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Compressor going We own an Amana refridg. model # PARB2117AS1. I just had the repairman here because it was making an unusual noise. He informed me that the compressor is going. I am really upset about this because it certainly seems to me an appliance at this cost and age should serve us much longer than this without a major expense!! We purchased the refridg. in 2002. I am very discouraged and will not be looking at another Amana unless you take some responsibility for the repair. LU

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It is possible as Amana is now owned by Whirlpool which uses "Embraco" compressors. These have had issues. Contact the factory and tell them to send a supervisor.

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