3rd Refrigerator in the past 4 years. help!!!

i cant figure this out at all i am puzzled. i will have to buy my 3rd refrigerator. the past 2 have died very fast the same way, open the freezer to discover all the meat has turned soft and thawed. i dont know what is going on but i cant keep wasting money like this. i remember in the 80s and 90s you could buy 1 refgrigerator and it lasts decades. what gives???

i had an electrician come out and check everything its all good. am i unlucky or are manufactures trash now?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >am i unlucky or are manufactures trash now?

    Both.

    Might be the brand.

    If your power company is kind of cheesy, that might be a factor.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had one of my units have the same trouble with microwaves. I'd have to replace it every year or so. I had a surge suppressor installed and never had trouble with it since and that's been about 5 years ago.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Check your building power supply. The inverter based power supplies for newer fridges tend to be sensitive to voltage fluctuations

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    most people will tell you to never buy extended warranties, but in the case of expensive stuff, you should at least pay for a 2 or 3 year warranty because most things will either die in the first 2 years or not for 20 years

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you NEVER buy extended warranty you will save far more than you will spend to buy twice the one thing that fails early. Simple statistics innit.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pick something old off marketplace and it will last you a lifetime.

    Dont buy fridge/freezer combination units

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, as a matter of fact, most fridges are not only shit, they're the same shit with different labels. I took a look at this four years ago, when I needed a fridge. There are at least five "American" brands. They all had the same "manufactured in USA" labels and I got suspicious. All of them are actually chink-shit. They're shipped to an old fridge factory in the midwest. Then the doors are hung on them, which legally allows them to use the "MANUFACTURED" in USA sticker. This is all just a history lesson - in your case, you've got a serious power glitch. Either the power is dipping or spiking like hell, or it might be really dirty electricity - I'd suspect most fridges have small microprocessor controls. It would help if you knew WHAT had failed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > dirty electricity
      Can you mansplain this to me?

      • 1 month ago
        Bepis

        This is what I was thinking, that new digital stuff doesn’t like shitty power. Might need a scope to see it really well if the sine wave is getting fricked up.

        My last house was in an area where they had been knocking down the 2-3 bedroom ranch houses and putting up McMansions for the past 10-20 years, and this house was towards the end of the power line. The voltage from the outlets would be close to 125VAC early in the morning and drop down to like 107VAC on a hot evening when everybody had their AC cranking and lights on. From time to time it would stall out the compressor on my AC and make this god awful noise until I reset it, and flourescent lights had a bad flicker at certain times. The neighbor had issues too. Next door neighbor had the power company at his house because of it.

        Maybe a good UPS would protect the fridge?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    doesn't mention make and models.
    worthless thread.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >dont know what is going on but i cant keep wasting money like this.
    currently (short of buying a commercial refrigerator) this is the most reliable fridge out there. only one moving part (mechanical defrost timer) no electronics. mechanical thermostat.

    design hasn't changed much in my lifetime 50+ years.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-21-9-cu-ft-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-in-White-Garage-Ready-GTS22KGNRWW/312429512

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's the cheap appliances ...well the prices aren't cheap. I paid $1,800 for biggest and best freezer from menards and ot lasted 18 months. There is no such thing as quality anymore The morons alive today, just continue to buy shit quality at higher prices and the corporate fricks continue to use cheaper and cheaper materials with zero customer service. It's like the opposite of how capitalism is supposed to work. The ones who shouldn't survive are thriving while the rest of us lose our ability to choose higher quality. These idiots can't even vote with their wallets, yet we let them vote In our elections.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What part is broken? Grounded plug? Burnt relay? Grounded compressor? Bad defrost timer? Refrigerant leaked out? I’d love to be your neighbor picking up all these refrigerators for free then reselling them after applying a $50 fix. You sound moronic, good thing you can afford to keep being moronic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this. either buy the extended warranty (which i did so on my last purchase) or load the parts cannon every 6 months. I've replaced everything on my GE dryer and frigidaire fridge at this point and they were made in 2018. unless the compressor took a shit then it's probably something stupid like a controller board

      I had one of my units have the same trouble with microwaves. I'd have to replace it every year or so. I had a surge suppressor installed and never had trouble with it since and that's been about 5 years ago.

      this is interesting. The every failing/erratic US utilities getting worse every year could be causing a lot of problems.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >. I've replaced everything on my GE dryer and frigidaire fridge at this point and they were made in 2018.

        It's a crap shoot. I bought a frigidaire fridge in 2018 for about $600, and a GE washer same year same cost, and other than one water valve issue both still perform like new.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >no problems for 20 years
    >motherboard fails
    >replace motherboard
    >icemaker reservoir leaks
    >replace icemaker reservoir
    Once you diagnose the issue it costs 30 bucks to fix it
    But it sounds like you don't even know where to start repairing things

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All of the refrigerator manufacturers have moved the condensing coils from the back of the refrigerator to the bottom. This is where the condenser will collect the most dirt and not allow the gases to condense and puts the system in high head not allowing the compressor to cycle. Clean your coils at least once a year to keep the refrigerator israelite at bay.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    whats your air flow situation like for your fridge. if the intake is getting clogged you are going to strain the compressor.

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