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Leaking compressor revice guy said compressor is leaking freon and there's nothing to do. "it is an ex-fridge, stone dead, trash it" is there a fix for a leaking compressor? are there replacement compressors for Whirlpool fridges? tks.

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Re: leaking compressor

Jccam, just wondering if the service tech tapped into the system. This way he could tell whether or not you were low on charge or had a restriction in the system. You can replace the compresser on this model. It has to be done by a epa certified technician. Part number for the compressor kit is 2212192. You can see if it would be cost effecient at this link Catriver post back.

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I have a samsung fridge/freezer. Production date 2007. Model#RS20NRSV5/XSA both the fridge an freezer not getting cold The lights are on but no cold air.An cant hear anything working at the back.

Your compressor is not working that's why its not cooling and you cant hear anything.
Possible cause:
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My Whirlpool ET8WTKXKT0 doesn't cooling down. The fan is working, but the compressor like dead. What I have to check? Thanks. Victor

Its the problem with compressor,The problem is weak compressor.The refrigerant ( R12) in the compressor is got low.The compressor is weak.The compressor needs to be replaced.-------------- The working procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the fridge section and the fridge section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located.------------ But as you mentioned that freezer not cooling this indicates problem with compressor.When compressor cools the freezer section then fridge section gets cold.If freezer section is not getting properly cold then fridge section will not cool properly/.So the problem relates to compressor.---------- In the compressor there is a refrigerant called FREON.With the help of this Freon the compressor cools the freezer section.Freon is a gaseous type cooling agent.The compressor will stop cooling when coolant gets leaked from its chamber.--------- Again recharging the Freon is possible, but the cost for that recharging is approx the cost of new compressor.So its always advisable to get compressor replaced.Because new compressor has warranty for few years.------------------ You can get required parts from from online sites like: --- or from searspartsdirect online site. --------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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My fridge stopped cooling. the motor runs, but everything is warm. I have a bottom freezer Amana approx 4 yrs old. Is it worth fixing or should I buy a new one?

The compressor is working is a good thing ,you have leaked out some freon and it might be pricey to fix and I don't know with all the capturing of the gas ,recharging, only after they found the leak. Definitely get an estimate before you do anything ,but to answer you question is it worth it ,you'll have to weigh that out ,but a fridge is good for at least 10 to 15 years or longer. If not freon you could also have a thermostat problem which wont be so heavy on the wallet, get a guy out to diagnose it and see where you stand is all you can do.

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Wine fridge is leaking an oil substance... is this safe to use... or should it be fixed immediately?

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I have a Maytag mtf2195aes model refrigerator. I paid some guy $160 to fix the defrost timer. It is not fixed. The problem is that the freezer part is building up water droplets at the top of it. The back...

It is not that defrost timer or the thermostat control if this part are faulty, your fridge may not run, your problem is in your fridge system

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1. see the pipes all around the back and inside the freezer (underneath its wall) see if there is a part oily (cause: possible leakage due to use of sharp pointed object that hit the pipes)

2. possible leak at the back pipes near compressor due to vibration


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