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Refrigerator. Something where you can actually admire the craftsmanship

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Ok! I am a anti disposable guy in a disposable society.

I want something worth repairing. A refrigerator, where you actually admire the engineering, A product that actually has brass fittings and copper. A compressor that screams," I do not care about how much electricity this costs" It would be a workhorse and rebuildable. A real start capacitor that looks like a can of soda.

When I open the doors, I want to feel the weight, as if I was opening a 300 pound church door in a windstorm.

Preferably no computer board or digital display panels.

I am not impressed by names.

It must exist because I bought a stove that fits this description.

So what makes have impressed you. 

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You would need to look at commercial models to get what you are describing. Like True STG2RRT89. All residential refrigerators have to conform to government energy regulations. I would say the most impressive one I have seen are custom built. They turn a closet into a walk-in. 

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So you are excluding models such as subzero,viking etc. I have never seen the inside of one. I know subzero is made in the USA but how about all the important parts!!!

Can I assume, that you would not be called out to a working machine, only broken ones. Then it follows that by asking which is the better of the ones that break is the question I should ask. Or maybe modify it. Have an hvac guy put in quality parts!

Well, I am tired of take out and have to spring for a new one. Which is the better of the junk that's out there? I am not impressed by names, its all about under the hood.

 

Many thanks

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True is all copper, I was impressed when I saw one at the convention last year. Other than that they are all aluminum and "steel" as far as the consumer end goes. Also think it's about 18K if I remember right. 

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Thank you AlboGator.

$18,000.0 is ridiculous. You could by 10 whirlpools each lasting 10 years and be better off. (disposable society).I am 54 years old, so I would only need 5 whirlpools :-)

All my neighbors have subzero and they too break!!!!!!!

So, I narrowed it down to Bosch, Kitchen aid, Maytag and whirlpool. Any opinion?????

In the future I will take seriously to having an HVAC guy swap out the compressor for a high quality rebuildable one.

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I like Kitchenaid. The compressors normaly come with a 10 year warranty parts 5 years labor that would be voided if you swap it out and would be an unnecessary expense in my opinion. 

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Buy old. Look up some old Crown stoves from the 50's and 60's they will have pilots lights and thermostats- bulletproof.

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There is this company: The Big Chill- they put new "guts" into old school style machines- check them out.

Beach Blue

 

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Very cool. I always liked O'Keef and Merritt ranges. If you can find one that's not rusted out. 

 

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If you want a washing machine that will last.

 

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I have a 1948 O Keefe Merritt. I am in the process of sending parts all over the country to be redone. Chrome, new porcelain, new enamel and such.

It will be a burgundy color. 

My at home, main stove is a Capital, It is truly bulletproof.I made sure to get no self cleaning and there is no computer Yay!!!!!!!!!

The Merritt I am doing for fun. It can not be installed or used in Massachusetts. The cost to restore is about $3,000.00 but up here in New England people go Ga Ga! over these things.

As far as my fridge is concerned, I will get this Kenmore Elite piece of junk running and then start looking for a Kitchen aid or Bosch or Electrolux.

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On 1/26/2017 at 10:15 AM, andersonmilltexas said:

 

All my neighbors have subzero and they too break!!!!!!!

Yeah, but the sub zero's I work on are 15-20 years old. So yes they break and they can be repaired. Comparing that to refrigerators you throw away after 10 years is comparing apples to hand grenades. Nothing made today is worth a shit to be honest. 

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Mother Nature invented the first washing machine... Cemeteries provided the first known laundry detergent! Washboard is actually a technological breakthrough... I admire this engineering- girl in the bright red looks like a cutie from here.

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I have a 1948 O Keefe Merritt. I am in the process of sending parts all over the country to be redone. Chrome, new porcelain, new enamel and such.

It will be a burgundy color. 

My at home, main stove is a Capital, It is truly bulletproof.I made sure to get no self cleaning and there is no computer Yay!!!!!!!!!

The Merritt I am doing for fun. It can not be installed or used in Massachusetts. The cost to restore is about $3,000.00 but up here in New England people go Ga Ga! over these things.

As far as my fridge is concerned, I will get this Kenmore Elite piece of junk running and then start looking for a Kitchen aid or Bosch or Electrolux.

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I bought a Kitchen aid.  $4,000. I will probably get 10 years out of it. The minute Trump  hamstrings the EPA, companies will redesign fridges, I will be first in line for a new one.

Thanks for your help.

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That was great. To bad someone turned it into a keg.

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On 2/5/2017 at 3:30 PM, andersonmilltexas said:

I bought a Kitchen aid.  $4,000. I will probably get 10 years out of it. The minute Trump  hamstrings the EPA, companies will redesign fridges, I will be first in line for a new one.

Thanks for your help.

The problem is that crap and blaming consumers has become the new business model. 

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