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Out of surgery and all is well..............
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Post# 910974   12/13/2016 at 14:19 (494 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        

For the '56 Hotpoint Refrigerator that is. She's running well and keeping good temperature. Thanks everybody for your input and wisdom.

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Post# 911020 , Reply# 1   12/13/2016 at 19:49 (494 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Holy Crap !!!

That's the refrigerator I grew up with.

They are so beautiful. Glad to hear it's running well.

Post# 911032 , Reply# 2   12/13/2016 at 21:05 (494 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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So what was the "surgery"?

I hope they didn't let her drive after the anesthesia...

Post# 911118 , Reply# 3   12/14/2016 at 11:37 (493 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        
To kb0nes............

Originally had to do some rewiring and ground it to make it safe. I think it's better than new !!!!!

Post# 911197 , Reply# 4   12/15/2016 at 02:16 (493 days old) by MixGuy (St. Martinville, Louisiana)        
1952 Hotpoint

This refrigerator it still in going strong! It is my mom's

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Post# 911220 , Reply# 5   12/15/2016 at 09:08 (493 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        
To MixGuy................

That refrigerator is a beauty !!!!! Is that the original finish ? By the way, that's a '56 like mine.

Post# 911272 , Reply# 6   12/15/2016 at 15:35 (492 days old) by MixGuy (St. Martinville, Louisiana)        
1956 Model?

This is a 1956 model refrigerator? I know it was bought before I was born (Oct. 1956 and is the only new refrigerator my mom had. I thought it was purchased in 1954. Yes it is the original finish and was part of an advertised special the local appliance dealer was offering. The only issue it has is one broken shelf support peg. Do you know how to replace the pegs?

I vividly remember seeing the yellow, pink, and turquoise colors. The front window had small appliances, mostly Hamilton Beach, were arranged unboxed on display. Dad surprised mom with a HB stand mixer that still runs with original bowl and beaters! She was expecting a hand mixer like her mother's yellow West Bend.

Post# 911350 , Reply# 7   12/16/2016 at 09:09 (492 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        
To MixGuy................

The '55 model had a completely different door. '56 and '57 had the aluminum panel on the front. The pins that you're describing are prone to breaking and that's why I never installed that shelf.

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Post# 911353 , Reply# 8   12/16/2016 at 09:17 (492 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        
To MixGuy................

The shelf pegs can be glued back in but it doesn't guarantee that it will stay. The weight of the shelf items will probably bring it back down. Here's a picture of a '57 unit. Hotpoint lost the aluminum handprint panels midway through the year. Notice also the "Customline" badge on the freezer door. That was part of a deluxe series of appliances.

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Post# 911390 , Reply# 9   12/16/2016 at 14:35 (491 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        
The full size pic.........

It's a fit !!!!!

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Post# 911424 , Reply# 10   12/16/2016 at 17:59 (491 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        

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Gosh, that's pretty.

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