A Great Range for the Kitchen and How to Easily Fix a Common Pesky Light Fixture Problem

GE Cafe Dual-Fuel Range

When one of our clients wants more features in a range than the average one offers, I always recommend the GE Cafe Free Standing Stainless Steel Dual Fuel Range. Along with a great look, it features a Convection Bake 5.4 Cu Ft Oven Capacity, Baking Drawer, Self-Clean Oven, Non-Stick Griddle, a 20,000 BTU Tri-Ring Burner and seven rack holding positions. All these features enable you to cook in most any fashion in large volume, or just a simple meal. I think the price is a great value. Most upper end ranges that offer the same features can easily run twice as much as this one, which can typically be purchased and installed for less than $3,000.00.

Here is a link to find out more about this great range. http://www.geappliances.com/products/cafe/product_range.htm

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Fixing a Light Fixture

I frequently get asked about a can light frequently burning out bulbs, or an older fixture that quits working or works intermittently. Most of the time the fix is easy—here are the steps:

  1. TURN THE POWER OFF AT THE CIRCUIT BREAKER!
  2. Remove the bulb.
  3. Identify the spring tab at the bottom of the socket that is compressed when the bulb is installed (tab shown in picture).
  4. Reach into the socket with a flat blade screwdriver and lift the spring tab so it can better connect with the bottom of the light bulb.

Most of the time, this takes care of the issue. If it doesn’t, call an electrician to be sure the actual cause of the problem can be identified. Improperly working fixtures can be a very serious fire hazard.

Be Safe,
Mike