A few months ago our fridge started to die.
It wouldn't cool on it's own. The thermometer on the outside would show it was cool but everything inside was warm (I first noticed by grabbing butter that was soft).
This would cause the fridge to cool down and stop cooling once it hit the temperature on the outside and would not turn back on. We remedied this by resetting the fridge which meant unplugging it multiple times a day.
Tom replaced some parts that didn't help at all.
This is a HUGE problem with Samsung fridges so if you are in the market for one do not buy theirs. While researching a new fridge I came across a lot of people complaining of these issues on brand new fridges. There is even a class action lawsuit for the problem. They are not willing to help people either it's really crappy on their part.
We couldn't go out and buy a new fridge because hey who has that kind of money laying around these days? *sighs* I know we should plan for this stuff but hey we are hurting in this economy. I have cut back everywhere we could. Cloth diapers, breastfeeding, we are a one car family, plus a bunch of other stuff that I don't feel like naming.
Either way we made it work and lucky for us our old fridge didn't make us sick or kill us. It did cause us to not be able to keep... anything... perishable in there for more than one or two days. We were having to grocery shop pretty much daily for meals since I was too terrified to store anything like chicken or beef.
We used our tax return to buy us a fridge.
I want to celebrate because this is over, hopefully, but I'm sad because we could have used that little bit of money elsewhere (yay bills).
Our fridge is massive in our tiny kitchen but we do love it.
Hey we have an ice maker now which I've never had in my life (first world problems hah).
So if we can fix the fridge we have we may use it in the garage but I fear we will take it out in the country for target practice.
I like the second idea the best.