Waiting on the repair man

United States
June 21, 2011 10:17am CST
I'm waiting on the repair man. I went out to walk this morning and didn't eat breakfast, so since I didn't open the fridge, I didn't know it wasn't working. I came home from my walk and discovered the light was out of the refrigerator. I opened the freezer part and the hot dogs I had there were all thawed out. Soooo I had to take everything out of the fridge/freezer and move it over to the big freezer.. hope the milk doesn't freeze until the repairman comes. We might need a new refrigerator.. I dread that because it will be expensive to buy another one.. but the one we have had is at least 10 years old.. so it is probably time for another one anyway. Has anything gone perklunk at your house where you have to call a repair man? If so... what was it? Will you share with me? Thanks in advance.
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6 responses
• United States
21 Jun 11
Thankfully nothing has broken recently hear and I am glad as we really can't afford a new appliance at the moment. I do hope you can repair it and not have to buy a new one. But then a new one may be cheaper then the repair. Good luck with that and hope he gets there soon, if he hasn't been there already.
• United States
21 Jun 11
Hi HWG! Well the repIrman came and worked for 90 minutes. It is good as new now. It cost $104 to fix it. Well it was caused by a best of rats. There is a hole in the wall. It was seen when the man pulled out the fridge. I'm glad it's fixed. We gotta get rat traps today.
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• United States
22 Jun 11
Wow the pesky rats sure can cause a lot of damage. But I am happy to hear it cost $104 and not a load more as the cost right now would have been way too much. But happy to hear that your refrigerator is back to running great.
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• United States
22 Jun 11
Hi HWG! We got to get that hole boarded up, which means we will have to have my sil's uncle to come and do that.. that won't cost us anything... he and his sister own this house... so he will take care of that. I will get the rat traps today because I didn't get out last night. His sister said to let her know how much they cost and she will reimburse me for them, but I won't do that... it was nice of her to offer that though. I'm just glad it is fixed now.
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@SomeCowgirl (32205)
• United States
23 Jun 11
Well I don't have my own place, having to live with family until I can get back on my feet, and well WE NEED REPAIRS but that list could get too long to even manage, lol. Let's just say if it's electrical or plumbing or the wall then it needs repaired, oh or the floor.... yeah that too... or a vent cover, like I said it could go on and on. Glad you got that fridge repaired!
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• United States
24 Jun 11
Hi SomeCowGirl! It's good that you don't have to worry about repairs. Luckily, the repairman came and put a new wire on the refrigerator. A rat chewed up the wire. The water Thingy was also chewed so we couldn't use the icemaker.
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@paidreader (5143)
• United States
25 Jun 11
Hi PointlessQuestions. Ohhhh yeah, I've had to do it more than a few times over the years. Most recently: Computer (last summer) Furnace when it went out in the coldest part of winter (last winter) Air Conditioner when it went out in the hottest part of the summer (last weekend) Dryer (last weekend) Last Saturday, my A/C & the dryer went out on the same day. Needless to say, the A/C was the 1st priority. Since I work during the week, I had to get the repair call set up on Monday, then go in late on Tuesday after the repair. It was so nice coming home to a cool house that afternoon. This weekend I'm working on the dryer repair. I just bought the dryer 3 months ago, so I'm a little perturbed. I've made a general pricing call to one (in-home) repair place while I wait on the store I bought it from. It opens in an hour. I was rather shocked to hear it would be about $155 for the repair on a $400 dryer. Guess it's a good thing their service call is free with a repair. Sure hope the store I bought it from is cheaper.
• United States
25 Jun 11
Wow! That's alot of money for repIr on a NEW drier. I feel lucky with my one repair. Yep. Air conditioning would be my first priority too in your case. Have a great weekend.
• United States
21 Jun 11
I've had problems with my washer and dryer before. The belt broke on my dryer, hubby was able to fix it for under $20 and time. The washer he had rigged and it worked for many years one day the pump just burned out and it was full of water. Hubby figured on the part plus a repair person we were better off buying a new one plus we needed something more efficient in water usage anyways.
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• United States
21 Jun 11
It's great that your husband is handy that way... you saved from buying a new one for years though... I wonder if we will have to have a new fridge? The man should be here in about 30 minutes. I'm just sick about it.
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• United States
30 Dec 11
We live in an apt. so if something breaks, maintenance will come and fix or replace it. We are moving to a house this year, so I realize that we may have to buy our own appliances and pay for them as well should they break. Moving into a home has more expenses, but I am ready for it.
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• United States
30 Dec 11
I would never want to live in an apartment again. We did several years ago and it was awful. There were so many neighbors it wasn’t even funny. We had duplex departments and we lived in a cull de sac that had about 70 duplexes in it. I didn’t like it at all. Now we live on a sleepy little street with just a few neighbors and I love it. We have been here for about 3 years now.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
24 Jun 11
hi dear PointlessQuestions I hope the repairman showed up all right and everything wen smoothly. Hope you fridge could be saved and you dont need a new one yet. No repair stories here right now as everything is okay right now but you never know when the next repairs will be due... thats why I keep a little money in a special savings account just in case.
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• United States
24 Jun 11
Hi RitterSport. Yes everything went smoothly there. The repairman worked for an hour and a half. He charged $104. It's better than having to buy a new fridge.
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