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Store Info

What is the best way to shop at Foster Appliance?

All methods are good but the "in store" experience, with the product right in front of you, with our professional staff assisting you, is always the best.

How do your prices compare to the home center and other large regional and national chains??

Foster Appliance monitors our competitors' prices on a daily basis to ensure that Foster Appliance is always giving you the lowest possible price. We live up to our slogan "committed to giving you the lowest possible price."

Do you deliver appliances?

Foster Appliance delivers and will drop the appliance off, crated, in the driveway or garage free of charge.


Services, Warranties, and Installation

Do you service appliances?

Foster Appliance services Amana, Maytag, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, GE, Hotpoint, and some Kenmore brand appliances. The manufacturer contracts out all service work; they do not perform the service. Ask your retailer who will perform service on your appliance if you have an issue. Foster Appliance has a team of full time service techs to perform service work, so you can rest assured that your appliances will be back up and running with minimal down time.

Do you install appliances?

Foster Appliance provides professional delivery and installation of:

  • Gas Ranges
  • Electric Ranges
  • Wall Ovens
  • Cooktops
  • Vent Hoods
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Washers
  • Gas Dryers
  • Electric Dryers
As part of the installation, Foster Appliance also tests the appliance to make sure it’s working correctly; and Foster will answer any questions you have about how to use the appliance. Foster Appliance would be happy to coordinate delivery and/or installation for you.

Do you hook up gas appliances?

Foster Appliance does full installations, including hooking up any gas connections.

What type of guarantee comes with the product?

All products that Foster Appliance sells come complete with the manufacturer's warranty. Foster Appliance offers extended warranties on all the products we sell.

Do you do warranty work for brand appliances?

Foster Appliance is contracted to perform warranty work on:

  • Amana
  • Jenn-Air
  • KitchenAid
  • Maytag
  • Whirlpool
The manufacturer contracts out all warranty work; they do not perform the service. Ask your retailer who will perform service on your appliance if you have an issue. Foster Appliance has a team of full time service techs to perform service work, so you can rest assured that your appliances will be back up and running with minimal down time.


Laundry

Why should dryer vents be cleaned?

The pipe and dryer accumulate lint over time. Sometimes animals make nests in the pipe too. Lint is highly flammable, and a spark can quickly cause a house fire. Clogged dryer vents also prevent the humid air from exhausting, causing it to take longer for your load to dry.

Vent cleaning involves cleaning the pipe that vents the dryer to the outside. Vent cleaning can also involve cleaning inside the dryer, past the lint trap. Ask your technician if they also clean inside the dryer. That’s where most lint fires actually start. Foster Appliance cleans dryers and the vents when they perform a vent cleaning. Call Foster Appliance today for a free vent inspection and estimate.

Why doesn’t my new dryer have a cord?

The correct cord must be installed on the dryer to meet the plug’s requirements. There are two sizes of electrical plugs. One plug requires 3-wires and the other plug requires 4-wires. If you plan to install the dryer yourself, don’t forget to get the correct cord. Foster Appliance will install the correct cord for you with your appliance installation.

Why are clothes not drying?

It could be a clogged dryer vent. Clogged dryer vents prevent the humid air from exhausting, causing it to take longer for your load to dry. Call Foster Appliance today for a free vent inspection and estimate.


Kitchen

Why doesn’t my new range have a cord?

The correct cord must be installed on the range to meet the plug’s requirements. There are two sizes of electrical plugs. One plug requires 3-wires and the other plug requires 4-wires. If you plan to install the range yourself, don’t forget to get the correct cord. Foster Appliance will install the correct cord for you with your appliance installation.

Why gas range vs electric range?

It’s really about your preference and home’s setup. Gas ranges require natural gas or LP gas hookup, whereas electric requires 250-volt electric hookup. If you have both hookups and still aren’t sure what you want, then an important thing to consider is how you use the range most. If more time is spent using the oven, then electric is generally preferred. If more time is spent using the stove top, then gas is generally preferred. If you are an avid cook, utilizing both the oven and stove-top equally, then dual fuel ranges are also available. Foster Appliance can help you find the right range for your lifestyle.