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Debating relative merits of new refrigerator


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#1 waterboy

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:23 AM

So, I have a GE that has the infamous "muthaboard" issue. I am debating buying a used Kenmore or Whirlpool (both about 3-5 years old and in good working condition), since I can get either one of them for about the same amount as the board and yet another new evap fan motor assembly and thermistor. Anyone have any preferences on what fridge brand you hear the smallest amount of horror stories about? My main concern is that after the big repair, the GE shorts out the board again, or blows its compressor, or something of the like - I feel like I have a dog that has started unpredictibly biting people.

Thanks for any thoughts!


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:35 AM

I don't know the answer, but if you post the Kenmore model number, I can tell you who made it.

And it may help others to answer if you posted the Whirlpool model number.



 

 


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:52 AM

I will try to get them for you this week when I go and look at them. I'm thinking the Kenmore freezer top, since it would become a good kegerator when I get my dream LG french door...

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:21 AM

did you check the GE's Defrost Heater & Defrost Thermostat as mentioned in your other post ?

some future info:  LG Refrigerators (and other) Service Manuals  Posted Image

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:27 AM

I'd stick with Whirlpool-built fridges. Not that they're awesome or anything like that, but because, for now, they seem to suck the least of all the common brands.

Before you hand over any money on a used fridges, you should get some eyeballs on the evaporator coil inside the freezer with the compressor having been running for at least an hour. If there are any weird frost patterns, you want to know about it now before you give your money and take it home 'cuz a sealed system problem is a deal killer.




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