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Fridge and freezer not cooling

Lightning struck by the house today and all of a suddent the fridge/freezer are not cooling. Power works, but water won't come out of door, etc. It's only 5 years old from the Professional Series line, purchased from Sears.

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  • charistaylor Sep 10, 2009

    Any idea if that is an expensive thing to fix w/o a home owner's insurance policy?


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The main control board is probably damaged. Home owners policy may help pay for it.

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  • gillville482 Sep 10, 2009

    The main control board is probably damaged. Home owners policy may help pay for it.

  • gillville482 Sep 11, 2009

    If it is a GE unit it will be costly ($180.00) Other wise more like $90.00. Better than buying a new unit though.


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