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Mid 70's early 80s Frigidaire 3-door refrigerator
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Post# 773949   7/30/2014 at 00:10 (2,247 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        

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One of the few Frigidaire designs of the period which I actually like. Phoenix CL--They want $100 for it. But I recently saw the same thing in Goodwill for $39, so....

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Post# 774104 , Reply# 1   7/30/2014 at 11:08 (2,247 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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This is the model that came with my Mobile house.  I gave it away.



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Post# 774119 , Reply# 2   7/30/2014 at 12:03 (2,247 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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It isn't too bad looking for that era.  It looks like it's not a textured surface either!

Post# 774165 , Reply# 3   7/30/2014 at 17:14 (2,246 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
non-textured is...

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a big bonus to me. Also full length coved handles. That faux wood is easy to get rid of. These can be updated cosmetically to be pretty nice looking.

Post# 774168 , Reply# 4   7/30/2014 at 17:19 (2,246 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Textured is evil, in my opinion.  It's ridiculously difficult to keep clean.  Our old Whirlpool fridge that died last year was textured almond and it always looked gross.

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Post# 774170 , Reply# 5   7/30/2014 at 17:26 (2,246 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Jason -

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..instead of "Non-textured is evil, in my opinion" didn't you mean , "textured"? :-) They replaced our old fridge here with textured - really no likey.

Post# 774171 , Reply# 6   7/30/2014 at 17:33 (2,246 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Textured stuff drives me nuts...

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The JennAir I have in the kitchen is Textured gloss black. Bonus tho' is the doors are aluminum framed and hold black acrylic panels. Those panels are always immaculate and clean in spite of dusty Phoenix conditions. The sides are not covered...and the texture holds on to every piece of lint, dust, hand smudge, spill etc. And it really shows on black. Texture was supposedly started up so that those issues didn't exist! Jason, I remember that textured almond. We had the same on a whirlpool back in about 1983. BLAH.

Post# 774174 , Reply# 7   7/30/2014 at 17:40 (2,246 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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And...corrected.  This is what happens when I jump between tabs quickly.

Post# 774175 , Reply# 8   7/30/2014 at 17:42 (2,246 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Our new GE fridge was supposed to be non-textured, but the fridge that was delivered was textured.  Unfortunately, I was in California at the time.  I would've made them take the POS back.  I really hate our new fridge.  If it weren't in our kitchen, I'd set it on fire.

Post# 774425 , Reply# 9   7/31/2014 at 18:11 (2,245 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Third one in Phoenix this week

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These things are cropping up here in town. Haven't seen any in years...this month, they all show up!
I'm a sucker for non textured framed doors with full length vertical pulls :-)

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Post# 774430 , Reply# 10   7/31/2014 at 18:35 (2,245 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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These look like WCI products so they are from 1980 or later. From the outside, the last GM refrigerators are a bit hard to tell from the early WCI products. Even the last GM refrigerators from 1978-79 had emblems that were about the same size as the later ones from WCI.


I got one from 1977 last spring. 

It was advertised on Craigslist at $25. Works great. The defrost timer is noisy but I got one for something like $12 on eBay. I haven't replaced it yet. Unlike my older refrigerators, this one doesn't run the defrost timer all the time. It just runs when the compressor is working.

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Post# 774436 , Reply# 11   7/31/2014 at 19:15 (2,245 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
$25 is a GREAT price, Phil...

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I feel that $100 prices I'm seeing around here are awfully optimistic for these things....$50-60 top, I would think. They are handsome exteriors, though

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