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Post# 1035189   6/12/2019 at 19:20 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        

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What can y’all tell me about this Hotpoint fridge? Is the stainless original? Is it a dependable and/or easy to repair model? And what is in the pile of junk? Fridge parts?

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Post# 1035193 , Reply# 1   6/12/2019 at 19:44 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Sarah, the finish is original. Link to ad for '56 Hotpoint Customline appliances.

They even made a 39" range in this finish.


Post# 1035194 , Reply# 2   6/12/2019 at 19:51 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Sarah, the "pile of junk" looks like it's the framing for the refrigerator. Hotpoint's Customline fridge offered a 'built-in' look, using a stainless frame around the refrigerator cabinet.

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Post# 1035195 , Reply# 3   6/12/2019 at 20:07 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        
Oh, my, oh my

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My buddy John (mixrman) is about to “steal” the Americana I’ve been eyeing, but this could be even better! Behold my new Geneva cabinets, cooktop and range hood. Wouldn’t they look great with this fridge plus the Frigidaire Imperial oven that Inhave my eye on?

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Post# 1035197 , Reply# 4   6/12/2019 at 20:38 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
That Fridge

Will be about as good as you can find John Jowers had one on the floor at his antique appliance store in Georgia Price 10,000 !!

Post# 1035210 , Reply# 5   6/13/2019 at 00:43 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Built in fridge

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Dead giveaway is they only bothered to use SS on parts that show; front doors.

Would bother myself and am sure others now and even back then to have that SS front with white sides standing out in the kitchen.

Post# 1035211 , Reply# 6   6/13/2019 at 05:42 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Laundress, look at Reply #2. It was meant to be recessed with a trim kit and a vent at the top for heat disposal.

Post# 1035213 , Reply# 7   6/13/2019 at 05:54 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Yes, saw that

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Was agreeing.....

Post# 1035253 , Reply# 8   6/13/2019 at 16:06 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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That's not an outrageous price, but try and get it lower!

Post# 1035313 , Reply# 9   6/14/2019 at 01:42 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        
How rare is it?

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I felt pretty comfortable waiting for a lower price on my Geneva cabinets, after all, they were not the only steel cabinets in the world...

But this! and I've never seen one like it. So, yes, I'd like to get it for less, but what are the odds of finding another one with the trim kit?

...and the same for the stainless Frigidaire Custom Imperial

Post# 1035325 , Reply# 10   6/14/2019 at 06:52 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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They aren't all that common, at least not around these parts (and I include upstate NY, VT, NH, and parts of MA and CT - anything in my 'driving range'...LOL). I've only ever seen one like this and it was missing the trim kit!

Post# 1035330 , Reply# 11   6/14/2019 at 10:01 by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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I am just asking but...

If you are going through the effort to do a built in fridge, why not find a vintage sub-zero that someone is going to throw on the heap for not a lot of dollars?

You would probably be able to find a vintage unit and if needed could replace all of the internals and still have a very well built fridge?

We still service the vintage sub-zeros that made their way up here.

I really am only throwing that out there because if needed you could have a fabricator make panels that go with the design of what you are trying to accomplish. They were made for that.

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Post# 1035336 , Reply# 12   6/14/2019 at 13:37 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        
Sub Zero

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I could be totally wrong to judge the whole brand based on the ones I know, but I don't know anyone who has had them (no, I don't run in the Sub Zero crowd), but my family and some of my friends have had no end of trouble with theirs.

My mother has spent thousands on hers, and she says that she can't even replace them with new Sub Zeros because they don't make the same size that her entire custom kitchen has been built around.

That surprised me because I thought one of the plus points for Sub Zero is that you could buy a replacement in the same size... So, maybe there wasn't another fridge on the planet that would fit your custom cabinetry but you could count on Sub Zero to make on that fit...

Post# 1035360 , Reply# 13   6/14/2019 at 16:43 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

My former neighbor Ann got a Sub-Zero when they built the house in '84. It was worked on numerous times over the years, while their old GE downstairs from the mid 60's hummed along without any problems.

Post# 1035369 , Reply# 14   6/14/2019 at 19:07 by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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I honestly think it depends on who the service provider is.

I say that because if you look at the way the units are built, as far as the built-in units, they are modular. You can generally get Embraco compressors, find similar evaporators, condensers and line sets to retro fit most of the older style units.

It just takes a bit of ingenuity.

On the flip side, I would be willing to assist your mom with her current situation if needed. Has she reached out to Sub-Zero Company directly? They are really good about getting a situation worked out some how.

Post# 1035676 , Reply# 15   6/19/2019 at 00:19 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        

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jkbff, thank you very much for your offer to help my mother with her SubZero. She says it's up and running for the moment.

I've bought the Hotpoint and will be picking it up shortly after July 4th weekend unless I can work out getting it sooner.


Post# 1035707 , Reply# 16   6/19/2019 at 09:57 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Congrats, Sarah! I think you'll really like that Hotpoint!!

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