After the Sears’ repairman left the house this morning, I made breakfast using my last crust of bread. I won’t be able to bake a loaf of bread or anything else for 10 days. The number key pad for setting the oven temperature has gone kablooey.
The number pad started acting up a while ago – right around the time we changed from daylight savings time to regular time. When I went to set the clock back, some of the numbers didn’t come up on the screen. The number 1 still worked, so I waited until it was exactly 11:11 am and then set the clock. It’s been going fine. Then, I noticed I couldn’t set certain oven temperatures. I read the manual and found that I could use “auto-set” by pressing “bake” and going up by 25-degree increments. That worked for a while. But this week the oven began turning off in the midst of baking for no reason at all. The last loaf of bread I baked the oven turned off 12 times. I sat right beside the range and every time it went off I reset the temperature. When I took the bread out of the oven, a warning beep started. An error code keep scrolling across the screen, followed by an 800 number. This went on for over an hour. I keep hitting “cancel” to no avail.
I had a Sears’ warranty so I called for a “Blue Crew” person. His name was Tyson and he came at 8:00 this morning. His diagnosis was that the number key pad was not functioning so he ordered a replacement. The pad costs $381.26 and it will be here on December 16. In the meantime, I need lots of good stovetop recipes.
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