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Compressor gone I just a someone from Sears here who said my refridgerator's compressor needs replacing. Is this something one can do on his own. The estimate was $700+ Kenmore Coldspot 70209990 9yrs old

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Sorry, is not way you can do it by yourself. The compressor needs to be replaced by a certified technician (It holds gases at high pressures). I don't think will be a good idea to replace the compressor on a 9yrs old refrigerator. On the internet is a lot of complains about Sears technician "fixing" fridges with bad compressors. It's more likely it will break again.

Will be better to invest $700 on a new fridge.

Good luck !

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Replacing a refrigerator compressor is best left to a professional because of the special equipment and tools that are required. If the refrigerator is 9 years old you might be better off to try to replace it with a newer more energy efficient model that may even qualify for a tax credit that will help offset some of the cost and also you'll save on your electric bill.

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A qualified technician with type 1 certification by the EPA can only perform this repair.

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