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The piercing pain over my eye... [Dec. 15th, 2009|07:01 pm]
Zoethe
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...is caused by the piercing squeal from the kitchen. In today's moment of awesome swellness, the clock/timer on my range is going out. It's going out by squealing almost incessantly. Except when it sort of stutters like a coach's whistle blown lightly. The range is gas, so the ability to cook is not impacted, but I have no idea where the electrical is plugged in on this thing - behind it somewhere.

Here's hoping it's not on the same circuit as the fridge, because I'm gonna have to pop me a breaker. This is sanity-threatening.
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[User Picture]From: ladiefare
2009-12-16 12:26 am (UTC)

Ooh!

I have experienced this!
The stove was hard wired to the box thingy.It was not a plugged in type electrical cord.I had never seen such a thing before.I reached that level of insanity that did not allow enough brain function to think....flip the circuit breaker!I just left the house and came back later, after the hubby had gotten home and read my note and ..flipped the circuit breaker.
My only excuse was that I was pregnant.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-12-16 01:04 am (UTC)

Re: Ooh!

Fortunately it has stopped again. I didn't have to kill it at the breakerbox. This is the second time and it was much louder and stayed at it much longer. No doubt it will be back.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-12-16 01:05 am (UTC)

Re: Ooh!

BTW, LOVE the icon!!! Can I steal?
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[User Picture]From: ladiefare
2009-12-16 01:33 am (UTC)

Re: Ooh!

of course :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-12-16 02:02 am (UTC)

Re: Ooh!

Thank you!!
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2009-12-16 02:07 am (UTC)
I initially misread the title as meaning that you got pierced next to your eye and it was painful. :-D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-12-16 04:54 am (UTC)
That would be painful.
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2009-12-16 03:36 pm (UTC)
i got an ear cartilage piercing right after thanksgiving. and that sucker has just NOW stopped being "ow a breath of hair touched me!!" (love the piercing, hate the longevity of the pain.)
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[User Picture]From: geekjul
2009-12-16 03:34 am (UTC)
time to get that Aga ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-12-16 04:53 am (UTC)
Funny; I was just drooling over them.

Should be asleep....
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[User Picture]From: the_magician
2009-12-16 12:54 pm (UTC)
If the range is gas, then one of our old ranges had the clock etc. powered by a D-Cell battery rather than being plugged in at all ...

... I would suspect that the stove/range only needs to be hard-wired in if it's got an electric oven or hob ... on UK stoves the gas is connected via a flexible pipe so that you can pull the stove out without disconnecting the gas connection.

And you have my sympathy about the noise! Good luck :-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-12-16 02:02 pm (UTC)
We've lived here 9 years and it's never done such a thing before. I don't think it can be battery powered. It did stop shortly after I wrote the entry, so I can ignore it for a while longer - yay for procrastination!!! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: the_magician
2009-12-16 02:09 pm (UTC)
It's very unlikely to be battery powered ... though the one here in the UK ran for a number of years on one battery as all it had to do was keep the clock running and occasionally provide a spark for ignition, and that broke early on, so we lit the gas with matches! Eventually the battery leaked and corroded the contacts ...

... but yours is very likely to be mains powered ... fingers crossed that the screech has burned itself out and you're now safe forever!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-12-16 02:44 pm (UTC)
Man, I hope so.
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[User Picture]From: i_descend
2009-12-19 09:05 pm (UTC)
I know your pain! My stove did the same thing years ago. I too took it out at the breaker, and only turned the power on when I had baking to do. I was lucky that if the oven was running the error signal did not sound. I did this for about 3 years, until I finally remodeled my kitchen and got a new cook top as part of that deal.

You have my sincere sympathy. =(
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-12-20 03:23 am (UTC)
It quit, so I didn't have to go for the breaker. But it comes back intermittently. It's only a matter of time.
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