In the world of fridge repairs, with Warradale Appliance Service’s 40-plus years in the industry, our team has pretty much seen it all.
While fridge repairs such as a broken ice maker, malfunctioning thermostat or worn seal are commonplace, we’ve also seen our fair share of left-field and unexpected jobs.
Join us on a journey through the zany and unexpected tales from the frontlines of fridge repairs.
While we can’t claim all these chronicles as our own, we can certainly guarantee that stories like these are more common than you might think.
Funny fridge repairs
The rogue Freezer holding icecream captive
One summer day, a fridge repairs team received a call from a distressed homeowner who claimed their freezer was holding their ice cream hostage.
Apparently, the freezer had developed a mysterious chill zone that transformed the frozen treats into unyielding ice blocks. With a mission to liberate the captive ice cream, the team discovered that a mischievous thermostat had cranked up the freeze factor to Antarctic levels. A quick adjustment and a few laughs later, the ice cream was free and the freezer was back to its normal, non-glacial state.
The singing fridge
A family reported an eerie humming sound emanating from their fridge at odd hours. Apparently, the fridge was singing its own mysterious tune. Fridge repairs people, intrigued by this musical mystery, arrived on the scene. After a thorough investigation, it turned out that a wayward soft drink can had rolled to the back of the fridge, acting as an impromptu percussion instrument whenever the compressor kicked in. They removed the rogue can, and the kitchen orchestra finally fell silent.
The musical fridge
In another case of a musical fridge, a homeowner called a fridge repairs person in a panic, convinced that their fridge had developed a secret life as an avant-garde musician. A regular intervals, a mysterious alarm would go off, playing an erratic tune that left the household puzzled. A technician soon discovered the source of the musical mischief: the fridge was fitted with a door alarm, and a forgotten bag of frozen peas had wedged itself against the button. The peas were promptly evicted, and the fridge returned to a life of silent refrigeration.
The tea dispensing fridge
One hot summer day, a customer complained that their fridge was dispensing iced tea from their fridge’s water dispenser. Puzzled by this unexpected beverage transformation, fridge repairs technicians soon uncovered the cause – a spilled bottle of iced tea in the back of the fridge had mingled with the water supply line. The result was an unintentional fusion of refreshment options.
After thoroughly cleaning and a few chuckles, the fridge returned to its proper hydration duties.
The fridge that wouldn’t let anyone in
In a tale that sounds more sci-fi than fridge repair, a customer reported that their fridge seemed to resist being opened. It seemed like the fridge had grown attached to the contents inside and didn’t want to part with them.
A technician, armed with curiosity and we hope a sense of humour, discovered that the magnetic strip that helps to create a tight seal when the door is closed had become overly strong. A gentle realignment and a promise from the door not to become so attached to the fridge worked wonders.
The singing fridge
Most fridge repairs are just plain annoying
While there is certainly a funny side to the above fridge repairs, if your fridge isn’t working properly it’s far from humorous. In fact, it’s plain annoying.
The next time your fridge goes on the blink – whether it’s an ice cream that’s being held hostage, a musical fridge, a fridge that won’t open or something more mundane, call the Adelaide fridge repairs people you can trust – Warradale Appliance Service.
Give us a call on 08 8296 3136 or drop into our store at 253 Diagonal Road in Warradale.
Speak to our technicians and we’ll get the bugs out of your fridge.