Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dead fridge!

On Sunday, our 7.5 year old, expensive when purchased refrigerator died. We noticed the freezer was not working at full capacity and things were soft then we tested the fridge temperature and it was at 10C. I salvaged a few things but everything else has been thrown out - we can't risk food poisoning. I should have written down the contents then worked out the cost of the items that were lost. Well over $200 I would think (eg. more than 20 jars/bottles of stuff at say $3 each, plus cheese, butter, tuna, bacon, jams plus all the freezer goods). You just can't trust anything once it has been refrigerated then bought back to room temperature.
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Yup, this is what 7.5 years of fluff and crud looks like under the fridge! Eek!
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So we are left with just our little bar fridge out in the garage for now until we hear if they can source a new compressor for it (it is an Amana brand). If they can't, we will need a new fridge! Eek!
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Cheers - Joolz

8 comments:

  1. That is a bugger when that happens. Our fridge is about 20yr old now and I am waiting for the day it happens to mine too. I can guarantee it will be a weekend or Christmas when the fridge is full.

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  2. I had to laugh sorry Joolz because when I move my fridge after just one year it looks like yours after 7. That's not really long enough for a fridge to last is it, I sure hope you can repair it.There is nothing worse than being left with out a fridge, car or a washing machine I think.

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  3. Oh I bet you are annoyed Joolz. A fridge is such an essential household appliance. We had to replace our old fridge last year, it had not totally died but wasn't handling hot days very well. It had lasted us 15 years though so we went with the same brand again which was Westinghouse. The bonus was being able to upgrade to a much bigger fridge which is what we really needed. Hope you can get that replacement part and it isn't too expensive.

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  4. HAH! I think and totally believe that when appliances are manufactured a chip is installed to make that new appliance stop working at age 7! It seems like every appliance we have ever owned something goes wrong with it at age 7 or 8....it seems possible doesn't it! I remember my moms fridge still working after 30 years! It ended up at a brothers house in his garage. I haven't asked but it probably still works! They just don't make stuff like they use to! And it always seems to happen as soon as the warranty is over or the second warranty you purchased at the time of the original purchase is over! Buggers......(sorry)but I am coming up on my second warranty...I just know what will happen!

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  5. I reckon a fridge should last longer than 7.5 yrs, hope you can get a compressor and that it doesn't cost too much. I suspect that my fridge has a fair bit of fluff and crud under it, having a long-haired cat doesn't help either.

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  6. They dont build things to last anymore...the throw away generation, when it breaks, throw it away and buy another. Even the name brands dont last...

    My mum has and still uses a Kelvinator fridge/freezer that she purchased back in the 1970's, and it hasn't missed a beat.


    Must move my fridges and clean underneath soon. Thanks for the picture reminder lol!

    Hope you solve the problem soon!

    [you may have noticed that I am gone from facebook. I am having a break from there, might be back, might not be:)]

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  7. I too own old Kelvinator side by side fridge freezers.Handed down from mum and dad. They must be 30 years old! Havent missed a beat ,'touch wood'.But that day will come,and we will have to buy an expensive 'throw away'
    Bugger !!

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  8. I hope your fridge can be fixed and not cost an arm and a leg for repairs. Must be challenging using the small bar fridge!

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