We’ve been rocking this monster two-door Jennair for about 15 years and its given us yeoman’s service. But no more. After a couple of minor incidents, including a meltdown on Christmas Day a couple of years ago, it finally carked it on Sunday.
I guess I could have called a technician out ($200 to say hello) and paid for the new circuit board he’d tell me I needed ($800) and then I’d wait however long it took for the supply chain to cough one out. (Prolly 8 weeks)
Instead we hit up Appliances Online and ordered a new, slightly smaller F&P. It arrived in less than 24hrs.
The delivery guys from Appliances O/L were great, although I couldn’t watch them manoeuvre the old machine out through the bullshit architectural chicane of our front gate. Too stressful. Took about half an hour.
They got us set up with the new one in just a few minutes.
I think we lost about $300 worth of food, but I did have the adventure of filling a pristine fridge today.
Totally gonna keep this one clean and organised.
I mean it!
You just can't beat that new fridge smell.
Don't de-ice the freezer of an old fridge with a screwdriver just after coming home with a fortnights shopping....DAMHIK
Our ancient fridge died just after Christmas, on the day of a banquet. Just after its 21st birthday. Unfortunately, it is a built-in, and they (nor anyone else) don't make its like any more. Kitchen renovation instigated. Won't make that mistake again.
An excellent resource I have added to my bookmarks, thanks.
I had a week before xmas emergency in the same vein as this - packed to the rafters with food in prep for the day, the workhorse fridge finally packed it in. We normally turn to appliances online (because they even deliver to our place out in the boondocks) but the local good guys had something they could deliver next day for a little bit cheaper. Talk about stress.