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New Refrigerator and Refrigerator Depth

When buying a new refrigerator many people like the look of a built-in refrigerator but find that they are very expensive and will require extensive remodeling to make them work for their kitchen. The answer becomes the counter depth refrigerator. These refrigerators depth can vary in the depth between 23 and 27 inches. This will keep the front of the refrigerator back about six inches more than a normal refrigerator which often run between 30 to 34 inches in depth. While the front of the counter depth refrigerator may still have to stick out beyond the cabinets so that the door can be opened, it does not require that it stick out way beyond the cabinets, as many normal depth refrigerators do.

The configuration of many counter depth refrigerators is the double side by side door model with a freezer the full length on one side and the fridge on the other side. They also come with the freezer in a drawer on the bottom and a double door fridge on the top.
Because of the depth limitation many of the counter depth refrigerators are wider and/ or taller then the standard depth models. This gives the room for the refrigerator cu ft or refrigerator cubic feet (internal size or capacity) to be larger with less depth. If you are considering one of these models, make sure that you measure the space available to make sure that you can fit the refrigerator into the hole that you have for it.

The price of the counter depth refrigerator will also be a bit more then the standard depth refrigerator. While this cost may be more, they are still much less then a true built-in refrigerator. If you check you can also find counter depth refrigerators that will allow you to customize the front panels with wood, just like true built-in refrigerators.

What refrigerator best meets your needs can only be decided by you. A new refrigerator will often last about 15 years. Take the time to check carefully into what type and size will be the best for you.


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This is the second Vizio I will have to replace. I have purchased 3 Vizio tv.


i did not know vizio made refrigerators. Hopefully it is still under warranty. If not, remember this: if you don't want to pay for a repair or go buy a new expensive device when the warranty runs out, get an extended warranty or protection plan. For now, try a warranty claim and cross your fingers. Also a super idea for expensive luxury cars (bmw, benz, porsche, etc) because nothing is built to last any more.

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1983 sub zero 241rfd with extensive ice on fridge coils and frost back of fridge drawers. Is this fridge frost free or do we need to defrost? We have defrosted by turning off fridge, but wondering what the real problem is that causes the ice to form.


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How old is the appliance?

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM





Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM













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Sep 20, 2008 | Siemens Washing Machines

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commercial reach in freezer


Hi scondon15,

I just read this article about the subject you ask about!

How old is the freezer?


Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator and or freezer

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

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