Tuesday, January 09, 2007

excuse me...is your refrigerator running?

If someone had prank called us this weekend & asked us that question, it would not have been funny at all.

Friday afternoon, I went into the kitchen after I got home from work & I saw a towel on the floor at the base of the refrigerator. "Was the fridge leaking?" I asked Baron. He said it had some water under it that morning so he put a towel on the floor to catch the slow drip. Well, what started as a slow drip had turned into a waterfall, apparently. The towel was soaked & there was water all over the floor. I looked into the freezer, and the ice in the ice maker was melting. What in the world? We just got this thing in October. And it's a Frigidaire. It's not like some off brand appliance we got at Willie's World or something. Anyway, so apparently everything in the freezer was thawing, and had been thawing all day Friday while we were at work. Which stinks, because I am not much of a cook, so we had several frozen dinners stocked up. Out they went, into the trash. The good news was that the refrigerator side was still cold. Well...at the time it was still cold. Saturday morning we checked it, and it was cold, but not quite as cold as you'd like it to be. So Baron called the manufacturer since it's still under warranty. Uh...what was that? They can't get a repair man out until Monday?? Wow. Thanks, Mr. Manufacturer. Thanks. So we ended up throwing away all of the food in the refrigerator. What a waste. The only salvageable items were a few soft drinks, a pitcher of filtered water, and several jars of preserves that had not been opened yet. Yummy.

Well, the manufacturer told Baron that someone would call him Monday to set up a time to come look at the fridge. Little did we know that to them, that meant ON THE WAY TO OUR HOUSE. The guy called Baron Monday morning, while we are both at work, and said he was on his way & asked if he could come look at the fridge right then. Well...no, because no one's at the house. Genius. So Baron told him that he gets off at 3:00 and would be at home after that. When Baron got home, he waited until 4:00 before he called the repairman back. And, of course, the repairman couldn't come out that afternoon. So, Baron had to stay home this morning to wait for the guy to come fix the fridge "sometime between 8:00 and 9:00". At least it wasn't like the cable guy, who will show up sometime between 10:00 and next September.

Anyway...our fridge is fixed now. Apparently there was a blockage in the freon line. Oh and the best part is that there is a possibility it could happen again. Wonderful. Maybe I will restock the fridge just in time to throw everything away again. Who knows.


  1. We had a refrigerator that I still think, to this day, was controlled by a switch in the apartment next door to us. The power to it went on and off so much we ended up keeping our milk and lunch meat in a little dorm fridge from our college lives!

  2. I got my fridge for school at Willie's World. No problems yet :) Best $15 I ever spent...

    Really, sorry about your fridge.

  3. Seems like they should reimburse you for the lost food...I'm going to sound like my grandmother when I say this, but "food is expensive these days!"

  4. If the food is worth saving, 2 or 3 bags of ice will keep is safe in the fridge for a couple of days. If the food is worth less than ice--never mind. Or is all you have is that half-tray of rutabaga casserole, I would just go ahead and ditch that. If the company makes you mad enough, will you climb a tower?

  5. hurray for fixed fridges!!! booo for broken ones!!!