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Leah Sattler
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so at the new house yesterday my mother in law, wenvan and I spent an almost an hour cleaning out the fridge. mold and spilled petrified goopy food all ovef the inside (and it isn't an old fridge   Iguess they just never bothered to clean up any spills) I spritzed the inside lightly with some cleaner for a final wipe down, stepped back to admire my work when from the inside smoke started pouring out of the light bulb part in the back and sparks started shooting out with the accompanying sound. after a brief moment of my jaw dropping and me calling out "its on fire" I closed the fridge. looked at it for a moment. thought, 'oh that wasnt' smoke it was just some steam dummy'. opened the fridge. nope that is definetly an electrical fire. pulled it out and unplugged it. my good freind took it apart and found a bunch of melted plastic and concluded that having the door open (and light on) led to the discovery of a faulty componant that had been undiscovered under normal open/close door use. the light probably had never stayed on long enough due to their non cleaning habits and therefore they never had a problem. it honestly was kinda funny. after we spent all that time cleaning it .......just as it was completed.....it started smoking. sheesh.
 
              
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Reminds me of an abandoned home I explored, and saw that the fridge was still there and had food still in it, like pickles.  I hope to go there again someday and take pics of the interesting place. 
 
Susan Monroe
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I bought a used refrigerator for $25 way back in my younger days.  It was going when I bought it.  They helped to load it into my truck.  When I got to my apartment, a couple of neighbors helped me to offload it.  That's when I discovered that it's most recent purpose was apparently to hold meat.  As they tipped the dolly and rolled it into the house, old meat blood poured over the carpet.

Maybe they left the fridge just because they didn't want to clean it.

Sue
 
Kathleen Sanderson
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I found the story of the smoking refrigerator, LOL!  Wow!  I guess it was kind of funny, in an aggravating sort of way...do you have another refrigerator, or will you have to buy one?

I hope this isn't symptomatic of how those people built and maintained their house....

Kathleen
 
Leah Sattler
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Freeholder wrote:
I found the story of the smoking refrigerator, LOL!  Wow!  I guess it was kind of funny, in an aggravating sort of way...do you have another refrigerator, or will you have to buy one?

I hope this isn't symptomatic of how those people built and maintained their house....

Kathleen


we are taking our old one down there so we won't be without. i was hoping to have a back up for extra milk (not a problem now :cry and garden vegies. oh well. I hope it isn't symptomatic also. they called to let us know after they moved out that they had 'just found' some damage to the hardwood flooring when they moved some rugs. part of it will have to be completely replaced in two areas. grrrrrrrr. aslo they left a bunch of crap. I filled 4 trash bag full  and two large boxes of shoes, clothes trinkets, fry daddys still full of grease. there is a bunch of stuff/trash outside too that I didn't get to.  very disrespectful I think. my husband has been ranting "see they are all a bunch of lazy rednecks down here! I told you it was going to be different, you'll see". sheesh. I thought I would fit in mostly....even though I have all my teeth and don't think jesus will buy my groceries  .
 
Susan Monroe
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It sounds like it was a good thing the sellers were moving away.  I might have been worse than a bunch of junk:  they might have been your neighbors!

I had some neighbors that moved out next door.  They abandoned their cat, and left so much trash and broken plastic toys and furniture that the couple that were hired to clean the place out had to make quite a few trips to the transfer station.

Trashy people live all over the country.

Sue
 
Leah Sattler
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Susan Monroe wrote:


Trashy people live all over the country.

Sue
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now don't you try to deprive me of my redneck jokes with a dose of reality, that just isn't any fun.
 
Brenda Groth
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I woke up new years day to a dead frig this year..hated that..ice cream all over the floor..yuk..went to the store and instead of buying just a new frig bought myself a new range and diswahsher too..top of the line energy efficient..

now i'm all set..until this one dies anyway
 
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