Is Buying a New Fridge is better than Replacing the Compressor?

Being in the appliance repairing industry for quite a long time now, we have resolved a lot of commercial and residential refrigerator issues. Not many people have asked for compressor problems earlier. However, recently, we get a lot of call from our customers asking us to replace the compressor.


As per our knowledge, compressors don’t quit working quite fast. It depends on the age of your appliance. If it is running consistently for too long hours, the compressor may cause some disturbance. Other than that, there should not be much more issues with your compressor so that you might have to change your refrigerator!

Let’s give you some more insight into that.

Compressor Issues Indicate a Sealed System Problem


Well, the first thing that will probably pop up in your mind when you find out that the temperature of your refrigerator compressor is getting high is that your compressor needs to be replaced But, that is not always the issue. Our professionals associated with fridge repairs in Sydney pointed out that it might be a case of a sealed system leak.

If your refrigerator loses the refrigerants, this situation can pop up. And, under this condition, if the leakage is not repaired at the right time, you might have to face this condition of compressor getting warm again. FYI, the other symptoms to be sure that this is nothing but a system leakage issue is the condenser coils are still, and your fridge is not cooling enough.

Replace a Compressor when it is Burnt Out


The compressor needs to be replaced only if it got too hot and burnt out followed by that. Don’t delay to call up our fridge technicians, if you are dealing with such an issue.

It will contaminate your refrigerator. To begin with, you need to clean up the fridge before the professionals install a new compressor. If it is not dealt with at the earliest, the new compressor will also not last long.

Change the Refrigerator if it is Too Old


Well, if the refrigerator has turned more than 10-15 years, there is no point of investing money on the repairing. A new compressor will cost half of the total cost of a refrigerator. So, basically, you can spend a little more and buy a brand new refrigerator equipped with a new compressor. That’s our suggestion to those who are confused regarding whether to go for the replacement or not.

Simple Compressor Maintenance Tips


It’s not that difficult to extend the life of your refrigerator compressor. You just need to follow the right rules of cleaning it up. Use a piece of damp cloth, soak it in a mild soapy solution and wipe the coils with it. If there is too much dirt, consider using a brush or scrub for the same. You can use a vacuum cleaner or duster for the same. Just make sure, you don’t turn the fridge on abruptly before the compressor is dry again.

Is your fridge compressor getting heated up too much? Call us up ASAP before it is burnt out and let it give a stable performance for the years to come!