Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Meanderings.

Was up at 04:30AM with my bride for coffee, then she was off to the truck company.
Last night at supper time, our cook station on the island decided to act up, It has an exhaust fan built in in between the main burners, ( its an electric stove) for several years the switch for the fan has been catching and you might have to hit it several times to turn the fan on and off. Last night when we were done no matter what we tried the switch would not turn the fan off, I finally shut the power off at the breaker and took the switch out and and taped the wires.
This  morning I spent 2 hours and went to four places only to be told the same it is not available any longer, no longer made , no supplier or replacement that will fit.
I came home and went to Jenne Aire Parts on the computer with the part number and after checking a dozen supply sources, I got the same answer, not available from any source. What to do now, I came home looked at the square hole in stove. Then went and got a small piece of black plastic sheet and trimmed it and glued it over the hole, Doesn’t look bad, The way the cook station is wired when the burners on the right are used the fan comes on anyway so we will live with that.
                                     Sam’s fix.
Today was a cold cloudy drizzly day all day here in Dardenne Prairie soon as I was done with my running I put the truck in the garage, and watched a train movie.
Rigg’s was content with staying in most of the day, and even napped while my movie was going. My Son Andy and Samantha made the weekly grocery run. So we are set for a little while.
Hope all is well for everyone out there. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..


  1. 20 hours is a long time to be going around looking for a part! :)

    1. Sorry, that was a typo should have been 2 hours. even I don't have that kind of patience. Sam...

  2. Sounds like everything in our house..We've been here 38 years and the kitchen was remodeled in 1980...Now everything in it is waaaay out of date, no parts, and looking very much like it needs some updating...Actually, I would rather move and get a ranch house..no more stairs!

  3. Now that you made the plastic plate to fill the hole just find any switch with the same number of contacts. It might even work better than the original switch. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. I asked at the electrical supply place and they even said it was an odd size and no direct replacement is available. Sam......

  4. Oh it CAN be fixed Sam. Everything can be fixed one way or another. A new switch can be retrofitted to make it work. it just takes a little ingenuity and imagination but it can be done, don't let them tell you different. So what its an odd sixe...Believe me it can be fixed.......