduled.  They are just as busy after the holidays as before so get your appointment now.

I don't know about you, but I am done with cooking for a while, so I'm going to dig out my crockpot and throw stuff in there to cook - lotso good recipes on the 'net for them!

Have a safe New Year's and I'll see you next year!

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