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Defrosting freezer whirlpool AFG7080, we have had the clicking relay issue, now the thing has started to defrost. Power is still there but compressor is not running. Red light is flashing, display says -11.

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    HI, live in the Netherlands and have the same freezer, same clicking sounds. Started a year ago and my first solution was to use less cold setting, -17 and now one year later it started again. Lower then 17 didn't help, pulling the outlet and let it start again 15 minutes helps and it freezes again till reached desirede temperature and clicking again.

    Re Skeeter.. The clicking sound is coming from the top of the freezer, where the electronics appear to be, behind the display. Didn't open it yet. The compressor is way down below so I think that relay in front of the compressor won't be the culprit. Or is it ?

    Txs

    JAcob

  • robs repairs Apr 01, 2009

    I have the same unit when the clicking starts the display was flashing in sync with the clicks

    when I put it on fast freeze it stopped flashing and clicking.

    the clicking seemed to come from the top display unit.

    It then stopped working and the compressor was not running temp dropping.

    Using a meter I checked the voltage at the ptc unit the supply was ok but nothing from the top unit.

    I bypassed the top unit and the compressor fired up and the temp is now dropping. There is a spare connection blade that make the bypass dead easy. Is there a relay in the top unit? if so how do you get to it?

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There is a relay on the front of compressor called PTC relay. If you heard a clicking repeatedly take the relay off and get a new one. You will need the model number of your unit. I like using the 3 in 1 relay lot cheaper and real easy to install. If you want to get with me and I can email you through it.

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