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Fridge not cooling contents

My fridge is 2 years old and its normal fridge motor/compressor noise is heard every 1 minute for about 5 seconds. Consequently not cooling at all.

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    How do I replace the overload? Is it a DIY job?

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The relay on the compresser is trying to start the compresser so the relay or compresser is bad

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YOU DIDN'T STATE WHAT MAKE YOUR UNIT IS, HOWEVER IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS THE OVERLOAD COMPONET THAT MOUNTS ON THE COMPRERSSOR TO START IT. TRY THAT FIRST IT IS THE MOST COMMON.

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