Thursday, 15 May 2008

fridge over troubled waters

The first sign that our fridge was not entirely healthy and happy was when i opened the door and it fell off.

It had been feeling a little loose and not really shutting properly, but i thought it was a problem with the top hinge when in fact it turned out the bottom corner of the door that contained the bottom hinge had just crumbled away, which caused the door to drop down slightly and the pin in the top hinge to drop out out of the hinge itself.

I patched together a temporary solution with a bit of wood over the crumbled area of door,

before realising that i could just swap the hinges over so the door opened the other way. Hurrah! problem fixed, and we get another few weeks of use out of it before we have to buy a new one.


I was awoken yesterday from a peaceful sleep, by the sound of Lorna's mum's reaction to opening the fridge door and smoke and sparks pouring out (which was "Oooo, ohno ohno ohno ohno"). I'm not entirely sure what it was, maybe something to do with the light which is in that part of the fridge, but we decided it probably wasn't a great idea to carry on using the fridge and so had to make an emergency trip into Slough (is there any other kind?) to order a new one.

That'll be here on saturday but luckily in the meantime we can use the small fridge that was left in the captain's cabin by the previous owners.

It doesn't bode well for the day when you're woken up by the sound of the fridge exploding...


bowiechick said...

Spontaneous combustion of fridges can never lead to any good. Pull out the cooler, add some blocks of ice and it will be just like camping.

rob said...

Have a look on they have the best deals quoted etc I use it for most things (Yea I know its a bit late now but ,maybe next time):o))

Andrew Tognola said...

I used to live near Slough many years ago and it wasn't that nice then, they seemed to specialise in Knocking down any nice bits they could find !!