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IowaCowboy
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[Appliances] Refrigerator efficiency

My refrigerator was new I think in the year 2000. My question is is that still energy efficient by today's standards or are the newer energy star rated models even more energy efficient.

The gasket is needing replacement and it has a horrible condensation problem at the bottom of the freezer door (top freezer/bottom fridge) and I'm thinking with the cost of having Sears come out to replace the gasket and fix the condensation problem, it would be more penny wise to replace.

Any new appliance I would buy would be energy star rated and not made by GE. I would shoot for whirlpool, Maytag, or another Kenmore.

FYI: It's our fridge, not the landlord's.
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John97
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[Appliances] Re: Refrigerator efficiency

You do realize that the gasket is probably the cause of the condensation problem, right?

If it only needs a gasket, run it until it dies.
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robbin
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Re: Refrigerator efficiency

said by IowaCowboy:

I'm thinking with the cost of having Sears come out to replace the gasket

Why would you have anyone come out? Replace it yourself.


mityfowl
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Re: [Appliances] Refrigerator efficiency

This is more FYI

Whirlpool, Maytag, Kitchen Aid or Kenmore are all Whirlpool products using the same components just different cosmetics.

And yes they will be more efficient.



Tex
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reply to IowaCowboy

I would definitely replace the gasket, which is something you can easily do yourself.

To answer your question about energy efficiency of today's refrigerators versus old refrigerators, here you go:

»michaelbluejay.com/electricity/r···ors.html



IowaCowboy
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reply to robbin

Re: Refrigerator efficiency

I tried replacing it myself, I couldn't get it right. And sears tried sending me a gasket that looked used so I sent it back.


robbin
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Re: [Appliances] Refrigerator efficiency

said by mityfowl:

Whirlpool, Maytag, Kitchen Aid or Kenmore are all Whirlpool products

I really doubt that ALL Kenmore fridges are Whirlpool.


mityfowl
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reply to IowaCowboy

I really doubt that ALL Kenmore fridges are Whirlpool.

You are correct.

The bulk of Kenmore's are Whirlpool.



Zorack

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Fayetteville, WV
reply to IowaCowboy

Sometimes I use youtube when I'm looking to fix something,maybe you might try that sometime.....
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UHF
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reply to IowaCowboy

I often use RepairClinic.com when looking to fix an appliance. They have parts for most anything, and often have instructional help as well.