Appliance

Need appliance repair help? Ask a technician for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have an early 1930"s GE monitor top refridgerator. A new…

Customer Question
Hello-- I have an early...
Hello-- I have an early 1930"s GE monitor top refridgerator. A new motor with compressor was installed. In our mountain cabin now. It worked for awhile, then quit. A repairman said due to weather too cold. (cabin vacant at times). What shall I do? Thank you. Colleen
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Appliance
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Answered in 16 minutes by:
2/2/2016
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 2 years ago
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z., Appliance Doc
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 89,263
Experience: 9+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.
Verified

The repairman is likely correct because if your temperatures in the cabin get down below freezing that will cause the compressor to stall and fail. The compressor would need to be replaced again if that is possible on an unit this old, and you would either need to shut the refrigerator down if you're going to be gone and it gets that cold inside the cabin, or you'll need to heat the cabin enough that it doesn't get below freezing inside.

We are on the honor system here. Please remember to rate my service by selecting a star at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need anything else, just let me know. You can continue asking follow-up questions at no additional charge after rating my service if you still need assistance.

Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an appliance technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Tyler Z. Your Own Question
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z., Appliance Doc
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 89,263
89,263 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 9+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.

Tyler Z. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air.

JeanRiverhead, NY

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

John

John

Home Appliance Technician

13,453 satisfied customers

Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.

Tom Goellner

Tom Goellner

Home Appliance Technician

1,606 satisfied customers

32 yrs. experience servicing major appliances and HVAC equipment.

Tyler Z.

Tyler Z.

Appliance Doc

89,263 satisfied customers

9+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.

Kelly

Kelly

Appliance Technician

20,480 satisfied customers

Highly accurate diagnostician with over 30 years experience!

The Home Smithy

The Home Smithy

Home Appliance Technician

6,148 satisfied customers

30 years repairing appliances

william

william

Home Appliance Technician

3,012 satisfied customers

Major Home Appliance Technician Specialist Whirpool Certificate

John

John

restaurant equipment technician

2,103 satisfied customers

25+ years experience. I'm now employed by a commercial cooking equipment service company

