Old refrigerator repair.

I have an old (35 years) Sears 'Coldspot' refrigerator which is used as a second appliance in the basement. It has done excellent service but has now failed (it threw the circuit breaker); There is a short at the plug.
I am assuming the worst in that the compressor unit may have failed. Before I call in a Sears service guy can anyone guess the price of a replacement compressor?
Thanks,
Peter.
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That piece of junk has done you a favor. Call someone to recover the refrigerant, then scrap the thing and buy something efficient.

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Not worth fixing. Trust me.
The best thing to do is look in your local paper for someone that is selling a used one. People that are moving or ones that just remodeled there kitchen will usually get rid of it for a decent price. Sometimes for less than $100. It will probably cost you $300-$500 to replace a compressor.
Don't get in a big hurry to jump on the first one you see. Since you are not replacing your main refrigerator, you can do some "shopping".
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You can get a new refrigerator for free. Seriously, I had an old small refrigerator for the basement and finally got rid of it. I replaced it with the cheapest 18 cu ft. frost free I could find and it was $400. My electric bill dropped enough that in just over three years I got payback on my new fridge. Bigger and more efficient.
Repair is probably going to be $300 or more if they can even get a compatible compressor. Be done with it and save money.
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repair the plug and recheck the unit...might just fire up for another 35 years.
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Good idea, that way all he has to worry about is energy costs 2 or 3 times higher with this refrigerator.

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