My fridge is incontinent

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  1. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Mystery solved as to why the fridge suddenly peed a couple of cups of water last night. There's a plastic drain hose (for condensation? For the ice maker?) that has been melted in half by a hot tube on the compressor. WHY it should suddenly happen after 7 years, I don't know. WHY there's a hot, crimped tube sticking out of the compressor I don't know.

    It stopped doing it when we turned off the ice maker. Did it again after we turned the ice make back on. That might be whatchacall a clue.

    I could replace the tube, but my wife decided she'd feel better with a new fridge. It's our 39th anniversary Sunday, so what the hell, we'll buy ourselves a new fridge.

    But this melted tube has got me mystified - was it against this copper tube for 7 years?? Did the copper tube suddenly get hot???

    We turned the ice maker off again and put a jar under the drip for now.

    I discovered the leak while working on a model in the basement, and I suddenly heard dripping. The water was dripping thru the small hole under the fridge that the ice maker feed line goes down thru. It was dripping all over a pile of unbuilt model kits on my storage shelves. I scrambled, got them moved, got a pail under it. The boxes are wet, but I think I saved the decals.

    This on top of $2300 in car repairs, a traffic ticket, and a $400 brake job (the only planned expense) - it's been a fucker of a week.

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  2. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Apparently whatever it was is fatal - the freezer ain't freezing too well. The damn thing is clearly dying.
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    Quest Hail, Columbia Staff Member Administrator

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    The crimped tube is just where they added the coolant at the factory. My guess is a worn out bearing in the compressor is leading to excess friction/heat. :shrug:
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  4. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Our friend Frontline (still talk on FB) said compressor overheating and failure too.
    We went out and bought as new fridge, and now we're just waiting to find out when it will be delivered. Got a dorm fridge to sub for the duration.
    Meanwhile the current fridge is slowly failing. The thermometer just went into the "too warm" zone.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    If you have beer in the fridge, drink it now before it gets warm.
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  6. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    The appliance showroom in Paterson has a retro section. I want a 1957 Chevy Nomad Teal kitchen set!!! :lol:

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    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    The sucker died yesterday and we unplugged it.
    The new one will be here Tuesday.
    The diswasher also died, but we're having trouble finding one to fit our stupid 1947 kitchen corner space. Meanwhile I'm the dishwasher.
    We apparently have a poltergeist.