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2021-10-01 8:54:37 PM  
Life without a refrigerator is pretty farking farked up. I know because the fridge in the house I'm renting crapped out in July and landlady refused to fix it. I paid for it to get fixed and it stopped working again three weeks later. Working with a crappy beat ass fridge until we can move.
 
2021-10-01 8:58:56 PM  

flappy_penguin: Life without a refrigerator is pretty farking farked up. I know because the fridge in the house I'm renting crapped out in July and landlady refused to fix it. I paid for it to get fixed and it stopped working again three weeks later. Working with a crappy beat ass fridge until we can move.


Oh yes, I rtfa, my rented fridge is also supposedly under warranty but fark me I still had to pay labor to do jack shiat
 
2021-10-01 9:24:49 PM  
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2021-10-01 9:45:08 PM  
$50/month for warranty?  These people were ripped off long before their refrigerator broke.
 
2021-10-01 10:54:26 PM  
You can get a (very) basic refrigerator for not much more than $1000. How the hell does anyone get away with charging $600 a year for a warranty on one?
 
2021-10-01 11:45:32 PM  
I would tell this company to pound sand and hire a farking lawyer.
 
2021-10-02 12:01:19 AM  

Pocket Ninja: You can get a (very) basic refrigerator for not much more than $1000.


Umm....    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Frigidaire-13-9-cu-ft-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-in-Brushed-Steel-ENERGY-STAR-FFHT1425VV/310378589?

That's a brand name.  Basic goes much, much cheaper.  Lots of fridge/freezer combos are well under a grand.

You lawyers with your BMWs and $3k+ appliances...
 
2021-10-02 12:08:34 AM  
It could be worse. They could have had this refrigerator.

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2021-10-02 12:13:30 AM  
Bet it was a Samsung.
 
2021-10-02 12:15:20 AM  
"Then, within an hour, something even better: they found the fridge and say it can be delivered next week."

Yeah right. This is either another "two weeks" excuse, or they "found" someone else's fridge and stole it to get the news off their back.

Also, stop buying Samsung fridges you idiots.
 
2021-10-02 12:17:47 AM  
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2021-10-02 12:23:40 AM  

sforce: Bet it was a Samsung.


It quit working. It didn't explode.
 
2021-10-02 12:28:09 AM  
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2021-10-02 12:29:03 AM  
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2021-10-02 12:29:14 AM  

flappy_penguin: Life without a refrigerator is pretty farking farked up. I know because the fridge in the house I'm renting crapped out in July and landlady refused to fix it. I paid for it to get fixed and it stopped working again three weeks later. Working with a crappy beat ass fridge until we can move.


I've been told by many people I know in NYC that cooking at home is for Boomers.

They just PostMates, UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash for life.
 
2021-10-02 12:38:37 AM  
Lowes sells an $11k refrigerator and its 3 year protection plan is only $6/month.
 
2021-10-02 12:41:07 AM  

puffy999: I would tell this company to pound sand and hire a farking lawyer.


Sure.

Now you're paying a lawyer and still don't have a refrigerator.
 
2021-10-02 12:44:06 AM  

C18H27NO3: Lowes sells an $11k refrigerator and its 3 year protection plan is only $6/month.


I get the feeling this is one of those "rent to own" places and they are paying $50 a month for the fridge and the warranty is supposedly included.
 
2021-10-02 1:04:38 AM  
I paid $600 for my refrigerator. It's a side by side, 25 cubic feet, and it's a Samsung. It was brand new.
 
2021-10-02 1:14:40 AM  
$50 a month?

That many months?

Take the $50 and go to good will if they're taking that farking long.  Also: small claims court exists for a reason.
 
2021-10-02 1:16:05 AM  

mrparks: sforce: Bet it was a Samsung.

It quit working. It didn't explode.


I was referencing their refrigerator/freezers and the failure of their ice makers.
 
2021-10-02 1:21:02 AM  
No Florida tag?
 
2021-10-02 1:24:39 AM  

C18H27NO3: Lowes sells an $11k refrigerator and its 3 year protection plan is only $6/month.


Wtf kind of fridge are you buying for your home for 11k? For 3k you can get a fridge you can see into by knocking on it, it has a camera that takes pictures of your food, inventories it for you, and tells you when you're running low, and that also makes special clear round ice balls.
 
2021-10-02 1:27:54 AM  

flappy_penguin: Life without a refrigerator is pretty farking farked up.


