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Our Top 16 Bake Elements (part 1)

As we enter the cooking season (November & December) we sometimes get requests for a list of our top selling bake elements. At some point, we narrowed the list down to 16. I think that had more to do with arraignment on a flyer than anything else, but it seems like a decent number so I’ll stick with it. Also, we didn’t actually put them in real order, we just pulled the top 16 and grouped them by manufacturer mostly. And so, without out further ado, here are the first 4 from our bake element best sellers series: heating it up with Whirlpool / Maytag!

Before it became fashionable for manufacturers to change their bake element design every three years, Whirlpool built a TON of ovens with lower element number 308180 or (replacement #) RP790. To this day, truth be told, we still have trouble keeping inventory on this lower oven element.

RP790 308180 Whirlpool Oven Element

RP790 308180 Whirlpool Oven Element

 

Whirlpool also had a standard bake element design for their more narrow ovens. This element was only 15 inches wide at its widest part and 18-1/2 inches from the front to the farthest point back where the oven wires plug on. The Whirlpool number for this bake element is 326791 or 4336509 and our replacement number is RP778.

Whirlpool 326791 RP778 Oven Element

Whirlpool 326791 RP778

 

Maytag, before being purchased by the Whirlpool company, also had some go-to bake element designs that they stuck with for a while. They used more of a wide, squarish design out of the same bendable material (calrod). The first design was last sold under part number 74003019 and our replacement element number RP7019.

74003019 RP7019 Maytag Oven Element

74003019 RP7019 Maytag Oven Element

 

Maytag’s other element looked identical (and, many times, they are interchangeable) but it is 1 inch shorter and a little more narrow. Our part number for it is RP5862.

Look for the next four popular oven elements from our sweet sixteen to come later.

279838C Wire Re-String Kit For Whirlpool Dryer Elements

Times are tight. I was told that the recession ended a few years ago but, from where I’m sitting, nothing has changed. And, at least in the short term, there doesn’t seem to be much hope for a lavish future. We’re having to cut corners and save money everywhere we can! Which brings me to the dryer element re-string kit for Whirlpool’s 279838.

The generic version for this dryer element has always been popular with our customers. It is sturdy and dependable- virtually identical to the original replacement from Whirlpool. It also represented enough savings to justify the extra money for the full element and housing. A new trend has been emerging over the past two years though- more customers are opting for the trouble of re-stringing their old elements to save an extra ten dollars or so.

Below is a picture of the dryer restring kit for Whirlpool’s 279838 element.

279838C restring kit

 

To install this wire restring kit, some labor is involved. Those with experience at this kind of know how far to stretch the element wire before running it through the insulators. Someone who was doing this for the first time might need to run a string through the element frame to figure out how much to stretch the replacement wire before installing (it’s important to pre-stretch the wire so there is an equal amount of distance between the coils once installed).

If insulators are damaged, a simple coil replacement may not work for you.

There is also an element coil restring kit available for Whirlpools 3387747 dryer element.

Times are tight. Save money where you can!

GE Zoneline Parts and PDF’s

We’re adding better descriptions and links to pdf files (installation instructions, specifications, use & care manuals, etc.) to many of our listings. To see some examples, visit our GE heat pump Zoneline page.

 

To see parts breakdowns, just enter the model number on our main appliance parts page.

 

Electrolux / Frigidaire Ice Maker for French Door Refrigerators 243297603

A new ice maker from Frigidaire. Model 243297603.

Beginning with March 2011 Production, Electrolux and Frigidaire brand French Door Refrigerators began including a new ice maker that provides more reliability and better overall performance. The new design had been used globally in Europe and South America for many years with outstanding results.

Frigidaire - Electrolux 243297603

Frigidaire – Electrolux 243297603

Some additional benefits include:
• Simplified design and construction and “plug & play” capability which makes it easier to service.
• The refrigerator and ice maker are controlled by a single electronic board.
• Employs a simpler “series evaporator” system without sacrificing performance.
• Smaller ice cubes that chill faster, store better in the bucket, and dispense more easily.
• Ice storage capacity is increased to 6.5 lbs for standard depth models and 4.5 lbs for counter
depth models.
• Overall uses less energy than the original ice maker. – 2-2.5% less for standard depth and
1.5% (estimated) less for counter depth models.

To check price and availability of the 243297603 ice maker, click here.

