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Keep hearing a clicking sound, but compressor not starting

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You need to replace the start relay and the overload relay.
Here is the overload relay to order.
Here is the start relay to order.
Keep me posted!

Posted on Oct 12, 2013

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2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds.
3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator.
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hi brenda,

can u hear a humming sound as if it is trying to start then it would stop after a clicking sound?
if it does then it is your compressor trying to start but can not do it.

you could either have a problem in your starting relay of overload protector of the compressor or the compressor itself is the defective part and it needs to be replaced.

i hope i was able to help.

pls rate me

tnx

drcool

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