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Freezer story con'd.
Posted by Ellie
on 7/15/2020, 11:06 pm
We had emptied and unplugged the freezer. No sense burning the electricity and we were undecided as to what to do at this point. I wasn't about to invest in major repairs and new ones were on back order with estimated deliveries going out to October. I'd been following a friend's FB tale of how he had a water leak and couldn't afford to call a plumber and didn't know anyone handy. When he went into more detail about his problem, I realized that it didn't involve anything major and probably wouldn't be that expensive. He is somewhat challenged, living alone in a house he recently inherited from his mother. With loads of response suggestions, he finally called in a plumber but was very upset. He probably never anticipated the things that can go wrong with home ownership. I posted my freezer problem as an example. One of his friends mentioned a similar situation that he had with his freezer where the repair wound up being a less than a $20 part (relay switch). I decided that since it looked like I would either have to repair mine or do without one, I'd try to find a repairman who'd come in a reasonable time. After several calls, I have an appointment for one to come tomorrow. I mentioned that it was unplugged and he told me to plug it in again which we did. The freezer started up, no alarms and so far appears to working. I just put a glass of water in it to see if it freezes overnite. The relay switch mention brought to mind the other appliances and electronic equipment where you have to sometimes shut down completely and restart to get them working which is why we bothered to check. It takes at least 4 hours to bring back to desired temperature. It will cost $75 for the repairman to come in. I toyed with the idea if the problem was solved, canceling but I think for peace of mind even if it seems OK, it's worth a look.