Dating old refrigerator
Frigidaire makes White/Westinghouse, Tappan, Frigidaire, Kelvinator. You will need to find your serial/model tag and record the numbers and letters on this, then look at your serial number and work out the age like so.
Example serial number: NF11910958 = NF( where the product was made) NF11910958 â€“ 1 = made in 2001 NF11910958 â€“ 19 = 19th week in that year This washer looks to be made in April of 2001 Example #2 serial number: LA84501552 LA84501552 = year, this could be 1988 or 1998.
The amount of damage to your current unit must also be considered.
If you have multiple faulty parts or if the unit is just very old, it's time to replace.
It’s not turned toward the garage door because it’s bashful.
Clark Public Utilities and its recyclers ask anyone recycling an old one to face it toward a building to protect curious children. Often garages and man caves take in vintage refrigerators or freezers, some dating back to the 1960s.
A typical refrigerator has a 10- to 20-year lifespan.
Driving through your neighborhood you might see a freezer or refrigerator standing near the garage door.You could be sucking up unnecessary power and facing high electric bills.A 10-year-old fridge uses twice the energy of an Energy Star-related fridge, according to the Energy Star website.While it seems acceptable to move them to a garage or basement when the new one is delivered, it may not pay off.These antique appliances use as much as three times more energy than the newest models.