New thermostat, new phone
jack connector, new refrigerant, new paint
, new supply cables
We still plan on adding a DC fan (as opposed to the AC one that requires me to be extra careful of the cable and is so big we have to shut it off before we open the unit), but
WE SEEM TO HAVE A WORKING FRIDGE!!
The Keystone cop version: We ran the new cables
last night and *nothing* would come on after we connected them. It turns out the main supply across the distribution board that runs to the ammeter and back had a bad splice that broke off when it got bumped. We did a complicated jury rig at midnight when we discovered this, but hubby put it all back together while I ran to West Marine
for a cable as soon as they opened at 8am. Thanks to a gentleman who held the door for me I was first in, and thanks to knowing exactly what we needed, I was first out. When I got back, it turned out that hubby had also discovered that the big AC fan wasn't working: a loose string on a cooler we have been using to add extra protection to our food
got wrapped around it and he had to take it all out and unwrap the string. Surprisingly, it was not burned out.