History of Electrolux
Electrolux was founded in 1918, merged from two companies in Sweden. Originally a manufacturer of kerosene lamps, they began to produce vacuum cleaners after Lux merged with Elektron. By 1025 they added refrigerators to their offered products, and slowly began acquiring other companies. With these acquisitions, they added both washing machines and dishwashers in the 1950s, and then food preparation in 1962. While there were a line of vacuum cleaners being produced all these years, they were coincidentally not sold under the Electrolux name in North America. Another manufacturer (Aerus) owned the brand name and had been manufacturing under it while Electrolux branded their vacuums under the name Eureka. In 2004, Electrolux regained the rights to the brand name. As of 2014, an agreement was made for Electrolux to purchase GE’s appliance business.
Brands the Electrolux has manufactured for include:
Electrolux appliances we service include, but are not limited to:
- Gas Cooktops – Using natural gas, they provide the cook with the ability to perfectly control temperatures with an open flame.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Induction Cooktops – Provides faster and more cost-efficient heating. Cookware must be ferrous metal and have a flat bottom in order to work. Heats only the pan, never letting the surface get hot enough to make spilled food burn or stick. If the pot is removed, the element automatically turns off.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Wall Ovens – Built in for convenience to the consumer, they can be stacked/installed with multiple to provide more option for the cook.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric, or with a gas/electric/induction cooktop and electric/gas/convection oven.
- Side by Side Refrigerators – Also called “American Style”, they were invented by Amana to provide more freezer space. Left is the freezer, Right is the refrigerator.
- French Door Refrigerators – Two French doors on top for the refrigerator, and a drawer bottom freezer. These have become more prominent since the late 90’s.
- Under-Counter Refrigerators – Can be used as a freezer or refrigerator, and are easily accessible. They can be put into any room for extra storage or entertainment purposes.
- Built-In Refrigerator – Usually available in any style, these provide the homeowner the ability to save space and coordinate the look of the kitchen. Some brands allow for these to have replaceable door panels, so that they may coincide with the cabinetry.
- Standing Freezers – For those with extra room in their kitchen, or who need them simply as extra storage space. Can be free-standing or built-in.
- Wine Cellars – Made to customize the storage temperatures so that wine may be served at its best. Usually with glass doors, so that bottles can be on display to visitors as well.
- Under-Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing.
- Front Load Washers – Uses less water, less soap, and they are less likely ruin or tear delicate clothing. Require more maintenance for the door seal and bellows.
- Dryers – Fast and efficient, these cut down the time it takes to dry clothing. They can be either gas or electric. There are many types of dryers, but Tumbler dryers are the most widely used in consumer homes.
A good amount of Electrolux recalls have been for cooktops, ranges and ovens. There were the smoothtop cooktops made for Frigidaire for issues with the control knob and unexpected high temperatures, a Kenmore gas range that allowed excess fuel to be released, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, and a Frigidaire wall oven for excess gas accumulating during broiling, posing burn hazards. These are all incredibly serious problems, but can be avoided if you watch for signs that your appliance isn’t working correctly, such as:
- Inconsistently heating cooktops
- Range not igniting
- Smell of excess gas while cooking/baking
- Malfunctioning controls
- Loud/unusual noises
Why go with 180 Appliance Repair Services?
Not only do our technicians know Electrolux, they are familiar with all of the products they have manufactured for other companies. Be it Kenmore, Frigidaire or Kelvinator, they have spent years working with these appliances and have extensive experience in their problems and their causes. You can be sure that our experts will diagnose the issues quickly, and confidently. Not to mention, they have access to the largest inventory in the industry of compatible parts and components, helping them provide you with a fast repair. Call our customer service agents 24/7, and they will set you up with an appointment time that will work around your schedule. Don’t hesitate and wait for the problem to get worse… call 180 Appliance Repair Services today!