MWFP Water Filter Improvement

GE recently changed the part number on their most popular refrigerator water filter (the SmartWater MWF filter cartridge) to new part number MWFP. We were told that the “P” stood for pharmaceuticals. That sounds scary right? I don’t want any unknown pharmaceuticals in the water at my house! But didn’t the old MWF also filter out these potentially harmful chemicals/hormones? The unofficial answer we received was… yeah, probably (shrug). Which is still a good thing right?

Here is the list of pharmaceuticals that the MWFP water filter is guaranteed to protect us from (I say us because this filter is in my refrigerator at home): ibuprofen, progesterone, atenolol, trimethoprim, and fluoxetine.

Hmm… sometimes I think a little ibuprofen in our water might be a good thing…  that’s a JOKE :) …maybe.  But what about those other weird words? I got curious and looked them up online. Progesterone is usually used in hormone replacement therapy for women going through menopause. Atenolol is usually used for high blood pressure. Trimethoprim kills bacteria in the urinary tract and fluoxetine is Prozac. What is Prozac doing in drinking water??

I did a quick search and came across this article: http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/Prozac-in-the-Water.html  And that’s just 1 little link to 1 little article- there are tons like it.

You know what I’d like to see? A comprehensive home water testing kit that will show everything in the water besides… well, besides WATER!!

IM34 Icemaker Kit

There was a time, not long ago, when the IM34 ice maker kit from Frigidaire was the knee-jerk answer on our parts counter whenever someone needed an add-on kit for a Frigidaire refrigerator with the freezer on top (and the condenser coil running up the back). Back then the part number for this ice maker kit was 218734400. The box had IM34 on it but we all had to memorize that long part number (along with a thousand other numbers we committed to heart and dreamed about on a regular basis!).

I hadn’t thought about the old IM34 in a while till I saw an order come through for one this morning… and remembered that we still offer free shipping on this icemaker kit even though it is not as popular as it once was. I’m not sure how much longer this deal will go on but it’s a good one. If you order this ice maker just select the free ground shipping* offer at checkout.

Another thing to remember is, if you originally purchased and installed this kit and the ice maker needs to be replaced, you probably don’t need everything that comes with the IM34 (you already have the bucket, line, valve, hardware…). You can just order the ice maker itself as part number 5303918277 and you can still select the free shipping option*.

*Free ground shipping offered on selected products going to locations within the continental US only.

74003019 Element Replacement

Bake element number 74003019 from Maytag (now Whirlpool) has an aftermarket replacement worth worrying about. A-1 Appliance Parts stocks the new element, available from ERP and Chromalox, under part number RP7019. Here is a link to the 74003019 replacement element.

A-1 has already sold over two thousand units replacing the higher priced 74003019 with absolutely no customer complaints or returns because of incompatibility!

74003019 Replacement Oven Element

74003019 Replacement Oven Element

MWFP Filter From GE To Replace MWF Water Filter

Years ago, GE changed their primary refrigerator water filter from the old, silver Culligan GWF to the new, plastic-bodied MWF cartridge. There were a few bumps along the way but, for the most part, this filter update was very successful. Now, GE is changing their flagship refrigerator water filter again. The old MWF filter is history and in it’s place is the new, improved MWFP refrigerator water filter.

The MWFP filter has been tested and verified to filter 5 pharmaceuticals (hence the addition of the P to the part number) along with the normal cast of contaminants you’d expect.

 

  • Exclusive advanced filtration
  • Tested and verified to filter 5 trace pharmaceuticals including ibuprofen, progesterone, atenolol, trimethoprim, and fluoxetine* (* The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water filter are not necessarily in all users’ water)
  • NSF certified to filter contaminants such as cysts, lead, mercury, asbestos, and select pesticides and chemicals
  • NSF certified for structural performance and to filter chlorine taste and odor and particulate
  • Designed and tested specifically for use in select GE Side-by-Side and Bottom-Freezer refrigerators
  • Easy tool-free replacement
  • Certified genuine GE Part
  • Replace every six months** (** Cartridge should be replaced every 6 months at rated capacity, or sooner if a noticeable reduction in flow rate occurs)
MWFP

MWFP Water Filter

 

5 Top Qualities Of GE Appliance Parts

General Electric is a massive name in the industry for many long decades. The reputation of the company is so established that the very pronunciation of the word appliances has become synonymous with GE. Today, almost every household all over the world has some thing ‘GE’ or, the other. be it simple light bulbs or, complex HVACs, there is nothing that is outside the purview of this manufacturing company which has in fact, developed a personality of its own with all the qualities that it has incorporated it appliances with.GE Appliance Parts

High Quality Latest Technology: To begin with, GE has always been using the latest and the most innovative technologies in making their appliances. The highly qualified research and development team of the company is constantly up and about inventing new and more functional technologies that lend an edge to the appliances that are introduced and reintroduced every year. This is perhaps, one of the reasons why owners can see their GE appliances becoming smaller and less cumbersome, yet supreme in their performance with time. Superior technology ensures extracting the most out of the least, which is well reflected in the compactness of the components which deliver astonishing outputs.

