Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Ahem. The side-by-side refrigerator indoors went out. The seal system has a leak. It was purchased in November 2002. I understand that's a pretty good run these days.

Yesterday we went to the local hardware and purchased a new French-door model. We went with a Samsung because it fit the enclosure in the kitchen. It has plenty of complaints. So do Whirlpool, GE, Frigidaire, Kenmore and Maytag. Wouldn't you think that a company named "Frigidaire" could make a reliable refrigerator?

New refrigerators come with one-year warranties. The old Hotpoint that Girl selected for this house lasted for over 30 years. Then we had a Whirlpool that just outlasted it's five-year warranty. Then a Kenmore that lasted for close to ten.

Buying appliances is a crapshoot these days. Yes, we purchased a three-year extended warranty. The seal system will go out in four.

4 comments:

  1. Ours - a Mitsubishi - is 15 moths old and the seal isn't tight. How are we meant to cut carbon emissions when they make junk and you have to buy it again every few years?

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  2. Beats me. Kill your meat fresh, I guess.

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  3. Anonymous5:38 PM

    Dear Janis, We have an old Admiral in which my father used to store stinkbait that is over 50 years old and still in service in the basement. ab

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  4. Did you come here to make me feel worse about the outrageous amount Lyman spent for something that probably has a life of five years?

    He's out in the jungle picking tomatoes. He has the prettiest Better Boys this year.

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