I was on the phone first thing this morning calling for service on my range. Using the Internet I found several options and got an appointment for today on the second try. The repair man would come between 11:00 and 1:00. I left Tom in charge and went grocery shopping.
The Safeway store is just a few blocks from our house, so I do almost all of my shopping there. Their deal on turkeys was spent $150 and get the turkey free. I decided I could probably do that if I just added some of the Christmas baking supplies I would need later to my already long list. No problem. The turkey was free. I spent over $200! But according to the receipt, I saved $117.00! It's a good thing I buy things on sale.
Robert the Repair Man arrived about 12:45. He was great! He spent over an hour tracking down the problem. He found the parts that needed to be replaced, and called to check on availability. Problem.
My Whirlpool range is about 12 years old but the part was no longer available. Robert was surprised at that, since Whirlpool is usually pretty good at having parts, but they are only required to keep them for ten years. The good thing was that the charge was only $60. Robert said they only charge the basic fee when they have to "condemn" the appliance. :-(
As soon as we said good-bye to Robert, Tom and I were out the door to go shopping for a new range. At Lowes we would have to order the range in white - they only had stainless- and it would take two to three weeks. Sears couldn't get another Whirlpool until Nov.28, but they had a white slide-in Kenmore. The Sears clerk called Albert Lee for us, but they couldn't do anything for us until next week.
Next week is Thanksgiving! I need to bake things!
So we bought the Kenmore. We hope to have delivery this week.
It's a good thing the turkey was free. :-/