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Is It Worth Replacing a Refrigerator Compressor?

Replacing a Refrigerator Compressor

When problems occur with your refrigerator, the first thing most people point to it the compressor. But, it’s often not the case. Compressors are really expensive pieces of equipment, and require an expert to fit.

So, is it worth replacing a refrigerators compressor, or should you just buy a new refrigerator?

Keep reading to hear our thoughts.

Is It Worth Replacing a Compressor on a Refrigerator?

If the refrigerator is over 10 years old, it’s not worth the money it’ll cost to replace the compressor. A new compressor will often cost the same as a new refrigerator. Therefore, buying a new refrigerator equipped with a new compressor would be much more cost-effective.


Ultimately, whether or not it is worthwhile to replace a refrigerator compressor will depend on your refrigerator. For example, if you have an older fridge and the compressor is failing, replacing the entire appliance will be more cost-effective in the long run.

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