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Oh No! My Freezer Died

I Rely on My Freezer

I went to my refrigerator last night to get some ice for my water.  There was a small amount of water collected in the tray under where the ice comes out.  So I opened the freezer compartment.  Everything was dripping wet. The freezer was not working.   The  first thing I checked were the ice pops.  They had become plastic pockets of liquid.

Obviously the freezer had died.  I still went on and checked the other things I had in there.  Maybe the freezer hadn’t died and there was just magically some extra water in there.  The packaging was all sweaty.  OK  I give up!  The freezer had died.  I called an appliance repair place hoping against hope that they would answer the phone at 7:30 at night.  No luck.

My Freezer Let Me Down, Way Down

The next step really got to me.  I drink ice water all day long. The clink of the ice cubes is music to my ears.  I  REALLY like ice cold water.  I took out the bin full of ice cubes and poured it into the sink.  It was already half water.  Then I had to take the food I had spent good money on and put it in the trash.  What was I to do at 7:30 on a Tuesday evening with 5 pounds of mushy hamburger?  I figured it would be better to get rid of it now before it thawed the rest of the way over night.  What really hurt were the chocolate ice cream bars!

Yay!! It’s Just the Thermostat

The repairman came the following morning and checked the fridge. The problem is the thermostat, not the compressor.  Even as I write this, he is working to replace the faulty part.  The good news is I didn’t lose all that much food.  Anyone who knows me knows I am not a cook and I don’t keep much food around.  Though it is not inexpensive to replace the part, it is way cheaper than a new fridge!!  My 16 year old fridge probably has another 16 years left in it!  By the way, anyone needing appliance repairs might want to try Appliance Wizards.

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Editor’s note:  This post was originally published in April 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.