Major Appliances/Worth Repairing ?


I have a (15) year old Amana side by side refrigerator ( Model SXD26VW). It has be trouble-free for (15)years but six months ago the ice cube maker failed and then yesterday both the freezer side and the refridge side both completely stopped cooling.  My question is : In your opinion only, is this unit even worth repairing ? Ive looked new ones and they cost about $ 750 (reconditioned) to $ 1000.
What's the average life for refrigerators these days and am I up against that end-of-life limit ?

Thank you

Yours is a very larg unit 26 cu ft.... Since both stopped cooling.....I think it woiuld be worth at least investigating what is going on.  A simply compressor start relay may be your problem.  Good Luck in youir decision.  If I can help further, We are here.....

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Eric and Ann Campion

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