I am moving into a house that was empty for over a year. The refrigerator
must be at least 20 years old, a side-by-side 18 c.f. When I cleaned it out
and plugged it in, it worked fine. After a few weeks, it got very warm. I
emptied it out and left the doors open. A few days later, just out of
curiosity, I plugged it in again. It worked right away, and got plenty cold
in both sections - then failed again after a couple of days. The compressor
anfd fan are one, and I noticed that the door was warm.
I'd replace it immediately, but it's an odd size and I haven't found a new
one to fit. I'm pretty handy with tools. Is there any chance that it's the
thermostat, defrost control or something else I can easily replace? Even a
few hours' work would beat tearing out cabinets to fit a new one.
- posted 16 years ago