Saturday, August 10, 2013

Oven door glass shattered

After using the broiler in the lower oven of our GE Profile PT-956 to cook some burgers, something we have done without incident many times, the inner glass of oven door shattered after it had been cooling for about 10 minutes. Needless to say, this came as a massive shock. Since it is 19 months after we settled, the oven is out of warranty (of course). I have just scheduled an appointment with GE Appliances to get it fixed, but I have absolutely no idea how much it is going to cost.

My wife searched on the internet for reports of similar issues, and she found countless examples of people having shattered door glass with GE Profile ovens of various types. Clearly there is some sort of defect, although GE doesn't want to hear about it, apparently. Consequently, I strongly urge people in the process of building a Ryan home to see if it is possible to go for a different brand (or at least model range) from the GE Profile.

I'll let you know how the GE service goes, and how much they charge me.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Joist fix

Ryan Homes fixer-types came yesterday and took care of the upside-down joist. Rather than trying to replace it, they opened up the ceiling in the basement and installed an extra joist next to the existing one. After a bit of chocking and shimming, they managed to get rid of most of the creaky bits of the resilient flooring and it no longer has any spots where it bows when you tread on it.

At the same time, a few kitchen cabinet doors were replaced (we had some that rattled) and the plumbing issue involving the guest bathroom was resolved.

We still have a few outstanding issues (including drywall repairs from the work done yesterday), so I will report back on those when they are completed.