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Old 09-10-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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Tech came out for our kenmore (manufactured by lg) fridge. Compressor, again. Said lg had redesigned the compressor to a linear design. No idea what that means but while it allegedly made it highly energy efficient, it didn’t last long. So it’s been redesigned, again allegedly, with greater longevity. We’ll see. Still can’t believe we bought the service warranty. It’s saved us over $2000.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Anything made by Samsung is worse than LG (all products). Period.... Consumer Reports confirm it too.

Two of my favorite brands for everything. Samsung made the hard drives in my old computer and they're still going, after 11 years of constant use.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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leaning at whirlpool never had any issues with them in the past!!! but everything that's produced today is ready for the landfill as soon as you plug it in
I bought a 1947 GM Frigidaire refer for $75. The steel door is dented but the thing has run continuously darn near itís whole life. I added some oil to the compressor and itís quiet as a church mouse

Since the missus and I are empty nesters, Iím going repair the door, fill the dents, sand, prime and repaint. Put new door gaskets in and move it to the kitchen when our Ďnewerí fridge goes.

Iíve got the old girl hooked up on my Kill A Watt meter and it draws 1.1kWh p/day. Less than my current fridge!
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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if a fridge is very old, I always recommend replacement. The newer ones are *very* energy efficient, and you see the difference on your electric bill. I made the mistake of keeping an older fridge in the garage, back when we used to put on big parties. Then I moved, got all new appliances in the new place, and it's nice have a fraction of the electric bill here.

My newer Samsung fridge brags it has 'wireless diagnostics' if it ever goes out. My only complaint is, it's brushed aluminum (not stainless steel) so magnets dont stick.

Also, the ICE MAKER drops cubes into the tray so loud, it sounds like someone is breaking into your house downstairs in the middle of the night.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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Our fridge is 92 years old. It has not significantly broken since we have had it (about 10 -14 years), but if it breaks we will have it fixed. It is pretty simple, so fixing it will likely cost less than buying another one.

92? Sounds like one of those that uses Ammonia for the cooling and will kill you if it leaks.
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:22 PM
 
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Me too. May pop for its nicer cousin, Kitchenaid.
i would avoid the higher end GE since samjunk makes some ice makers for GE
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:35 PM
 
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i still have an older 06-08 ge side by side out in the garage for a beer fridge it's still chuggin along just fine
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:32 AM
 
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92? Sounds like one of those that uses Ammonia for the cooling and will kill you if it leaks.
Apparently GE came out with the the first widely used electric refrigerator in 1927... it used sulfur dioxide or methyl formate to cool, apparently- both of which are quite toxic. It seems like keeping this up would be more trouble than itís worth!
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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Apparently GE came out with the the first widely used electric refrigerator in 1927... it used sulfur dioxide or methyl formate to cool, apparently- both of which are quite toxic. It seems like keeping this up would be more trouble than itís worth!

I've never seen one of them myself (in use) or looked to see the cooling system in them, but yes.. The first fridges were toxic if they leaked. I'm fairly certain that ammonia was used as the refrigerant at a point.. Whether that was the first ones or second generation or where that came into play I'm not sure.

I'd love to look at one of them just to see how things were constructed then, but there's no way I'd ever attempt to repair one.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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92? Sounds like one of those that uses Ammonia for the cooling and will kill you if it leaks.

I was thinking it was literally an 'icebox' where you put a block of ice in it to keep things cold. But I want to see a picture!
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