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FAQ

Refrigerator

To keep the interior of your refrigerator fresh regularly clean your shelves with mild soapy water and dry them thoroughly.

Refrigerators from 16 years ago use TWICE the energy as today's ENERGY STAR models! That old refrigerator could be costing you $300 additional per year on your utility bill. Swap it for a new ENERGY STAR model and begin saving today!

You should keep your refrigerator away from direct sunlight. Sunlight can heat up the appliance and cause it to run more often to keep cool.

ENERGY STAR refrigerators use less energy than it takes to run a 60 watt light bulb. This keeps more money in your pocket instead of the utility company's

Washer

The majority of electricity used to operate a clothes washer is to heat up the water. Swap your top load washer for a ENERGY STAR rated front load washer and save up to $149 per year by using up to 30 gallons of water less per load!

You can save 7,000 gallons of water per year by converting from a conventional washer to ENERGY STAR qualified model. This is enough water to take 3,000 showers every year!

Frigidaire front load washers spin out at much higher speeds than conventional top loaders. This means the clothes come out of the washer with less moisture and allows your dryer to run much less to save you money.

Ranges

Dining out adds up fast. You can save big by cooking at home. An electric oven turned on for 1 hour on 350 F only uses 2kWh of electricity, costing just 24 cents.

You can save on time and energy with a freestanding range with a large oven. Most electric self clean models are a whooping 5.4 cubic feet and the gas versions are 5.0. This means you can cook large items easily and even cook multiple foods at the same time.

Select ranges have an innovative Speed Clean cycle that uses half the energy of normal cleaning cycles.

Dishwasher

Follow the steps below to ensure proper dishwasher detergent selection and usage. Use only powder, liquid or tablet detergent designed specifically for automatic dishwasher. Any other types may cause a sudsing and as a result, poor wash performance and possibly suds and water on your kitchen floor.

  • Do not put detergent in the cup until you are ready to run a cycle.
  • If powder detergent gets old or lumpy, throw it out; it will not clean effectively. Liquid detergents do not age.
  • Use the right amount of detergent for the job. If not using a detergent pod/pac, consider these factors:
  • Soft water requires less detergent- perhaps a quarter of a cup in the main cup. Too much detergent in very soft water will cause etching of glassware. This is a permanent clouding of the glass.
  • Very hard water requires a full main cup and a full open cup to get good wash performance.
  • Anything in between will require judgment. Use enough to get the job done , but don't use more than you need. As a rule of thumb: Harder water requires more detergent; softer water requires less detergent.
Induction

Faster cook time , reduced  clean-up , energy efficient , more responsive ,  versatility , compatibility

GET MEALS TO THE TABLE FASTER
Brings water to a boil in less than 2 minutes with our elements featuring induction technology.

REDUCE CLEAN UP TIME
It heats the pan, not the cooktop- so spills can't burn on.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Reduce your energy bill with our induction cooktop that is 70% more efficient than cooking with gas and 20% more efficient than cooking with electric.

MORE RESPONSIVE
Cooking with induction is more responsive than gas or electric so you can easily go from simmer to boil.

COOKING VERSATILITY
Gentle enough to melt chocolate and powerful enough to boil water, so it's great for entertaining or getting dinner on the table quickly.

COOKWARE COMPATIBILITY
Most stainless steel and cast iron cookware is compatible with induction elements. An easy rule of thumb: if a magnet sticks to the bottom of the cookware, it's induction-friendly.

Tips

Dishwasher Tips
  • You can save 55 000 gallons of water over the life of your dishwasher by eliminating hand washing. That is the equivalent of a lifetime supply of drinking water for a family of four.
  • Innovative rack designs to allow you to wash more dishes per load. Frigidaire's tail tub design allows you to wash up to 14 place settings in each load.
  • You can save energy if you use a quality rinse aid in your Frigidaire dishwasher instead of using the heated dry cycle. This will help spotting on your glasses too.
  • You can save almost 230 hours per year by scrapping your dishes and loading them as opposed to hand washing.
What is Energy Star?

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. For Products: In order to earn the label, ENERGY STAR products must be third-party certified based on testing in EPA-recognized laboratories.

In addition to up-front testing, a percentage of all ENERGY STAR products are subject to 'off-the-shelf' verification testing each year. The goal of this testing is to ensure that changes or variations in the manufacturing process do not undermine a products qualification with ENERGY STAR requirements.

For more information about Energy Star.

Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.

There are several reasons why changes are made to any appliances and the government requirements are constantly changing. Some appliances no longer meet new requirements even though they had met them once before.

Prepairing Clothes For Washing

Follow these recommendations to help you prolong the life of your garments. The following information should help you prevent laundering problems such as dye transfer, wrinkling, lint & fabric damage.

  • Empty pockets and turn them inside-out.
  • Mend tears, loose hems, and seams.
  • Stained or wet garments should be washed promptly for best results.
  • Whites should be washed separately from colours.
  • Non-colourfast* items should be washed separately from colourfast** items.
  • Permanent press*** and synthetic**** items should be washed separately from other items, since they easily pick up colour.
  • Check care labels on items. if the label specifies that the item should be washed separately, the dyes used are probably not colourfast.
  • Separate heavily constructed items like sturdy cotton from delicately constructed items like knits.
  • Wash items together that require the same agitation and spin speeds, water temperature, and wash time (e.g., heavily soiled towels require higher wash and spin speeds and hotter water than lightly soiled delicate items.)
  • Wash  sheets and pillowcases separately from articles with straps, ties or long sleeves to prevent twisting and tangling. Any clothes with drawstrings should be tied before washing.
  • Separate clothes with heavy buckles, snaps, zippers, etc., from delicate or knit items to help prevent fabric damage such as tearing or snagging.
  • Separate lightly soiled items from heavy soiled items, even if they would normally be washed together. Washing heavily soiled items with lightly soiled items can cause soil to transfer to the lightly soiled items.
  • Separate lint givers ( chenille, towels, sweat shirts) from lint takers ( corduroy, permanent press, synthetics)
Approx height of a washer drain

The flow rate of the pump is dependent upon the height of the drain pipe. For each 1 foot of additional drain pipe height, the flow rate will be reduced by approximately 1 gallon per minute.

The washer pump will pump water at a rate of 15 gallons per minute. Compact washers can pump up only 5 feet.

The drain pipe should be a minimum of 1  1/2" I.D. (inside diameter) to assure proper draining. The washer drain hose is 1 1/4" O.D. ( outside diameter). TO be confident that no siphoning of water will take place, the drain plumbing should be a minimum of 30" high.

In order for the drain hose to function properly, the drain must be at least 30" from the floor and less than 8 feet high.

This flow rate of the pump is dependent upon the height of the drain pipe. For each 1 foot of additional drain pipe height, the flow rate will be reduced by approximately 1 gallon per minute.

Note: If drain is not 30" high, we have packed with new washers, in the installation package, an anti-siphon clip that attaches to the hose and the back of the washer to lift the drain hose up higher.

We repair washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, ranges, cooktops, and most appliances. We service most major brands like Maytag, Kenmore, Whirlpool, Roper, KitchenAid, GE, Jenn-Air, LG, etc. Read our Blogs.

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