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Arking and noisey compressor startup. can smell a burning odor after restart

Have a 06 unit and today it has started emitting a burning electrical smell upon compressor restart the startup sounds strange and maybe crackling or arking..

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Sounds like a bad overload relay assy for your compressor, its attached to the side of our compressor assy if that is what making the noise heres the part number 12002784. but if its burnig and arcing enought o ruin the compressor terminals you may need a new compressor, and depending on when purchased may or may not be covered. new overload relay comes with new compressor if needed

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If the relay is ok, check the icemaker area. A burned icemaker module will sometimes give off a foul odor.
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