< Previous | Next >

Related Appliance Questions
Our cabin was 55 degrees and the fridge and freezer were
our cabin was 55 degrees and the fridge and freezer were warm about 60 degrees, we unplugged it and were wondering if the coils froze so if we go up in a couple of days is it possible it will work? … read more
Joel Swenson
Joel Swenson
High School or GED
4,175 satisfied customers
We have a 14 year old monogram refridgerators. The GE repair
We have a 14 year old monogram refridgerators. The GE repair man who came out said the last repairman had done a really bad job(not a GE service representative). His comments were that the wrong refri… read more
Appliance Medic
Appliance Medic
Service Technician
10,826 satisfied customers
I have a GE dishwasher, a Potscrubber 580 model. Recently
I have a GE dishwasher, a Potscrubber 580 model. Recently it has developed a small leak; it seems to leak along the bottom of the front, right below the door and above the bottom trim piece, in 4 dist… read more
mranswer
mranswer
TECHNICIAN
Bachelor's Degree
481 satisfied customers
I own a General Electric Monitor Top around 1934 - 1938 vintage
I own a General Electric Monitor Top around 1934 - 1938 vintage refrigerator that stopped working. It is drawing too much current. I suspect it might be the compressor. I live in California in Bakersf… read more
Tom Goellner
Tom Goellner
Home Appliance Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,606 satisfied customers
I have a ge profile refridgerator model PSHS6TCGBDSS purchased
I have a ge profile refridgerator model PSHS6TCGBDSS purchased in 2008. I arrived home from work to find the the actual temperature to be 11 degrees for freezer and 99 degrees for fridge. I unplugged … read more
bryanpaul52
bryanpaul52
Tech/owner
17 satisfied customers
I am considering buying the Whirlpool garage refrigerator garf19xxvk
I am considering buying the Whirlpool garage refrigerator garf19xxvk because of it's heater function. I plan to leave it in my unheated northern WI cabin for the winter to store wine and other liquids… read more
Appliance Tech Larry
Appliance Tech Larry
Outside inhome service tech
High School or GED
19,156 satisfied customers
Kenmore Cold Spot Refridgerator Model 106-64253400;S/NER4321479;MfgDate
Kenmore Cold Spot Refridgerator Model 106-64253400;S/NER4321479;MfgDate 2004. Purchased 5/2004. Makes thumping noise for about 30 seconds, several times per hour. Technician from Sears came last week … read more
John
John
restaurant equipment technician
Associate Degree
2,103 satisfied customers
We have a GE profile refrigerator model # PSC23MGPA CC Serial#
We have a GE profile refrigerator model # XXXXX CC Serial# XXXXX It is making a very loud noise at times and then stops for awhile. The cooling in the ref. is fine and the freezer works well too. A ne… read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
Bachelor's Degree
89,263 satisfied customers
I have a GE monitor top refrigerator. The relay fried so I
I have a GE monitor top refrigerator. The relay fried so I went to a appliance parts store and described the unit. They sold be a relay....but it looks nothing at all like the original. This unit whic… read more
John
John
Home Appliance Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13,453 satisfied customers
We have a GE refridgerator that is about 8 years old. It has
We have a GE refridgerator that is about 8 years old. It has quit cooling and freezing. Had a person come out and look they said motor and compressor seemed ok and cleaned the coils. He plugged it bac… read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
Bachelor's Degree
89,263 satisfied customers
I HAVE A 16.5CU TOP FREEZE REFRIGERATOR UNIT PURCHASED NEW
I HAVE A 16.5CU TOP FREEZE REFRIGERATOR UNIT PURCHASED NEW IN 2003. RECENTLY, IT STOPPED COOLING, BUT THE COMPRESSOR IT RUNNING. THIS FRIG IS IN OUR CABIN IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN AND WAS ONLY USED HALFT… read more
esequiel walker
esequiel walker
Appliance technician
High School or GED
4,647 satisfied customers
We recently picked up an old GE upright freezer from someone
We recently picked up an old GE upright freezer from someone who said it worked great. This is our first freezer and we aren't familiar with it. I'm guessing it to be from the late 80's to early 90's.… read more
John
John
Home Appliance Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13,453 satisfied customers
I have an old Maytag stacking washer/dryer, the first model
I have an old Maytag stacking washer/dryer, the first model to be fully electronic. It stopped working - I had a repairman out who verified both the washer and dryer are getting power. He did not have… read more
John
John
Home Appliance Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13,453 satisfied customers
I have a GE Combination refridgerator. Model # is TB 14SDB
I have a GE Combination refridgerator. Model # XXXXX XXXXX 14SDB and SN is LD700153. I believe it is from the 1970's or early 1980's. The compressor fan was bad and compressor got very hot. I replaced… read more
MASTERTECH
MASTERTECH
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
6,817 satisfied customers
norcold refridge model z1171mssd will not get cold in either
norcold refridge model z1171mssd will not get cold in either electric or gas mode. Mountain Aire purchased new in April of 2008. We are near Charlotte North Carolina. We need service, as we will not r… read more
John
John
Home Appliance Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13,453 satisfied customers
I have a 3 door GE Monitor Top Type CK-35--D16 Refrigerant
I have a 3 door GE Monitor Top Type CK-35--D16 Refrigerant Content 4.0lb Sulfur Dioxide #8903678 Which I am trying to restore. The compressor seems to be good but, there was leak in one of the lines. … read more
Appliance Tech Larry
Appliance Tech Larry
Outside inhome service tech
High School or GED
19,156 satisfied customers
Our 7 yr old GE gas dryer would run about 10 minutes then
Our 7 yr old GE gas dryer would run about 10 minutes then quit, is was happening repeatedly The repairman said the motor was bad so we bought a new GE gas dryer and the same thing is happening. We've … read more
mranswer
mranswer
TECHNICIAN
Bachelor's Degree
481 satisfied customers
my 6 yr old ge monogram refridgerator was repaired by a non
my 6 yr old ge monogram refridgerator was repaired by a non ge repairman. the fridge was freezing items and the freezer was running too warm about 38degrees, the guy came out and said the compressor w… read more
Tom Goellner
Tom Goellner
Home Appliance Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,606 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x