Thursday, October 02, 2008

Cry me a river, i know...but still

I got my new GE profile fridge yesterday. First of all -- I'm not the type who has to spend a lot on a pretty fridge (unless I had millions-- in that case sign me up for the fifteen thousand dollar "sub-zero" unit, and stick me and it in a house to suit). Rich, OTOH, likes the toys and I suppose that it rubs off after a while because last year when I was seriously considering divorce, Burnadette Peter's was in my head saying a line from The Jerk -- when they were losing all of their money -- "But what about all the stufffff."

Where was I? Oh, my pretty fidge. It's pretty, but the install guys busted an essential electronic lead for temp/water/ice control and the compressor had a leak. Service guy came post haste, fixed compressor and put a temporary door on until they can get the correct door which has slightly different electronics in it and a different colored gasket. Never mind that the freezer drawer tracks seem a little cheap for such an expensive fridge -- I've shopped around and they just don't make em like they used to -- everybody's got their service issues (LG brand owner's shouting the loudest about parts and service issues. I checked, bc LG is the only other double lower freezer in the non-millionare price range. One local store won't even carry LG products anymore -- so bad on parts service) -- digress, digress...back to the gasket. On the temporary door the gasket is black. On our fridge the gasket is white. WHITE! On a stainless steel fridge. Even the cheepest stainless unit at K-Mart had a grey one-- in fact, every stainless fridge, except for mine, had either black or grey.

What the heck, GE?

The fridge with the black is counter depth and only one freezer drawer--too small, no good.

Where is the devil?

In the freaking details, GE!

...white gasket.

And they got me too, because I already have my food organized in the two drawers and I don't want to go back to one space where you have to rummage for that half bag of strawberries that you know is in there somewhere. Boo hoo, I know, but environment too -- all the cold gets out while you dig and dig for crap in your, one-- not so giant, deeply unorganzied-- freezer space.

I won't go back.

The worst is, probably wouldn't have noticed until there were both colors and there was a clear winner. When they bring the new door, maybe they could bring that pen thing like in Men in Black -- I want my gasket color ignorance back.

I wonder how much to replace the gaskets.



Blogger kay said...

i recommend a sharpie

1:19 PM  
Blogger Candy said...


sucks when you're so excited about something....and the giddiness is shot down by your expectations that were murdered.


that might now make sense....I'm experimenting with words.



I'm posting it anyway. You get what I mean:-)

2:19 PM  
Blogger kim said...

kay, I was thinking paint, but i'd probably void the warranty.

candy-- murdered expectations -- I don't think that's overKILL (get it? murder, kill)-- think I'll use that when I call about the possibility of a replacement gasket.

5:19 PM  
Blogger TTQ said...

This got me thinking about Karyn B. (Pretty in The City) who painted her water meter (I think) or gas meter..

Maybe you could have it plated in some kind of metal. Wouldn't it make it stronger?

6:48 PM  
Blogger wordtryst said...

I absolutely hate when I have problems with new stuff. Brings back memories of the new dryers I had to send back twice coz they were dented, and the new washer that went bad in record time. And the computer I bought last year that died in three months.

Agh. This isn't helping you, is it...

1:56 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Sounds like you might blow a gasket.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

5:20 AM  

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