History of Frigidaire
Frigidaire is a long standing Appliance company, originally founded in 1918 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The original name was The Guardian Frigerator Company until it was bought by General Motors in 1919. It’s believed that this is where the slang “fridge” began, as since they were so popular, all refrigerators regardless of brand were called a “Frigerator”. In fact, it is still commonly used in many countries around the world to describe a generic refrigerator. In 1979, Frigidaire was sold to the White Sewing Machine Company, and then again to Electrolux in 1986. Originally, their most competitive business was actually washing machines, creating the first ones with automatic timers in 1947.
Frigidaire appliances we service include, but are not limited to:
- Gas Cooktops – Using natural gas, they provide the cook with the ability to perfectly control temperatures with an open flame.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Induction Cooktops – Provides faster and more cost-efficient heating. Cookware must be ferrous metal and have a flat bottom in order to work. Heats only the pan, never letting the surface get hot enough to make spilled food burn or stick. If the pot is removed, the element automatically turns off.
- Gas Oven – Traditional and most cost-effective, more models are being released with the ability to become a convection oven for even baking.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Wall Ovens – Built in for convenience to the consumer, they can be stacked/installed with multiple to provide more option for the cook.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric or with a gas/electric/induction cooktop and electric/gas oven.
- Refrigerator & Top Freezer – Most common in households, it has been the leading style since the 1940’s. Some budget models and mini-fridges use a freezer chest as opposed to a separate compartment.
- Refrigerator & Bottom Freezer – Created to provide easier access to refrigerator items, as they are needed more often than freezer.
- Side by Side Refrigerators – Also called “American Style”, they were invented by Amana to provide more freezer space. Left is the freezer, Right is the refrigerator.
- French Door Refrigerators – Two French doors on top for the refrigerator, and a drawer bottom freezer. These have become more prominent since the late 90’s.
- Built-In Refrigerator – Usually available in any style, these provide the homeowner the ability to save space and coordinate the look of the kitchen. Some brands allow for these to have replaceable door panels, so that they may coincide with the cabinetry.
- Under-Counter Refrigerators – Can be used as a freezer or refrigerator, and are easily accessible. They can be put into any room for extra storage or entertainment purposes.
- Standing Freezers – For those with extra room in their kitchen, or who need them simply as extra storage space. Can be free-standing or built-in.
- Chest Freezers – An indispensable item for those with large families and need a great deal of storage. Also used for commercial purposes, and typically kept outside of the kitchen.
- Under-Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing.
- Top Load Washers – Typically made larger and to hold more clothing, these washers don’t rely upon a door seal and usually require less maintenance.
- Front Load Washers – Uses less water, less soap, and they are less likely ruin or tear delicate clothing. Require more maintenance for the door seal and bellows.
- Dryers – Fast and efficient, these cut down the time it takes to dry clothing. They can be either gas or electric. There are many types of dryers, but Tumbler dryers are the most widely used in consumer homes.
- Stackable Washer/Dryer – Made to save space, these are usually much smaller and seen in apartments, condos and small homes.
- AC Units
The only major recalls Frigidaire has had occur, have been with a blender and a smooth top Electric Range (manufactured by Electrolux). While the list is short, all appliances can experience problems from time to time, so it’s important to take note when your appliance is doing something out of the ordinary. This can include:
- Rust accumulation
- Burners on electric cooktops not turning off
- Heating elements getting too hot
- Heating elements turning on unexpectedly
- Digital displays not working
- Refrigerator leaks
- Refrigerator not cooling completely/unevenly
- Refrigerator over-freezing
- Refrigerator coils frozen
Why go with 180Appliance Repair Services?
Our Technicians have been repairing Frigidaire models for years, and have seen nearly every make and model. With such a popular brand, you can be sure they will diagnose quickly and confidently. Thanks to our vast inventory, they have access to every part and component to complete even the most urgent of repairs for our customers. Not to mention, our customer service agents are standing by 24/7 to take your call and help make an appointment for you that fits around your busy schedule. At 180 Appliance Repair Services, our clients always come first and you can be sure that you’ll receive the best service in the industry! Call us today!