Thursday, April 21, 2011

Water please?

Good morning, it is Thursday.

In case you haven't noticed, our water dispenser on our refrigerator has been broken for a few months. Apparently the oldest of our children decided the water wasn't coming out fast enough or something and pushed harder to the point where the fob thing just broke off. I wasn't in any hurry to fix it as I thought it would be an expensive call to the repair folks, and there are other ways to get water around this house. Well, I finally went online and saw the part I needed was discontinued, so I bought the suggested replacement. After a bit of frustration, a near loss of temper (that would be me), and some excellent and patient help [from Hansen], we were able to fix the water dispenser ourselves.

It is clear like the original, but the top is white instead of graphite color. In the picture it looks pretty different, but in real life, you can't see the white top and it looks perfectly normal.

Besides, there is so much stuff on the fridge...and the stuff is constantly changing as Lillie likes to move things around on it, that you would never notice a little change in the dispenser. And it actually works! You can see Maren in the background watching a little Survivor on TV...haha.

See you tomorrow.


Molly said...

Your fridge looks stainless do you get magnets on it?

Molly said...

Our small town has a "Stump Dump" where you can take brush, leaves, scrap metal and also dispose of large appliances (i.e.,things that don't go to the regular "Transfer Station").....but you can't take stumps to the Stump Dump though.....but they allow you to cannibalize the appliances for parts. So when our dryer was on the fritz for an item, Robt found the needed part in a disposed dryer and voila! dryer working again. Glad you are able to fix anything too.

Julian's Blog said...

A "stump dump" sounds cool. I have gone to auto junk yards to get parts before, but really, not too much of that around here.

The fridge just "looks" stainless...really it is some cheap metal that works with magnets! We were really happy to find it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you and Hansen on fixing the water dispenser. Ha ha, I found myself on your refrigerator in my Snuggie. I was just using it last night.