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Leaking compressor revice guy said compressor is leaking freon and there's nothing to do. "it is an ex-fridge, stone dead, trash it" is there a fix for a leaking compressor? are there replacement compressors for Whirlpool fridges? tks.

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  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I have 1956 Westinghouse fridge vintage but recently the compressor stop and do not want to kick again. It was very hot & look like completly jammed. Can we replace it and if yes, I would like to replace it by something less noisy if it is possible.





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Jccam, just wondering if the service tech tapped into the system. This way he could tell whether or not you were low on charge or had a restriction in the system. You can replace the compresser on this model. It has to be done by a epa certified technician. Part number for the compressor kit is 2212192. You can see if it would be cost effecient at this link Catriver post back.

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