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I need some advice people. The short version is that I have a relatively new Kenwood fridge freezer (30 months) that's stopped working. Called the place where I bought it [long stressful version] and the customer service person seemed to think it was the compressor. Two questions - is it worth getting a compressor fixed independently? Or should i get rid of it? If the vote is to get rid - any options for a man with a van? 

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I would always buy new. The company who you buy from should take the old one although they may charge.

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Thanks both. 

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We have rentals our pet domestic appliance repairman on both occasions we had fridge fails said not worth repairing,replace

AO are worth a look ,had dealings with them ,wide range and remove old appliances

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If the unit was new when you bought it .Irrespective of the the guarantee period which I assume was for 12 months. You still have rights speak to the consumer protection people. If it has failed and its no fault of yours. Then it is obviously a component that was not fit for purpose. The manufacturer is responsible. Give it a try

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As IAN says it should be expected to last longer than 30 months, at least 5 years without major component failure. If it's a frost-free type then they have electronic components/circuits that control the heating/freezing cycle which can fail. It's not common for the compressor itself to fail. Sometimes ice build-up around the fan can stop the unit working. I only buy the ordinary fridge freezer- more reliable.

 

 

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Buy again, don't worry about buying a premium brand as they extra outlay doesn't relate to extended life.

 

 

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