Say It Ain’t So!

June 5, 2009

This morning, I noticed the milk wasn’t as cold as it ought to be.  The unit was running, but, once again, there was no cold air blowing into the refrigerator compartment.  The raspberry sorbet (in the freezer) was liquified — a lot like a smoothie (hmmm, not bad).  I’ve been so busy that I hadn’t gone to the uniform supply store to buy my butt-crack pants.  I did the next best thing.  I called my brother.  Before I called him, I  slid the refrigerator out from the wall, used the screwdriver and flashlight, and clicked the defrost timer to off.  The refrigerator fan/compressor never came back on.  Ah Ha!  The defrost timer is dead.  The refrigerator is not going into the defrost cycle and I am building up a glacier between the freezer and the refrigerator compartment.

I used the hair dryer to help melt the ice shelf, turned the refrigerator back on for twenty minutes, turned it back to defrost for a half an hour (hopefully to finish melting the ice), then turned the cooling cycle back on.  Marc will be over later with a new timer.   This could get old!

I have a very bad attitude about electric things.  I think they should work like the car does — if you give it oil and gas and occasionally kick its tires, it should run forever.  Am I wrong about this?

UPDATE: The refrigerator parts supply places say my refrigerator is obsolete.  That’s insulting!  It’s significantly younger than I am.  So, my brother is on-line looking for the part.  He says it’s little and inexpensive, so it would be majorly ridiculous to buy a new refrigerator because of this timer.  How come Honda doesn’t make refrigerators?


  1. Tom says:

    You’re spoiled by owning a Honda 🙂

  2. Janet says:

    I would be logging onto and telling them to bring me a new fridge. Apply your hourly rate to the amount of time you have spent acting like your butt crack is hanging out. How many refrigerators would that buy??

  3. Sandy says:

    I think you have a budding career in the wings. Maybe you could study to be a refrigeration expert online in the spare time you have between chasing Chase and welding your screwdriver?