SubZero question and thanks
Firstly, I'd like to thank the posters to this forum for pointing me in the right direction to get help with my SZ fridge. It's great to have such a resourse available. Now, my problem: My SZ511 (30 inch wide fridge with freezer drawer below) is now 17 years old. It is built in with wood panels on the doors. It has been running constantly for quite some time and the 1st repairman wrote across it "Not worth repairing". Thanks to this forum, I called SZ customer care and was directed to another repairman, their official rep. He came this morning and told me there is a leak in the evaporator and because the refrigerant R12 is no longer allowed in Canada, they would have to replace the evaporator, compressor, etc., etc., and the bill would be around $2,000. To purchase a new model here to fit in the space would cost $11,000 plus the wood panels don't fit so we would have to get new panels made and of course pay the cost of installation. Add another $800.
So, it seems that the best bet would be to repair the existing fridge but I thought I would ask: is there anything else that might fail, or something I should worry about?