Originally Posted by scoots
I just noticed a chest freezer in my area, but it needs a new compressor. Anyone know what the cost would be? The freezer is a Magic Chef 7.2. I know I can do the repair, just not sure if it is worth it.
Not worth it. A new replacement compressor will probably cost about $300 plus the cost of the refrigerant and labor if any. You might be able to somehow cut that in half if you are properly connected, but even at that I would say it's not worth it. You can find plenty of used ones around for $50-100 and sometimes for free. I haven't paid for a refrigerator or freezer yet and combined I have seven of them running. Six for beer and one for food. Sometimes I eyeball the one I use for food and it gets really nervous!