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Chilton's Guide to Large Appliance Repair and Maintenance

Chilton's Guide to Large Appliance Repair and Maintenance

by Gene B. Williams

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Library Journal - Library Journal
When the toaster stops working, most of us toss it out and buy a new one. In his book on small appliance repair, Williams urges us to learn to fix that toaster and save money. And it is possible to save on repair calls for large appliances by learning to fix them, too, he says. Most do-it-yourselfers know the name Chilton, and these two new titles should be well received by both the novice and the more experienced Ms. or Mr. Fixit. Williams begins the books with a general overview of the tools needed, fundamentals of electricity, and basic information about electric motors, heating elements, and thermostats. Both books display safety notices and both have chapters on safety. The books are alike up to this point. The second section of each deals with the repair of specific appliances: blenders, fans, irons, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, toasters, and refrigerators, washers, dryers, ranges, dishwashers. A chapter on buying and caring for appliances advises buyers to consider dealer and warranty as well as price, and one of its standards for a new appliance is that it should be simple to repair. Williams writes in a clear straightforward manner; his explanations are easy to understand and follow. Most public libraries will want both of these books. Rebecca Wondriska, Trinity Coll. Lib., Hartford, Ct.

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Chilton Book Company
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