Last week our fridge-freezer went on the blink. It’s one of those “frost-free” models that aren’t supposed to need any maintenance. Hmm. 😕
I noticed that the fridge part of it wasn’t working even though the freezer bit was fine, so, after freezing a load of bottles of water to keep the fridge cool, I phoned Hotpoint to arrange a repair. The bloke turned up the next day and said:
“It’ll be the flap thing which has frozen up with ice, that happens a lot on this model. If you’d have switched it off for a few hours and let it all melt, it would have started working again. While I’m here I’ll change this cheap part which commonly fails; it doesn’t need doing but you might as well get something for your Â£89.98.”
To say I wasn’t pleased is an understatement. 😈
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the dishwasher also packed in the other day. It works, of a fashion, but the dial no longer turns around automatically so the programme never finishes.
So that means our options are: a) wash up by hand or b) use the semi-broken dishwasher, remembering to turn the dial one notch every 10 minutes. But I keep forgetting to move it on, so it takes about five hours to wash up. 🙄
Seeing as the washer has also been dodgy for about… ooh, 4 years… we’ve decided to bite the bullet and buy a new washer/dryer and dishwasher. I can think of better ways to spend Â£500 to be honest, but needs must. 😯