Return to the Appliances Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Compressor out on built-in KitchenAid side-by-side

Posted by gharborwa (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 6, 12 at 9:49

We recetnly bought a home with a built-in sxs KitchenAid. Not more than 2 weeks after purchase, we discovered that the complressor is out. It is a vacation home, so we weren't here when the problem was first discovered, but now we need to figure something out. We have a Home Warranty, but I think they will only give us a small amount toward a new refrigerator. The home was built in 2004...should we replace the compressor or bite the bullet and buy a new refrigerator? This is not a full-time residence, and has been occupied very little over the past 8 years....less than a month a year, although someone was checking on it weekly. Any advice?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Compressor out on built-in KitchenAid side-by-side

Generally, cost to replace a compressor is high enough that you are better off purchasing a new refrigerator.


 o
RE: Compressor out on built-in KitchenAid side-by-side

If the fridge is truly a built-in (i.e. not just a freestanding fridge with a cabinet surround), the cost to replace it is at very bottom, $5000, plus installation. If it is wider than 36", it will cost more than that. How much will it cost to replace the compressor?


 o
RE: Compressor out on built-in KitchenAid side-by-side

Thanks for your responses. Yes, it is a true built-in and bigger than 36". We should know early next week what the warranty company is willing to do and what the costs are for the repair. They have not been very responsive in getting back to us. You'd think with a refgrigerator in the desert, they might move things along a bit faster!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Appliances Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here