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So, my fridge is on the fritz. I had a guy out on Friday who

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So, my fridge is on the fritz. I had a guy out on Friday who looked at it, replaced the relay (for $250), and casually mentioned that I might need to have the coil replaced (for $800). Well, yeah, the fridge still doesn't work. How likely is it that this is actually the problem, or is this guy trying to get me to give one of his friends $800?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 years ago.
no, I would say that the relay was never the issue and that it wither need a new compressor or evaporator, both of which are very expensive. There is a 12 year warranty on these sealed systems however so if it's not at least 12 years old, call Sub zero as it will save you money. $800 is actually not a bad price for a Sub-Zero sealed system repair so it's not that he's really ripping you off, it's just an expensive unit to repair.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you very much! No, the fridge is 17 years old, so no warranty.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 years ago.
well I sorry to hear that but I do wish you the best of luck.