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Amana fridge from 1995 is dying... what brand should I look at?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by lespaulreedsmith, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. lespaulreedsmith

    lespaulreedsmith Member

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    Our old side by side Amana is dying the slow non- cooling death on the food side but the freezer is still going strong. But it's time is at hand I'm afraid -sigh-
    The fridge sure doesn't owe me anything right? 24 years old.
    Not sure a new Amana is still gonna get the same mileage as the old one but who knows...
    What are you using that you're happy with?
     
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    Chippertheripper Supporting Member

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    Skip LG. Great electronics, horrible appliances.
     
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    I hear there are good deals on Kenmore right now.
     
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    I bought a Frigidaire in 2010. It's still going strong. (It better be!)
     
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    1995,, that's not that old, I guess things were better in the old days.
    Lots of GE, Westinghouse, and Frigidaire, (General Motors,) stuff from the '30s>'50s are still working.
    Not sure about todays stuff,, (maybe Zero Cold/ Sub Zero)?
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    lespaulreedsmith Member

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    I'm seeing a large majority of articles online that refrigerators last 10-14 years now.
     
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    Whirlpool or the various brands it owns, i.e., Amana, Kitchen Aid, some Kenmore, possibly others.

    Had a GE go out after only 8 years. Would not recommend.
     
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    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals Gold Supporting Member

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    We had an old Philco at the machine shop.

    They got rid of it about 6 years ago still working, and have had 2 since.

    The door handle looked like a hood ornament from a ‘56 Buick.
     
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    When the fridge side of our old side by side (GE?..I’d have to look) couldn’t keep cold I had a actual repair guy fix it. IIRC cost was under $300. Happened a year or two ago, working fine. Catch is service call can find its not worth fixing.

    P.S. we have an old fridge at our log camp in Upper MI with a OPA WWII era label inside. Still works.
     
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    MrSteve Gold Supporting Member

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    My Maytag, which died last year, lasted 14 years with an asterisk...the model I had came with a crappy compressor that Maytag, to their credit, replaced free out of warranty about 4 or 5 years after I bought it, so it died with a 9 year old compressor.
     
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    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    The last time we bought one I asked the salesman "I'm interested in that super duper stainless steel job over there for $$$$$ price (and I'm a repeat appliance customer so they already know if I can pay or not), is it any different than this one I'm looking at here?".

    The answer was no, they will last the same. Don't know if it's true, but it seems a certain obsolesce is built in these days.
     

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