04-20-2009, 06:33 PM
Wow another blast from the past.
04-20-2009, 06:41 PM
Have Dave and or Julie.............pretty funny. Same thing with my 7-8 year old GE, frozen evap, box at 50 degrees.
That was 3 months ago, I just dumped the thing and bought another one, screw it, enough is enough. Ya can get a similar one for about a grand, I did not however buy a GE though.
I been saying for years, its a throw away world for appliances anymore.
New one works great, got some better features, quit wasting your dough, go to Lowes or Best Buy and be done with the torture already.
04-20-2009, 07:14 PM
Julie likes what you are saying. Time to exercise the Lowe's emergency card.
Who wants a great deal on a GE fridge?
04-20-2009, 10:23 PM
We had a certain space for it to fit in. Lowes had some models for that but they had to be ordered. Well, ya need a fridge sooner than a week.
I was leaving when the guy found the exact one I wanted in the back, scratch and dent. Still in the plastic wrap and all but a forklift had bent the bottom on the one side. Very minor. The side would be against a cabinet so you couldn't even see the dent. They took off another 15% and delivered it the next day.
Just don't buy a GE.
04-21-2009, 01:09 PM
That's how I ended up with this craptastic GE, it was the one that fit the space I had for it.
I'll post back here with the end of the GE saga so that others can learn from our horrible GE experience.
04-21-2009, 03:45 PM
If its one of shorter or narrower ones like we had, they make a Whirlpool, side by side that fits right in there, even a hair smaller.
Nice smooth front on the doors so it is easier to clean and a bigger freezer space thanks to a compact, fast production ice maker.
Keep us in the loop.
My other GE story was a wall mount microwave/hood over a cooktop.
Lasted 2 years, tried to fix it, called GE.
No warranty, send a tech out for $79.
It only costs like $250. Dumped that too and bought a new one.
Throw away world I tell ya.
07-13-2010, 12:38 PM
Amazing. It's been over a year since my GE fridge has let me down. Who doesn't get a thrill when your fridge works for a whole year at a time? The current problem is the ice chute flap doesn't close after you ice up your glass. It's just sits there gaping open letting moisture and warm air into the freezer, which tests my defrost system repairs no doubt.
I'll be replacing the solenoid for the flap very soon.
In related appliance stories, the 20 year old Tappan microwave over my stove has finally gone to meet its maker (new one will not be GE). And the Kitchen Aid Range (gas) has requested its third oven ignitor in just under 10 years. Meanwhile, the 25 year old Caloric (electric) junker range I use to brew beer is still working fine. Albeit with a temperature knob calibration that gives you 100 degrees more than you ask for, but now that I know that it bakes just fine.
07-13-2010, 06:12 PM
You still got that piece of junk??
07-13-2010, 06:14 PM
Well my new whirlpool already had some issues.
Ice dispenser quit, I checked it out, looked like little auger type motor. Guy came out, said it was the motor, ordered one, they sent it here, he said to call him when it came in, I put it in myself even though it was under warranty.
07-13-2010, 06:48 PM
Does anyone make anything worth buying anymore?
I totally just owned this GE. It was actually pretty easy, about 15 minutes for the whole repair. I took the control panel ice chute thing apart and got the solenoid coil out and the plunger was just hanging there from the ice chute flap arm. It was all rusted to hell. Took it downstairs and spent a couple minutes on the bench grinder/buffer and get it all shiny again. Sprayed a quick coat of white lithium grease on it and slapped 'er back together. Works good as new.....for the moment.
I guess the old ice trays in the freezer and opening the door every time you want ice is the way to go. Lots less to go wrong with that setup, and just slightly less convenient.
07-13-2010, 08:11 PM
No, everything is junk it seems and as far as warranties, better get em on things for a few years, after that go buy new stuff.
Originally Posted by dave and julie
I bought some wasp spray at Lowes, pretty cheap, was on a roof being attacked, I'm spraying the hell out of them, they keep coming back at me.
I told the guy with me, this is probably the only thing made in China that doesn't kill anything.
07-13-2010, 09:21 PM
A lot more wasps than there used to be - Haier imports them from China. Did you happen to see the shapes of their eyes?
Originally Posted by Diceman
07-14-2010, 08:54 AM
Yeah, like kamikazees...................
Originally Posted by midhvac
China sent us stink bugs too, we have to thank em for that as well.