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The fridge went out

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The fridge my wife and I use to keep our food cold stopped working last night.  Yesterday my wife noticed that the freezer did not seem as cold as usual, and was taking a long time to freeze the ice in the ice maker.  And last night, the food in the freezer side started thawing out.

The fridge / freezer combo unit it an upright – side by side unit with ice and water in the door.  A lot of people dont care about the ice or water in the door, but I like it due to sanitary reasons.  When we have a get-together, without the ice dispenser in the door, everyone would be digging their hands in the ice bucket of the freezer.  How do I know they washed their hands after going poopy?  Plus, we have small kids in the family and how do I know that the mom and dad washed their hands good after changing a diaper?  So to help prevent the spread of disease through common contact with the ice cubes, I like the ice dispenser in the door.

One problem we are having is finding a unit that will hit in the hole.  One guy suggested that we take the cabinets down on 1 side – but I do not see that as s feasible solution.

The nearest upright fridge / freezer side-by-side that will work is in Beaumont, Texas – which is about a hours drive from Jasper.  So this evening my wife and I will probably have to go to Beaumont, get a new unit and drive it back.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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