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#1 KCTBURY

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:57 AM

I have some Crazy repairs...... Anyone else run into crazy situations?

 

My day started with a fridge that's not cooling properly,

 

I open up the freezer and quickly ascertain that the evap fan is not working but the inside of the freezer smells Fresh! Fresh like clothes straight out of the dryer.  

 

I pull the back panel off to replace the evap fan and see that something is cuaght up in the fan. Low and behold its a stack of dryer sheets! After talking to the customer she claimed to like the smell so she wanted her fridge to smell like that and shoved the dryer sheets in there up at the top of the freezer section! Then ask do I have to pay for this? LOL hell yes!

 

 



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:31 AM

Be prepared for future visits. The reason, you might ask? Well despite all of your appliantogical expertise and no matter how hard nor how many times you try, you can't fix stupid.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

Here we go.  As soon as Whirlpool and Proctor & Gamble get wind of this we're gonna see "Affresh" Refrigerator Deodorizing Sheets.



#4 Patricio

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

What ever happen to good old baking soda?


I see says the blind man, leading a lame dog, while talking to a deaf person. In other words, Not liable if you choose to follow my opinion.
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#5 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:20 PM

even if they make something specifically for fridges, you gonna have people who will try something dumb, like burning incense inside the fridge. So it aint the fridge that needs repair,instead it's that customer. And you can't fix dumb neither.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:23 AM

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We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:51 AM

hhhmmmm ....

links to Amazon:

Fridge Aid & Ice Aid - Antibacterial Fridge and Freezer Deodorizer
by Fridge Aid & Ice Aid
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

50x MORE POWERFUL THAN BAKING SODA
Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

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but . . . .

there's this:

Whirlpool 8171398SRB :whistling:

Refrigerator deodorizer

50x MORE POWERFUL THAN BAKING SODA

(replace every 3 months)

http://www.repaircli...R=154&N=1544892

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and this

Freezer Deodorizer

(replace every 3 months)

Whirlpool 4392894SRB

http://www.repaircli...R=154&N=1543455

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:47 PM

Whirlpool keeps changing the look (and part number) of these. 3rd time in 5 years, that I know of...


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#9 RegUS_PatOff

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:19 PM

previous product was made by:

Nurich Air Filter Co. has been selling Fridge Aid® and Ice Aid® in the appliance parts industries

throughout the United States and Canada since 1995.

 

Now Nurich Air Filter Co. is offering a private label with the concept of advertising inside the fridge.

It means the consumer will see your company brand every time the fridge is opened.

Our Fridge Aid & Ice Aid will stay inside the fridge and freezer until it’s replaced.

Fridge Aid & Ice Aid lasts up to 6 months but the customer will want to replace even sooner because the extreme odor from the fridge and from the ice cubes start to be more noticeable.

 

http://www.nurich.co...rivate-labeling

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so ... does Whirlpool have them made by Nurich ?


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#10 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:37 PM

Why go through all that trouble? just get a few dryer sheets and duct tape them to the freezer walls. I think it's the duct tape step that the customer missed. Who wouldn't want their milk to taste like lavender or a spring meadow? And don't forget, dryer sheets will do something those freezer products can't do. You thought it was ice that caused things to freeze together in the fridge? ... it's really static clinging. A few sheets of snuggle will eliminate it, no problem.

Btw, you called the customer's action crazy, when in fact it was stupid. The difference? If she put a dog in the fridge, well that's crazy. There would have been no attempt at rational thinking. Maybe a few internal voices here and there giving instructions. However, if she used a thought process and came up with reasonings similar to my preceeding paragraph, well that's stupid because we all know duct tape aint gonna stick to freezer walls.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:48 PM

My 2 favorite "dumbass" calls were a lady that tried to dry a vinyl shower curtain on a heated  cycle in her dryer and blew out the thermostats and melted the thermal fuse and another customer who tried to wash her sons hockey pants in a Maytag Neptune front load washer and cracked the inner door liner.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

I had one where I went to the house because the customer said there new refrigerator wasn't making ice and also had no water at the door.  When I got there I found out they had no water going to it.  The customer had no idea you needed to run water to it for it to work.  HELLO!



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:49 PM

"Yes, my Dryer is gas, but the Washer is electric."

 


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:39 PM

So you don't have to plug the dryer in, right!



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:55 PM

even if they make something specifically for fridges, you gonna have people who will try something dumb, like burning incense inside the fridge. So it aint the fridge that needs repair,instead it's that customer. And you can't fix dumb neither.

 

i heard of a customer that the fridge caught fire

 

turned out that at the time there was a blackout in the area

 

customer had gone to the fridge with a candle and put the candle in the fridge to see what they were after

 

forgot about the candle and closed the door



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:09 PM

... i heard of a customer that the fridge caught fire

"I lost all of my open bottles of booze." :whistling:

 


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#17 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:23 AM

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i heard of a customer that the fridge caught fire
 
turned out that at the time there was a blackout in the area
 
customer had gone to the fridge with a candle and put the candle in the fridge to see what they were after
 
forgot about the candle and closed the door


Even Kctbury's customer knows tbat dryer sheet residue is very flammable.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:19 AM

I had one guy buy a new gas dryer with the steam option. With the aid of 4 or 5 adapters, he managed to hook up the gas supply to the water inlet valve. Sweet!  


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:08 AM

I had one guy buy a new gas dryer with the steam option. With the aid of 4 or 5 adapters, he managed to hook up the gas supply to the water inlet valve. Sweet!


So what's the problem? There's water, the dryer has a steam option, water+ heat =steam... steam = gas....therefore water + dryer element = gas... so you have to connect the water line to the gas line so the conversion can occur.

There's some attempt at rational thinking so by my previously posted definitions of crazy and stupid, at least he's not crazy.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:15 AM

I had one guy buy a new gas dryer with the steam option.

With the aid of 4 or 5 adapters, he managed to hook up the gas supply to the water inlet valve.



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