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Side by side refrigerator

My freezer side has completely defrosted. My refrig is cool but not cold. It sounds like the compressor tries to kick on but automatically shuts off right after.

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  • lalaflo88 Feb 26, 2009

    Thanks. Ok, I called on the part and was told that a starter kit can be used and works just as good. I got the Supcp RCO410. Should I install?

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You need to replace the PTC relay that is on the compressor. The clicking sound is a relay called PTC relay. 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. Let me know if you need any more help. ken

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • Ken Bledsoe Feb 26, 2009

    yes I have used the part instead of oem and works great.

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