Yes it is. Was living without one for almost 2 years. I had one, it didn't work (compressor died, it was old, and I wasn't making ends meet so fixing/buying wasn't an option). Milk turned bad after a day, it was probably a wee bit colder than room temperature. You learn to only buy nonperishable, or go shopping daily. Only got one after saving up for about 6 months (had gotten a damn better job than what I had), and got it right before everything shut down last spring. Was damn lucky.
 
2021-10-02 1:29:38 AM  

Pocket Ninja: You can get a (very) basic refrigerator for not much more than $1000. How the hell does anyone get away with charging $600 a year for a warranty on one?


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2021-10-02 1:32:28 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: flappy_penguin: Life without a refrigerator is pretty farking farked up.

Yes it is. Was living without one for almost 2 years. I had one, it didn't work (compressor died, it was old, and I wasn't making ends meet so fixing/buying wasn't an option). Milk turned bad after a day, it was probably a wee bit colder than room temperature. You learn to only buy nonperishable, or go shopping daily. Only got one after saving up for about 6 months (had gotten a damn better job than what I had), and got it right before everything shut down last spring. Was damn lucky.


CSB!
 
2021-10-02 1:38:20 AM  
On the off chance that someone has an idea of what is failing, my 'fridge has been failing to cool off and on for a couple of months. The temperature will go up into the 50s and then magically start cooling again. Sometimes it sounds like it's trying and sometimes it doesn't.  It just seems to knock off for 12 hours once or twice a week - very annoying.

I've cleaned all the dust off the condenser coils and I'm thinking the evaporator fan in the freezer part is bad. Next time it goes on strike I'll probably to to look at that.

I've been keeping the frozen stuff in a separate freezer which I'm fortunate enough to have so I don't have to fix it this weekend or anything and I already don't like the prices for new ones - or for calling a proper technician ($100 just to show up and I expect another few hundred to fix it and I won't even be sure they did until it proves itself over a few weeks).

And of course it's fine at the moment.  It's waiting until I go to bed to fail, I'm sure of it. I've got a thermometer with an alarm that will wake me up.  Totally useless because I'll probably just turn it off and go back to sleep.
 
2021-10-02 1:45:56 AM  

My Sober Alt: On the off chance that someone has an idea of what is failing, my 'fridge has been failing to cool off and on for a couple of months. The temperature will go up into the 50s and then magically start cooling again. Sometimes it sounds like it's trying and sometimes it doesn't.  It just seems to knock off for 12 hours once or twice a week - very annoying.

I've cleaned all the dust off the condenser coils and I'm thinking the evaporator fan in the freezer part is bad. Next time it goes on strike I'll probably to to look at that.

I've been keeping the frozen stuff in a separate freezer which I'm fortunate enough to have so I don't have to fix it this weekend or anything and I already don't like the prices for new ones - or for calling a proper technician ($100 just to show up and I expect another few hundred to fix it and I won't even be sure they did until it proves itself over a few weeks).

And of course it's fine at the moment.  It's waiting until I go to bed to fail, I'm sure of it. I've got a thermometer with an alarm that will wake me up.  Totally useless because I'll probably just turn it off and go back to sleep.


Not an expert, but sounds a lot like your evaporator coil being frozen. It melts justs enough, probably during the day, then freezes back up.
 
2021-10-02 1:48:16 AM  
When I bought my 1st home, I needed a fridge. I bought a 1950s round top, 1 door model Kelvinator from Catholic Charities at Mission San Buenaventura for $50. It was rusty but worked. I painted it to match the range. When the Navy transfered me to San Diego, it became the garage beer fridge. I painted it at least 3 times before I finally sold it at yet another moving/garage sale for $50 about 8 years later. I have never stumped up for a warranty. My first question when someone asks if I want to buy an optional warranty is, "Why? Is your stuff no damn good? Maybe I should be shopping somewhere else, eh?" At least I got my money's worth outta that fridge. There's a German word I grew up with: preiswort. I kitted out most of my first home in hand-me-downs, Early Goodwill, Late Salvation Army, and Danish Modern Depression. I still find things I bought then in kitchen & garage drawers and still use. People waste a lot of money buying new crap every few years. Talk to older relatives and let them know if they have things to get rid of, you'll be glad to have it and will honor it and their memory. I have a great orange juicer, tall white metal behemoth, from I think the 1930s. I was thinking today how my late MiL's orange trees, prolific tasty bugged, will soon be ready. For a couple of months, I get free fresh juice daily. $50/mo for a warranty? Idiots.
 
