We returned from church and I was watching the golf tournament and decided that it was Miller time. I went to the refrigerator to get an ice cold Miller Lite and discovered that it was warmer than usual. I went out to our motor home and retrieved our temperature gauge and placed it in our refrigerator. The temperature was 50 degrees, which was higher than normal.
We have a database in our office of home repair people who we have used and were happy with, so I called a contact that we had for appliance repair. I contacted them and they said they would be at our home between 11:30am - 12:30pm.
I had client meetings during this time, so Tracy was on call to meet with the repair person. Tracy described Steve as a very knowledgeable and nice guy who seemed to know immediately what the problem was. He said that the control panel was shot and needed to be replaced. When we bought our house 19 years ago, the former owners left their refrigerator, which had to be 10 years old. We had that refrigerator for over 10 more years without any issues until I decided that we needed stainless steel appliances throughout our kitchen and so we replaced our great operating unit for one that would last us for only five years.
Steve said that our KitchenAid refrigerator was manufactured by Whirlpool and that their control panels were manufactured in Japan at a factory which was destroyed in the Tsunami. As a result, remanufactured control panels were the only ones available. We were pleased to find out that the control panel that he purchased and installed was brand new rather than remanufactured. Hopefully, this one will last at least five more years.
So, we are back up and running...the Miller Lite is very cold again and although we lost some meat and eggs, we are once again good to go!
That is it for our excitement today, hopefully yours was more exciting and much less expensive. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.