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GE (TPX24PRDAAA) Side by sdie refrigerator compressor works intermittently.

Replaced defrost timer, start relay, and defrost thermostat. Same symptoms.

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First, check to be sure the condenser coils and the fan is clear of lint and dirt.

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SOURCE: My GE Refrigerator Clicks for hours but will not start.

Most likely it has bad relay on the compressor.  I would replace the relay and overload first and see what you get.  If the compressor won't start after replacing the relay and overload then the compressor is locked up and that is covered by a 5 yr sealed system warranty.  Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advice.

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check your defrost timer and see if it is stuck in defrost.

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SOURCE: Compressor and Compressor Fan Not Working

Rotate the dial on the defrost thermostat, a big click is when it goes into defrost, a little more and it should turn the compressor back on. By overload protector, do you mean the one under the compressor cover?

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SOURCE: Where is the defrost timer located on GE

This model does not have a defrost timer. It has a motherboard. You must jump out the plug to the main board to test the defrost circuit. In order to do this take the cover off of the main board, find the three wire connector on the base of the main board, connecter is normally blue in color. On the board itself it will identify termials as line, defrost, and compressor. To test you must create a jumper wire.Install the jumper in the plug terminals identified as line and defrost.This will turn the defrost heater on. If the heater does not come on, look for a defective heater or a defrost thermostat(mounted on the top of the evaporator). If the heater does come on replace the thermister(located on top of evap, white in color and has two white wires part#WR55x10025)

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