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22 year old refrigerator . freezer does not self defrost anymore . but reefrigerator part works fine

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This is pretty typical of a refrigerator of this age. The compressor is probably wearing out.... honestly it's not worth the cost to repair it since it's over 20 years old. You could buy a newer, far more efficient fridge for less then it's going to cost on repairs to this one. On top of that it will pay for itself over a few years from all the energy bill money you will save.

Please let me know what you think, if you'd like to know more about how to fix it (which involves new parts) let me know, but honestly I wouldn't mess with it. Sell it on craigslist or something for $200 and go get a new one! ;)

Thanks
Tim

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