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 Posted: Tue Apr 1st, 2008 01:52 am
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mguerreiro
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I have a Sub Zero model 532 that was manufactured in April 1989.  S/N M767106.

In general it has worked fine (though the ice maker and ice tray are pretty FUBARed).

Yesterday, the freezer started warming up.  Today, it is no longer a freezer, or even very cold.

The refrigerator is still maintaining its usual temperature.

My question is, is it worth paying for a repair here in Manhattan or should I bite the bullet and replace it?

Would love honest advice.

Thanks!

Matt Guerreiro

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The honest answer is maybe. Depends upon many factors, cost of service call, condition of unit, etc. Have you completed the warm Ref fire drill? What did you find?



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Like AccApp mentioned,  check out that refrigerator fire drill.

 In my opinion,  it's definitely worth having a qualified technician come take a look at it for a nominal service fee.   Only then will you know whether or not it's worth repairing,  right now there's simply too many possibilities to start guessing.

 Ask some friends if they know anybody local who is trustworthy and knowledgeable on refrigerators/freezers.

Minimum service fee should fall anywhere from $30 to $65.   Anything less is questionable and anything more is just too much.

 



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30 TO 65 ??????? I guess you never been in Manhattan . expect to pay around 200 .00 for a good check out   ... well worth it . to replace 4 to 5 grand     good luck

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Or you could save all the money and fix it yourself with a little help from the Complete DIY Refrigerator Repair Reference.

Of course, you'll spend all that you would have spent for a service call, plus some, on specialized test and service equipment for doing sealed system work. But, heck, it may launch a new trade bidness fer ya! Might come in handy as this recession gets rolling and people are looking for ways to make and save money.

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I have learned my lesson. I would perfer a 19 year old appliance any day over the crap that is sold today.

 

My last refrig was an Amana purchased in 1988. I wish I had it now. The Whirlpool built Amana refrig today is cheap, price reduced crap that if I am lucky, might last six years.

 

You buy more and enjoy it less toady.

 

FIX your 19 year old Sub Zero.

 

Bill

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