Totem Appliance Service Blog - Vancouver, Calgary, Fraser Valley

By Laura on 1/29/2015 1:38 PM

It's always intriguing to see what the latest inventions are for high end appliances and major manufacturers never fail to impress. The latest release for refrigerators is a design that allows you to select how MUCH you want to open your refrigerator door. Instead of a single handle, the system splits the handle up into two sections. You can either open the whole door or use the other part of the handle to open only a panel and leave the inside of the door in place. This allows only access to the items in the storage compartments on the door. This makes for a very easy open panel to get to drinks and condiments or anything else you store in the door.


By Laura on 1/19/2015 7:55 AM
Resolutions are almost a running joke at this point just because almost no one adheres to anything they resolve to do at the beginning of the year. That still doesn't make it a bad idea. If there's something you want to put in a resolution then it's worth addressing the fact that you want to make changes.

The biggest mistake people tend to make is the expectation that you can change something overnight. You can't just decide you're going to lose 50 pounds and wake up the next morning 50 pounds lighter. Also, don't make resolutions based on "what's popular". If you want to make a resolution, it needs to be YOUR individual resolution.

The most important thing is to make your resolutions realistic and set broken down goals. For example, if you want to lose 50 pounds in 2015, set up a calender with weight goals per month or whatever you realistically think you can do. It has also been very helpful for some people to let others know about your goals and ask them to help you reach your goals.

By Laura on 1/12/2015 8:00 AM
 Appliances are not impervious to having problems unfortunately. We've seen malfunctions you wouldn't believe. Sometimes the issues we see could have been avoided though. When people see a top rating on an appliance, they see that load rating as a goal instead of a max capacity. Even if your washer CAN accommodate a dozen pairs of jeans or half of your arsenal of sweaters, it doesn't mean you should be maxing it out every time you run it. Your appliances will last a lot longer if you stay within a reasonable load capacity.

For the best results, leave clothes loose instead of balled up. Leaving clothes clumped up in the washer causes imbalances that make the machine compensate through extended tumbling or intermediate spin speeds to fluff up the clothes and balance the load. Mixing different fabric types is also bad for the machine since it won’t be able to find a proper balance and can even shut down during the cycle throwing a fault code on the main computer display.

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By Laura on 1/6/2015 6:26 PM

Happy New Year everyone and thank you for a great year. We look forward to meeting new customers and continuing to provide the best quality appliance repair possible going into 2015!

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