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Whirlpool refrigerator model# ed5fhexlq was working fine. The electric was out for a few hours the other night and now it is not getting cold. The fan is running and the lights come on, but I don't think the compressor is working. Do you I need a new compressor or would it be something like the start relay or a bad circuit board.

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I am "relaying"(pun intended) this posting as it sounds like something that could have happened to your unit.



There is a relay called PTC relay. It is located on the compressor. You need to replace it. First be sure to unplug frig. Remove the cardboard cover that covers most backs of the frig units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring and position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts house for appliance's and with your make and model number should be able to get a new one. Sometimes this relay starts a noise like clicking off and on to give you a warning. sometimes they just go out.

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