I did a massive deep-cleaning of the refrigerator last night. Every surface was scrubbed with hot water and copious amounts of elbow grease. Consequently the temperature alarm started to beep, letting me know that I was letting out quite a bit of cold.
Unfortunately the beeping never stopped. Not after I placed a huge bag of ice in the fridge to help cool things down quickly. Two hours later the beeping was still going and the little computer thermostat was unresponsive. I’ve already had to replace that electronic part once (the fridge is only 14 months old! Stupid Maytag! Where’s Gordon Jump when I need him?)
I found a handy website with online repairmen at about 11:30 last night. The guy told me I needed to unplug the two computer boards from each other. He included a diagram of how to do just that.
So now I’m waiting the five minutes until I can plug the pieces back together. I’m hopeful. Yet also doubtful because I already had to replace that same computer thingy once already.
It worked!!! The mad beeping has stopped!
OK, so if you have any appliance repair problems I highly recommend http://www.justanswer.com. It’s not free, but they let you pay what you feel the service is worth (the minimum is $9). A lot better than having a sullen repairman who stinks of cigarettes come to your house and charge you $80 to do the exact same thing. And you can get help 24/7.