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A month or so ago my fridge failed - just stopped cooling enough to be safe, with the evaporator fan not turning on. I threw out all the soon-to-be-spoiled food and tore into the thing looking for something that was broken. Not only did I not find anything, the silly thing started working again. I gave it a good cleaning, chased away the dust bunnies, reassembled it and decided to watch and see for a while. It didn't fail again for weeks, so I gradually restocked it and figured it was a fluke.

I spent most of last week off work, taking some long needed vacation time, enjoying the holiday and fireworks across the Colorado River, thinking not a thing about the fridge, since the problem ceased to exist as if by magic. This morning I was due back to work bright and early, and I plan to make spaghetti for the office this week, so I opened the fridge to grab all the fixin's and found that the damned thing failed again!!!Mad | :mad:

Oh, the frozen stuff was still frozen, and the freezer compartment was mostly okay, but the refrigerator section was far too warm for safety. I toddled off to work, unable to do anything about the problem today. Of course, upon arriving I found absolute mayhem - the usual result of taking a few days off. The power had failed, our solar power system ceased generating power, the emergency generator never started, and the main network switch for all our computing systems was dark - permanently fried. We had a little monsoon storm activity while I was away, it seems...

Anyway, after getting things sorted out at work I was fit to be tied, all benefits of a short vacation erased in a single day. I did some searching for refrigerators and it turned out that Lowes has a great sale on appliances going on! Having spent my pay on bills and food to stock the fridge, I had only my NRA credit card available - something I hate to use, but I'm glad to have available for emergencies. I found a nice little basic fridge I can afford on sale for <$500, and in stock at my local store, so I bought it. After work I picked it up and brought it home.

The beast outweighs me by quite a bit, but I got it out of the truck safely. With much scientific cleverness and leverage (thank you, Archimedes), I was able to get the thing onto a hand truck and dragged to the kitchen door. Oops; the door is 1" too narrow for it to fit. So, off the porch, onto the rain softened dirt in the yard for a grueling drag around the house to another, wider door... I eventually got the box inside the house and reasonably close to its destination. Mind you, it hasn't helped that all this while it's 113 F, overcast, and about 50% humidity. It has taken several 'sips' of scotch to get this far.

Once the packaging was removed I noticed something important. The wall-hung cabinets in the kitchen wrap around the fridge location, and the new fridge is 4" taller than the hole available for it. Frown | :(

I did the only thing a real man could reasonably do under the circumstances. I ripped the cabinets off the wall and tossed them in the yard. Only a wuss would call the store and ask about returning the item in exchange for something a little smaller. I've always hated those cabinets, anyway, and I've been planning to design and build better ones for a couple of years.

The new fridge is humming along nicely and cooling down faster than I expected. As soon as the freezer compartment is down to 32 F, I'll move the frozen stuff over. I'll have to sort through the other stuff to see which is likely dangerous to keep, and which is safe to transfer to the new box. Sheesh...
Will Rogers never met me.

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