Can you please tell me if there is any differece in meaning between my fridge broke and my fridge broke down? For example:
I can't store any food in my fridge as it broke yesterday.
I can't store any food in my fridge as it broke down yesterday.
I'm aware that break down is usually used when talking about cars, but I've also heard it used when talking about home appliances. I'd like to know if there is any difference in meaning between break and break down when you are desribing a problem with your appliances.