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oven problem

Postby sotec » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 9:23 am

Hiya.

Am having problem with the oven in my house. Why does it tend to short circuit the electric connection whenever it is switched on for a split second.

Is the oven broken?

If it is not broken, what tricks can I do to make it work...Am supposed to do a sunday roast today.

:???: :???: :???:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 10:53 am

The short answer is "yes", it is broken. If it trips the circuit breaker there is a short circuit in it, and it could be dangerous to you if you are in contact with the oven while the power is on.

If you are handy, you can search for the source of the problem with the power OFF (and the oven preferably disconnected from the power supply). If you're not handy, then get a qualified service person.

And you can cook your raost in my oven if you're not too far from me. Drop me an email if interested.

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Postby sotec » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 12:20 pm

Thanks eagle.

Another fault with the flat :mad: . The list is getting longer and longer :shock: . This is my first month of tenancy, so I am trying my best to test everything out.

I guess the good old chicken can stay in cold storage and jamie oliver can go back to the shelf. Ha! But thanks for the offer for the use of your oven. Really appreciate it.

Cheers :cool:

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Postby Vaucluse » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 7:58 pm

We had the same problem - it's due to the humidity. Asians, in general do not use ovens, so humidity leads to corosion of some 'things' (What!? Do I look like an electrician??? :? ) and the things shorts out when it is eventually - after years - is switched on.
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dont we?

Postby Flora » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 8:08 pm

Vaucluse wrote:We had the same problem - it's due to the humidity. Asians, in general do not use ovens, so humidity leads to corosion of some 'things' (What!? Do I look like an electrician??? :? ) and the things shorts out when it is eventually - after years - is switched on.


hmnn.... as i recall , most asians actually DO a lot of baking... we may not cook our meals in the oven, but we do bake breads, biscuits and cakes... our ovens may not always be electrical .. they are often gas ovens.. but they all serve the same purpose...

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Postby locallass » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 8:25 pm

Love is in the air??!! Vaucluse, I hope you're not getting mushy on us :shock:

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Re: dont we?

Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 9:01 am

Flora wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:We had the same problem - it's due to the humidity. Asians, in general do not use ovens, so humidity leads to corosion of some 'things' (What!? Do I look like an electrician??? :? ) and the things shorts out when it is eventually - after years - is switched on.


hmnn.... as i recall , most asians actually DO a lot of baking... we may not cook our meals in the oven, but we do bake breads, biscuits and cakes... our ovens may not always be electrical .. they are often gas ovens.. but they all serve the same purpose...



Well, Flora - how does that explain the dearth of ovens in houses here and Malaysia, Korea, Japan or HK? No doubt people bake, just not as frequently I guess (also what the real estate agent told us when we mentioned wanting to have an oven)

Locallass - :) :) Just falling in love with Mrs. Vaucluse all over again and again and again . . . :) :)
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Postby varun » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 9:29 am

Vaucluse wrote:(What!? Do I look like an electrician??? :? )


Yes.

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 9:32 am

varun wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:(What!? Do I look like an electrician??? :? )


Yes.

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:lol: I can assure you that my buttcrack does not show when I bend over. Anyway, that's rich coming from a used-car salesman! :lol:
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Postby varun » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 9:38 am

Vaucluse wrote:
:lol: I can assure you that my buttcrack does not show when I bend over.


Oh NOOOO!!! The image!!!!! There goes the week!

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Re: dont we?

Postby locallass » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 9:50 am

Vaucluse wrote:Locallass - :) :) Just falling in love with Mrs. Vaucluse all over again and again and again . . . :) :)


Aww... so schweeeet!!! What a lucky woman Mrs Vaucluse is :)

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 9:57 am

varun wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:
:lol: I can assure you that my buttcrack does not show when I bend over.


Oh NOOOO!!! The image!!!!! There goes the week!

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What are Mondays for, if not to set the tone for the next 4 days. (At least I'm not fat nor hairy . . . Ah, the image intensifies!) :)


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Postby banana » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 10:38 pm

At least I'm not fat nor hairy . . .



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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 10:40 pm

banana wrote:
At least I'm not fat nor hairy . . .



Yet mate, yet.


Fat or hairy? (egads, not both - surely)
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