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Bought a fridge
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 25, 2022 08:53AM
What with all the appliance talk on here, I thought I'd chime in with my own piece.

The wife and I decided to be proactive and order a fridge before ours dies. Will be here by the end of August. Ended up going with GE. Nothing fancy. Opted for counter depth as we thought it would be better in our kitchen. Then after measuring our current fridge, realized it was already counter depth. Doh! Anyway, excited about its arrival.

Our current Fridge is over 18 years old now and was here when we moved in. So I feel like we've gotten our money's worth out of it. It makes strange noises and freezes things it shouldn't so I can only assume the end is near.



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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 25, 2022 08:58AM
Cool cool.

A GE side by side is my next purchase to replace the defective Samsuck…
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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: datbeme
Date: July 25, 2022 10:23AM
I also have an 18 year old fridge that fits that description. Top of the line KA, but it's been underwhelming for about 16 of those 18 years. I've been threatening to replace it for a decade, but I'm afraid of spending $$$ to exchange current frustrations for new ones. This might be the year.
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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: MikeF
Date: July 25, 2022 10:33AM
Make sure the new one isn't taller than the old one...
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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 25, 2022 10:36AM
Let us know how it works out. The fridge may say "GE", but it has been owned by Haier Group since 2016.
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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: August West
Date: July 25, 2022 11:18AM
If the weather keeps up, crawl in when it arrives. winking smiley



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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 25, 2022 11:52AM
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MikeF
Make sure the new one isn't taller than the old one...

Heh, my parents for years wanted to replace the old GE we had tucked under the stairs but it seemed like every newer model was too tall, and we just didn't have the space in the kitchen layout to make any floorplan changes.

I do wonder what the current residents of that house have done!
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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: July 25, 2022 03:24PM
Similar to what we did last fall. Ours was 15 years old, the compressor was making funny noises, and replacement and labor costs told us we should get a new one.
It took about 5-6 weeks to come in. Even though it is 15 years newer, the counter depth, french door fridge was almost identical in outside appearance. Inside is where the improvements are. The shelving and air flow are better and more logically set up. Extremely quiet running, etc.
The brand is LG, who knows the origin of the parts inside, had luck with LG before, hoping for 15 years out of this one.

Dave



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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 25, 2022 03:51PM
Hm, my fridge is 12 years old. Time to start shopping.



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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: July 26, 2022 08:41AM
My side-by-side Kenmore (Whirlpool) fridge is from 1996 & you'd have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Most fridges made today won't last anywhere near as long.
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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 26, 2022 09:34AM
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Bill in NC
My side-by-side Kenmore (Whirlpool) fridge is from 1996 & you'd have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Most fridges made today won't last anywhere near as long.

Maybe not. They are likely more efficient however.
[www.consumerreports.org]
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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: raz
Date: July 26, 2022 05:06PM
2005 whirlpool here. It’s on its third ice maker, but otherwise trouble free from day one.



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Re: Bought a fridge
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: July 27, 2022 08:03AM
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mikebw
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Bill in NC
My side-by-side Kenmore (Whirlpool) fridge is from 1996 & you'd have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Most fridges made today won't last anywhere near as long.

Maybe not. They are likely more efficient however.
[www.consumerreports.org]

Last time I checked the calculator over at energy star.gov I'd save $3-$4/month versus ~$1,500 purchase price for a comparable model.

I am fortunate to have bought the first model year after OEMs added the extra insulation in response to the efficiency contest.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2022 08:04AM by Bill in NC.
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