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LG French Door Refrigerator with a freon leak "in the cabinet"

Technician said we had a freon leak. Said the compressor would have to be replaced because freon had leaked out, exposing the compressor to the atmosphere. He replaced the compressor, repaired a leak near the compressor in the line, then discovered there was a leak "in the cabinet". He declared it unrepairable and told us LG should replace the refer under their 7 year, sealed system warranty. However, LG will not honor the warranty (long story).
Is this unrepairable? Should I have a different tech look at it (and spend more money) or just junk it and buy a new one (another brand)?
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    milten1 May 11, 2010

    how did he decide the leak was in the cabinet if he did the reapir right he would have performed a pressure test and known this before he replaced it they wont honor the warrenty was he lg authorized

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Posted on Oct 21, 2009

Testimonial: "There is no capacitor but you prompted me to check the electrical side more closely. We will see. Thanks for the quick and knowlegable advice!"

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