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I bought a Frigidare refrigerator today. Warranty needed?

Do I need to buy more years of warranty or not? If so, what 1 or 4 yrs for 5 year warranty? I had to replace a refrigerator Maytag of only 7yrs old that we think was a compressor. I can get just a warranty for the compressor only with (NO) labor included for 5yrs. Should I take just that warranty or get a full warranty for 5 yrs? I can't believe appliances don't last, like my first ones from the 1980's that last 20yrs!!!!!!! Please give me your best advice on this matter.

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Its really just up to you. I am a service tech in grants pass oregon and i know compressors dont last anymore. Its because in the last 10 years they have switched from r12 freon to 134a. 134a has higher head pressures which make the compressor go out. If the compressor warranty isnt too much money i would do that warranty. You dont really need the others.

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