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Old 08-09-2022, 08:30 PM
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Yes on the chrome badge it says "Made only by General Motors". I installed a 3 prong cord and grounded the fridge so I would not get shocked if it shorts out.
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My ~1950’s Frigidaire that I got with a recently purchased house says “General Motors” on it. Does yours too? My plug is also fraying. So I will replace it. Mine is already moved out of the basement of the house and into the garage. It works well, but is not currently plugged in.

I recently had a refrigerator from ~2006 go bad in a rental property. The main circuit board was bad. Ultimately I fixed it with a $39 board from eBay. I learned a lot, like exactly why the old board most likely failed, bad capacitors from ~2000-2010. You can replace them preventatively if you can solder.

I already owned an acceptable replacement refrigerator for the application, so I sure as hell wasn’t going to buy another for this rental property. I put the suitable replacement I own in the garage so it’s ready for next time… sort of like a car guy with cars. I guess maybe I’m a refrigerator guy too.


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Old 08-10-2022, 08:26 AM
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Actually I finally decided yesterday to not pick up the freezer. Since the Mrs threw everything out we don't really need one at the moment. We'll get a new one when it is more convenient.
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Old 08-10-2022, 11:15 AM
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Actually I finally decided yesterday to not pick up the freezer. Since the Mrs threw everything out we don't really need one at the moment. We'll get a new one when it is more convenient.
Oh sure! Lead us on then drop us like a hot potato!
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Old 08-10-2022, 11:17 AM
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I have a frigidaire commercial that has been going strong for around 17 years. I defrost it regularly. I also added two large bags of ice, one on the top shelf, one on the second from top shelf to help keep things cold since I don't have the freezer packed with food.....

I also have these special refrigerator and freezer thermometers which really help determine when something is amiss. I don't know how I lived without them before......

https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-Refrigerator-Thermometer-Temperature-Customizable/dp/B07XD68GX6/ref=sr_1_5?crid=CGP3QSBN7B22&keywords=freezer+thermometer+with+alarm&qid=1660144622&sprefix=freezer+thermometer+with+alar%2Caps%2C296&sr=8-5
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Old 08-11-2022, 06:16 PM
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Post Refris & Freezers

Having a deep freezer can really lower your food co$t$ .

I too remember when most older refris / freezers would easily last 40 + years, those days are long gone .

A guy I know rented a fancy - schmancy house over looking the Pacific Ocean it had a "Sub Zero" that wasn't old yet it was dead like a door nail .

I have never had nor needed a freezer, my last refri lasted over ten years, since long before my divorce so when it dies I decided to try one of these new 'energy star' refris, it weighs close to nothing and is chugging along fine close to ten years later, it's also -much- smaller, as a single guy who's culinary skills are minimal I don't need much space .

I notice the newer refris don't have any way to clean the accumulated dust off the condenser coils ~ maybe that's why they don't last as long .

You tube is jammed full of handy videos of how to diagnose and repair appliances, just be sure to check several as often one will be very bad indeed .
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Old 08-12-2022, 07:55 PM
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I have a Frigidaire upright. Think itís like 13 cubic feet. Working for seven years now.
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Old 08-12-2022, 08:53 PM
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Since you all like old ones ....

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I have a Frigidaire upright. Think itís like 13 cubic feet. Working for seven years now.
I also know a frigid uptight woman. She is like a piano, when she is not upright she is Grand!
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Old 08-12-2022, 10:27 PM
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Awhile back there was a television special that talked about special deep freezers built for the seafood restaurant business. Check out their Cryo Freezers.....105 BELOW ZERO.....talk about ICE ICE BABY!!

https://www.ligfreezer.com/product/45c-blast-freezer-ultra-freezer/

here's one of these bad boys on ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/334528492028
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Old 08-13-2022, 05:58 PM
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Once we had an event at work with Grilled food, etc, picnic style. For dessert there were ice cream sandwiches. The person in charge packed them in dry ice thinking he was doing something great. They were so hard no one could eat them. We had ice cream sandwiches in our office for a month.
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Old 08-15-2022, 04:50 PM
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Compressor failure on some brands seem to be quite the issue these days. Common enough to stay well away from some brands now.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:49 AM
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which brands?
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Old 08-16-2022, 10:36 AM
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About 30 years ago, I bought a chest style freezer from 'Sears'. It was made in Italy, still works fine. A hinge spring broke, I have to prop it open with a stick, but other than that, , ,
The Italians also, back then, made excellent welding equipment, wire feed/mig.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:02 PM
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About 30 years ago, I bought a chest style freezer from 'Sears'. It was made in Italy, still works fine. A hinge spring broke, I have to prop it open with a stick, but other than that, , ,
The Italians also, back then, made excellent welding equipment, wire feed/mig.
Enzo's Freezer shop?
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:51 PM
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We had the compressor fail on our Kitchenaide built in fridge after 7 years. They replaced the entire refrigeration unit under warranty. Was still running when we sold the house 20 years later.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:32 PM
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I've found when something fails it is usually:

1. Defrost Timer
2. Temperature control
3. Compressor.

Both #1 and #2 are fairly inexpensive, around $150 for both. The compressor can be a bit more money.......

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