Last week, our refrigerator started to give us fits. (Bad Fridge!)
Initially, it stopped making ice. This was incredibly disappointing to Cooper who likes to ask for ‘water & ice’ to drink. He hated drinking just water. I didn’t even realize just how often I used our ice maker. Untold times that week I put my cup under the ice dispenser and waited for it to fill.
You get the drift.
Craig thought maybe one of the lines got clogged. Armed with a vacuum he moved the refrigerator, vacuumed out the back and checked the tube with the water.
That’s when the noise level in the house rose drastically. Apparently, somehow a fan bent/broke and was causing the fridge to sound like it was preparing for flight. I, who can sleep through anything, even found it annoying.
Craig and I discussed our options – call in a service man or buy a new fridge. We really didn’t want to spend a grand on a new fridge when this one was less than 7 years old. As for the service man route – we weren’t sure how much it would run to fix the fan and the ice maker.
So, what did we do? We went with option 3 (or C for those of us who used scan-trons as kids). Craig read up on the broken piece and ordered it for $7 online.
We waited anxiously while the part was shipped. Would it work? Would we be screwing it up worse?
I was shocked to come home from work last Wednesday to find Doctor Craig working behind the fridge, the fan on the counter and a You-tube video playing. And, more than a little impressed. (He doesn’t read the blog either, so I can get away with a compliment here and there… don’t want it to go to his head!)
In less than a half an hour, Craig fixed the fridge! It was purring like a kitten. He even jiggled the wires that led to the ice maker and that started working too!
Mission Accomplished. Craig 1, Appliances 0. Too bad he couldn’t fix the washing machine when I broke it during the summer.