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Offline Specialist

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 03:41:15 PM »
Hey Larry: Like the trick with the oven glass & meter, next time I get 1 to change i'll give that a go.
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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2013, 09:33:47 PM »
For the screws, do you just start the self tapping screws in the old screw shaft?
No there is enough give to make new holes. You can drill small holes for starting screws too. The old screws to hard try and drill out

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2013, 06:39:54 AM »
Usually, screw heads are rusted and when you stick your phillips screwdriver in,  it strips out head.    What I do,  in this case,  is take my dremmel with a carbide cutting wheel,  and cut a new flathead screw slit into the screw top.   On the cooktop,  the slit usually works.  ]

On Stove ignitors, I too take a little wire brush (similar to toothbrush but with wire bristels ) and water and scrub the screw threads.       99 percent of time, this works and only takes a little time.   
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Offline EliteApplianceService

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 01:53:14 PM »
When replacing ignitors on gas ovens those screws that hold the ignitor to the burner can be hard get off without stripping the screw threads.I use liquid soap on the burner screw threads and the screws come right out.If you use oil you will have a bad smell after you turn on the oven for the first time.
Yup,  wont even touch the screw until I put a drip of soap on the tread.  Works perfect every time, and there is almost always some soap next to the sink you can grab.


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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2013, 01:59:11 PM »
I will have to try the soap trick, thanks.

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 02:32:40 PM »
I had to replace an oven igniter the other day. I used a toothbrush and scrubbed some water on the screws holding it in place. The came right out. Noproblem. Good tip.
I also had two really frosted evaporaters.  I used the tip i have seen on here. I bought a two gallon pump up sprayer and filled it with hot water. I sprayed the coils while using my shop vac to suck up the water. It took me just a few minutes to defrost the coils.  I will never use my heat gun again!
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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2013, 05:42:27 PM »
I put soap in a old zoom oil bottle and have it in my tool bag.Soap has a lot of water in it anyway.Works for me.

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2013, 05:45:36 PM »
This is what I had been using, but the soap idea sounds great.
http://wd40.com/products/no-mess-pen/

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2013, 06:33:10 PM »
I have this steam gun for one year now and always used a spray bottle.Then bought this gun and gave it a shot and is the best thing i bought in along time.Fill it with cold water and it heat up so fast.I find it amazing and even if the evaporator is heavy frosted it does it in one fill.Love this thing.

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Trade Tricks?
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2013, 08:35:02 PM »
Cool, never seen one like that before.


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