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Refrigerator not cooling

Hi when i removed the relay of the refrigerator and shake it there is like a rattling sound. Does this mean that the relay is broken and needs to be replaced

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    arquetteg May 11, 2010

    How old is the refigerator- what relay is it and please state make and model.



    Older refrig's use a mechanical relay that would make noise- newer models generally are solid state and would not make any noise.

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HI, Was the compressor clicking on and off? You might be able to smell the relay because they are known to burn out. If you do have to chane the relay, I would advise you to change the capacitor if this model has one.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

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