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Old 09-20-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Fridge is Going Downhill Fast!

Well, over the last couple of days the fridge decided it was time to say bye-bye. We just celebrated our 20th anniversary on 9/19.

* Honey, I'm not sure that the 20th anniversary is really Maytag" *

Can anyone say Happy Anniversary!?

Hey the fridge is only 20 y.o. and our first and only fridge. We built our house while we were planning our wedding and I was graduating from college. We went on our honeymoon and moved in when we got back.

We moved to my DH's family farm over the summer.

I belive my mom jinxed us when she said, "so many people have their fridge go out after they move".

The fridge won't stay cool (around 50* right now), and the top portion of the side-by-side fridge isn't freezing. However the lower half will freeze. Thinking if might need a shot of coolant, we are calling a local repair place Friday.

Has this ever happened to anyone?

Can the fridge be "recharged"?

We really don't want to buy a new fridge if we don't have to, but may be forced into it. It may cost more than it's worth to try and repair though. I hate being a grown-up. Being responsible STINKS!
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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First - Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary and to have your refrigerator last 20 years is a good accomplishment. It is true that older refrigerators, for some reason, have a tendancy to not handle a move very well. Same thing for Washing machines (don't know why). Whenever we have moved, we have left the appliances with the house - and just bought new. You might be able to find a good deal on a "scratch & dent" refrigerator - I know Sears has an Outlet store here in the Milwaukee area, may be one in your area. Otherwise many appliance dealers may have deals on floor models that could save you $$. Better to spend a few $$ on a good Refrigerator, than lose many $$$$$$$$$ on spoiled food.
Hope you enjoy your Anniversary - wishing you many more.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:50 PM   #3
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Yes, Happy Anniversary!

The fridges made today are more energy efficient so it might just be better to upgrade. Our's is 8 years old and I have to keep defrosting it because of buildup in the freezer. It's a pain. lol

I am in the market for a new one, too. GL to you!
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:53 PM   #4
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Sounds like it could be that timer-box=thing underneath. Many a person bought a new fridge and it was that contraption needed to be changed out. Also, pull it out ans vacuum behind it and the coils...That can do this also.
Sorry I can;t remember the name, of thaat pary, any repair shop will know what it is. They are a few bucks, new fridge big bucks.
My last one went out 12 years ago so I can;t remember what it is called.

Happy Anniversary many more to come.
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