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Serious Buying + Repairing A Leaking Fridge = Any Suggestions ?

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  1. OrLanChowHorFun

    OrLanChowHorFun Alfrescian Old Timer

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    my fridge is leaking water.............most likely the freezer drainage hole/pipe is blocked............call the agent to repair sure expensive, anyone got lobang for affordable repairman ?:confused:

    also if i decide to buy new fridge, which online store got best price ?..............online sure cheaper than physical store, right ?:confused:
     
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    what is wrong if it is leaking water?
    can you save money and continue to use it as long as the temperature inside the fridge is cold / cool and the food is not spoiled?
     
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    Gain City. This time remember to buy "NO FROST".
     
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    i think all fridges are no frost.
    are u still living in the 70s?
     
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    If fridge many years old already, time to buy new one
     
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    All fridges have a drainage pipe that go to a pan which then evaporates.
     
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    I have the same problem but my fridge is an older model & it's probably difficult to get the parts if the pipe has to be replaced.

    If your fridge is relatively new & you can find the parts, you can look at DIY repair. Search Youtube for a video that show you how.

    For example here is a video for the Maytag"

    [video=youtube;Tk24ISRzSRs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk24ISRzSRs[/video]
     
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    ask agent to take a look lah, chokage is not serious issue, can easily resolve.
     
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    Buy a new one.
    A leaking fridge is not environmentally friendly
     
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    If inside, maybe wall pipe to ice maker tube leaking?: then off the ice making system.
    If outside waste condensation water container overflow (from auto defrost function in all frost free fridges): then u better drain the tub before NEA officer finds mosquito larvae and fine u $200 and up.

    If u know it is some tube blocked, then pls roll up your sleeves n diy/ pay agent to find out what is problem. Most fridge are disposed after 7yrs or compressor break down because change of compressor involves pipe wielding (unless gahmen imposes policy to allow convenient compressor change and standardardised compressor size + specification): otherwise, too much hassle to find + replace compressor so entire fridge is replaced.
     
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    My fridge a Maytag is about 17 years old & still going strong. I looked at replacing it but unfortunately the agent no longer imports this brand otherwise I would buy the same brand.
    I can of course get another brand but I doubt it will be as lasting but I'm still looking.

    So I will hang onto the unit until it breaks down or I find something better.

    My unit was checked for dengue & the NEA never made an issue about mosquitoes. Mosquitoes need stagnant water & in my case water is still going to the pan & the pan is being heated to cause evaporation, but it is leaking because of age or dirt build up. I doubt mosquitoes would like it.
     
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    pls share info. which option is better?

    A. Buy one unit of freezer and buy another unit of fridge (chiller)

    or

    B. Just buy one unit of fridge (chiller) with freezer function at the top of compartment?

    which is more efficient and last longer
     
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    spacewise option a is not practical. moreover freezer-only units are for commercial kitchens and they make a lot of noise. compressor is not being dampened for home use.

    most popular these days in american homes has huge freezer section at the bottom and two-door fridge at the top.

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    fridge is working fine...............but family members making noise about water on the floor and in the fridge which require wiping...........

    also they scared fridge will stop working suddenly...............even after i repeatedly them it won't happen as long as it can cool the food as normal
     
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    all fridges got auto defrost function..........problem is the drainage pipe from the freezer got blocked or frozen...............water can't flow down to the evaporation tray
     
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    yeah..........i'll be trying to open up the freezer and pour hot water down the pipe-hole.................problem is locating the bloody hole.........
     
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    transport charge........service charge............i think even without need to change any parts will cost 100 bucks liao..........that's why thinking of buying new one.............

    but will try to fix problem DIY 1st
     
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    new fridge not cheap leh................close to 1K at least..............you think i got a corrupt nephew in the bunkering trade to buy one for me meh ?

    so how ah.................got any lobang in the bunkering trade or not ?............i not greedy one, under table money.....3K a month enough liao
     
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    boh ice maker lah..............i will DIY 1st.........if still can't fix then call agent ask how much...............if 100+ bucks, i'll buy new one..........
     
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    mine is a Sharp............i reckon got 12-14 years liao..........if i'm buying new one, i'm looking at Sharp or Mitsubishi..............

    Samsung is a disaster..............Panasonic not that great too.............
     

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