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Fridge defrosted and the motor seems to have stopped working, electricity working fine to it

Electricity running fine into fridge just seems to have stopped functioning

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Most likely t-stat. If the t-stat is good then move to compressor. If you hear a hum then a click and it shuts off, that is the internal overload telling you the compressor is done and needs to be replaced.

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