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I ♥ My New Refrigerator

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

So Saturday morning around 3am (I know the exact time because we were up with Nolan) I kept hearing this weird noise. It sounded like a fast vibration without the actual vibrating that lasted for about 5 seconds then there would be a clicking sound and then it would stop. Five or ten minutes later I'd hear it again. Usually Rachelle hears every little noise in the house and reports them to me while I'm trying to sleep, but she didn't hear this one. As long as it wasn't the furnace or the refrigerator I would've been happy.

During breakfast that morning I heard it a couple of times but it always stopped before I could get an ear around to find where it was coming from. Finally I found it, on the floor at the back of the refrigerator, right where the compressor is. We called a local appliance repair place and found that they would come out and diagnose the problem for a very reasonable price. At that point you could decide to fix it or replace it. I knew the compressor was bad, but a second opinion from someone who knows more about these things was a good idea. He came out a few hours later and confirmed that the compressor was toast.

claire helping diagnose

We looked up the model and serial number and found that it was 13 years old and the compressor only had a 10 year warranty on it, assuming we could find the sales receipt and I don't think the previous owner left that for us. The repair guy said it would probably be around $600 for the part and labor and that in most circumstances it wasn't worth trying to save. So after nap time we packed everyone up and went to Sears to look at new refrigerators.

We were able to get a very decent deal on a new french-door style one that was much bigger internally but the same physical size. I was even able to get them to deliver it on Monday when originally the only timeslot they had was on Thursday. I guess bringing your 3 year old and 1 month old to the store helps when trying to get something fast. Rachelle's only requirement being that it has ice/water dispenser. Our old one did not, so I have to run the water line, should be fun.

new frige

new fridge 2

We probably spent more than we should have, but we're going to be using this for the next decade or so, we might as well get something that we like.

 

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Betsy
#1 - Aug 27, 2013 at 1:44 PM
We also recently (well almost a year ago now) got a french door refrigerator with a bottom freezer and it is the BEST thing ever. I don't know how we survived bending down to look in the fridge for so many years. Also, we actually hooked up the water and ice maker - amazing. I used to have to make ice myself. Why?!?!
Betsy
#2 - Aug 27, 2013 at 1:45 PM
Wow...I don't know why there are all those back slashes in there. Can I blame autocorrect even though I'm on a laptop?
Joe
#3 - Nov 22, 2013 at 1:33 PM
Fixed!
Yeah I don't know what was up with that either. I'll blame it on the hosting company I just left (godaddy).

I also don't know how I survived without one for this long. And we just finished paying it off in time to buy a car :)

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