Fridge died- please help!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you sure it’s like, totally dead? Did you have someone come look at it?

Post # 4
8388 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@guitargirl:  We got ours at Lowes when they were having a sale about this time last year.

Post # 5
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should try and get it fixed before you get a new one (so much waste when it could be fixed!). If you are 100% sure it is totally dead, I would comparison shop at Sears, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and 1-2 local stores. Most places will price match, and some will even do price match plus 10% off.

Post # 6
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That sucks! I immediately thought of Joey from Friends:

To get a new one quick, I would try Sears, Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy to get one. A lot of those stores offer promotions on appliances if you have/get one of their credit cards. I think Home Depot is 12 months interest free.

Post # 7
1234 posts
Bumble bee

@guitargirl:   If cheap is your main concern (like if you were going to replace it in a couple of years anyways), check thrift stores and Craigslist. I can think of 2 thrift stores in my area that have entire sections devoted to large appliances (fridge, washer, dryer, stove, etc). Sometimes you can snag a deal as low as $200! It might be an older model, but it will keep your food cold and work till you can shop around for something better and longer lasting.

Post # 8
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@guitargirl:  Best bet for ASAP is to buy a scratch and dent or floor model at a local appliance store and make sure they can deliver it today.

Post # 9
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

I agree with scratch and dent… usually the scratch and/or dent is tiny or in an unseen place. 

Life lesson… if you buy a used fridge and transport it… make sure to do so with it standing up! Otherwise, the oil that lubricates the motor will drain to another part and the motor will burn out in a few days. If it can’t be transported standing up… let it sit for a few days before using it. This allows the oil to drain back to the motor. We bought an awesome fridge off Craigslist years ago and didn’t know this. Luckily, we only paid $150 (they remodeled and just wanted it gone. It was less than 5 years old) but it was ruined and would cost almost as much to fix as it would to buy new.

French door with bottom freezers are amazing and I will never go back to a traditional fridge again!

Post # 10
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ah yes, scratch and dent. That is how I got a new fridge for $100 at lowes when mine died.

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