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Refrigerator compressor won't start.

I have a 10 yr-old Model ED25TQXEW00 side-by-side that suddenly stopped cooling (both sides). I cleaned the coils, fan and all the parts around the compressor, as I do about quarterly, so that's not the problem. You can hear the small part(relay???)next to the compressor"clicking every few minutes as if trying to start the compressor but it won't kick ON. Any idea as to the cause? Do you think it is an expensive repair? It is in excellent condition overall but given the age, should I be shopping rather than repairing??

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There is normally an overload relay that protects the motor. If the motor is drawing more current than what is specified by the overload relay then it will trip. After that the bimetal will cool down and will attempt to start again. It is either that the motor is partially shorted (burned) or the starting capacitor is faulty. Before you condemn the compressor/motor (normally in one package), check or replace the starting capacitor. this can easily be done as the capacitor is readily acessible and has only 2 connections. If the capacitor is good, you can check the motor by measuring the resistance of the coil and resistance to ground. The motor coil should not be very low, maybe between 5 to 15 ohms, below that means that there is a short. Resistance of the coil to ground should be more than 500 megaohm, below that means the insulation is already compromised. If the motor/compressor is damaged, replacement will also require freon loading after motor replacement. It depends on where you are, there are places where the labor cost is so expensive that these appliances are not worth repaining anymore.

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