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.