Is your refrigerator running? No, it is not!
April 20, 2014 5:36 PM Subscribe
Sometime in the last 24 hours, my refrigerator (Kirkland Signature by Whirlpool, aka the cheapest fridge you can buy at Costco*) gave up the ghost. The light is still working and it seems that the back panel of the freezer is cold, but the fan is not blowing and the fridge itself is not cold at all.
posted by charmcityblues to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
We've had lots of power outages lately, and I'm sure some surges as well. However, no other appliances in the house are wonky. We've pulled the fridge out, checked to make sure that there's nothing blocking the coils, turned it off, unplugged it, and then replugged it. Nothing. The fridge is less than a year old.
This is a massive pain and the ruined food is going to be costly and really difficult to replace (we live in remote Alaska with limited access to groceries). We'd really like to get it working again as soon as possible, but have no idea what to do beyond what we've done. The guy who does maintenance is off island at the moment.
The other fridge questions have mostly resulted in "call a repair person!"-type advice, which is... not applicable. We're looking for DIY-type advice. I can take pictures if it would be helpful, but as far as I know, nothing looks externally wrong.
*Please note: despite their wonderful return policy, returning to Costco is NOT an option. The nearest Costco is 1200 miles away and returning it would require paying airfreight. Not happening.