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  • rcalmelat Apr 22, 2009

    Thats what it was, but $225 for 10 min work kinda hurts.




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That is a relay an it is going bad
if the fridge is over 5 years you can replace it with a 3-1 relay

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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    lojacksdad Apr 22, 2009

    your welcome
    at least it was not the compressor



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