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There were no blackout or power failures before either of the fridges and the power outlet was the same one that the old fridge used with no issues. Although the old fridge didn't do ice, it was still a big fridge?
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Hi and appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

To my knowledge, most compressors would go bad for very few reasons:

  • old age;
  • no oil;
  • immediate resumption of power after an outage or a momentary fluctuation;
  • failure of the cooling/ventilator fan (if one is present);
  • restricted, poor or no ventilation in the rear of the refrigerator.
It is to this that most manufacturers warranty their compressors up to five (5) years.

In none of the above is applicable, then it is likely that the units that you had were from the same batch that have a manufacturing issue.

Perhaps the pages here, here and here may shed additional insights.

Hope this be of some help and idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and Thank you again for using FixYa.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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