2021-10-02 1:49:12 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: flappy_penguin: Life without a refrigerator is pretty farking farked up.

Yes it is. Was living without one for almost 2 years. I had one, it didn't work (compressor died, it was old, and I wasn't making ends meet so fixing/buying wasn't an option). Milk turned bad after a day, it was probably a wee bit colder than room temperature. You learn to only buy nonperishable, or go shopping daily. Only got one after saving up for about 6 months (had gotten a damn better job than what I had), and got it right before everything shut down last spring. Was damn lucky.


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2021-10-02 2:09:59 AM  
I bought a very nice full sized fridge off Craigslist five years ago for $250. Still works fine. When it eventually has issues, fark paying someone to fix it. I'll try to fix it myself, and if that's too much money or trouble, I'll go back to the used market. Unless they are wealthy, I don't understand why most people don't do this.
 
2021-10-02 2:38:24 AM  
IME 98% of Extended warranties are crap.

And I used to sell them at a certain big box office supply store.

/We earned a commission for each we sold ($1).  One sleeze ball salesman would advise that the warranty paid cash, in the amount on the receipt (which was not true), so basically "You should buy this electronic, and in 2 years when your electronic is old and crappy, you can say it's broken and buy a nice new one worth $200, even though your old one is only worth say $20 at this point.
//After reading the fine print I realized that was a complete fabrication.
///I told him and he said "so?  They're not going to use the warranty, and even if they do, I'll be long gone by then!  I need my comission."
 
2021-10-02 2:49:11 AM  
I spent my stimulus check on a new fridge.

I went from poor to "poor".
 
2021-10-02 2:52:08 AM  

My Sober Alt: On the off chance that someone has an idea of what is failing, my 'fridge has been failing to cool off and on for a couple of months. The temperature will go up into the 50s and then magically start cooling again. Sometimes it sounds like it's trying and sometimes it doesn't.  It just seems to knock off for 12 hours once or twice a week - very annoying.

I've cleaned all the dust off the condenser coils and I'm thinking the evaporator fan in the freezer part is bad. Next time it goes on strike I'll probably to to look at that.

I've been keeping the frozen stuff in a separate freezer which I'm fortunate enough to have so I don't have to fix it this weekend or anything and I already don't like the prices for new ones - or for calling a proper technician ($100 just to show up and I expect another few hundred to fix it and I won't even be sure they did until it proves itself over a few weeks).

And of course it's fine at the moment.  It's waiting until I go to bed to fail, I'm sure of it. I've got a thermometer with an alarm that will wake me up.  Totally useless because I'll probably just turn it off and go back to sleep.


Probably has been leaking freon and is close to empty now. Though they've transitioned away to alternatives now.
 
2021-10-02 3:04:06 AM  

My Sober Alt: On the off chance that someone has an idea of what is failing, my 'fridge has been failing to cool off and on for a couple of months. The temperature will go up into the 50s and then magically start cooling again. Sometimes it sounds like it's trying and sometimes it doesn't.  It just seems to knock off for 12 hours once or twice a week - very annoying.

I've cleaned all the dust off the condenser coils and I'm thinking the evaporator fan in the freezer part is bad. Next time it goes on strike I'll probably to to look at that.

I've been keeping the frozen stuff in a separate freezer which I'm fortunate enough to have so I don't have to fix it this weekend or anything and I already don't like the prices for new ones - or for calling a proper technician ($100 just to show up and I expect another few hundred to fix it and I won't even be sure they did until it proves itself over a few weeks).

And of course it's fine at the moment.  It's waiting until I go to bed to fail, I'm sure of it. I've got a thermometer with an alarm that will wake me up.  Totally useless because I'll probably just turn it off and go back to sleep.


Seriously. Find out the model number and age of your fridge and look it up. Hell post the nodel number here.

In my experience, which is limited, in modern fridges it's a thermostat or a defroster problem. A good way to tell if you have a modernish bottom-freezer model is to see if there's a huge ass chunk of ice behind the thin metal sheet in the back of your freezer.
 
2021-10-02 3:05:30 AM  
Also when the fan has gone bad in my experience it's noisy. It's a bearing.

A fan not working can be a symptom of another problem
 
2021-10-02 3:31:19 AM  

puffy999: Also when the fan has gone bad in my experience it's noisy. It's a bearing.

A fan not working can be a symptom of another problem


Err a fan not working without noise.

