My fridge predates the Reagan administration
November 22, 2011 10:31 AM Subscribe
How often should an old manual defrost refrigerator need defrosting, and when does excessive frost indicate a problem?
posted by slow graffiti to home & garden (7 answers total)
Landlord thinks my refrigerator is fine. I don't. I need to defrost the freezer compartment (like in an office mini fridge) every two weeks which seems way too often, but I haven't had such a dinosaur of a fridge before (for reals, it says Sears and Robuck on the tag). I think it needs some kind of maintenance; new thermostat or something. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a quick fix or do I need to insist on repairs/replacement?