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tetu
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Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later

Simple kenmore fridge, top freezer prob 5-7 years old.


1. What would cause this.

2. Get a repair man or get a new one?


PurpleandGold Motown
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
Frozen up?

Get a shop vac, pull the fridge out from the wall, remove the panel, and vacuum out all that dust.

It might work.


hg
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
Better go catch it.


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tetu
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
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Frozen up?
Maybe. That was the first thing suggested to me.

I don't have the time to do all that right now. I may just end up with a bonus fridge for the camp since I have one on order. I can't afford to not have a fridge right now. At the same time I don't want to get rid of a perfectly fine fridge.


PurpleandGold Motown
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
Yeah you would surprised at how much trash and dust accumulate after seven years. I just had to buy a new one, and when I pulled the old one out of the wall and moved it to the garage, I gave it a thorough cleaning and once over. It started working immediately. I now have three fridges in the garage.


tetu
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I now have three fridges in the garage.


glassman
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tetu


How ya doing brah?


tetu
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
pretty good except for the fact I'm out $800 b/c of this fridge business. Money that should have gone towards the bathroom remodel.

Selling our home soon so trying to get everything up to date.



How you been?

eta;
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glassman
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How you been?


Peachy....


rickyh
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
The first thing to check would be the electrical outlet. Make sure that the plug in is secure and the outlet is in good condition. Also get your vacuum cleaner and vacuum out the grunge that sticks to your coil under the refrige.


tetu
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
I been creepin on the soccer board. See ya out there


tetu
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
Thanks for the responses yall. I'm going to try cleaning it out and let it defrost before sending it on it's way to the camp.


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Kim Jong Ir
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
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Selling our home soon


If you are buying a new place, let me know when you have a purchase agreement signed and I'll do the closing for you and save you some money.

ETA: I have no idea WTF is wrong with your appliance.
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Martini
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How are you going to do that and attend your funeral?

And I'd pitch the food in the fridge.


glassman
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I been creepin on the soccer board.


Shhhh....


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tetu
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
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ETA: I have no idea WTF is wrong with your appliance.


thanks for the offer and the laugh. i'll be in touch


Kim Jong Ir
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How are you going to do that and attend your funeral?




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Napoleon
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
repair man.

Usually in this case its the defroster. Sometimes it will ice up and either the timer will run a long cycle or not supply power to the defrost element. You can get a new timer for $6, yes $6. At Ideal Appliance.

It is under one screw inside the fridge,

But there are other things it could be.
If its a GE there are three thermistors that control the defrost cycle. If it is a newer unit it may also have a control board and probe set up.

Also you have the Defrost thermostat which goes bad all the time.

Email info@nawlinssolutions.com that's who I deal with for repairs. They have a $30 service call and they apply it to the repair. I've never had any repair cost more than $100.


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Kim Jong Ir
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thanks for the offer and the laugh. i'll be in touch



I am serious. I'll do it for cost. Will pay for most of that new kitchen appliance.


tetu
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re: Fridge Stopped working then started again a day later
Thanks alot man


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