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Refrigerator not cooling

I have a Kenmore side by side that is not cooling. the model # 106.53532300. What could it be? Smelled a warm electical smell a couple days ago. Stopped cooling yesterday. I hear a clicking sound, like when your stove is on and it clicks for the temp. Help!

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Clicking sound is most likey the overload on the compressor. You could have one of 2 problems,The compressor relay and start capacitor may be defective therefore not sending the correct power to start it up properly, this is a common part that burns out on any refrigertor. Worst case scenerio... It may also be a bad compressor. If the compressor mechanically seizes up it will try to start and draw high amperage.

The only way to test which one is the problem is buy using a compressot test kit or you can try your luck and change the start relay and capacitor which will run you about 40-60 bucks give or take.

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The most likely problem will be the start relay for the compressor. the clicking noise is the compressor trying to start and then the relay cycles back off. the part number is 8201786 and can be purchased from any loal appliance parts house thru sears.com or any othe online parts source. the kit comes with good instructions so you should be able to repair yourself.
it would be a good idea to unplug the refrig until you get it repaired to prevent possible compressor damage. thanks peyton.. 

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