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Kenmore refrigerator compressor clicking

Hi, I have a Kenmore refrigerator model number 10659582990 that is not cooling. Seems to have broke after I rolled the electrical connector on the ice maker water valve to the water dispenser water valve, don't see how that could cause a problem with the compressor. Compressor is warm, not too hot to touch & the compressor is clicking on every 1 1/2 - 2 minutes for approx 5 seconds. Fan is running underneath & the fan is running in freezer.

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  • tater345 Apr 04, 2009

    rpbuice is that the start relay on the compressor? Is it easy to replace?



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Relay on the compressor bad.

Try unpluging for 30 - 45 min until the compressor has cooled down then plug it back in. If it doesn't start replace the relay. Most service techs carry a universal relay and wiil put the relay on, if it starts, your good to go, if not, then the compressor is bad.

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