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Hi folks;
Its me again...the gut w/the $700 compressor replacement estimate. First I want to thank all of you who have responded to my dilemma....and yes, for someone like me, it IS a dilemma!!! I'm extremely handy, but I have no appliance experience. If I really thought I could get $700 for a compressor replacement, I'd change careers!!!! Now, for my final question before I decide what to do: "is this type of repair do-able for a "handy" type of layperson? I'm a wood worker by trade, (I sculpt, design and build custom furniture, and the like), which is really challenging and unforgiving in many ways. What I am getting at here is I'm no idiot....I;m just not all that familiar w/appliances. Would you suggest that it is a reasonable endevour for someone like myself to do this type of repair myself??? Including charging the unit with freon and the whole nine?
I suppose that I just feel totally taken advantage of when some "repair man" ("rip" air man is more like it) gives me an estimate of $700 to replace the compressor on my fridge!

I'll follow your lead....Thanks again
GREG

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No its nothing you want to attempt. You need special equipment and technical training. I would recommend buying a new refrigerator before spending that much on a repair.

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