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When compressor clicks on it makes funny electrical humming sound and then makes click sound and does not get cold. the compressor feels hot.

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Sounds like a bad compressor to me, you should have 5 yr full warr on compressor, if over 5 years you can try to replace the overload relay assy attached to the side of the compressor

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