We are extremely unhappy with our kitchen fridge. It is a GE brand fridge, with a top freezer and bottom refrigerator section. It is no frills, without an ice maker or water dispenser. We have had it for about 10 years.
The plastic edging on the glass refrigerator shelves cracked and we had to replace the shelving. That was not cheap. The fan for the freezer burned out once already, and was also replaced. A couple of months ago it started making a horrendous noise every time the motor runs. It is so loud it is hard to hold a conversation in the kitchen, and it seems to run all the time. It wakes me up at night. I manually defrosted the freezer the other day, and that helped for a day or two before it started with the noise again. I refuse to throw any more money at it.
My father never liked loud noises or cramped spaces. I attribute that to his time as a gunner in a B-17 when he was stationed in England during the Second World War. He would have found the noises from this fridge disturbing. He also hated throwing money at appliance repair. We went to our main appliance store a couple of weeks ago and found an LG fridge that fit in our kitchen space. It has a double fridge door with the freezer section at the bottom. I was shocked to find that it will take two months to get it. This was true for all the models and brands we looked at. I guess Covid has slowed manufacturing. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the current fridge lasts until the new one arrives. I will think pleasant thoughts about my dad to counter the annoyance when the Flying Fortress in the kitchen roars.
What appliance or machinery woes have you had?