I have no idea. Hope to be able to ask tomorrow. Most recycle places that I 
know of strip down the product and salvage everything that they can. It does 
not make sense why it must be in working order.

From: "Betsy Whitney, Dolphin Press" <braill...@haw.rr.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 11:12 PM
To: <blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] old refrigerator

> Hi Lenny,
> Any idea what they do with them that would make
> them require that they be working?
> Just curious, Betsy
> At 03:57 PM 9/7/2010, you wrote:
>>Well, the old refrigerator that I am recycling
>>through the pp&l program almost totally let me
>>down. They are picking it up tomorrow morning.
>>There was a message on my answering machine that
>>it must be plugged in and running. It was
>>running when it was moved outside so I plugged
>>it in tonight and nothing. Here it tripped the
>>gfci outlet. after resetting it did not work
>>just kept tripping the outlet. Just for kicks I
>>plugged it into an outlet from inside not gfci.
>>This time the light came on but nothing else.
>>After toying for a few minutes my son-in-law
>>said hit it. I picked up one end and dropped on
>>the porch and it started running. Plugged it
>>back into the gfci and it it still works. I
>>suspect that a relay was stuck tripping the gfci
>>but not enough to short out the unprotected
>>line. Anyway it is working so I will get my $35
>>and free removal tomorrow morning. It reminds me
>>of an old Burroughs field engineer who hit the
>>computer main console and it started working,
>>his comment was that they do not pay me to hit
>>it but for knowing where to hit it.
>>Please visit my home page, it is motivational,
>>educational, inspirational with a touch of
>>humor. There is also a very extensive resource list for the blind.
>>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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