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Borrego Springs, CA

Friday, October 11, 2013

Another little bump in the road?

What a day!  I sat by my phone waiting for the repairman to arrive today.  Finally about 2:00, he showed up to replace the compressor.  It was quite a job, and took close to two hours.  He had to use a torch to remove the compressor and attach the copper tubing to the new compressor.  The smoke from that set off the smoke alarm so I had to get a stool to get that thing turned off and get the Fantastic Fan going to get the smoke out of the rig. 

After the new one was installed, I plugged it in and it began cooling.  Yahoo!  As he went to replace the little plastic fan that runs to keep the compressor cool, I noticed that one of the fins on the fan was misshapen.  I asked if it would work in that condition.  He said probably not, and proceeded to order a new one for me.  Personally, I think he was covering his a$$ about it.  Since I knew that fan was working just fine before he began working on the fridge, my guess is that he should have removed it before using his torch.  I think the torch melted one of the fins and it twisted beyond hope. 

When he told me the first date available for them to put the new blades in was October 25, I said, “Forget it!  Show me how to do it.  I can’t wait here that long.”  So now I wait for a new fan.  I’m hoping it arrives on Monday.  I talked to the UPS man this afternoon about Monday, since it is Columbus Day and not even the refuge manager will be here.  Uf-dah!  He offered to call me on Monday one way or the other.  If it arrives, I’ll meet him at the gate to get it.  Then on Tuesday, the refuge manager and LE guy will work to reinstall the fridge where it belongs.  Another little bump along the way.  In the meantime, the fridge remains in the middle of my floor.  I didn’t want the guys to try to install it today only to maybe have to take it out again next week. 

While I was talking to the UPS guy, he mentioned that he had delivered another compressor to me today.  What?  Seems the first repairman ordered two, and the second one arrived today.  What the heck am I supposed to do with that?  Unless I hear from Samsung, I think I’ll keep it just in case.  Too bad it’s so heavy.

When I started writing this post there was a tornado watch posted for the area, and several warnings not too far away.  The wind is whipping around, and there is off and on again rain.  I’m keeping my ear pealed to the TV.  If need be, Emma and I will make our way to the basement of the temporary office building.  I hope that isn’t necessary. 

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

33 comments:

  1. If you have a spare compressor on board, you'll never need it :)

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  2. Somebody is taking advantage of a woman alone!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Hope that wind doesn't turn into a tornado! You sure aren't having much luck with this fridge repair.

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  4. OMG! What a bummer - I always tell myself, when these things happen to me, that this is God's way of keeping me off a freeway that's going to have a big accident. Or something like that. Still, big bummer!

    I hope your weather stays okay for you. But at least you have somewhere to go if it does turn into a tornado. Geez, you've got to get out of there! :(

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  5. At least you showed some restraint in not turning a blow torch on the repairman! He apparently has no qualms about expecting you to pay for his carelessness. It sounds like it is definitely time to get out of there.

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  6. Oh, how I hope that both your and my bad spells are coming to an end. Between your refrigerator and my furnace, sometimes I just want to scream! But, this too shall pass. I'll pray for wind-calming, too.

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  7. We are so hoping your tomorrow's are filled with sunshine and good fortune.

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  8. Oh my...I didn't know there were still tornadoes at this time of the year. I will say a prayer that you two stay safe.

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  9. You are very much more patient than me, Judy! Must be life on the road teaches you that. . . .

    All good wishes to you from me and Stella,

    Jo

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  10. Please ---- no talk of tornadoes. Here we are in Oklahoma. I refused to come to this area earlier in the year due to that type of threat.

    Hoping that fridge is working just fine. With all the trouble it's been you need some cooling off.

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  11. Enough already! Hope you don't have any tornadoes. At least the UPS guy is a good guy.

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  12. Good Grief! Will your fridge problems never end? What more can happen to it? Hopefully you'll soon be on your way... with a fridge that works.

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  13. What a bummer! If it's not one thing, it's another!

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  14. Oh Judy compressor, fan, compressor, tornado. You must be wondering what next. Hope there is somewhere to give a review of that tech's work.

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  15. this too will pass and greater adventures lie ahead...

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  16. You sure are having a streak of bad luck, or bumps in the road. Hope it works out for you. If I need a new compressor for our Samsung I'll know who to call. Hope it never happens that we'll need one, but if it dose I hope you'll be close.

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  17. I'm going to worry about the tornado possibility until you tell me you're okay! :)

    Sorry for the latest bump in the road.

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  18. Some of these repair guys aren't very smart. I hope you aren't going to have to pay for that fan.

    Sure hope that bad weather misses you.

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  19. wow think I would save up and get a new one but not a Samsung....
    hope you get n the road soon

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  20. At least we have our blogs to vent a little frustration these repairs cause us. Houses need repairs too!

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  21. I swear you are meant to see a Minnesota snowfall. That was some storm with sheet lightening all around, we were at the neighbors playing cards and they live on the prairie, the light was coming from all around. Hope you can get all fixed up on Monday or Tuesday and get your butt out of here! :)

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  22. Who would think a compressor would cause such commotion!! I hope you get everything squared away, so you can move on!!!

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  23. I think with all your "fun" you've had with that fridge repair, you need a hug! I'll have to owe it to you, just like that motorhome wash job I owe you, too.

    Good for you, taking matters into your own hands and replacing that fan. Just promise me you'll unplug the fridge first, I want you to keep all your fingers... :cD

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  24. I agree that you will never need the compressor if you have it!. I'd be sure to have it !

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  25. Howdy Judy & Emma,
    Judy it's 6:07pm and I just checked YOUR WEATHER, here's what it said

    NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

    Sorry the guy burned your fan up, but as with everything else Murphy does IT STINKS, literally !!

    Hope y'all do get out of there TUESDAY(CROSS FINGERSXXXXXXX&TOESIESXXXXXXXXXX) !!!!!!!!

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  26. You sure sound calm, STILL sitting there with nothing to do - except fix the fridge, of course. I made it to Galveston - and took a day and two nights to visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

    Now back to cooking for my friend, Natalie - tonight chicken Alfredo with vegetables. And it was low cal sauce but good.

    Good luck on leaving. IF you get to Louisiana before Nov. 8, I"ll have to stop and visit you again. I'm going to Hammond, La until Nov. 8 - 10 and then going on to Okefenokee, provided they open.

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  27. I hope you don't see locusts on the horizon...!

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  28. This all sounds very stressful. Did they charge you for 2 compressors? I hope you get going soon. Is your next job waiting for you?

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    1. Dawn,
      You missed what Judy wrote on October 8th when she said.
      "As he figured out the estimate for repair, I whipped out my Samsung handbook, and mentioned it was covered under the five year warranty. All I had to do was produce the sales slip from when I bought it. Not to worry, I keep every receipt from work done on the rig."

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  29. With all the problems you've had with the last one I's keep a spare too!

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  30. Well dear goodness. . .this has just gone on and on hasn't it. . .here's hoping for a resolution soon! WOW!

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