how to hit the reset button
Transformation Magazine|January 2021
When emotions are spiraling out of control, it’s time to go within and meditate.
Jo Mooy

The morning was routine. Go to the refrigerator for a glass of water. Open the freezer for a few cubes of ice. There’s no ice.

“Did you turn off the ice maker?”

I yelled. “No! Why?” my partner replies.

A quick consultation ensued, followed by furrowed brows, and lots of digital buttons being pushed. Still nothing. No sound of a motor whirring, and no lights flashing error messages.

When there’s a question, I always go online. Google suggested that the “reset” button be pushed. Manuals were dragged out to find the reset button. It wasn’t in the book. Back to Google and then YouTube to find out the location of the reset button and what to do. Frustration escalated by the minute as every test was tried. The filter was clean. The water line not kinked. Still no reset.

Finally, a wise young man on YouTube suggested going to the electric box panel and resetting the entire refrigerator by switching off the power. Success and done! Patiently waiting for the familiar sound to come from the expected-to-be-healed ice maker, we are once again met with silence. My emotions go into overdrive. Frustration escalates to irritation, where it ungraciously meets panic because it’s Thanksgiving week and we need a working ice maker.

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