Where can I find parts for an old GE regrigerator? Parts houses are saying parts I need are "no longer available."
Model # XXXXX XXXXX
What I need is:
- door shelf brackets
- door shelf "rail"
- socket in door for hinge pin.
I appreciate your response, but, partsdepotonline is apparently limited to ONLY Whirlpool and Sears-Kenmore.
I also tried repairclinic.com which lists none of the three parts I need.
A time for obsolescence - no doubt about it, but I have hopes someone will know of a source or have one of these refrigerators sitting around that doesn't work, but has the parts I need.
I am guessing the fridge is at least 20 years old. I have replaced the evaporator fan twice, but nothing else but cosmetic touches. Works fine. And I suspect a new one will absolutely not last as long as this one has.
We live in a world where everyone (it seems) is always anxious to get something new, e.g., trading cars so often. 1968 was the last time we bought a new car. Since then, with tools and etc., especially sons and others who are "in tune" with car repairs, we have been buying cars usually with 100M+ miles on them. and very dependable.
So, I hate to "give up" on this fridge.....
I'll ask a repair man if he has the parts you need. The model # XXXXX be a bit much to digest... instead-
2. 20 years old
3. Are the doors side by side or over under?
What do you want most, I would guess the hinge part is critical?
In the mean time maybe one of the other gentlemen could earn an accept by letting you know how much more it costs to operate an old refrigerator vs a new one. You might be surprised.
20 years is approximate.
Over and Under - freezer on top.
Operation cost? perhaps, but at $1,000 plus for a new fridge - well, at $10 a month excess operating cost (old vs. new) = about 8 years of operation of old to equal cost of new one.
AND, considering the "built-in" obsolescence of most new products, I wonder if the new one could be expected to last more than 8 years, which could mean I would be buying a second new fridge in 8 years. A dilemma of risk consideration to be sure.
I do appreciate yout thoughts.
I had found the shelf bracket, part 21 in the diagram. Of the sites I searched neither of the other two parts was available.
The site you advised showed the bracket and the thimble available. I have ordered both parts. I am not certain, from the diagram that the thimble, part 28 is what I need, but appears to be and is worth ordering to find out. When that order arrives, and if it is the correct part, I will come back to question and provide $5.00 bonus.
I am still in need of the shelf rail, which shows on this site also as "No Longer Available."
I will have "Accept" and "Bonus" for anyone who can provide it and will continue to keep question posted for awhile.
Thanks again for your input.
Rather than considering it depressing, consider it a challenge!
That is one of the reasons I:
- offered the bonus if the thimble is indeed the correct part, and
- am continuing to keep the question listed (An "Accept" and a "Bonus" for the third part would be appropriate and agreeable!)
....... As the coon hunter calls to the 'coon dog, "Sic 'em!" Good luck in your search......
The site you site would seem to call the part I need a "door bar" but the price is about twice what I suspect is a price for the correct part. I have emailed them asking for a image of the part. This IS encouraging. Thanks.
I'm sitting here wishing I had an old GE fridge I could take parts off of. There's always duct tape and some twine. That would hold in a carton of milk right?
Sorry, had to get my 2 cents in.
That looks like an approx. correct price. I will call them in the morning and check on it further.
Time for bed. Thanks. Will continue tomorrow.
My reason for posting the model number in my original question was for just what you suggest - someone who just happened to have one of these fridges sitting around.
I bought one of these about 10 years ago and that is about what I remember paying for it. High, yes, but it IS a specialty part.