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Model ED25TEXHW01 stopped working

It gets electricity but niether compressor nor fan are working. Inside temp. is 60 deg F

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  • saba_mahania Nov 16, 2008

    I checked the white and red wires that go into the fan first and then to compressor. Niether one is getting any electricity. I checked the electicity going into the frig at the first stage and it does get electricity. But not the fan and compressor. They are not getting any.



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Time to by a new one or have a tech come out and service it Helping u Shaun

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