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August 20th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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Earlier today our fridge start making a really loud death rattle and it has been going mostly continuously since then. I'm trying to get a Sears guy out here tomorrow, but it looks like it could be a bad compressor. It is a really old fridge, so it probably isn't worth it to replace the compressor (~$500) if we need to. I'll have to see what he says, but I'm not sure what to do. The space is really small and I don't want to spend a lot on something we will want to replace in a few years, but realistically we probably won't get around to doing new cabinets for 10 years since we need to save for another bedroom first. I just want to take our saws-all and hack out a bigger space for a new fridge, but my husband isn't down with that. Anyone have good small fridges they like?

There are a lot of cheap used fridges on Craigslist, but most of them probably don't work in the space and it would involve driving several hours and hauling the fridge around ourselves.
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August 20th, 2013, 07:52 PM
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I have no suggestions, but good luck finding something that works.
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August 20th, 2013, 08:53 PM
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no I'm sorry My moms fridge just broke and they got a one from a sears outlet. It a cool fridge, but it's pretty big!
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August 20th, 2013, 09:11 PM
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Is there Ikea close by? I've never really decked them out for appliances, but they usually cater to small places so maybe they'd have something compact.
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August 21st, 2013, 02:26 AM
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I forget what size it is, but it's just a little smaller with the freezer on top. Just take a look for slightly smaller fridges that aren't stainless steel as that costs more.
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August 22nd, 2013, 06:04 AM
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Im sorry. Its tough when something goes out like that. BTDT

Hoping you find something quickly.
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