The problem is effiency, now they have computer boards to burn out, smaller compressors.If you want something that will last, find an old model that was gone over by an a/c mechanic. I know of an appliance store that does sales of new and referbished . They told me they lost alot of fridges when the power companies buy back program for old appliances.ramblerboy2 wrote:Thanks guys! I knew folks here would have some info/experience. I'm also not happy with the 5-7 year life-span of current mechanical refrigerators; they might use less electricity but if you need to replace them every 7 years there is no real point, in my mind. When my current electric fridge dies I will definitely switch to a gas one.