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My freezer/refrigerator is not cooling

My side by side refrigerator/freezer is not cooling. It is clean underneath, both fans are working but the compressor is very hot and clicks about every minute or two.

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  • sprussell76 Mar 06, 2009

    Neither the freezer nor the refrigerator is working - the codes are flashing E (freezer) and F (fridge) where the temperature ususally is displayed

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There may be some problem with the starting relay of the compressor or the compressor itself may be faulty

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