Question about AO Smith 2 Hp Spl 3450rpm M56 Frame 115/230 Volts Replacement Air Compressor Motor Electric Motor No.B381

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Compressor bad I have a 51/2 year old frigidaire refrigerator that the compressor has gone bad in. One month ago replaced relay overload start capacitor (3 in 1) when it stopped cooling. Now the compressor has grounded out.(checked with ohm meter) Any advice if I should replace compressor or buy new refrigerator. Will putting the 3in1 on the unit for this past month mess up anything else in the refrigerator? Thank you for any advice, I am very upset and confused on what to do.

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I would think that compressor would cost a lot of money.So if I were you I would buy a new refrigerator .

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