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I bought a ge top freezer refrigerator 7ys ago this october and the compressor went out does that sound normal where they only last 7yrs

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Hi,
With electrical motors and such the life span is totally unpredictable. I has seen some last forever and others fail almost out of the box. Quality control seems to be virtually nonexistent anymore...
As a technician this gets extremely frustrating also as customer satisfaction is very important but I have to work with junk many times...
I totally understand your frustration but also know that what you are experiencing is very common.

Read these tips especially the one about the relay and capacitor...it is possible that you do not have a bad compressor and simply a faulty inexpensive part.

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a greatplace to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can dorather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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