Or more precisely, can you spare 16,000 dimes? Over a year ago, Vic and I repaired our $150 Craig's List special fridge. The repair cost about $100 and we were pretty satisfied with that because for only $250 total, we had a working 26 cu ft fridge. Well, the damned fridge has broken again Do NOT buy a Wirlpool Side by Side fridge. We have a Whirlpool Side by Side fridge (the interior looks exactly like this one) and, behind the two dials in the fridge that control the temps for both the fridge and freezer, there are two pieces that tend to have ISSUES. These issues are well known...well known enough that I could find repair instructions online. When these issues start, they cause the freezer to randomly shut off. Eventually, they give out completely and the cooling fails entirely. Thank God we have and extra fridge in our den and a chest freezer on our back porch. Their existence meant I was able to cram everything in. It will be a pain in the ass until next Friday but it is doable. Next Friday is when the federal government has said our tax return will be in our bank account (WOOHOOO for early filing). So, instead of the myriad of other things that need doing, next Friday I will be shopping for and buying a new fridge. So, I guess if the damned fridge had to break, the timing was ok because we will have the money to replace it shortly.
Speaking of fridges, I am lusting after the 28.5 cu ft GE Profile fridge but I'll probably end up with something like either this GE or this Samsung. I just can't justify over $2200 for a fridge right now. Anyone have any recommendations or sad tales of appliance problems?