Ticking noise getting louder, 30-year-old Whirlpool SbS Refrigerator
You said, you have a ticking noise in your 30 year old refrigerator?
Before we get started here.
Do you know thee efficiency difference between your fridge and any new one?
My fatherly advice is do not put another nickle in to your fridge.
You are putting good money in to bad!
Unfortunately you all ready spent the cost of a new one in the past ten years on electricity.
Today's new refrigerators will pay for them self in a few years and then be a hell of a lot less on your electric bill.
The change from a 30 year old fridge to today's models WILL show up on your electric bill!!!!!
I just read this article that you may find interesting.
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.
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God Bless, Thank You, HUUUM
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