Monday, October 27, 2008

The saga is over, it leaks no more

My part came in from Mike's Maytag and they didn't charge me for the part. I told the guy that does own the store that I was treated badly by one guy that worked there. I told him all that happened, turned out if Mikey was there, I would have had the fridge covered, no questions asked. But because of what happened, we had to go through the ordeal that we had gone through.

After they came out the 2 times to fix the fridge, we noticed that it was still leaking. I was about to come unglued, there is only so much one person can handle, and I had my fill of this refrigerator.

Towels on the floor all the time and the constantly cleaning it up had gotten to me. I finally went over to the Maytag part store and explained to them what happened, they didn't charge me for the tray and told me that if we couldn't get it in, they would come out and fix it for us.

The only thing that we can figure is that the tray melted. Somehow the tray melted. They could have done it while they were torching something. And may have melted the tray. I don't know. But all I know is that this was the source of the leak. We taped it up with electric tape and that helped for a few days, but didn't fix it.

I pick up the part and we decided that this needed to be done. Ok, I tried to do this myself and couldn't get it done. I told Chuck that I didn't see how this is gonna work. We ended up taking everything out of the fridge, food and shelves and took the side and the bottom off and break the tray to get it out. It was melted badly. Now try to figure out a way to get the new one in. We flipped this over and fooled with it several minutes. Got it done, now to pick this up and put it back. It wasn't easy. Fill it back up and then see if it leaks. It doesn't, it is staying nice and cold and I hope that I don't have to worry about this again.


Johanna said...

I'd take the melted pan over to the appliance store and whack it over the head of the owner a few times.

Be sure to wear a mask, though. You don't want your picture pasted on the front page of the daily newspaper.