Remarkable Sturdiness and Durability: GE appliance parts are recognized for the aspect of sturdiness and durability. This is to say that these appliances can ensure the excesses of everyday use much more that any others in the market. This is one of the main reasons why, GE appliances last longer than its expected date of expiry. While exertion of deliberate damages like dropping it on hard floor while moving or, shifting residence, exposing it to fire etc can kill the appliance beyond repair, but, under circumstances like ordinary misuse or, over use, these devices can withstand the harshest of abuses.

Calls of Lesser Maintenance: Most owners have agreed to the fact that GE appliance parts do not call for as much maintenance as any other components do. This is to say that the components are so designed and manufactured that they are meant to undertake more work for longer before showing signs of maintenance check. This however, does not in any way mean that owners can take it easy and neglect maintenance till the time the appliance collapses.

Saves Power Bills Immensely: GE appliance parts save power bills and there is no doubt about this truth. Superior and greener technology used to manufacture the appliances ensure maximum effectiveness and performance in minimum consumption of energy. Even appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners etc which are otherwise known for high power consumption which again adds to the electricity bills at the end of the month, have become more easily approachable and usable by owners.

Cost Effective in All Ways: While it is true that GE appliances cannot availed at dirt cheap rates, the cause behind their prices is well justified. Considering all the points mentioned above, it is only obvious that the appliances are highly cost effective and ensure massive saving in the long run.

What Are Some of The Common Problems With The Dishwasher?

The dishwasher has become one of the most necessary household appliances. This appliance not only saves effort, but also gives us the opportunity to save time so we can indulge in our cherished activities. With a dishwasher at home, you won’t have to waste your energy scrubbing pans and pots. You can simply load the dirty dishes into the machine, add detergent and turn the washer on. After about a few minutes, your dishes will be nice and clean and ready to be used again! Since the washer is so useful, when it breaks down, it creates a lot of problems in a household. Fortunately, there are some common dishwasher problems that have relatively quick fixes.

Here are some of the problems that most people face with their dishwasher:

√ The Machine Doesn’t Turn On:
If the dishwasher does not turn on, it could indicate a serious problem, or it may be caused by a minor technical difficulty. Before you go on calling a repairman, you would need to check a few things. First, check whether the machine is plugged in properly and it is receiving power. If you have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker, the machine will not work. Also, make sure the door of the washer is closed properly. The machine won’t start until the door is closed. Check for signs of damage in the door. If you don’t find an apparent problem, it would be wise to call a repairman.

√ The Washer Leaks or Doesn’t Drain:
Sometimes the dishwasher works fine, but it may pose problems with the water that is being used during wash cycles. Sometimes the water doesn’t drain, and sometimes it leaks. If the washer doesn’t drain, know that it must be clogged. In that case, you would need to open the dishwasher and see if it is obstructed. If you find water on your kitchen floor, you would need to check for leakage. If the water comes out of the front of the machine, there may be a problem with the seal. However, if it leaks from the bottom, the pump or the hose may be broken. If the machine leaks bubbles during a wash cycle, you may be using a detergent that produces too much of suds. It is always wise to use detergent that is not too sudsy.

√ Dishes Don’t Clean Well:
You may find the dishes still dirty even after a wash cycle. Sometimes the dishes may appear clean but they may have a bad odor. When the performance of a dishwasher goes down, you will find spots or pieces of food on the dishes. This may be a sign of broken motor or scrubbing arm, or it could be cause by a low water pressure. Broken appliance parts should be replaced as soon as possible. Get in touch with a mechanic and get the problem fixed. If it is a minor problem that you can fix, you may give it a try. However, if it is something serious and you don’t know what you are doing, it is best to call a professional.

Buy Parts for Dishwasher

These are just some of the common problems that you may face with your washer. if the machine stops working properly and you cannot identify the cause, you must call a repairman.