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The fridge only works after I hit the back with my fist

It stopped working a couple of weeks ago and I bought a new one. When I moved the old one to the garage before throwing it away I decided to plug it in and surprise! It was working fine, so I decided to keep it in the garage. Now only works for a while if I hit the back and then stops working again.

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  • ediazsire Oct 01, 2008

    The compressor no longer turns on. It only kicks in when I hit the back of the fridge. Thanks

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison May 11, 2010

    When you write 'stops working' do you mean that the compressor no longer turns on or that it runs but doesn't cool?



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That could be a fairly benign contact problem. If you own a simple multimeter with a continuity (sometimes marked with a diode symbol) or Ohms function, you can attach the probes to the AC plug prongs one probe to each) and thump away at the fridge (maybe opening the lower panel and poking too) to see if you can isolate the source of the problem. It really sounds like the appliance is still ready to go but that some electrical connection isn't one anymore.

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