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Amana side by side refrigerator compressor locked up

My refrigerator is 6 1/2 years old. the freezer stopped working and a repairman said that the compressor was locked up. He also said that it would cost at least $500.00 to fix it. Any suggestion? Could a power surge cause this to happen? Thanks, Marcus

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Re: Amana side by side refrigerator compressor locked up

More than likely, if there were any power issues,it would be low voltage that would cause it to overheat and lock up shaft to bearing. But power surges can cause problems if they are sustained as well. Nameplate rating on these is 115 volts and it will operate up to 10% above or below that voltage (+/- 11.5 volts). But when you get to the fringe voltages for extended periods you increase the risks of failures.

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