Our bleeping Westinghouse refrigerator is having it's annual spack attack! Seems to be a yearly event that we have to have major repairs done to it.... This time it's the hinges on the Fridge side... worn out. Causing the door to drop and set the fridge's alarm off at all hours... it's like having to get up to a baby in the middle of the night!!!! No big issue you say... just replace the hinge?... No can do.. as we learnt with our Westinghouse Oven, the hinges do not come as a separate replacement part... you have to buy a whole door! a costly exercise.... particularly when the door contains the control panel for the fridge!
Last year when the ice maker shit itself, for the second time in the fridge's (relatively) short life we vowed that next time it needed repair we would turf it and get a new fridge.. we are now at that point.
The disappointing aspect of this is the apparent lack of quality of new appliances. Our old fridge (a Westinghouse) was inherited from Michelle's mother and was eons old and still running fine when we renovated the Kitchen and thought that one of those two door jobs with an ice maker/ water dispenser would be a good idea.... The old fridge was donated to son #1 and as far as we know is probably still soldiering on!
The dilemma now is what to buy to replace it.. obviously we are burnt by Westinghouse's latest offerings, also we have a few LG appliances in the house, some of which have worked trouble free for some years, some not.... How do I know what is crap and what will last? I tend to think there are probably not any appliances truly built to last any appreciable amount of time.
In the meantime all the shelves in the fridge door have been removed to lighten the load on the door and the top bracket adjusted in an attempt to pull the door upright a bit to stop the door switch actuating and setting the alarm off. But its days are numbered as I can see with every opening of the door, more "shavings" appear on the floor due to the state of the bottom hinge...
......lets just hope it doesn't fall off!!!!
A favourite of mine..... - Vegemite Lettuce and Onion on Sourdough.
4 months ago