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I'm looking for a used upright freezer, and someone in my area is selling a "Gibson commercial" unit. Any ideas about this brand and how to stack it up against the usual Frigidaire, Kenmore kind of thing?

I also see several "Montgomery Ward" units. I haven't seen that name on anything in many years.

Thanks for any tips,

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The gibson should be made by Frigidaire, I would stay away from the Montgomery Ward...thats pretty old. Is the Gibson frost free? Model # maybe? The Gibson is pretty old too. If you can get us a mod.# and Ser# we can tell you all the ins and outs.



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Okay. I emailed a query about model # and await a reply.

Meanwhile, although it's off topic, I realize I have another question: is it true that modern freezers shouldn't be kept in a garage in the midwest, where winters can hit zero degrees and summers get quite hot and very humid?

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its never good to put a refridgerator or freezer in extreme temps. high or low...their ideal operating ambient temp. is around 70 degrees F. extreme heat will cause the unit to work harder causing parts to fail quicker than normal and extreme cold will sometimes allow the unit to short cycle as well as freezing components.



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Thanks, again. The fellow seems not to know size or model. He says it's a "commercial" unit. Here's the craigslist entry:

http://southbend.craigslist.org/app/1509306895.html

It appears to be a smallish unit, which is actually good for me. Look like an okay buy?

David

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1) no model number/serial number (for age determination)

2) craigslist

3) $ 200

 



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From the picture the unit looks good and is worth $200 if it works. Have you seen the unit in person? I would, pictures always make things look better than they really are. it doesnt look extremely old. I would see it actually freeze first.

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I don't believe there is anything at all commercial about this freezer you are looking at.

It appears to be just a regular domestic home freezer.

This statement in his description is at least partially false:

COMMERCIAL FREEZERS ARE EQUIPPED WITH LARGER/BETTER MOTORS AND INDIVIDUAL COILS FOR EACH SHELF
All manual defrost freezers have the individual freon coils as the shelves, (that is how they cool), and also I don't believe they use any better motors, (compressors), in a commercial stand alone freezer.

I wouldn't touch this unless they can come up with a model and serial# so that we can at least help you determine the age of the unit.



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Budeget's right,nothing commercial about it



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Seller sent me only model #:

Model #GFU09M2AWL

Also said it was made in July 2002--presumably that's indicated somewhere on the label.

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Bada Bing wrote: Seller sent me only model #:

Model #GFU09M2AWL

Also said it was made in July 2002--presumably that's indicated somewhere on the label.

2002??? Yea sure thing!!!!!!  NOT!!!!

The actual model number would be GFU09M2AW1 , (the number 1 at the end not the letter 'L').

And he probably doesn't want to give you the serial# because from that we could tell what the manufacture date is.

The  parts breakdown for that model shows a date of 8/93 and many of the trim parts are no longer available.




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Wow! Yet another Craig's List bamboozle job and caught in the act right here! I hear about this all the time from local customers but never verified it.



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Thanks, everyone! I'll pass on the unit, as its advertising looks fishy after all this investigation. Off to Sears sometime soon to buy a new freezer. I can only take so much of this used-market searching.

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if you have a Sears Outlet Store near you,

you could check the scratchn & dent models.. usually about half price ..



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Budget Appliance Repair wrote: Bada Bing wrote: Seller sent me only model #:

Model #GFU09M2AWL

Also said it was made in July 2002--presumably that's indicated somewhere on the label.

2002??? Yea sure thing!!!!!!  NOT!!!!

The actual model number would be GFU09M2AW1 ...

ask the seller to double check that model number

GFU09M2AW0  1993

GFU09M2AW1  1993

GFU09M2AW2  1993

GFU09M2AW3  1994

GFU09M2AW4  1995

GFU09M2AW6  2004

GFU09M2AW7  2004

GFU09M2AWA  2005



 or post photo of model number label



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