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Its frostless, its turquoise and it's for sale
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Post# 683266   6/9/2013 at 17:23 (3,960 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Post# 683267 , Reply# 1   6/9/2013 at 17:29 (3,960 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
A beautiful fridge!

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And it has been well cared for, with the second owners appreciating it just as much as the original ones did. 


If/when the day comes where I have to replace my '57 Combo, I'd be interested in upgrading to something like this.

Post# 683270 , Reply# 2   6/9/2013 at 17:44 (3,960 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Our '92 evil side-by-side just bit the dust, so we had to buy a new fridge, but I'd love this instead. Especially if it were in sunny yellow and closer to MD. :)

Post# 683285 , Reply# 3   6/9/2013 at 19:47 (3,960 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
Before the color police arrive . . .

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And perhaps for a quick bit of editing if you're so inclined,  you should be advised that for GE, it's canary yellow. 


Frigidaire is where you'd find sunny yellow in the color palate.

Post# 683319 , Reply# 4   6/10/2013 at 03:51 (3,959 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        
I don't think it is

 Frostless though ! !  ( with alu freezer compartment....) 

Post# 683331 , Reply# 5   6/10/2013 at 06:44 (3,959 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Perhaps I spoke too quickly. I can research this more when I get home this afternoon.


Post# 683336 , Reply# 6   6/10/2013 at 07:34 (3,959 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Turquoise GE Combination Refrigerator

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These were good refrigerators by this time, but the top freezer No Frost models were seldom this long lived. The big down fall of the NF models was the flat evaporator that sat in a Styrofoam separator, the whole thing would start degrading by 20 years of age and it was downhill from there. Luckily this one is the manual defrost freezer version which was far more durable in the long run, about the worst problems we used to see with these was wet collapsed insulation above the freezer and wet insulation under the refrigerator section.


The good thing is that it was all just fiber-glass insulation and if you really wanted to you could pull the liners out of these old boxes and replace the wet insulation, [ we did it a few times ]. In spite of being a manual defrost freezer these still were not not very energy efficient, it would still use 2 to 3 times the power of a new FF refrigerator.

Post# 683356 , Reply# 7   6/10/2013 at 10:57 (3,959 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        
That there....

cadman's profile picture my daily-driver refrigerator. A non-FF 1965 GE in turquoise. This one in the ad is missing the little metal wire shelf that fits into grommets in the freezer compartment and lets you store items over the ice trays. Now...why no pic of the fridge interior?

A great performer and good on energy, too. I've had my kill-a-watt on it in the past and have the numbers at home, but it's on the order of 5 or 6 bucks a month energy usage. -Cory

Post# 683368 , Reply# 8   6/10/2013 at 12:08 (3,959 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
Frosty, not frostless

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In that case, I retract my original statement.  A second look at the freezer shows some frost build-up in the usual location, top front.


I think the seller should state in the ad copy that this isn't a frost-free model.  These days, many people don't know what it is to defrost a refrigerator, and will assume they don't have to.

Post# 683407 , Reply# 9   6/10/2013 at 15:49 (3,959 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Oh wow, that was the earliest refrigerator I can remember growing up. Only ours was white. It died around 1983 and was replaced with a Tappan. The Tappan was still going strong when it was replaced by a GE in 2011.

Post# 683494 , Reply# 10   6/11/2013 at 07:56 (3,958 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        
Found my data...

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...Recorded May of last year (much hotter than this year...and we don't have AC). The fridge consumed 89.44kWH for the month, which translates into $4.47 at our summer rates. The only negative is that the freezer does tend to frost over faster than our '51 Coldspot.

Post# 683509 , Reply# 11   6/11/2013 at 10:21 (3,958 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Cost Of Running an Older Refrigerator

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Wow Cory you guys have cheap power rates, here @ 15 cents it would cost about $13.50 per month and in Hawaii it would cost about $27.00 a month

Post# 683660 , Reply# 12   6/12/2013 at 10:09 (3,957 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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The big advantage for me is that I'm served by a local public utility and that I'm on the All-Electric plan (which, oddly, allows gas dryers, furnaces and water heaters).

You're right about Hawaii, highest in the nation!

According to this our fellow collectors out west have it even better.


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