I told myself I would NEVER buy another GE Profile refrigerator. But what did I do 6 years ago when we moved into this house? Yup – I bought another GE Profile refrigerator. Idiot. I never learn from past mistakes.
The above refrig/freezer side-by-side is a bit hard to see (white on white background) but it’s what died on me sometime last night and left my kitchen a sopping mess and ruined lots of food…grrrr… When it died, it was only 6 years old and had a 5-year extended warranty – of course – my luck you know. Let me reiterate that this is a GE Profile. This is the second meltdown we’ve had with this one but the first time wasn’t its fault – it was because our power was out from the remnants of Hurricane Ike for 4 days and of course we had a wet, sopping mess and ruined food then, too. BUT, this is the second GE Profile that has broken — I bought one when I had my prior house – same type- side by side and it had a defect that GE knew about but told all retail centers NOT to fix until it broke – ours broke, the freezer stopped working and that time I lost about $1,000 worth of food. Insurance maintained it was an Act of God. I kid you not. I figured God owed me about a thousand bucks worth of food. This is so not fun.
So the moral of the story comes early in this story – stay away from GE Profile anything. My last stove (came with the house) also was a GE Profile and the oven stopped working last January — I have since replaced it with a Jenn-Air.
The dishwasher was replaced last year and it’s a GE but not a Profile and I have my fingers crossed. We also just replaced the furnace and air conditioner. Those are Maytags (and the ac broke down the first week). In other words, I’m running out of money because everything in this house is breaking within a one year time frame.
The only thing we haven’t replaced is the water heater and I just told Devoted Spouse that within the next couple of months I’m performing a pre-emptive strike – I’m going to replace a perfectly working water heater because I cannot live with the thought each night as I go to bed that the next morning I might find a flooded basement. The water heater came with the house — I don’t care how long they’re supposed to last — we are investing in a new one soon. Then and only then will I be able to rest easy at night – knowing all appliances are relatively new and under warranty. By that time we’ll probably lose the house to a unexpected earthquake with my luck.
There’s still that little pesky problem of the water stain on the living room ceiling which hints at a roof issue – but since it hasn’t actually started to physically leak, I’m going to let that go a little longer. I’m not wealthy, nor am I employed.
Now I have to decide should I take the vacation in October to Savannah GA (potential retirement site) or pay my tuition? I’m thinking I’ll skip this next round of classes and go relax in Savannah for awhile. 🙂
I couldn’t find a picture of the exact model but the above is representative of what I bought this morning – a black Kenmore French Door fridge/freezer – the bottom is the freezer so the top both sides open up and that is the fridge part and that part is big enough for trays and nice long items. There’s a water dispenser but it’s inside the door not on the outside and the icemaker is below not on the door. I have no problem with that – this actually has more usable room for both refrigerator and freezer than my side-by-side which is chopped up space. It still set me back $2,000 even with sales, and discounts – thank goodness for 12 months-same-as-cash offers!! Yikes – is nothing a reasonable price anymore in this country? Plus I couldn’t even take advantage of the upcoming Government Rebate offer since I need it NOW. We have what we were able to salvage stuffed into two coolers. Crapola.
I really need to win the lottery – oh yeah I bought a ticket for Tuesday’s drawing and haven’t looked at it yet. Maybe I have a winner. Yeah, and maybe my water heater will actually last another two months…