It got to the point that I had to talk OVER
the noise of the fridge.
the noise of the fridge.
It was THAT LOUD!
We bought it only four years ago so it wasn’t nearly time for a replacement (although, that would be nice!).
Dreaming for a second…
Ok, back to reality…
I finally had enough of the fridge noise.
Plus, it’s not keeping our food very cold.
So, I decided to take a look at the coils.
I pulled it away from the wall and found this on the floor.
Egchk. Notice the cobwebs on the wall?
Keep pulling the fridge…
The coils have to wait. I’ve gotta clean this first.
That led to pulling out the vacuum,
which led to pulling out the mop.
Ahhh, much better.
Then, onto the main unit.
Now I’m back up and off to grab a flashlight.
Once again, the coils have to wait. I’ve gotta clean this now.
Oh my HEAVENS!
It looked like a haunted house under there!
Cobwebs, dust, cat hair – it was gross.
I sucked up all of the funk, screwed the cover back on,
pushed the fridge back to the wall and went for the front.
I’ll get to the coils EVENTUALLY!
The front grill wasn’t too bad but still got a good scrubbin’.
Ok, the coils…
This is just wrong.
Haha, I even found this…
My own little dust bunny.
I vacuumed as far as I could reach and then had hubs tilt the fridge backward so I could get to even more funk.
(Yes, ‘funk’ is the best word for what I found).
I swept, mopped, wiped, vacuumed and scrubbed.
Although, I would have LOVED to turn the fridge upside down and get the ins and outs of each coil.
This will do for now since flipping a fridge won’t happen.
Now it purrs like a sleeping kitten.
It can b.r.e.a.t.h.e.
It’s amazing what a good coil cleaning can do for fridge efficiency. I did some research and found that a fridge covered in dust and ‘funk’ (my own word, hehe) can decrease efficiency by up to 30%.
I no longer talk over the fridge and our food is staying nice and cold now.
I just wonder how often I’m supposed to clean the coils.
The fridge will probably remind me
but I never want it to get that bad again.
Is that what is making my fridge make an awful racket?! I think I will keep this info to myself, as our fridge is 9 yrs old and white and crappy and I would like a new one anyway!
Gina @ The Cannary Family says
I never even considered that could have caused so much noise! ours is only a year old in June, but maybe each time it has a 'birthday" I should add that to my chore list. We rely on the old girl so…
Um I know how clean you are Sarah so if yours looks like that I wonder what the heck mine looks like! YIKES! Of course I do not have cats so it probably has slightly less hair! haha
Krafty Kat says
Oh, my! Mine is probably 10 times worse than yours! Thanks for reminding me that sometimes the things that are out of sight shouldn't be out of mind.
Gay Vaughan says
It's okay Sarah…happens to the best of us!! Thanks for keeping it real and letting the rest of us know we aren't alone in our funk…one of my fav words. 🙂
This post reminds me of that children's book, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." This is more like, "If You Give A Woman Some Funk" – just sayin'.