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40 Years of Frost?
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Post# 704798   9/23/2013 at 00:23 (3,857 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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You be the judge.


Even with that extra cooling power, they'll never get their asking price.


Interested parties might want to advise the seller to unplug it now, and that they'll be there to pick it up in about a month.



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Post# 704799 , Reply# 1   9/23/2013 at 00:26 (3,857 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Here's another one.


If nothing else, it's proof these machines do work, in spite of their owners' negligence.

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Post# 704805 , Reply# 2   9/23/2013 at 03:03 (3,857 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        
The Polar Icecap is alive and well!

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You almost have to wonder what treasures lie in wait for the poor soul who tries to defrost them. Walt Disney's head should have been encased in there.

I love how it's a selling point in the second ad. The frost build up is proof that it runs, indeed! Proof that Fred Flintstone was the last one to actually defrost it is more like it...


Post# 704818 , Reply# 3   9/23/2013 at 07:27 (3,857 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
New door gaskets, anyone?

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Awesome finds!  Makes one wonder what treasures will be found when their polar ice caps melt?  A Birdseye frozen peas box stuffed with cash...that's where grandma hid the money!

Post# 704840 , Reply# 4   9/23/2013 at 08:32 (3,857 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
First Ad

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Anyone who is content to use a wooden dowel to open the door isn't going to worry about a little frost buildup.



Post# 704849 , Reply# 5   9/23/2013 at 09:41 (3,857 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

In the 1980s, we happened on an estate sale that tooks months to complete because the house was stacked so full of stuff. When they managed to get to the wall upstairs with the basement door, they opened it to find the basement stacked to the ceiling so after about 3 or 4 steps, the stairs vanished. Once we could get down there, several weeks into the sale, we found an old chest freezer with a deteriorated gasket that allowed frost to accumulate on the outside of the lid and chest walls. There was also an elaborate apparatus over the laundry tubs involving 3 inch pipe and water sprays to turn a vented Bendix gas dryer into a condensing dryer. The poor, mad scientist finally died in his Palacio del Junko. His children arrived for the funeral and would not go into the house. They paid the estate sale lady to empty the place which she finally did.

My guess is that the younger people selling these things do not know about refrigerators that need defrosting or just don't want to be bothered with the task.

Post# 704878 , Reply# 6   9/23/2013 at 13:17 (3,857 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
" . . . do not know about refrigerators that need defros

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Tom, you're likely right about younger people being clueless about defrosting, but neither of the ads above contain "just a small amount of ice builds up but it's probably an easy fix" in typical CL form.


I think both sellers consider the glaciers to be a built-in bonus cooling mechanism in case of a power failure.

Post# 704937 , Reply# 7   9/23/2013 at 16:45 (3,857 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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My brother in law has an International Harvester refrigerator that I gave him, in his garage. His freezer has looked like that for a few years now.....

Post# 705061 , Reply# 8   9/24/2013 at 06:22 (3,856 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

That frost costs money because it is an insulator between the cold coils and whatever needs to be cooled.

Post# 705067 , Reply# 9   9/24/2013 at 07:17 (3,856 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, it looks like Ralph Kramden & Fred Mertz needed to keep after Alice and Ethel, to defrost their little cold boxes, didn't they?!

-- Dave

Post# 705436 , Reply# 10   9/26/2013 at 05:20 (3,854 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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oh boy im guilty of doing that opps.. before I got a new door gasket that would happen at least twice a year.. poor baby

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