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Not cooling - sounds like something is trying to start then clicks off

Model #FRT21LR7AW6 purchased new 09-13-2002 thru Lowe's.....not cooling, hear a click - then a humming noise for about 5 to 10 seconds - then it stops, as if something (compressor) is trying to kick in but it can't/won't

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Try first replacing the relay(located on the side of the compresor)wich the part won't cost more than $20.If doesn't work the compresor is stuck or burned and you need to replace it.

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