Ie frezeover
 
2021-10-02 3:58:02 AM  

Dwedit: [Fark user image image 750x432]


This was my first thought. Forgot just how awful these fark faces were.
People who have refrigerators, but pay $50/mo for them are most def poor.
 
2021-10-02 4:20:03 AM  

Picklehead: It could be worse. They could have had this refrigerator.

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Or this one:

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2021-10-02 4:21:23 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: flappy_penguin: Life without a refrigerator is pretty farking farked up. I know because the fridge in the house I'm renting crapped out in July and landlady refused to fix it. I paid for it to get fixed and it stopped working again three weeks later. Working with a crappy beat ass fridge until we can move.

I've been told by many people I know in NYC that cooking at home is for Boomers.

They just PostMates, UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash for life.


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2021-10-02 4:23:52 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: flappy_penguin: Life without a refrigerator is pretty farking farked up. I know because the fridge in the house I'm renting crapped out in July and landlady refused to fix it. I paid for it to get fixed and it stopped working again three weeks later. Working with a crappy beat ass fridge until we can move.

I've been told by many people I know in NYC that cooking at home is for Boomers.

They just PostMates, UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash for life.


I rarely cook at home, but that's because I'm a terrible cook, not because I'm being smug.

Unfortunately, this pandemic has killed two restaurants I used to frequent.  My favorite for sushi and the better BBQ joint, plus one of the only two pizza places that delivered and I don't really care for the one that remained.

I don't use ubereats or similar services.  They charge WAY too much for the convenience.  I can afford it, but I'll be damned if I'll pay that much knowing the drivers are being screwed.
 
2021-10-02 4:24:59 AM  

MythDragon: ...special clear round ice balls.


HE WAS IN THE POOL!
 
2021-10-02 5:31:18 AM  
We've all been there.

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2021-10-02 5:35:12 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: I've been told by many people I know in NYC that cooking at home is for Boomers.

They just PostMates, UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash for life.


Maybe you hang around too many hipster and yuppie douchebags? I mean, as someone who lives in NYC and has never met anyone who says shiat like that.

Totally unrelated, your username makes me think of this, whether intentional or not:

Psalm 137
9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Uh... no offense or anything.
 
2021-10-02 5:39:27 AM  
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2021-10-02 6:21:41 AM  

Dr.Fey: Pocket Ninja: You can get a (very) basic refrigerator for not much more than $1000.

Umm....    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Frigidaire-13-9-cu-ft-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-in-Brushed-Steel-ENERGY-STAR-FFHT1425VV/310378589?

That's a brand name.  Basic goes much, much cheaper.  Lots of fridge/freezer combos are well under a grand.

You lawyers with your BMWs and $3k+ appliances...


You can go as low as $259 as long as you're not going with a full-size refrigerator.  This one is has roughly have the storage volume as the one you linked to:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Vissani-7-1-cu-ft-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-in-Stainless-Steel-Look-MDFF7SS/313489925?

In a pinch (read: emergency), it's a really affordable option.
 
2021-10-02 6:22:21 AM  

Dr.Fey: Pocket Ninja: You can get a (very) basic refrigerator for not much more than $1000.

Umm....    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Frigidaire-13-9-cu-ft-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-in-Brushed-Steel-ENERGY-STAR-FFHT1425VV/310378589?

That's a brand name.  Basic goes much, much cheaper.  Lots of fridge/freezer combos are well under a grand.


You can go as low as $259 as long as you're not going with a full-size refrigerator.  This one is has roughly half the storage volume as the one you linked to:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Vissani-7-1-cu-ft-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-in-Stainless-Steel-Look-MDFF7SS/313489925?

In a pinch (read: emergency), it's a really affordable option.
 
2021-10-02 6:23:24 AM  
Nice double-post.  Even refreshed the thread to make sure the first attempt didn't go through.
 
2021-10-02 6:39:32 AM  

MythDragon: C18H27NO3: Lowes sells an $11k refrigerator and its 3 year protection plan is only $6/month.

Wtf kind of fridge are you buying for your home for 11k? For 3k you can get a fridge you can see into by knocking on it, it has a camera that takes pictures of your food, inventories it for you, and tells you when you're running low, and that also makes special clear round ice balls.


pretty sure he was making the point that even a 10 grand fridge doesn't have a $50 warranty.

sforce: mrparks: sforce: Bet it was a Samsung.

It quit working. It didn't explode.

I was referencing their refrigerator/freezers and the failure of their ice makers.


pretty sure he was joking about the explosion part.
 
2021-10-02 7:04:17 AM  
$50/month for a BS warranty?

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