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17 year old GE fridge. fan motor in the fridge has gone bad. (replaced 3 years ago too.) $75 parts/shipping.

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Old 11-23-2012, 02:02 AM
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Model Number: CTX14CYXKRAD   Brand: GE   Age: More than 10 years   

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17 year old GE fridge.
fan motor in the fridge has gone bad. (replaced 3 years ago too.)

$75 parts/shipping.
New fridge $450 in HI.

apt has common area electricity so elec. usage/savings not a big factor.

Repair or Replace? Any rule of thumb?

Thank you.

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Old 11-23-2012, 02:44 AM
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If the unit is in good shape then I would repair it.

New units will not last as long as the older ones.

Also new units usually have electronics in them so it is a good idea to plug the unit into a surge protector.
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If the old motor blew open, installing a 1000joule surge protector in the wall outlet will prevent failure. I use a Belkin one available on Amazon $6.99
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