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I have a White Westinghouse Refrigerator that is making a loud screeching noise when the compressor tries to kick on. Is it repairable, or time toget a new refrigerator?

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A recharge with new freon could fix the problem.

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This would suggest that the compressor has got no oil in it.there is a possiblity that the compressor can be changed.but a what cost is generally dependant on the size of the appliance.roughly it will cost in the reigion of about $500.

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