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GE 26.6cuft Refrigerator / Freezer -Model TXF27F- $75 (Troy-Dayton Ohio area))
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Post# 1107202   2/7/2021 at 23:18 (780 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Not energy efficient and full of electronics that are likely NLA(?), but I like this SxS.

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Post# 1107292 , Reply# 1   2/8/2021 at 19:02 (780 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I had that same 'fridge years ago, branded RCA.

Post# 1107297 , Reply# 2   2/8/2021 at 19:34 (780 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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I remember neighbors got that refrigerator around 1986, along with one of those electric stoves that had the solid disc burners.  I'm sure the whole fridge held up longer than those burners did.


I was never a fan of those fold-down tray systems.  I like my beverages ice cold, and the door shelving is the warmest location in any refrigerator.  I imagine milk wouldn't last as long in that situation.

Post# 1108653 , Reply# 3   2/18/2021 at 23:09 (769 days old) by vacman1961 (North Babylon, New York)        

We had that refrigerator, we bought it in 1986, it had the ever so famous rotary compressor, GE issued a rework, they sent a new high side to our house, the GE tech came out to install it, after he installed it, the compressor didn't start right away, it finally started, he left, I left to go back to work, got home around 8:00 PM that night to find water dripping from the dispenser, the ice was melting, the new compressor was defective. They came back the following day and installed another high side, never had another issue with that refrigerator, it was great. The drop down door was great, everything was ice cold in there because there was a duct that blew cold air in that compartment from the freezer. They don't build them like that anymore.

Post# 1108708 , Reply# 4   2/19/2021 at 08:59 (769 days old) by turbokinetic (Northport, Alabama USA)        
Love the Vintage Space Age look!

I'm sure that was quite the item in its day! But I have to agree with Phil that would probably be a royal pain to fix if any of the bells and whistles stop working.

BUT..... It sure as heck beats the models sold today with the useless "overgrown iphone" mounted in the door!

Post# 1108784 , Reply# 5   2/19/2021 at 17:56 (769 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Fridge or

airplane instruments? Desinged for the bored pilot?

Post# 1108799 , Reply# 6   2/19/2021 at 19:56 (769 days old) by philcobendixduo (San Jose)        
That was my "dream refrigerator"....

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....back in the late 1980's. I ended up buying a GE 23Z (or 24Z - I can't recall) top freezer from Montgomery Wards.
Same story - it had the rotary compressor and GE sent a tech out to replace it with a "conventional" compressor.
I can still remember smelling the refrigerant which was simply vented out into the house - no recovery.
There goes the ozone layer!
That 23Z lasted until 2011 when the compressor died.
It was a great unit and I hated to lose it.

Post# 1108832 , Reply# 7   2/19/2021 at 22:26 (768 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

I've always wanted one of these.

A few years ago (actually about 6 or 7 already!) I saw a GE Profile version of this in all black at Habitat. If I had a house back then that baby woulda been mine in a heartbeat.

Whirlpool and Kenmore I think had similar versions of this.

Post# 1108834 , Reply# 8   2/19/2021 at 22:31 (768 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

Also, despite all the electronic gizmos on the door, I THINK these are still pretty old-school as far as the cooling system.

The ones I've seen at least, still used the typical mechanical thermostats with the controls at the top rear of the fridge compartment.

If the electronics went bad, I suppose it could affect the operation, but most of the displays just seem give diagnostic codes and a door alarm. They aren't used for temperature setting, unlike today's models.

Amana around that timeframe made a side by side that DID use electronic temperature controls. The control pad was on a vertical strip between the door handles. Although to my knowledge Amana never offered the through the door panel. Instead, they had a separate cold compartment inside the refrigerator door, which was not accessible without opening the fridge door.

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