Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:04 AM
The scene: Fridge is icing up at the bottom of fridge compartment (bottom freezer style) and and a degree or two above normal in the upper area . I understand this model can lose some of it's insulation between fridge and freezer over a period of time and a heater kit is made for this situation. I did move thermostat up and it helped with the upper area but still freezing at bottom.
Money is no object but customer is frugal .
This is a garage fridge used mainly for storing beverages
Customer has a separate garage freezer
Less than $200 in repair cost but Customer questioning whether a smaller, energy star rated fridge would be better (the dreaded repair or buy new one question)
The plot (in development with your assistance):
Possibly tell the customer to turn the unused freezer section to its warmest temp hopefully solving the fridge freezing problem and reducing energy usage. I do not have a lot of experience with sub-zeros so I don't know if this is possible or not. Any advice?
Edited by DurhamAppliance, 15 February 2011 - 08:04 AM.
Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.
The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist
"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist
"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.