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Burning compressor - repair or replace?

Kenmore side by side refrigerator purchased new in 2002 for approx. $900. Came home yesterday to burning smell and smoke-filled kitchen. Fire department (!) said compressor was hot and a relay was burned. Should I bother getting it repaired or just buy a new one?

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Take the old unit to sears and they have a repair kit for about $65 canaidian.Easy to fix,but replace any burned wires b4 putting unit back together.
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