36 year old no frost refrigerator has stopped heating. Is it worth tracking problem and fixing or is replacement the most economical option?

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    Isn't it supposed to be cooling? – Joe Phillips Jul 6 '15 at 19:04
  • Fix it and get it heating again. Wait a minute, remind me why are we heating the house with the refrigerator? – Tyler Durden Jul 7 '15 at 13:12

Replace it. Modern refrigerators are so much more energy-efficient that you'll probably recoup the purchase price in a few years.

  • Unless it is an ammonia absorption cycle refrigerator, those are collector items. – Dan D. Jul 7 '15 at 5:32
  • Good point. In that case you can sell it to a collector, pick up a new energy-efficient fridge, and probably come away with cash in your pocket. – iLikeDirt Jul 7 '15 at 14:32

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