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07-24-2005, 09:43 PM
My 14 year old fridge is making some ominous noises. It has made noise for a while now but this is new and it doesn't sound good. It might be time to get a new one.
I'm not going to spend 4 grand on a Sub-Zero, so save that suggestion, but I'd like so sugestions. I like the look of the side-by-side models, but what is their inherant advantage? They occupy the same space, so what makes them better? I would like to get one with an ice and water dispenser in the door. I'm willing to spend up to $1000 or thereabouts if it is worth it.
07-25-2005, 11:36 AM
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07-25-2005, 11:54 AM
Side by sides are not a good choice if you keep your fridge full, IMO.
If you're the type to have a carton of eggs and a hunk of cheese and not much else they'd probably be great, But the shelves are just so narrow that stacking is unavoidable, and once there's more than a few things in there they quickly become lost in the clutter.
07-25-2005, 11:57 AM
Pull the fridge out and take a vaccum cleaner with a hose and remove the dirt on the coils.
That may stop the bad noises.
07-25-2005, 12:39 PM
Go to Home Depot, Lowe's or Sears and take a look at the refrigerators. You can open up the side-by-side models and others to see the amount of interior space. Also look at the freezer on top and freezer on the bottom models (some have a freezer drawer on the bottom). There are a couple of side-by-side models where the doors are not straight, but have a wider part and a narrower part for both the refrigerator and freezer.
And icemakers and water dispensers are ubiqutious; it's hard to find a model without them.
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