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Side by Side Freezer not cooling

The other day noticed a clicking sound coming from the bottom of the fridge. didn't pay attention, untill the next morning when the freezing started to thaw everything with water coming out. Turned up both dials but doens't seem to be getting colder.  I still hear the clicking sound from the bottom, comes on for about a minute and turns off again, I'd say it kinda sounds like a contact or a relay.

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  • a_luczka Nov 02, 2008

    HI Mike,  I will try that first thing monday morning.  It looks like the firge isn't cooling either, everything is at room temp this morning.  There is one other thing I wanted to mention, that clicking sound sounds just like the termostat in our house turning on and off, at least the click sounds the same. 
    THanks

  • PEELUVEE Dec 06, 2008

    MY FREEZER HAS UNTHAWED ON ITS OWN, WHY ISN'T IT KEEPING MY FOOD FROZEN



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IT IS YOUR COMPRESSOR TRYING TO START BUT CAN'T,YOU CAN GO TO YOUR LOCAL APPIANCE PART STORE AND ASK FOR A 3IN1 STARTER KIT,THIS COMES WITH DIRECTIONS AND IS EASY TO INSTALL,I WOULD UNPLUGG THE FRIG. SO YOU DON'T BURN UP THE COMP.,LET ME NOW HOW YOU DO-MIKE

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

  • MIKE major Nov 02, 2008

    trust me it's the comp. you hear trying to start,the frig. thermostat inside the frig. you can't hear-mike

  • MIKE major Nov 02, 2008

    all the info i give you adds up to a fixya rating,can you please change it to that ,thanks-mike

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Ok Mike, I went to the store and asked for the 3in1, they did not recommend it, as it is something their techs carry around in case they don't have replacement compressor, so it's just a temp fix. I didn't want that so I dicided to call a tech, BUT, I was playing around with the compressor last night, and there are those wires coming to it enclosed in small black box, I figured that must be where the click is coming from,. so I tapped it with my wrench and it fired up, It got to good cold temp made ice, and didn't start up again. So I am guessing it's a contactor or a realay that sticking. Any idea what it is and what the part number for it might be?

Thanks.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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