Can we eat food from a broken fridge and how can we fix the fridge?
March 19, 2010 6:50 PM Subscribe
My refrigerator isn't running, so I can't go catch it.
posted by k8t to home & garden (13 answers total)
I walked into my kitchen this afternoon to see a pool of water on the floor.
I opened my fridge and the freezer half (it is one of those awful vertical split ones) is melting. The ice cube maker on top was about 2/3rd ice, 1/3 water.
The fridge half is not room temp, but not cold either.
So (after getting a friend to come help, as I was alone with a 16-month-old), I threw away most everything in the freezer - bags of veggies, some meat, frozen waffles, etc.
95% of the frozen stuff may be eaten by my toddler, so I didn't want to take any chacnes.
I put some of the fridge stuff (cheese, milk, fruit, yogurt, butter) in our deep freezer.
- I have NO idea how long the fridge/freezer was melting, but with 1/3rd water in the ice cube maker, seems like a while to me.
- It is powered on, but no cold air is blowing into the unit.
So, question 1 - once everything is fixed, CAN WE EAT THE FRIDGE STUFF?
And question 2 - we called a repair guy, but any other thoughts on something that we could do to fix this? I already tried flipping the fuse and the back of the fridge isn't warm.
Thanks! Now off to eat more Spaghetti-Os. :(