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Compresser kicks on and off frequently

Good Morning, My compressor in my Kitchen-Aid refridgerator kicks on and off every minute or so. Starts out with a loud hum and ends up with a click. Coils on the bottom are clean and the airflow in the refridgerator and the freezer compartments are not restricted. Any suggestions.
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Hey Debbie....

that's only one thing....The compressor is down to earth.
The only way to fix this is to replace the compressor..

After 10 years i no this symptoms, im a cooling tec with my own business.
If you want to get a other opinion feel free but i guarantee you 100% that's the problem.

Sorry for the bad news...

Regards

Wouter.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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