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Refrigirator not cooling up

My refrigerator is not cooling up and no ice maker

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  • bkargo Oct 02, 2008

    My refrigerator stopped cooling. This has happened 3 times before and I simply unplugged and thawed the unit for 2d (although a pain in the *** moving everything to a temporary cooler). After replugging it in, it worked previously. But this time, it is not working. Refrigerator lights are on, but it is not 'kicking on' and cooling. What up?

  • larrydarks Jan 27, 2009

    All of a sudden, my refrigirator & freezer are not putting out like they should.( I first noticed the ice cream soft). I have cleaned all the cooling grates, bot no change yet. It seems to be running all the time..(probably trying to keep up)



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I have had the same problem with my fridge. I have a Whirlpool that is about four years old and it started to make a clonking noise a few weeks prior to it stopping cooling. I spoke with a few people and they said that it is usually the start device relay. I purchased a new one and it took off and worked great for almost two weeks. Well last night we found our food in the freezer thawing again. We had heavy rain storm and the electricity flickered a few times. I was told that it could have damaged the new relay I just put in. I purchased another one today and it is now running fine again. I also had the capacator checked to be sure that it was functioning fine. At $60 dollars a crack I hope that this is not going to happen again any time soon. This relay assembly is located on the compressor (big black roundish tank looking thing). Be sure to unplug your fridge then remove the cardboard cover from the back of the fridge and it should be in plan site. hope this helps.

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