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  Reply # 1119029 31-Aug-2014 17:11
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It seems like different brands excel in some types of appliances over others. For example I have found F&P fridges and washings machines to be quite good and reliable, but not their dishwashers, which don't dry stuff properly. 



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  Reply # 1119032 31-Aug-2014 17:27
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Well We are not the next New Zealand master baker so it will be style and price over function

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  Reply # 1119168 31-Aug-2014 21:18
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Don't know where people are shopping but wall ovens start at $520, and that's for a fan oven. Indesit is a good reliable brand, not known here but big in the UK. Of course there will be brand snobs out there, but at the end of the day most of us are not rich and don't have a huge disposable income. Comes with a 2 year warranty so you can't go wrong :-)

http://www.wingates.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=348&search=oven&sort=p.price&order=ASC


 

 

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  Reply # 1119175 31-Aug-2014 21:31
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Better brands will often be better built, and last longer. It can be false economy going too cheap , and you don't want to replace an oven every two years as cheap stuff has less CGA protection than higher value stuff. Don't have and experience with the brand above but I try to stick to middle of the road brands and pricing.

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  Reply # 1119190 31-Aug-2014 21:53
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Nothing wrong with indesit - they turn over euro 2.9 billion a year. I flatted in a house with indesit appliances and they were fine. Funnily enough they own the Ariston brand.

I bought a Beko oven for my new kitchen last year and it is excellent. Beko is a large Turkish brand but unknown in NZ. It pays to shop around and do a lot of reading.

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  Reply # 1119242 31-Aug-2014 23:48
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Do you even use the clock / timer unit? if not then just ask the electrician to bypass it.



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  Reply # 1119267 1-Sep-2014 07:00
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Umm yes wife does



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  Reply # 1126320 11-Sep-2014 09:54
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Ok so buying ovens is like shopping for cars there are millions of type with evolving technology! I thought you just turned a dial to produce heat.

So I'm going to attempt a temp fix on the old one while I wait for sales. The appliance service person thinks she can bypass the clock for just over a hundred bucks.

Shall I Google for a DIY click bypass steps or is it illegal?

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  Reply # 1126530 11-Sep-2014 13:58
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I know that this is a little late but I think that we have the same model as you at home (based on your description). 

We had the same thing happen to us and we got a tech out to fix it and it was a simple job in which all he did was circumvent the need for the clock. Apparently not all models are like this but we were lucky as the replacement parts no longer existed so we would have had to buy a whole new oven... 

I'd be googling to fix it yourself. It looked like bugger all work he did to fix ours. 



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  Reply # 1126542 11-Sep-2014 14:07
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thanks good to know. that's my plan ... but i'm stuck at removing the faceplate so maybe my DIY skills are no good

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  Reply # 1126648 11-Sep-2014 17:34
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joker97: thanks good to know. that's my plan ... but i'm stuck at removing the faceplate so maybe my DIY skills are no good


Get an electrician, taking the faceplate off is the wrong way to go about it.

While it is legal to repair you own appliances, if you don't have the skills to access the internals of the oven, then you most likely don't have the skills to do the bypass without causing a fire hazard.





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  Reply # 1128846 15-Sep-2014 10:27
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wow I managed to get to the wiring (pat myself on the back!)

I see 2 burnt thing - can anyone shed light on what could be wrong? (yes I will buy a new oven when on sale, but the curiosity is overwhelming) thank you so much

PS - the when I switch the mains on it makes a metallic thud sound, but the digital clock and everything else does not come on. dead as. something is burnt obviously, but what is it? thanks




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  Reply # 1128847 15-Sep-2014 10:27
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edit: Smeg SA 392

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  Reply # 1129222 15-Sep-2014 16:53
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joker97: wow I managed to get to the wiring (pat myself on the back!)

I see 2 burnt thing - can anyone shed light on what could be wrong? (yes I will buy a new oven when on sale, but the curiosity is overwhelming) thank you so much

PS - the when I switch the mains on it makes a metallic thud sound, but the digital clock and everything else does not come on. dead as. something is burnt obviously, but what is it? thanks





The burnt things would be the problem.

What comes to mind is that your are not making the connection between something that is burnt and the potential for a fire. It seems like you are still trying to use the oven and the ever increasing risk of this electrical fault developing in to a full blown fire.

Turn it off at the wall, get an appliance service person or electrician to come and fix it and don't use it until it is fixed





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  Reply # 1129285 15-Sep-2014 18:07
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i haven't used it since it was broken.

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