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Growling...unplugged...growling stopped...fully expect it to start again.

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  • brcriss Mar 16, 2008 I need to replace it? How do I get started replacing it? It is now completely quiet since I unplugged and plugged in. Fridge side is at 30 and the freezer is at 10. What is the life of these it worth fixing or replacing.

  • brcriss Mar 16, 2008

    Is this something that I can do...fairly mechanical...does it require special tools.

  • brcriss Mar 23, 2008

    Just wondering...are you ever going to reply to the 3/16 post?

  • brcriss Mar 24, 2008 already answered the keep it or sell it...what does it take to replace the motor?



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Cool..a growling fridge..neat..what causes that is the motor starting to seize up, from long use and possible overheating.

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 16, 2008

    well..depending on where it is located, how much heat in back, a variety of things...the compressor motor is like a clutch on a car..when it start to make noises, it's a good time to consider getting it fixed.

    compressors..around 200 bucks..labor 2.5 hours..another 150 or so..

    you can sell this one to a college kid, and get a nice energy efficient one(maybe even a rebate from local utility, too)...for just a bit more than that, eh?

    thankya for using fixya

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 24, 2008

    well..are you speaking about the special tools question, or the keep it or sell it one?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 24, 2008

    well...a new motor...standard wrenches, and perhaps an assistant to help with the removal of that item. What's your technical skill level?



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