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My fridge is not cold. Freezer isn't cold either. They're both almost room-temperature now. The compressor is running. Its about 5 or 6 years old. Its a middle of the road model. Sears is scheduled for two days from now. They want $70 for the estimate. If i have them do work then the $70 is forgiven. OR.... if I give them a $250 guarantee they will repair or replace the entire unit.

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  • in2light Sep 07, 2010

    Whats the ballpark cost on some of these repairs? Are any of these likely to cost more than $150 or $200?

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Your fridge probaply have a serius techical problem as below:

Problematic thermostat, can not be fixed must be replaced.
Freon leak for which, authorised techician with licence can only deal with freon gas.
Evaporator fan, temperature probe, electronic control board are some other posible problems.
So since your fridge is less than ten years old it worth a profetional test and an estimated repair cost.
Also if they demand a guarantee you should do the same after they will fix it for atleast 6 months so they have check all other posible future problems may come. If they guarantee this the go ahead and fix it it worth it.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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    espressonist Sep 07, 2010

    The electronic control board is more than $200 with labour can go up $400. Replacing of compressor which mean also freon gas with freon filter can go so high but you mention that you hear it running so this out.

    Replacing of thermostat, temperature probe, evaporator fan can only go up to $100. Sometimes is a combination of two so it can go about $150.

    However this are only indication prices and from area to area can differs up to 50 %.

    Hope this will help to control the whole situation and lead you to the best solution.

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