Our refrigerator went out about a month ago. We used a cooler for milk and food storage for about a week. Ours is/was ll mos old, and still under warranty, but NO ONE that was a factory authorized repair person would come to our little town to fix it. My husband, for some reason decided to unplug it and then plug it back in. I checked about an hour later, and it was getting cold.
Within 4 hours, it was ice cold again. It’s still working great, so I don’t know what was wrong with it.
I called another repair person, and he thought a line had become clogged, and the unplugging somehow helped to thaw the line, or to just reset the motor. I don’t know if unplugging will work for you, but it couldn’t hurt to try it.
Good Luck! Renee
I am so sorry to hear about your fridge. What a pain. I don’t know if I have much to add, but I was trying to think of resources for you…some of these are just shot-in-the-dark ideas, but you just never know what will work for you! ~Call a women’s shelter. (Has anyone noticed I am very big on women’s shelters? LOL) When I volunteered there we were always getting calls for people wanting to donate everything from handcrocheted blankets to old cars, so you just never know. They will/should also have a list of agencies in your area that might be able to help you.
~Call your local churches. All of them. If you could get the word out to just a couple of congregations or women’s groups in those churches, I bet you would have a working fridge in no time.
~Local Salvation Army, Goodwill, or any place like that might be able to help you or find another resource to refer you to.
~Wonder if the local electric company might be of help here? You just never know…might be worth a shot.
~Soup kitchen or food banks. These folks are wonderful to work with, and they, like the shelters, probably field calls for people wanting to donate items like this all the time.
Hmmm…that is all I can come up with at the moment. I think, like someone already said, the key is to get the word out there to everyone you possibly can! People are so willing to help when they find out there is a real and genuine need. 🙂 Good luck, and please keep us informed.