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Whirlpool Conquest I have a similar problem, the fridge compressor sounds like it starts to short cycle. Starting and running for 3 seconds and stopping for 3 seconds and if this continues it does not cool the freezer or refrigerator the refrigerator light is out, the controls are off. the freezer light is on. Now if I unplug the refrigerator, this works resets everything. It may last for several days not having the problem or 3 times a day.

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Hi thanks for the question when you say it short cycles that's the compressor relay trying to start the compressor i would replace the relay & overload at the compressor thanks the appliance doc

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