Take THAT, Maytag man!

I did a massive deep-cleaning of the refrigerator last night. Every surface was scrubbed with hot water and copious amounts of elbow grease. Consequently the temperature alarm started to beep, letting me know that I was letting out quite a bit of cold.

Unfortunately the beeping never stopped. Not after I placed a huge bag of ice in the fridge to help cool things down quickly. Two hours later the beeping was still going and the little computer thermostat was unresponsive. I’ve already had to replace that electronic part once (the fridge is only 14 months old! Stupid Maytag! Where’s Gordon Jump when I need him?)

I found a handy website with online repairmen at about 11:30 last night. The guy told me I needed to unplug the two computer boards from each other. He included a diagram of how to do just that.

So now I’m waiting the five minutes until I can plug the pieces back together. I’m hopeful. Yet also doubtful because I already had to replace that same computer thingy once already.

Let me go put the fridge back together. Please wait . . . .

It worked!!! The mad beeping has stopped!

OK, so if you have any appliance repair problems I highly recommend http://www.justanswer.com. It’s not free, but they let you pay what you feel the service is worth (the minimum is $9). A lot better than having a sullen repairman who stinks of cigarettes come to your house and charge you $80 to do the exact same thing. And you can get help 24/7.

Another reason why I looove the internet.

Oh, and on an unrelated note, here’s India hanging up pictures in her newly painted room.  She picked it all out herself.  She may not be girly, but she did inherit my love of pattern; hence the polka dots. (Which I painted free-hand, thankyouverymuch.)

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8 thoughts on “Take THAT, Maytag man!

  1. I paid $9 initially because why would I want to pay only to find out I have to call a repair man anyway? But once I got it fixed I left a $15 tip for the guy who helped me (there’s a place when you’re signing off to leave extra $$ if you’re so inspired. Which I was.)

  2. Great tip – I’ll have to bookmark that site! And the paint job is fantastic! Do you hire out? I want to do pink/white/gray stripes in Izzy’s room 😀

  3. Are you SURE she picked out polka dots and stripes? It has your name written all over it.

    p.s. that IS a handy website! Too bad I didn’t know about it 3 days ago before I paid that guy $50 to tell me my oven sensor was broken.

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