I’d been looking forward to this weekend all week long. The mercury has been gently creeping up, we seem to have seen the last of the biting cold, and the first day of spring is on Monday. I’d even smelt freshly mown grass emanating seductively from the gardens next door to eSpares HQ one day on my way in.
Today is a day of celebration here at eSpares HQ. For today it is the birthday of Gabe, our resident video bloke. Video bloke may be a slightly underwhelming title for somebody who has directed, shot and edited every single one of our two hundred plus How To videos, however I think it suits his personality fairly well. But I digress.
We got a fantastic email toward the end of last week from one Dave Reeves, DipEE, MIET. Dave’s a customer of ours, coming to his son’s rescue when his fridge wasn’t cooling. I’ll leave you with his thorough, detailed and particularly helpful walk through on repairing the fridge.
Another day, another most requested video. We had a lot of people writing in and asking for a video on how to replace the inlet valve in a washing machine. Inlet valves tend to become damaged after a bout of cold – water can freeze inside them, causing them to crack.
Check out this video, friends. You’ll see that even if your cooker loks worn out, it doesn’t mean it has to be destined for the scrapheap. All it can take is a couple of fix-its, and you can have your oven looking like new again.
I’ve seen the future, and it’s malleable and amorphous. Electrolux, the Swedish proprietors of all things appliance, run a ‘Design Lab’ every year, with the brief ‘to specifically seek solutions that address how people prepare food, clean and do dishes both within and beyond the home‘.
Think that just because your oven isn’t looking so good any more, you need to get rid of it? Trade her in for a newer model? Discard it like a used tissue? Not so, my hasty friends. There’s no reason why you can’t get an eyesore of an oven looking beautiful again. Exhibit A: this video.
As promised last week, I’d like to welcome you to the world premiere (as in, it’s right here in this blog) of ‘How to replace the bearings in a washing machine‘. Early discussions about having Matt ‘blue up’ for the role were dismissed, and he decided to play it more or less straight. Anyways, it’s clearly the movie event of the year, so get the popcorn in, clear your schedule for the afternoon (it really is quite long) and enjoy.
As you’ve no doubt seen, we make videos so that the people we supply parts to have a helping hand when fitting them. Sometimes the people we supply parts to make the videos themselves. We like it when this happens.
Today is a big day. And that’s not just because it’s a Friday. It’s not even just because it’s John Travolta’s birthday. Nope. Today is a big day because it’s the first time that our video team (Gabe and Matt to be precise) are tackling what is probably your most requested How To video.