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Posted: 10/13/2003 10:22:55 AM EDT
in the Marietta/Smyrna/Austell area. Anybody know someone reliable and cheap? I will settle for reliable. Prolly gonna go with the GE factory guy if not.


Thanks,
ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 10:34:55 AM EDT
Use my AK dude...
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 11:05:48 AM EDT
I might have a good target for this weekend if it is un-repairable. Got a trailer?


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 11:26:59 AM EDT
How old is the refrigerator and what is the problem?

I'll tell you I've had my last service call by Sears. They sent some Mexican guy who could barely speak English to fix my dishwasher. I had already taken the dishwasher apart and had identified the broken piece on the motor. When I setup the appointment I told the CS rep. I needed a motor replaced on a XXX model dishwasher. The repair guy didn't have the part with him, needed help from ME to take the motor out and I still got charged for the "service" (I use the term loosely) call. For the cost of replacing the motor I was better off getting a new machine anyway.

Clark Howard had a segment a few months ago about a local place that had TONS of complaints against them for ripping people off. Might want to check his web-site.

Keep in mind Best Buys, Circuit City, etc. all have X-months "same as cash" deals if you end up buying a new one.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 3:51:28 PM EDT
Well, all my efforts were for naught. 8-ish years old, not cooling. I searched the net and Arfcom and my DIY powers are useless. I placed a service call with GE, they have a local 'shop' and online sign up! Earliest appointment is Wednesday. We will see how it goes. Wish me luck.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 4:11:32 PM EDT
Is the compressor kicking in?

Because if it isn't, you might want to entertain the idea of cancelling the service call and buying a new fridge.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 4:29:20 PM EDT
Yup everything is running. I suspect the defrost timer/relay is bustificated and is staying on. I tried locating it but it was buried under many layers and screws. I am smart enuff to know when to call the pros. Thanks for all the input guys.

ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 5:04:19 PM EDT
I'd still buy a new one.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 5:39:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
I'd still buy a new one.



You'd drop 500 bucks on...

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THE GROUND too!!!

Man I just could not resist. You just made my night and it is really sucking!!! Thank you!!


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 6:35:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
Yup everything is running. I suspect the defrost timer/relay is bustificated and is staying on. I tried locating it but it was buried under many layers and screws. I am smart enuff to know when to call the pros. Thanks for all the input guys.

ByteTheBullet (-:


Well, shot compressors are where I draw the line on refridgeration unit repairs. Since you don't have a bad compressor, it will certainly be more cost-effective to have it fixed. Therefore, I recommend that you do not listen to Bookhound's recommendation.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 6:38:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the_reject:

Well, shot compressors are where I draw the line on refridgeration unit repairs. Since you don't have a bad compressor, it will certainly be more cost-effective to have it fixed. Therefore, I recommend that you do not listen to Bookhound's recommendation.




Why thank you kindly.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 3:31:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 4:24:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:


Pics! Must see camo job!
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 3:29:41 PM EDT
Well guys, turns out it was the compressor after all. Over $400 to repair...I don't think so. Getting a new side-by-side delivered in the morning. Anybody want a frige to shoot up? You gotta come get it or supply me with a trailer to tote it. You've got til tonite to claim your target! They are taking it with them in the morning.

Uh, no BookHound, you were not right, you just guessed good.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 3:43:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2003 3:45:44 PM EDT by the_reject]

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
Well guys, turns out it was the compressor after all. Over $400 to repair...I don't think so. Getting a new side-by-side delivered in the morning. Anybody want a frige to shoot up? You gotta come get it or supply me with a trailer to tote it. You've got til tonite to claim your target! They are taking it with them in the morning.

Uh, no BookHound, you were not right, you just guessed good.


ByteTheBullet (-:


Make sure you get the stainless!

Edit: You should have tried to pass off the Bookhound funny-money. You could've got change back, too!
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 4:13:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the_reject:

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
Well guys, turns out it was the compressor after all. Over $400 to repair...I don't think so. Getting a new side-by-side delivered in the morning. Anybody want a frige to shoot up? You gotta come get it or supply me with a trailer to tote it. You've got til tonite to claim your target! They are taking it with them in the morning.

Uh, no BookHound, you were not right, you just guessed good.


ByteTheBullet (-:


Make sure you get the stainless!

Edit: You should have tried to pass off the Bookhound funny-money. You could've got change back, too!



DOH, wrote a check...crap. Oh, and stainless, ewww.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 7:39:12 PM EDT
Byte, I'm SO sorry. Wish I was wrong. Need anything?
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