Appliance meltdown

fridge 2016

A quiet Monday night was interrupted by a weird noise coming from the kitchen. Bob got up to check, came back saying he didn’t see anything. 20 minutes later again the noise, I went to see and found light smoke coming from what I thought was the basement but as I approached I could see it was coming from behind the fridge.

I called out and we pushed the fridge away from the wall and unplugged it. Yikes.

We pulled off the lower panel to have a closer look and found that a LOT of dust bunnies set up camp in there, so the intake fan probably wasn’t able to perform well. That and the fridge is 15 years on. I vacuumed it out and we let things cool down then we plugged it back in to see how it goes. Seemed good. Just needed a vacuuming. We returned to our cozy couch.

Then the noise, we jumped up to see a thin plume of black smoke, so not good.

Thus was the demise of the ice box. Luckily we have several coolers to employ while we wait for our new fridge this weekend.

Luckily this didn’t happen last weekend when we were away for the night.


6 thoughts on “Appliance meltdown

    1. Although the photo is of the fridge we were looking at to replace our old one, that in itself was a lesson in how far the common fridge has come over the years. So much computerized technology just to keep our food cold, we would hope they’d last longer than 6 years!

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      1. Yes we are still kind of mad – and the price to fix ours would have been not worth it and funny because I actually love the new one and now realize how much I hated the one that broke-
        Hope your new one is enjoyable and lasts for a long time!!

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