Joe The Appliance Guy

Appliance Repair
Vaughan ON L4J 8Z4
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David in Toronto
David in Toronto
3 reviews Aurora, ON

Keeping a very old fridge alive

By all rights, a 28 year old refrigerator freezer should be replaced, but with a kitchen renovation due next year, I wanted to keep ours running until then. A few days ago, the refrigerator compartment starting warming to about 10-12C, no matter how we set the thermostat. I called Joe to have a look at it. Not many repair people ever worked with 1980s refrigerator technology, which is very different from today's circuit-board driven controls. Joe was able to troubleshoot the problem, develop a working theory, apply it - the source of the trouble wasn't glaringly obvious - and fix the problems. Using a hand steam generator, he also fixed an ice-clogged condensate line that another repair person hadn't wanted to deal with a couple of years ago. The cost was a service call - no new parts were required. Everything is working very well now, though I have told my wife that we're not letting the kitchen reno slip another year. Even with Joe's help, we're asking for trouble if we assume this fridge has another few lives.

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It was a pleasure meeting you and helping you out. I actually enjoyed working on this and am happy it worked out. Thanks for the great review.