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My 4 year old Amana fridge (ABD2233DE) stopped working (both the fridge/freezer). Air still blows but it's not cold. After checking coils, I called out a service tech. He tapped on the PC board, and when that didn't do anything he moved to that back. After a few minutes he said it was the compressor, and that it would be approx $500 to fix. He also said that he had a similar fridge at his store for $1000. I was at work when he was here so I didn't get to ask any questions. Before I decide to fix/purchase, I want to make sure that there isn't something that I can try to verify that it's the condensor--ie short the cable to the mother board to confirm that that's not the problem. Thanks in advance, Al

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Hi,
This is a tough one.... but I would trust the integrity of the repair guy...What he did is probably exactly what I would do....he probably felt the compressor and heard it "try" to start and then made the pronouncement of the death of the compressor...

If he will sell you a new one for 1000 I would not change the compressor anyway...

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