The repairman was willing to come out and take a look for $60. He wasn't
pushy. He said a bad compressor was the worst-case scenario. It could
easily have been a simpler problem, but my wife decided it was time for a
new refrigerator. The new 3-door model puts all the food at eye level, which
will be great.
I'm sure you'll do better energy-wise with the replacement, regardless
of what was wrong with the old one. If you have Consumers Energy
utilities, by any chance, they will also give you a rebate for getting
rid of the old one. Check online for the info. You'll also love the
bottom freezer, in my opinion. I have the LG 2-door bottom freezer,
and it's great...but, just to keep this from being all sunshine and
flowers, a few days after the warranty expired, the cold control went
out, creating exactly the same problem you had with your old one, even
down to being able to turn it off/on to goose it back into working for
a few days. LG were jerks to deal with to get the part, although
fortunately it wasn't expensive ($20).
What's the trade in value on women? Can you upgrade to woman
2.1 that cleans fish, and encourages you to go hunting, too?
With my luck, I'd get woman 2.1.1 with the buggy software,
that burns the toast every morning.
"I think I better think it out again."
Hehe well the newer model being developed encourages you to go out to the
local watering hole at least once a week so she can have the TV all to
herself. Have to work on a few programming aspects though as she seems to
expect all laundry and ironing to be done by the male version and for them
to do at least 1/2 the cooking, notably, all breakfast fixings. Will
however happily eat up all last night's leftover pizza for breakfast without
Has two new elements vs older versions. Considers frugality/freecyle a
normal thing and would be happy for cast off fridge, and able to live well
within a budget or get job to increase budget if too slim.
I have hopes for the new version doing well on the market once final tweaks
are in place.
Heck, all the older models in my age group quit laying eggs about a
decade ago but they still go through periods of insanity. It's just
not as predictable as it used to be. Some of them are suck on crazy.
Our Sears Kenmore fridge, is well in excess of 30 years old. The only
technical problem, except for some wires to an unnecessary 'Butter
Keeper' in the door, that got wet and which we then cut clear and
insulated back, was the defrost timer some 20 years ago.
Also a plastic shelf cracked due to too much turkey weight! Replaced
with a piece of plywood some 15 yo 20 years ago; still works fine.
Oh; btw if you are in a climate zone where heating is required most of
the year (say 8 to 9 months) any 'wasted electrical energy' from a
newer fridge will help heat the house! Since we use hydro generated
electricity here it doesn't matter whether house warmth comes from an
electric heater or a less than efficient appliance?
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