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Sanyo punctured evaporator

Sagaci,
I read in another post that if you puncture the evaporator on a Sanyo refigerator (my model is SR-2570) then it isn't worth the cost of repair. Can you please confirm? 
Is it not just a question of buying the part and installing it? I hate to throw this whole unit out if it can be easily--and cheaply--repaired.

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It isn't always more costly to repair provided that the system isn't contaminated by water and air entering it at the time the evaporator was punctured. Unfortunately it is in most cases. However if you can get the parts cheaply enough and your tech's labor rate isn't exceedingly high in a worst case scenario you should expect a job of this magnitude to approach and even cross half the cost of a new refrigerator. That's the point at which most people decide not to repair it. My suggestion would be to see any repair companies might want to buy it for parts or donate it to a local trade school

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